Tag: "audit" at medical news
Better referral training for emergency doctors helps improve patient care
... EM doctors were 'inferior'. Conclusions from the audit
were that A&E doctors were usually young and relatively inexperienced and there could be problems of personality clashes with the doctor accepting patients, particular specialities that were difficult to refer to, and the EM doctors' knowledge of the...
Monumental measurement of mortality
...10% of the fieldwork is repeated by an independent audit
team. About 300,000 deaths from 1998-2003 are expected to be recorded in the first phase of the study, and 700,000 from the second phase between 2004 and 2014. Around 850,000 of these will be coded by two independent physicians, with a third arbitrat...
First baseline data by REACH supports and extends ESC's Euroaspire findings
...I (3), the third round of a risk factor management audit
within Europe. Euroaspire III will extend into primary care and will study the management of risk factors in whole families in more detail, as well as evaluate the managements of risk factors in stroke subjects. "There is huge potential to reduce th...
Have targets improved performance in the English NHS?
...res that are highly predictable to managers and an audit
system that is poorly equipped to detect gaming, risks losing credibility, they conclude....
Liverpool study highlights national crisis in pathology
...versity's School of Cancer Studies carried out the audit
of academic pathologists working in the UK and found that the number of academic pathologists has decreased by 40% in the past year alone. His research also indicated a decline in the number of UK students both in science and medicine - choosing to...
Hospital inputs Shipman death rates to see how fast audit system would raise the alarm
...ed patient death rates would have alerted clinical audit
staff after eight to ten months, according to rese...e analysed once a month by the hospital's clinical audit
team and the results from the previous 12 months examined in detail. Annual audits are also carried ...
Family refusal is biggest obstacle to improving UK organ donor rate
...esearchers at UK Transplant carried out a two-year audit
of all deaths in 341 intensive care units in 284 hospitals across the United Kingdom. This is the first comprehensive, UK-wide study to try to identify the number of patients dying in intensive care units who could donate their organs for transplanta...
Stevens Institute of Technology Roundtable
...ation of hardware, software, network, telecom, and audit
components with encryption, data control and access centralization, extends the security umbrella for any system, and certainly is of value to the healthcare vertical," said Anderson, president and CEO of Cryptek Inc., a Virginia-based company provid...
Examination not sensitive enough to detect breech babies
... procedure and, with ongoing diligence and regular audit
and feedback, accuracy may be increased. Variability in accuracy rates by examiner and level of experience also suggest there is room for improvement by all pregnancy care providers, they conclude....
Better training needed to reduce emergency caesareans
... Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists audit
figures, about 35% of caesareans for singleton pre...ths where instrumental delivery was attempted, the audit
noted a "failed" rate of 35% for ventouse and 2% for forceps. Breech and twin deliveries can also l...
Stabbings are increasing
...cidence over a longer time, they also performed an audit
of all cases coded as "stabbing" during the 10 year period from July 1997 to June 2006. Over both periods, the data show an increase in the overall incidence of stabbings. The increased need for surgical intervention may also reflect increasing seve...
Researchers set benchmarks for screening mammography
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- A recent study of medical audit
data funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) revealed that community mammography screening results surpass performance recommendations across the United States. Approximately 188 mammography facilities nationwide contributed to the study of mor...
Importance of personal health records draws support of American College of Physicians
...n and health literacy PHRs should create robust audit
trails regarding access to, or modification of, data in the PHRs. ACP looks forward to learning more about Dossia and evaluating opportunities for collaboration to develop a product that will enable individuals to control their own medical data f...
IOF and EU panel prepare osteoporosis audit
...Belgium to begin preparations for a second EU-wide audit
on the status of osteoporosis in Europe. In the ...identify areas that require more attention. The audit
will measure prevalence of fractures, accessibility of diagnostic testing, availability and access t...
Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'
...ncer infrastructure is urgently needed. A national audit
of follow-up care could ensure that the wide variety of locally agreed models of community-based care actually deliver consistent, high quality care as envisaged by NICE, whilst allowing the savings from reduced hospital visits to be passed on to pat...