Tag: "discharge" at medical news
APA applauds new California regulations for inpatient psychological services
...ncluding decisions on when to admit, transfer, and discharge
patients. The new regulations are a result of longstanding efforts by organized psychology to enforce laws already on the books. The new regulations resulted from recent negotiations between DHS and Psychology Shield, a non-profit organization devote...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...death; and convalescent stage--15 to 30 days after discharge
from the hospital. They said that IP-10 was markedly elevated in the blood during the early stage of SARS, and remained at a high level during convalescence. Also, they said that IP-10 was highly expressed in both lung and lymphoid tissues. The inve...
Different consultants mean different lengths of stay in hospitals
...ber 31, 2003. HIPE is a national database of coded discharge
summaries from 60 acute public hospitals in Ireland. Of the 9,204 episodes studied among 6,968 emergency medical patients admitted to the hospital through the emergency department during the study period, the median length of stay was six days overa...
New treatments for common vaginal infection being studied
...d bacteria produce an undesirable odor and vaginal discharge
may be thick and white. All sexually active women are at risk for this imbalance; for some unknown reason black women have twice the risk. Regular vaginal douching may also be a factor, says Dr. Ferris, noting that his counterparts around the world ...
Ontario's mental health care evaluated
...tion: About 75 per cent of clients participate in discharge
planning. 79 per cent of facilities/programs have clients or families represented on their steering and advisory committees.Continuity of care: Most hospitals have partnered in some way with community providers to improve patient care, but only 5...
Delirium in non-ventilated patients predictor of longer hospital stay
...e followed from their admission to either death or discharge
from the hospital. Delirium, or a state of changing mental status, inattention and disorganised thinking, was monitored by the nursing staff and assessed using the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit every 12 hours. The results sh...
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes
...nt. Furthermore, the likelihood of a "non-routine" discharge
from the hospital was 30 percent higher for diabetics and 45 percent higher in obese patients -- for patients with diabetes who were also obese, the likelihood rose to 75 percent. Non-routine discharges are those to another facility where further car...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
...ourth and fifth most frequent reasons for hospital discharge
to home care for Medicare patients. The expert subcommittee pointed out that chest physicians and pulmonologists need to recognize that earlier hospital discharge, or avoidance of hospital care altogether, are important premises upon which home healt...
Late peak may have prevented severe flu season from becoming worse
...n complications of the flu. Solucient analyzed CAP discharge
data from October 2002 through March 2005. The data was provided by ACTracker TM , an online tool that provides national estimates of hospital and drug utilization approximately 45 days after the end of each month, making the estimates the most timel...
Animal research suggests new treatment target for epilepsy
... a prevalent theory is that an abnormal electrical discharge
originates in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain that controls thinking and feeling, and travels to the thalamus, a part of the brain that controls consciousness and certain brain rhythms. The abnormal rhythmic discharges that result may then...
Major heart failure quality of care variations found in US hospitals
...percent of patients hospitalized received complete discharge
instructions. 2) Adequate assessment of left ...tensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drug upon discharge
in appropriate patients. This is one of the most important therapies to prolong life and reduce the...
Fear of lawsuits affects emergency physicians' heart care decisions
...e greatest fear of malpractice were less likely to discharge
low-risk patients compared with physicians with low malpractice fear. Instead, these high-fear doctors were more likely to admit low-risk patients and to order chest X-rays and troponin tests, which can measure heart damage. "In isolation, plain ches...
Hospital 'report cards' found not effective for quality improvement
..., adjusted prescription rates within 30 days after discharge
were similar in the early vs. late groups for beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, lipid-lowering drugs and aspirin. In addition, the adjusted death rate was similar in both groups, as were length of in-hospital stay, physic...
Doctors should stop prescribing antibiotics for the common cold, review advises
... with colds that included runny noses with colored discharge
for 10 days or less. The patients had been given e...g antibiotics to treat the runny nose with colored discharge
(acute purulent rhinitis), "their routine use is not recommended," the review says. Colds are the mo...
Efforts to improve hospital care
...re documented for smoking-cessation counseling and discharge
instructions, which are measures that hospitals ca...ugh check-off forms that nurses complete when they discharge
patients with the target conditions. Educational interventions that are effective in a clinical tria...
Standardized guidelines improve outcomes in stroke care
...s for stroke care during a patient's admission and discharge
from the hospital, according to a study led by res... visit after discharge. It includes information on discharge
medications received (including dosage and frequency), life style changes to re...
Wheelchair technology & spinal cord injury
...oal and that maintenance of those skills following discharge
from rehabilitation should be encouraged. Injury, bed rest, rehabilitation length linked to functional ability in patients with spinal cord injury This study describes the rehabilitation length and functional outcome in the Netherlands for patien...
At Johns Hopkins: Emphasis on improved care and faster access to services shortens hospital stays
...ment of Radiology agreed to a policy of "same-day" discharge
service for ultrasound procedures and revised its ...rgical department, for example, better emphasis on discharge
planning allowed it to achieve among the highest gains, with wait times and length of stay declining...
Changing patient profile signals rising emergency care waits for seriously ill patients
...n for every episode of care, from booking in until discharge
from the emergency medicine department, were collected every year from 1993 to 2003 for four months from April to July. Patients were categorised into "minors" - those who arrived under their own steam, and were subsequently discharged - and "majors"...
Database of cancer records now available for research
...n a narrative format, for example medical letters, discharge
summaries, radiology reports, etc. A new, generic WYSIWYM ("What you see is what you mean") interface that was developed by Professor Donia Scott's team at The Open University enables users to pose complex clinical queries in natural language and rec...
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