Tag: "care" at medical news
Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital
...e to dramatically reduce ADE rates. Rather, health care
organization desirous of preventing ADEs should consider whether candidate computerized medication systems offer decision support functions that address the most troublesome aspects of the medication administration process."...
Within six months, one in three patients fail to take medications as prescribed
...nd colleagues examined the database from a managed care
organization to identify patients who had been pre...ly to be associated with substantial public health care
Researchers largely at fault for health risk studies that influence and confuse the public
... of Medicine, but they are basing important health care
decisions and lifestyle changes on the research findings that these and other journals publish, particularly when such findings concern risk factors. Moreover, these scientific reports frequently are interpreted by clinicians, policy makers and the n...
Study shows adherence to pulmicort respules, results in fewer ER visits in asthmatic children
...hicken pox or measles, consult your child's health care
professional. If a child is switching to PULMICORT... pill) corticosteroid, carefully follow the health care
professional's instructions. This will help your child avoid health risks that may be linked with st...
Little change in suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts in US
... data would be useful for planning national health care
policy, as well as for evaluating efforts to reduc...rams, and 'report cards' to improve the quality of care
for suicidal patients may all be needed to reduce the burden of suicidality."...
Imaging may not be major driver of hospital cost increases
...e a major factor behind the rise in overall health care
costs. However, a study from the Institute for Te...n surpassing drug costs as major drivers of health care
inflation," says Scott Gazelle, MD, MPH, PhD, an MGH radiologist who is director of the Institute fo...
Risk factors associated with elderly hospital deaths: Dependence on others and being too thin
... a university teaching hospital. "The inability to care
for yourself puts you at greatest risk of death in..." Functional status is a person's ability to take care
of his own basic needs, such as feeding and dressing himself, bathing, using the restroom, moving fr...
NIH opens Safra Family Lodge
... and loved onesof adult patients who are receiving care
at the NIH Clinical Center, thenation's premier hospital for conducting clinical research - researchinvolving patients. The Lodge opens its doors to guests on Wednesday, June1. "We recognize that patients and their families go the extra mile toparti...
Emory study finds health care use, work productivity linked to health levels
...in the workforce, and potentially increases health care
costs in the long term, according to a new Emory U.... The results of the study demonstrate that health care
providers and public health officials need to focus on the promotion of wellness to improve quality ...
Statins decrease risk of colon cancer
...dated against prescription records from the health care
provider. The people without colon cancer were nearly twice as likely to report taking statins for at least five years, compared to the people with a history of colon cancer, 11.6 percent vs. 6.1 percent. Researchers analyzed the data taking into acc...
Don't believe the hype mineral oil won't give you zits
...that mineral oil, a common ingredient in many skin care
products, does not cause breakouts on the face as ... Further, consumers searching for effective skin care
products need not look for those that claim they are "mineral oil free" but rather those that state ...
VCR - First implant in Europe
...dge and enhances the robust and repeatable patient care
protocols used by clinicians to obtain the best results for our patients," Dr Sutton said. He added Ventracor would carefully expand the number of European hospitals participating in the trial to accelerate acquisition of clinical evidence to suppor...
Medical privacy vs. health care quality?
... clash between two of the biggest issues in health care
today: protecting individual patients' privacy and... improving the quality, safety and cost of medical care
for all patients. In a paper published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers from the Un...
What types of physicians are best to treat patients with HIV?
...se or a specialty in HIV deliver better quality of care
to patients with active HIV, reports Bruce Landon,...rvard Medical School associate professor of health care
policy, and colleagues in the May 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. The paper examined eigh...
Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures
...l health professionals have a duty to provide good care
to patients so that they feel good about their rel... competency training significantly improved health care
providers' knowledge of patients' different cultures and also improved patients' satisfaction with t...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
... pay closer attention to the long-term psychiatric care
of patients deemed to be depressed. "While many studies have shown that depression is just as important a cardiac risk factor as hypertension and smoking, there are still many in the field who do not fully appreciate this mind-body link," said Glen X...
Corticosteroids do not help head injuries
...e-scale trials. The longstanding neglect of trauma care
research is a scandal and patients are dying needlessly as a result of it." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper)...
Association between depression severity and poor glycemic control among Hispanics with diabetes
...rstudied, high-risk population of Hispanic primary care
patients might have favorable effects on diabetic outcomes."...
Ontario's mental health care evaluated
...s part of an ongoing series of reports on hospital care
funded by the Ontario government and the Ontario H...e, about 25 per cent of the total days of hospital care
provided in Ontario. The results are reported by region, not by individual hospital; the next mental...
Home care patients suffering high rate of pneumonia, complications
A disturbingly high rate of home care
patients are being admitted to hospital suffering ...the first to document the high rate of CAP in home care
patients and to compare the features of this illness with those who are not receiving home care. Res...
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