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Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...e influenced howwell patients did. "Report cards
are widely used by government, insurance companies, HMOs,and employers," Jollis said. "However, the quality of data is not yet up to thetask of confidently identifying the best practices." Jollis and Romano argue that future scorecards shoul...
Credit Cards Could Double As Donor Cards
could be used to indicate availability of cadaver ...med Forces Hospital in Kuwait suggests that credit cards
could be used as donor cards, indicating that on the death of a patient they consent to donate their...
Nerve Agent Sensor A Million Times More Sensitive
...n sources. Soldiers, for example, could attach the cards
to their clothing to detect sarinandsoman in air, he says....
UI study finds types of decision-making deficiencies depend on area of brain damage
...gambling task test. The subjects saw four decks of cards
-- labeledA, B, C, and D -- on a computer screen. ...chers did not tellthe subjects in advance how many cards
they would be able to pick. Using a mouse, the subjects could click on a card in any of the four dec...
Physical fitness isn't the only activity to help prolong survival in older people
... Social and productive activities, such as playing cards
or shopping, are as effective as fitness activities in lowering the risk of all cause mortality in older people, claim researchers in this week's BMJ. Professor Thomas Glass, from Harvard University School of Public Health along with colleagues from ...
UK College of Medicine researchers develop novel technologies to study neural genes
..."It's like the memory game that children play with cards
where you turn all the cards
upside down and try to find matching pairs," McClintock said. "We're trying to find the matching ne...
Taking public health to the streets works
...n emergency. Parents were also given wallet-sized cards
containing instructions in English, to help those with poor English skills communicate with health care personnel. To test the effectiveness of the door-to-door campaign, a survey was later distributed to approximately 300 Auckland residents, about...
Heart attack help: Program helps boost use of key therapies in hospitals
...M program's tools include: standing orders, pocket cards
of medications and guidelines, a "clinical pathway" that guides doctors and nurses, classes for medical residents during their rotation in cardiology, a patient information form, stickers for the patient's chart, and a chart that tracks the hospital'...
A&E departments could help resolve the national shortage of corneal donors
...political debate surrounding the validity of donor cards
and the need for an opt out policy, say the authors....
NIDA and partners announce national initiative on prescription drug misuse and abuse
...sages about the dangers of prescription drugs. The cards
are available in restaurants, book stores, clubs, ...st retirement community in the United States. The cards
are also being given out at college campus locations nationwide....
Doctor, counselor, cost-cutter
...fic alcohol effects, a worksheet on drinking cues, cards
to record drinking habits, and a drinking agreement. Forty-eight months later, researchers examined the success and performed a benefit-cost analysis of the project. "If physicians spend five to 10 minutes talking to their patients about alcohol use...
'Use it or lose it?' study suggests mentally stimulating activities may reduce Alzheimer's risk
...to believe that doing crossword puzzles or playing cards
might ward off a decline in memory or help us maintain brainpower as we age. Now, a new study suggests there might be some truth to the use-it-or-lose-it hypothesis. The study, by scientists at the Rush Alzheimers Disease Center and Rush-Presbyteria...
Common cold no more frequent in people with asthma - but symptoms are more severe
... other did not. Participants completed daily diary cards
of upper-respiratory-tract (URT) and lower-respiratory-tract (LRT) symptoms. They also measured their peak expiratory flow from the lungs twice daily. Nasal secretions were examined for rhinovirus every two weeks. 753 nasal samples were assessed. R...
Study succeeds in closing gaps in heart attack care
..., checklists, stickers, standard orders, reference cards
and educational materials that made it easier for ...standing orders for medications and tests; pocket cards
of medications and guidelines for medical staff; a clinical pathway that guides nurses through thei...
Marked improvement in heart attack care seen in 33-hospital study
..., checklists, stickers, standard orders, reference cards
and educational materials that made it easier for ... Standing orders for medication and tests Pocket cards
of medications and guidelines for medical staff A clinical pathway that guides nurses through their...
Nationwide improvement in nursing home care not likely, despite some changes
...eport card for nursing facilities much like report cards
for hospitals and health plans. Older consumers could use such report cards
to make informed decisions about long-term care. Dana B. Mukamel of the University Rochester and Wil...
UCLA, RAND researchers help men with prostate cancer
...d will allow for the thoughtful creation of report cards
that patients and primary-care physicians can use ...utions to determine how well they're doing. Report cards
rating the institutions can then be compiled and made available to patients and physicians. "In fact...
Study: Transferred patients hurt big hospitals' rankings
...RBOR, MI In an era when hospital rankings, report cards
and quality surveys steer the nation's health care...e magazine U.S. News & World Report issuing report cards
on hospital quality. The hospitals, in turn, use those scores and rankings to negotiate payment rat...
Parkinson's medication linked to gambling
...mous meetings. Caregivers secured patients' credit cards
and watched for signs of a gambling relapse. Two of the patients who switched to ropinirole also required additional psychiatric treatment, and one withdrew from the therapy program and later committed suicide, while dealing with a number of issues u...
New tools help families and schools prepare for disasters
...ing for whom to call and where to meet. The wallet cards
include important telephone numbers and Web sites for emergency information. The new tools and informational resources regarding the anniversary of Sept. 11 are available on the NCTSN Web site, www.nctsnet.org. NCTSN sites in New York City, Los An...