Tag: "inpatient" at medical news
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...s, M.D., Ph.D., study investigator and director of inpatient
psychiatry at Stony Brook University Hospital. "Using it is a last resort. We want to minimize the exposure to it as much as possible," he said, adding that reducing the time in restraints, and the time patients are agitated, might also reduce time ...
Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors
...searchers have found that reduced expenditures for inpatient
hospitalization, the juvenile justice system, the ...for juvenile justice, the child welfare system and inpatient
mental health systems were all higher in the non-system-of-care community. Core mental health syste...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...chool. In addition to 325 pediatric and adolescent inpatient
beds and comprehensive outpatient programs, Children's houses the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 500 scientists, including eight members of th...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...ngths include the centralization of information on inpatient
and outpatient services, as well as cost data. Fur...o compare all three tests. Patients enrolled in an inpatient
stroke rehabilitation program were asked to walk with their primary therapist on the first and third...
New NHS payment system 'is no panacea'
...ion trusts showed a greater increase in short stay inpatient
admissions through accident and emergency departments (24%) than non-foundation trusts (17%). However, average episode costs and HRG codes did not change significantly. Several countries have introduced case mix prospective payment systems, with vary...
Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic
... Initially, medical personnel were rotated in from inpatient
hospital wards in order to gain outpatient care experience. However, to ensure consistent care for clinic patients, a core team of HIV specialists was eventually created to staff the clinic and train junior staff as HIV care providers. All ARV clinic...
Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal
...actice of hospital medicine and the enhancement of inpatient
care. In addition, SHM has signed an agreement with global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to publish the journal. The agreement represents the second phase of a dual publishing contract between SHM and Wiley following last month's announcement th...
Inpatient smoking cessation counseling is associated with early differences in mortality
...d with those not counseled, those who had received inpatient
counseling had lower 30-day (2.0% vs. 3.0%), 60-day (3.7% vs. 5.6%), and 2-year mortality (25.0% vs. 30%). Even after adjusting for other factors such as demographic characteristics and comorbid conditions, those counseled were still less likely to d...
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
...on visits to the doctor, outpatient hospital care, inpatient
care and prescription drugs, the researchers say. "The economic burden of morbid obesity among U.S. adults is substantial," says David Arterburn, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and researcher at the Institute for the Study of Health at ...
Marijuana use affects blood flow in brain even after abstinence
...ana users volunteered to take part in a month-long inpatient
program. The blood flow velocity in brain arteries was tested with transcranial Doppler sonography in all participants at the beginning of the study and again at the end of the month for the marijuana users. The blood flow velocity was significantly ...
Early supported discharge services can reduce long term dependency for stroke patients
...and should be considered, in addition to organised inpatient
(stroke unit) care, as part of a comprehensive stroke service." In an accompanying commentary Ronald Meijer and Jacques van Limbeek (Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal, Netherlands) write that it will be important to identify which patients are ...
NHS Trusts meeting government target on stroke units 'in name only'
... audit shows. The findings are based on returns on inpatient
stroke care to the National Sentinel Audit of Stroke for 2001-2. In all, 240 hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, covering more than 8,000 stroke patients, took part, accounting for 95% of those eligible. The results showed that almost t...
New guidelines conclude all aerosol therapy devices equally effective
...ings, including the emergency department, ICU, and inpatient
and outpatient situations. Specific recommendatio...er/holding chambers are appropriate for use in the inpatient
setting. Emergency department setting: Nebulizers and MDIs with spacer/holding chambers are appro...
Mayo Clinic study suggests no link between autism and immunizations
... Rochester Epidemiology Project, a database of all inpatient
and outpatient records in Olmsted County, Minn. The database diagnoses are indexed for computerized retrieval, allowing researchers to identify subjects with any developmental disorder. Researchers found 3,000 children with at least one of 80 diagno...
Study suggests obesity has lesser financial impact on African-Americans
...s, higher BMI was associated with higher costs for inpatient
stays, office visits and medications. For blacks a...spanics, the higher costs were not associated with inpatient
care, only prescriptions and office visits. Wee says further study is required to determine why cost...
Moving admitted ER patients into inpatient beds faster could significantly increase hospital revenue
...moving admitted emergency department patients into inpatient
beds, emergency medical staff could care for more ...y move admitted emergency department patients into inpatient
beds. This would free up emergency department beds for incoming patients." To determine whether long...
Prentiss Foundation awards $5 million to University Hospitals
... to University Hospitals of Cleveland to create an inpatient
psychiatric unit, including a crisis management te...itals in the nation. We believe that by adding an inpatient
psychiatric facility, including a crisis team, at Rainbow, to the already nationally acclaimed psych...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2004 (second issue)
...mal conditions with free medications and intensive inpatient
education, discontinuation of both inhaled corticosteroids and oral corticosteroids was common within 7 days of discharge from the hospital. The participants were almost exclusively African-American with 65 percent (34 patients) being female, and al...
Study shows haploidentical natural killer cells may provide hope for some patients with AML
... The patients with AML received a higher intensity inpatient
treatment of the chemotherapy drugs, cyclophosphamide and fludarabine. Both sets of patients received interleukin-2, a protein substance that makes infection-fighting cells multiply and mature. The data showed that the infused natural killer cells ex...
Hiding drugs in food in nursing homes is common
...000 reported that 71% of residential, nursing, and inpatient
units in southeast England at least sometimes administered drugs covertly in food and beverages. They carried out interviews with professional carers of 1362 patients in 160 regular nursing homes, and 564 patients in 90 special care units for people ...
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