Tag: "implement" at medical news

Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

..., "and he educated people at the HHC so they could implement it." Contingency management is designed to reinforce small steps, especially at the beginning, like celebrating each attendance at a group meeting or each drug-free test result. Later, patients can move on to larger achievements like stable housing. ...

Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows

...rs, substance abuse, and injury reduction. To help implement the guidelines, it issued questionnaires for clinicians to use with teens: "Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day?" "Have you ever used marijuana?" Still, the Stanford researchers consistently found gaps between expert recommendations and medica...

Community efforts can reduce alcohol fatalities

...ted problems unless they specifically identify and implement proven interventions or those that have a plausible rationale for reducing alcohol problems."...

Doctor voices concerns over new NHS IT system

The political drive to implement the NHS's national programme for information techn...or. "It is frightening that the political drive to implement the system is failing to take account of professionals' anxieties." Before allowing its delivery, cl...

WHO's HIV initiative at risk of failing

...political clout to influence South Africa alone to implement all its recommendations, where the necessary infrastructure largely exists, then the 3 million target would be more likely to be attained. Without South Africa on board, with its 837 000 people affected by HIV/AIDS and its leadership position within ...

Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking

...settings and have tremendous opportunities to help implement tobacco-cessation strategies," said Dr. Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has collected data since 2002 on whether hospitals offer s...

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error

...oo slow. Hospitals need to have crash programs to implement the many safe practices that we now have evidence work. We will not become safe until we put that knowledge into practice. To accelerate progress we need to align the forces for change. The best way to do that would be for the major national organi...

New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa

...dentify specific ways that African governments can implement malaria control strategies most effectively. Malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds, 3,000 every day. The partnership was announced during the 58th World Health Assembly in Geneva. The Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MA...

New study questions benefits of aspirin for the over 70s

...p either way. Therefore, the temptation to blindly implement low dose aspirin for prevention of heart disease in elderly people must be resisted, say the authors. These findings reinforce the need for a clinical trial to establish the true benefit or harm of aspirin in elderly people, and underscore the impor...

Personalized immunosuppression with leading organ transplant therapy may optimize patient care

...lCept levels so that physicians can assess when to implement TDM strategies in their kidney transplant patients." Study Details: Personalized Dosing vs Fixed Dose of CellCept in Kidney Transplantation Prof. Le Meur and his colleagues reported results of a multicenter open-label study of 137 kidney transplan...

Study shows even limited training improves communication with patients from other cultures

...orm the training will have to work more closely to implement more effective, methodologically sound studies to determine the full impact and value of cultural competency training."...

Errors in intensive care units: medical staff report fewer unintended events than observers

...rs, "the ultimate goal of incident reporting is to implement strategies to prevent recurrence. Therefore, to ensure that relevant targets for change are recognised, it is essential to know the reliability of staff reporting". This study demonstrated that ICU staff underestimate the occurrence and types of un...

ESC emphasizes underestimated effects of tobacco use

... became the first country in the European Union to implement a public smoking ban in all workplaces, including bars, restaurants and nightclubs. As such, Ireland has become a model for Europe and the rest of the world, and was recognised by the ESC, which awarded the Gold Medal of the ESC to Michel Martin TD,...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, June 7, 2005

... every injection. While hospitals are obligated to implement infection control programs, out-patient, ambulatory or freestanding facilities, where most of today's patients are treated, are generally not subject to similar requirements. The authors say that infection-control programs for outpatient care settin...

Zero increase in prescription drug spending with generic promotion programs

... shifting costs to members. Benefit sponsors that implement GenericsWork can increase their generic fill rate up to 70% or more and keep drug spending increases to less than 5% for the succeeding three years backed by guarantees from Express Scripts. Also, using Zero Dollar Copay, Express Scripts clients ma...

Home care managers should implement strategies to reduce high nurse turnover

...care managers and administrators should design and implement a program emphasizing organizational traits to create a culture of nurse retention and reduce high nurse turnover, according to a study conducted by Linda Flynn, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member. The study, "The Importance of Work Environm...

Pitt receives $9 million to develop research tools that may aid drug discovery

...f funded pilot centers those that will develop and implement these particular assays. All information collected on assays and high throughput screenings of compounds will be included in NIH's new database, PubChem, to ensure that resources developed from the MLSCN will be made available to the scientific commu...

Most primary care physicians believe annual physical examinations are valuable

...ordance between the guidelines and those who would implement the guidelines. This is a critical challenge for achieving national prevention goals, because many of those on the front lines of primary care do not appear to accept the targeted recommendations of the guidelines." (Arch Intern Med. 2005; 165:1347-1...

Global survey reveals personal impact of bipolar disorder

...y of life." The WFMH partnered with AstraZeneca to implement this survey of 687 bipolar disorder consumers across seven countries (Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States). The findings from the Thinking Ahead survey add a compelling consumer voice to the WFMH mission and AstraZene...

Political prejudice preventing progress on prison health

...s: "The failure of governments around the world to implement measures that have repeatedly been shown to reduce harm wastes a vital opportunity to improve the health of a population that is often beyond the reach of public health efforts. This failure is utterly shamefulIt is time for a global approach: to ack...

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