Tag: "preventable" at medical news
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
... general health. Many heat-related diseases may be preventable
with adequate warning and an appropriate response to predicted heat waves, the authors conclude. "These results have important implications upon ongoing efforts to forecast health-related impacts in the heat watch/warning systems," says Mastrangelo...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
...heir cores, and the boys died. When something is preventable
..., Mueller said, shaking his head. Those kids could be alive today. Five young athletes, from 11 to 17 years old, died of heat stroke in 2006. The trend was declining. The last time there were more than five was 1972, when there were seven. In fi...
Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates
...he ventilator tubing and is one of the most common preventable
problem affecting critically ill hospital patients. It can cause a stay of about an average of 10 extra days in hospital at a cost of US$10,000 to $40,000....
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...n the fact that smoking is the number one cause of preventable
deaths in the United States and a huge contributor to the growing numbers of patients with chronic diseases covered by federal government, funds from higher tobacco taxes should be applied to the SCHIP reauthorization and to avert Medicare physician ...
Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
...ttack, which make up 60 percent of the potentially preventable
deaths in the study." In addition to identifying...combined represented 60 percent of the potentially preventable
deaths. Wide variations were found across the 19 states evaluated. For example, Arizona had an over...
Diabetes professionals join forces to identify gaps in diabetes care and better self care
... two-thirds of this amount ($2.5 billion) were for preventable
conditions. "For those with diabetes and conditions like depression, heart disease or retinopathy, self-care can be even more challenging," said Jane Jeffrie Seley, MPH, MSN, NP, CDE, co-editor of the AJN report and diabetes nurse practitioner at...
Extended duration work shifts risky to the safety, well-being of medical interns, patients
...vent and reported 300 percent more fatigue-related preventable
adverse events resulting in the death of the patient. Moreover, interns who reported a medical error that resulted in an adverse patient outcome were more than three times as likely to report high stress in that month. "These results suggest that ...
Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site
... impaired. Profits will also be used to help fight preventable
blindness in children living in developing countries. Fashion is just the starting point, Brill says. ...
Log-on to shape-up
...e second only to tobacco use as a leading cause of preventable
death in the United States. Despite the multiple health benefits that physical activity is associated with, less than half of Americans engage in the recommended physical activity levels....
Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap
... over the course of a year, many of these injuries preventable
without any adverse effects on running distance or performance, according to Dr. Irene Davis, director of the Running Injury Lab at the University of Delaware, and director of Research for Drayer Physical Therapy Institute. In earlier studies, Dr...
Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study
...e to rise in American hospitals, with 1.16 million preventable
patient-safety incidents occurring over the three ... of 2.86 percent. 247,662 deaths were potentially preventable
over the three years, and Medicare patients who had one or more patient-safety incidents had a one-i...
March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute launch prematurity prevention partnership
...ISVILLE, KY, MARCH 27, 2007 To reduce the rate of preventable
preterm births in targeted areas of Kentucky, the ...ccess to screenings and referrals for treatable or preventable
conditions; consistent clinical care during the prenatal period and appropriate care between pregnan...
Uninsured often receive less medical care, take longer to improve after sudden health change
... to increase, more and more persons may experience preventable
deteriorations in their health."...
Undergrad: Mothers in African study undereducated on diarrhea
...e said. "Eradicating one of the most nefarious and preventable
public health crises one that afflicts 2 million children every year worldwide is within our reach." ...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
...t the phenomenon is an under-recognized but highly preventable
complication of helicopter transport. "This shou...ng rotors, though rare, is an under-recognized and preventable
complication of medical air transport one that can be produced even in some patients without previo...
Learning to prevent medical mistakes in caring for stroke patients
...not preventable, and 60 were indeterminate. Of the preventable
adverse events, 37 percent were transcription/docu...tions. Although most patients who experienced a preventable
adverse event were not seriously harmed, adverse events do lead to temporary discomfort, longer hosp...
Annual study finds top hospitals have 28 percent lower mortality rate
...clearly indicate continued improvement in reducing preventable
deaths and complications in U.S. hospitals," said Samantha Collier, MD, HealthGrades' senior vice president of medical affairs. "HealthGrades commends those hospitals for achieving consistent, high-quality care, not just in one or two specialties, bu...
Health-care delivery contributes to racial disparity in colorectal cancer
...rates in African-Americans. Colorectal cancer is preventable
and even curable. Improvements in the sensitivity and specificity of screening tests and in treatment protocols have resulted in overall declines in mortality rates for colorectal cancer. However, studies have demonstrated and continue to show clear ...
CHPA statement regarding 'Monitoring the Future' findings on cough medicine abuse
...s in teens' lives the tools they need to stop this preventable
problem. "With this in mind, CHPA is taking the lead in educating parents about this preventable
abuse problem and empowering them to take action. With the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, we ...
Nursing home or hospital: State policy has big impact on elderly
...uality of life of nursing home residents and avoid preventable
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