Tag: "outpatient" at medical news
Outpatient setting very safe for skin cancer surgery
...ve skin cancers, is very safe when performed in an outpatient
setting, according to a study published in the Feb...ists and others who question the overall safety of outpatient
surgeries. "It is concerning as a physician to see lobbyists and policy makers openly criticize medi...
Patients benefit when doctor uses computer, not paper, to write prescriptions
...hat Ohio State is looking into using the system in outpatient
clinics. "That's a priority for us," he said. "The outpatient
population is considerably different there is greater diversity among patients...
Death rates lower in hospitals that follow heart attack guidelines
...ling (education on or referral to cardiac rehab or outpatient
exercise program). This is one of the first studies to examine how variation in treatment affects patient outcomes, Peterson says. In a hospital, quality-of-care indicators refer to how a patient is treated while ill in the hospital.When treatments ...
Doctors have trouble talking to patients about psychotic symptoms
...nia or schizoaffective disorder at two psychiatric outpatient
clinics in London. They found that patients actively attempted to talk about the content of their psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, and the distress associated with these symptoms. However, doctors tended to hesitate and avoid...
Air pollution linked to increased medical care and costs for elderly
... areas and low-pollution areas, but 18 percent for outpatient
care. Air pollution is worst where the population ...npatient care did not vary much among regions, but outpatient
care was twice as high in Florida as in the "Big Sky" region. Hospital admissions were greatest in t...
Emory researchers find more expensive heart treatment not so costly in long run
...zations and emergency room visits, cardiac-related outpatient
visits and procedures, visiting nurse visits, nursing home and rehabilitation stays, and cardiac-related medications), as well as costs associated with lost productivity (missed time from work and decreased work effectiveness) due to heart problems, ...
Wake Forest pediatric heart surgeon to repair heart defect on live Webcast
...sity Baptist Medical Center at 5 p.m. Oct. 23. The outpatient
procedure which requires only three or four small.... Michael Hines has performed more than 230 of the outpatient
procedures at Brenner Children's since 1995.The surgery will close a channel, called the ductus arte...
European trial finds old lung cancer treatment may still be best
...splatin, and carboplatin, which can be given on an outpatient
basis, became the leading analogue and the treatment of choice in the USA. He said the discrepant findings between the European and US trials could be related to differences in dosage and the infusion time of the cisplatin combination or possible dif...
Cardiac MRI provides new 3-D images of beating heart
...operates the $2.6 million, four-ton scanner in its outpatient
clinic. A second scanner will be installed later this year in the inpatient area of Duke Hospital to better serve patients who are hospitalized....
Most patients take less than two minutes to tell their story
...nd set out to test this assumption. Patients at an outpatient
clinic in Basle were asked to talk spontaneously about their complaints and indicate when they had finished. Their doctors were instructed to time them on a hidden stopwatch and not to interrupt until the patient said "What do you think, doctor?" T...
Quality time with physical therapists above fancy equipment, convenient parking
...d a 22-item questionnaire to 191 persons receiving outpatient
physical therapy under Worker's Compensation at various clinics throughout the country; the patients had to complete at least three visits. The 22 questions asked the patients to rate a variety of factors, ranging from physical facilities to time spe...
Using naltrexone to treat alcoholics with a 'Mediterranean drinking pattern'
... females), 18 to 60 years of age, who were seeking outpatient
treatment from seven different treatment centers in Spain. Patients were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of treatment with either 50 mg/day of naltrexone (n=101) or an identical-looking placebo (n=101). Patient treatment also included a "psycho-socia...
Hospital costs much higher for motorcycle crash victims who dont wear helmets
...the current research possible. She speculates that outpatient
costs for unhelmeted patients, which cannot be accurately be tracked because many patients return to their home town after treatment at the U-M Trauma Burn Center, may be even higher. "These differences in costs create a financial burden, incurred b...
Twofold difference in referral rates between US and UK
...been proposed as a method to reduce pressure on UK outpatient
services, will dramatically enhance specialty capacity by decreasing demand, they conclude....
Good grief: Religious people may have better health while mourning
...uals who relied on religion to cope generally used outpatient
medical services less frequently," they say. The study included surveys with 265 bereaved persons with an average age of 62, followed by an interview four months later with 164 of the subjects. Researchers used a two-part question to assess how much ...
Managing anger, boosting activity helps substance abusers stick with treatment
... her colleagues followed 747 adults admitted to an outpatient
chemical dependence treatment program. The program consisted of eight weeks of treatment, followed by 10 months of aftercare. Each participant completed a questionnaire upon admission to treatment that measured reliance on different "approach" and "a...
Laser procedure effective in correcting nasal blockages associated with deviated septum
...llowed up for an average of 18 months. The laser outpatient
procedure lasted 6 to 8 minutes. The researchers found that 84 (76 percent) patients had an improvement in their airways, and with symptoms associated with nasal blockages. The authors write, "After 7 to 10 days, the septal cartilage in all patient...
Dual action drug fights heart failure
...wo groups were men. Patients were evaluated on an outpatient
basis every one to four months for an average of 14.5 months. In the omapatrilat group, 914 patients died or were hospitalized for heart failure serious enough to require intravenous treatment, compared to 973 of those in the enalapril group. This w...
Academic Medicine highlights strong DMS education in patient care
...the challenges of teaching aspiring doctors in the outpatient
setting. They are featured in a series of five spe...nly community and family medicine was taught in an outpatient
setting. After 1989, all clerkships had at least a portion of their clerkship taught in the outpatie...
Stroke patients with high blood sugar at higher risk of death
...tem, a physician-designed integrated inpatient and outpatient
information system that is the largest coded, continuously operated electronic medical records system in the country. "In the past, strokes and their devastating outcomes were considered almost 'acts of God,' a 'stroke' out of the blue. Now we know...
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