Tag: "rated" at medical news
Study: Hospitals rated top 5 percent have mortality rates 27 percent lower
...bruary 6, 2006) Patients checking into a hospital rated
in the top five percent in the country have, on average, a 27 percent lower chance of mortality and a 14 percent lower risk of complications, according to a study released today by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings company. Th...
Parental conflict produces more than fleeting distress for children
...ve a common point of disagreement. The researchers rated
the parents' level of hostility or indifference to capture the characteristic ways that parents managed their conflicts. Then the children observed their parents working through two simulated telephone conversations: a short conflict and a resolution...
How 'hot' emotional brain interferes with 'cool' processing
...th the inhibition of response to emotional stimuli rated
the emotional distracters as less distracting. Said Dolcos, "One interpretation of this finding is that, because this region is associated with inhibitory process, people who engage that region more could cope better with distracting emotions." McCa...
Have targets improved performance in the English NHS?
... improved greatly after ambulance trusts were star rated
on their response times, and hospitals were rated
on the number of patients waiting for elective surgery. Interestingly, after 2003, reported performa...
Poor neighborhood conditions triple risk for disabilities
...St. Louis. For the current study, the researchers rated
neighborhoods based on noise, air quality and the ...ving in neighborhoods with four or five conditions rated
fair or poor were three times more likely to have developed limitations in lower-body function than ...
How, not where, you die matters most to terminal patients
... at Kingston General Hospital, shows that patients rated
dying at home as less important than having confid...scribing quality care, patients and family members rated
"to have trust and confidence in the doctors looking after you" and "not to be kept alive on life su...
Potential association between skin cancer cream and improvements of prematurely aged skin
...t the end of the study, 80 percent of the subjects rated
these improvements as "moderate" or "great." According to subjects' assessments, 90 percent expressed strong approval of the cosmetic benefits. The visible improvement in appearance was also documented by histological study of biopsies. Aldara Cre...
Data in drug promotional brochures can be inaccurate
...udy. Of the 20 identified studies, 15 studies were rated
as valid and 16 had been funded by the pharmaceutical company producing the drug....
Emergency departments score poorly in child-saving drills, Hopkins study finds
...nce and vital signs. Researchers then observed and rated
the team's performance on 44 stabilization tasks, such as evaluating an airway, administering fluids and ordering appropriate tests. None of the departments performed flawlessly, Hunt says, and while mistakes were ubiquitous, certain failures were m...
Corrective cosmetics may not boost quality of life for women with severe facial blemishes
...eing negatively evaluated in public, the lower she rated
her health-related quality of life. Researchers aren't certain exactly how severe blemishes affect a woman's mental health, and a study like this one may help in designing better treatments, including corrective cosmetics, for women, Balkrishnan said...
Medication plus oral contraceptive may improve female pattern hair loss
...t the one-year mark, 23 (62 percent) patients were rated
as improved using comparisons of the photographs. Thirteen patients did not improve, and one patient's condition worsened. Hair density scores increased in 12 patients. On a questionnaire, 29 patients reported that their condition improved after 1...
Injection of synthetic polymer may improve facial wasting syndrome associated with HIV
...he left cheek. More than half of the patients had rated
their facial lipoatrophy as severe at the beginnin...d so, and 12 months later two patients (4 percent) rated
their condition as severe and more than half rated
it as absent to moderate. Fifteen (30 percent) o...
Loneliness linked to high blood pressure in aging adults
...ographic characteristics and found that people who rated
high on being lonely had a significantly higher blood pressure than non-lonely people with similar profiles on the other measures. The research also showed that the normal increases in blood pressure associated with aging are augmented by loneliness...
M-rated video games contain unlabeled violence, sexual themes, substances, and profanity
...of 25% of the 147 video games for current consoles rated
M by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB...lay involving violence in M-rated games than games rated
T (for Teen), they found significantly stronger depictions of violence in M-rated games. These games...
Mature-rated video games often include content not specified on warning labels
...ground information in the article. Although games rated
M (for "mature") are intended for ages 17 years an...ave a higher rate of human deaths than video games rated
T (for 'teen')," the authors write. "These results confirm that the presence of an ESRB content des...
Seniors' access to dental care found wanting
.... Results showed that access to dental care was rated
"fair-to-poor" by 1 in 3 respondents. Nearly three-fourths -- 71 percent -- of urban dwellers indicated they had seen a dentist within the past year, compared to 58 percent of rural dwellers. Twenty percent of rural dwellers and 15 percent of urban ...
Delivering online assistance to the needy
...o use them in future if possible. Both groups also rated
the video quality acceptable to very acceptable at the data rate used, which was typically 256 kbits/second. However, service staff identified some problems. These included alarm integration, eye-to-eye contact, lack of synchronicity between lip move...
African-Americans report less trust in health care providers than whites
...hed their own. Trust in health care providers was rated
on a scale of one to four, with one indicating that the participant could trust providers to do what is best for patients almost all of the time and four almost none of the time. Low trust was defined as a rating of three or four. Low levels of trus...
Study examines impact of optional regulations on heart attack treatment
...ulations for open-heart surgery. The authors also rated
the stringency of the state CON programs, based on the scope of services covered by the CON regulations and the review process hospitals experience when requesting authorization to establish a new program. Using this rating, three states had high CON...
Women attracted to men when they see interest in children refected in their faces
...we account for how physically attractive the women rated
the men," he said. Joining the two in the study are Katherine Hanson, a graduate student in anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Kristina Durante, a graduate student in psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. For th...
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