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Hospitals may now be more willing to partner up with former adversaries

...dicare & Medicaid Services promotes quality health care throughout the country's hospitals, nursing homes,...rom a randomly selected cross-section of all acute care hospitals operating in 2001. More than ninety percent of the hospitals reported that QIOs had initi...

Strengths and failings of U.S. health care 'system' are driven by embedded vested interests

... efficiency, and operational nature of U.S. health care delivery in a special issue of the Journal of Heal...ights for researchers of well-being and for health care policymakers through objective and comprehensive overview as well as focused research articles. Mad...

Obtaining patient consent for clinical audit is unworkable without extra resources

...ved patients admitted to five paediatric intensive care units in England during May and July 2003. Parents and guardians were given a short explanation and an information sheet. Then 24 hours later (or before discharge) they were asked for signed consent. Factors that might influence the chance of consent...

Patient with drug-resistant form of HIV identified

...by the use of metamfetamine. However, in doing so, care should be taken to avoid punitive measures against the populations most vulnerable to HIV-1." In an accompanying editorial The Lancet comments: "This case serves as a reminder that HIV remains a frighteningly versatile foe, one that can mutate to esc...

New thrust needed to tackle health inequalities globally says UCL scientist

... These are in addition to health promoting medical care and the usual health behaviours. 'Familias en Accion' in Colombia transfers cash to poor families. To qualify, families must ensure their children receive preventive health care, enrol in school, and attend classes. The results are encouraging: fa...

Medically supervised drug injection facilities safer for users

...nder the supervision of nurses, and access nursing care and addictions counselling. Although such facilities exist in several European settings and in Sydney, Australia, few statistical analyses of their effects syringe sharing have been done. Thomas Kerr (British Colombia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AID...

The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart

...ease progression trends differ from men's, primary care physicians and cardiologists are all too frequentl...sease patterns and directly improve the quality of care of women with heart disease and stroke across Europe". "We are very thankful to the Bristol Myers Sq...

Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense 'Innovator Award'

... from maternal and children's health to quality of care measurement; from health care management to international health and human rights....

Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care

Calls to regionalize the care of patients with heart attacks are premature, and ...enthusiasm for the regionalization of heart attack care has focused on what its upsides may be, without adequately considering how realistic some of these b...

US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say

... Security, but the obese themselves and the health care system that cares for them will pay a very heavy p... terms of higher death rates and escalating health care costs." To estimate the current impact of obesity on life expectancy, the researchers calculated how...

Employees with diabetes are not more tired

...oyees with diabetes by professionals in the health care and employment sectors, such as internists, occupational physicians and reintegration advisers. People who suffer from diabetes and several chronic complaints have a higher risk of fatigue due to the combination of illness and work. Patients who exp...

Mountaineering doctors hike medicine to new heights with Xtreme Everest

...team, all of whom work with anaesthesia, intensive care or remote medicine, hope to draw parallels between...etween extreme environment physiology and critical care along with the history and future of extreme high altitude research. For more information visit htt...

Specialist care gives better rate of survival

A better network of care and access involving specialists and family physic... even with more complicated conditions. Outpatient care involving both a specialist and a family physician was associated with a 66 per cent drop in the ris...

Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy

...dest hit because of their reduced access to health care and especially sharp increases in childhood and ad...t will require the active participation of primary care physicians, nutritionists, schools, and parents." Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children,...

Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery

...tions or disfigurement. This restrictive access to care contributed to a 10 percent decline in reconstructive plastic surgery procedures in 2004, according to the latest statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The 5.6 million reconstructive procedures performed in 2004 include breast reduc...

Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart

... African American's heart health. Providing health care services in an easily accessible, community enviro... cholesterol goals, compared to those who received care at a traditional clinic, according to a report in a special disparities themed issue of Circulation:...

Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care

... surveyed believe racial and ethnic disparities in care occur often in the United States despite extensive...ercent of cardiologists agreed that differences in care based solely on race or ethnicity occur in overall health care. Thirty-three percent also agreed su...

Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments

...previous studies evaluating disparities in cardiac care have mostly focused on disparities in the use of h...age or have a cardiologist as their primary health care provider during hospitalization. Researchers found that high-risk blacks were as likely or more lik...

Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden

NEW YORK, March 15 Disparities in health care are pervasive in America. These disparities adver...life of the population subgroups," he said. Health care disparities should matter to all Americans, Mensah said. "To paraphrase what Dr. Martin Luther King...

Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated

...ess scientific issues behind cardiovascular health care disparities, but also social issues that could imp... "Without improving these disparities in access to care and health information we will never achieve the goal of improving outcomes for everybody in the U.S...

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