Tag: "performance" at medical news
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...se, increased rates of pregnancy and poor academic performance
have been previously documented. Meanwhile, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the United States during the past 25 years. The four indicators of increased absenteeism among school children have traditionally been race, socioeconomic sta...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...can affect their brain, motor activity and general performance
in school, whilst adult manual laborers in developing countries were found to be less productive when iron-deficient, and left untreated for hookworm and other infections. The three main strategies for correcting iron deficiency are supplementatio...
Galileo to support global search and rescue
... Future improvements To further improve the performance
of the overall COSPAS-SARSAT system, plans are now being made to fly search and rescue payloads on future navigation satellites. The various navigation satellite constellations will each have about 20 to 30 satellites in medium-Earth orbit, providing...
Not all 'drug-related deaths' are 'drug-related'
... figures may not be the best way of monitoring the performance
of Drug and Alcohol Action Teams, a study published in the online open access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy suggests. DRDs are currently used to help evaluate the success of Drug and Alcohol Action Teams in England and Wa...
Parents' depression can weigh on children
...ors, namely health, emotional well-being, academic performance
and social status. Children whose parents were struggling or who reported more problems with peers tended to have a lower overall score for quality of life. Both bullying and parent distress were linked to more depressive symptoms in children, and ...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
... at the IU School of Medicine. The system's high performance
is made possible by simultaneously reducing power consumption and electronic interference. The researchers also calculated how well the signals are transmitted through tissue. "We looked at the equivalent of the amount of skin that you have on your...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...functional MRI (fMRI) was clearly related to their performance
on neuropsychological tests of attention and memor...nges in functional activation were associated with performance
on computerized neuropsychological testing and certain post-concussion symptoms, reported Dr. Pardin...
Happier hospitals means healthier patients
...anagement should be involved in the development of performance
data. Both sides should talk to staff, listen to their experiences of working together, and assess whether their real-life stories suggest the working relationship is productive or obstructive. Medical students should be taught about managem...
RAND, Health Dialog form alliance to create tools to evaluate health-care quality and efficiency
...t RAND quality measures into its existing provider performance
measurement tools and care management services. ... care analytics to pave the way for a new provider performance
measurement system that will provide best-in-class capabilities for measuring quality and efficiency...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
...ion or cancer. We also found that the diagnostic performance
of the technique is not compromised by risk factors in the patients, said Liu, now a senior scientist at Johnson & Johnson. The markers dont depend on age -- the cells know if they are old or if they are cancerous. The markers do not change if the pa...
AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success
... depending on the age of the student. A students performance
in the classroom is dictated by the amount of slee... children and teens with regards to their academic performance
were presented at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies...
National quality agenda, payment reform, care integration keys to improving quality, patient safety
... respondents support public reporting of providers performance
on quality measures; only 7% felt that the cur...strategies that will ensure all Americans the high performance
health care system they deserve. Despite wide agreement and support for reforms opinion leaders d...
Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
...technology may not be sufficient to achieve a high performance
health system. In the case of health information t...analyzes these proposals against the dimensions of performance
included in The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health Systems National Scorecard...
Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators
...werent penalized.) The researchers looked at HQA performance
scores from 3,720 hospitals in 2004-2005. For each... patients with AMI, CHF and pneumonia. Examples of performance
indicators included whether hospitals gave aspirin and beta-blockers at arrival and discharge for AM...
First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school
...38 percent of healthy children. It appears verbal performance
is the area most seriously affected for brain tumor survivors. said Lhteenmki. This may be a reflection of a diminished ability to learn new information. Lhteenmki says girls may be more sensitive to the adverse effects of radiation therapy, whic...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
... CBCT is expected to dramatically improve surgical performance
and expand the application of minimally invasive interventions to cases that would be otherwise untreatable. [Wednesday, July 25, 8:55 AM (WE-B-L100F-2), Thursday, July 26, 11 AM (TH-C-M100J-6 ), and 2:54 PM (TH-D-L100J-8)] VII. 3D BREAST IMAG...
New heart disease risk score will help minimize health inequalities
...ascular risk score (QRISK) for the UK and test its performance
against the established Framingham score and a new a score used in Scotland called ASSIGN, which includes a measure of social deprivation. The research has been conducted using data from a general practice research database called QRESEARCH, which ...
When minority patients have insurance and a medical home, their health care improves
...s for the medical home through public reporting of performance
and rewarding providers that meet these performance
benchmarks would go a long way toward improving the way care is delivered and eliminating disparitie...
Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence
... chronically smoking alcoholics demonstrate poorer performance
in multiple areas of cognitive functioning than no...nence from alcohol, comparing their neurocognitive performance
with that of the controls. Non-smoking alcoholics showed a significantly greater level of recover...
Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
...nd Wisconsin. The study also found that: All performance
categories of hospitals best, average and poor s...vement over the course of the study, their overall performance
still lags considerably behind the best-performing hospitals. If all of the 513 study hospitals in ...
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