Tag: "discharge" at medical news
Most hospital performance measures for heart failure not linked to improved patient outcomes
...ted to heart failure as the primary or a secondary discharge
diagnosis each year, according to background infor...es for Adults With Chronic Heart Failure includes: discharge
instructions, evaluation of left ventricular systolic function, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) ...
Youth are receiving shorter inpatient stays for mental health treatment
...of the pressure from health insurance companies to discharge
patients quickly. In spite of this pressure, we ha...h professionals now routinely evaluate, treat, and discharge
depressed children and adolescents in four days, well before the onset of response to antidepressant...
Hospital death rate study reveals wide variations
...6 nurses at the hospitals - together with official discharge
and death rates, population statistics and insurance plan data they discovered that a number of factors accounted for 45 per cent of the variation in death rates. "Our research underlines the need for hospitals to look as carefully at staffing ...
Poor ward care is harming patients
...that three of the four commonest causes of delayed discharge
are associated with inadequate care on the ward: pressure sores, healthcare acquired infections, and medication errors. This crisis is the result of lack of trained staff, lack of continuity of care, and poor leadership, and it is directly harming p...
Study reveals depressed elderly risk early death
...rviewed regularly over a two-year period following discharge
from hospital. Factors including physical illness, breathing capacity and social activity were found to impact on the prevalence of depression and consequently the likelihood of re-admission to medical care and early death. Professor Ken Wilson,...
High BMI linked to lower chance of being discharged directly home after hospitalization for stroke
...Angeles, analyzed the relationship between BMI and discharge
outcomes in 451 patients with ischemic stroke admi...hat hospitalized obese individuals may have poorer discharge
clinical outcomes than their leaner counterparts," the authors conclude. "Future studies are require...
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
...ital stays because hospital staff cannot arrange a discharge
plan, she said. Or mothers who develop diabetes during pregnancy may not receive the care they need, and be at higher risk for childbirth complications or infant health problems. "In light of the extent of Emergency Medicaid spending for pregnancy-...
New Washington study shows OB anesthesia equally safe when provided by CRNAs or anesthesiologists
...anesthesiologists only. Washington state hospital discharge
data for 1993-2004 were obtained from the Comprehensive Abstract and Reporting System database and merged with data from a survey of anesthesia or medical staff at the two types of hospitals. In the study sample there were 965 anesthetic complicati...
EVEREST data on use of tolvaptan published in JAMA and featured at ACC
...erm outcomes trial evaluating patients after their discharge
for a minimum of 60 days of treatment, and two ide... reductions in average body weight at day seven or discharge
were statistically significantly different between the tolvaptan group versus the placebo group, 3.3...
First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
... its ability to dilate blood vessels, promote salt discharge
in urine, and prevent both excessive cell growth and growth of fibrous tissues. The researchers tested the oral BNP by inducing high blood pressure in laboratory animals, and then giving them the experimental drug. Results showed that the experimenta...
New study reports improved treatment and reduced mortality for patients with heart failure
...lity-of-care measures including patient receipt of discharge
instructions, smoking counseling and left ventricle function measurement increased. There was a highly significant 29 percent reduction of in-hospital mortality and 36 percent reduction in the need for mechanical ventilation. Reductions in hospi...
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement safe, successful in high-risk patients
...r from stroke. Five additional patients died after discharge
from the hospital from health problems unrelated to the replacement valve. Follow-up in the 11 survivors showed that the average aortic valve area more than doubled, on average, following the procedure. In addition, the severity of heart failure sign...
Ottawa aggressive protocol for acute atrial fibrillation is successful
...rical cardioversion, if necessary, by ED staff and discharge
from the ED with outpatient cardiology follow-up, ...xtremely effective for the rapid cardioversion and discharge
of patients by ED physicians. This protocol is safe and could lead to a significant decrease in hosp...
25,000 needless deaths each year due to failure to tackle blood clots in hospital
...tion and venous thromboembolism often occurs after discharge
from hospital. Prescribing costs may also be a barrier. The Health Select Committee's report two years ago provided an opportunity to change practice, say the authors. Meanwhile, 25,000 people may have died needlessly each year because of the failu...
Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'
...care infrastructure would make them more likely to discharge
earlier. These changes included increased GP educa...s are in breach of these guidelines by choosing to discharge
at five or more years after treatment. It might be better if the guidelines reflected current practi...
Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds
... co-workers linked birth certificates and hospital discharge
records of more than 48,000 very-low-birth-weight infants born in California between 1991 and 2000 with fetal and infant death certificates. They found that infants born at lower-level, lower-volume neonatal ICUs were between 1.2 and 3.1 times more l...
Small infants have greater survival rate in high level intensive care facilities
...eath rates by linking birth certificates, hospital discharge
abstracts, and fetal and infant death certificates. Despite the increased survival rate for very low birth weight infants in large, high-level NICUs, the researchers found that an increasing number of high-risk newborns are receiving care in low-...
Performance-related financial incentives for hospitals not linked with improved quality of care
...o of the six CMS measures, aspirin prescription at discharge
and smoking cessation counseling, had slightly higher rates of improvement at pay-for-performance hospitals than control hospitals. For composite measures of heart attack treatments not subject to incentives, rates of improvement were not significant...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
...and nursing guidelines, developed an order set and discharge
sheets and put them on the Web at www.cpqe.com. ... disease, have been added. Nearly 40 instructional discharge
sheets for patients are on the site, as well as common medical forms and procedure guidelines. Gui...
Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators
...tals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival and discharge
for AMI and, for pneumonia, how quickly antibiotics were administered. The results showed that, when compared with hospitals in the lowest quartile, hospitals in the top quartile of performance had nearly 1 percent lower mortality among patients w...
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