Tag: "care" at medical news
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...t cards" intended to improve the quality of health care
may sometimes reduce it for racial and ethnic mino... 1990s in an effort to improve the quality of CABG care
in those states. Report cards are a state-level initiative, typically administered by a state's Dep...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
...ch has been learned about medical errors in health care
settings, and about their impact on illness, death...ndatory and voluntary reporting systems for health care
institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. The purpose of reporting is to collect data on a b...
Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
...nappropriate use of medications among elderly home care
patients, according to a study in the March 16 iss... medications in elderly patients is a major health care
concern, according to background information in the article. It is likely to increase the risk of ad...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...LL In a large cohort of patients from 5 intensive care
units (ICUs), patients who developed bloodstream i...on healthcare associated infection among intensive care
unit patients. They said that most bloodstream infections stem from intravascular catheters. Cathe...
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
... risk of heart disease than full-service physician care
alone. The analysis by researchers at Johns Hopki...ients have equal and unrestricted access to health care
services. "Despite physicians' best attempts, current treatment programs have not contained the di...
Balance and better interactions between primary-care and specialist physicians improve US health
.... "Having too many physicians leads to unnecessary care
and runs the risk of greater adverse effects. Simp...services system is to find better ways for primary care
and specialist physicians to work together so that health services are more effective, efficient and...
Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient
... The medical and emotional issues surrounding the care
of a dying patient are both stressful and complica...ssor of medicine, and chief, section of palliative care
and medical ethics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine along with Anthony L. Back, M....
Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
... and as such had been on the margins of the health care
system for some time. Medicaid requires that individuals have both a disabling condition and low income and assets. Therefore, many of those enrolling in Medicaid after diagnosis have late stage cancers. The authors say their findings have far reachi...
Treating depression helps slow physical decline in older adults, study shows
...domly into two groups. One group received standard care
for depression from their primary care
physician. A depression clinical specialist (a nurse or psychologist) as well the patient's primary ...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...tion that is potentially very useful for improving care
to veterans. The Integrated Stroke Outcomes Database (ISOD) is a national-level resource that contains clinical, functional, psychosocial, cost, and long-term outcomes in a single package, providing a valuable tool for stroke outcomes research. This ...
Finances, not having a dentist are primary barriers to seniors receiving needed dental care
...ion among the several barriers to receiving dental care
that seniors face. The study provides a snapshot of dental care
to the elderly that could be relevant anywhere there are high concentrations of low-income older cit...
Dental practitioners can be instrumental in preventing their patients' eating disorders
...s. Dental professionals are often the first health care
providers to identify manifestations of disordered... reported communicating with the patient's primary care
provider. Increased chances for secondary prevention behaviors among dental hygienists were associat...
Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows
...dfar. "Eliminating it as a routine part of dental care
would expose patients to fewer X-rays, although the amount is minimal, and save costs. And if it isn't necessary, why do it?" Additional researchers on the study were Nader Ehsani and Lakshmannan Suresh, students in the UB dental school....
Teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences
...' risk of developing oral lesions, and oral health care
providers should perform routine oral screenings in this group; and students' attitudes toward tobacco use are affected by their perception of their coaches' attitudes, beliefs, and practices, suggesting a target for education and intervention....
Will your kids grow up to be fat?
...on the paper and associate professor of ambulatory care
and prevention at HMS. "We must focus not only on the most obese kids but also on those who are just a bit overweight."...
New guideline tackles leading cause of mother and child death
...nt women with pre-eclampsia are offered specialist care
at the appropriate time for the best outcome for them and their baby. It is aimed at those caring for pregnant women in the community and is a practical extension of NICE's antenatal guideline. An accompanying editorial applauds the simplicity and p...
New NHS payment system 'is no panacea'
... healthcare resource groups (HRGs) as a measure of care
based on diagnosis and complexity of treatment, but it has already run into problems. The planned roll-out across all NHS trusts for April 2005 has been restricted, while there is also concern that "gaming" may result, whereby providers reclassify pa...
Aircraft cabin ventilation influences the transmission of diseases in-flight
...to flight crew, public health officials and health care
professionals have an important role in the management of infectious diseases transmitted on airlines and should be familiar with guidelines provided by local and international authorities."...
UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU
... mobile robot system in its neurosurgery intensive care
unit (ICU). The RP-6 robot, made by InTouch Health..." consult with patients, family members and health care
staff at a moment's notice, even if miles away from the hospital. Intensivists -- the physicians who...
Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic
...patient 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 t...
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