Tag: "workload" at medical news

Follow-up care for breast cancer patients is 'devalued and deregulated'

... The specialists recognised that reduced clinical workload was the major benefit of discharging their patients to primary care, but had concerns. Mr Donnelly said: "Specialists felt that changes to the primary care infrastructure would make them more likely to discharge earlier. These changes included incr...

Pistachios may calm acute stress reaction

...fter the 3-ounce pistachio diet likely reduced the workload on the heart," says West. "This pattern of change would be beneficial if it is maintained long term. It is possible that other foods that are high in unsaturated fat and antioxidants would have a similar effect."...

Pharmacists' workload contributes to errors

...x systemswhich are intended to decrease pharmacist workload and increase the efficiency of prescription receip...dings are consistent with other reports concerning workload and medication errors. We need to take a closer look at what we can do better in community pharmacie...

Does endurance exercise promote life-threatening changes in athletes' hearts?

...ubject the thin-walled RV to a greater increase in workload than the thick-walled left ventricle, with subsequent changes to the structure of the RV." Prof Heidbchel said that athletes who undertake endurance sports should not worry too much. Ventricular arrhythmias are very uncommon. "But they need to be vi...

Computer-aided detection could help breast cancer screening

...berdeen and Cancer Research UK have found that the workload of radiologists could potentially be halved by usi...le in America and some European countries. "The workload associated with mammography is extremely high, with double-reading taking place on around 1000 mammo...

Thirty percent of nurses report both verbal and physical abuse in the last four working weeks

...pect of their work, after the 51 percent who cited workload as the biggest problem. "Another key finding of this research was that although verbal and physical spreads across every branch of healthcare from paediatrics to psychiatry and community services to critical care few staff made their complaints o...

Treating medically unexplained symptoms

...and so far untreatable) condition that adds to the workload of medical staff and thus increases the cost of health care. Researchers in Germany conducted a study in which patients considered to have this condition were asked to listen to three audiotapes. For comparison, the same tapes were also played to hea...

Should patients have to opt out of electronic records?

...m earlier availability of information, reduces the workload on hard pressed services, and cuts the bureaucracy for both practices and patients. However, he stresses the need for a large publicity campaign six months before the start of the service, telling patients what is going to happen, the potential ben...

Social mealtimes boost wellbeing of nursing home residents

...vention that did not need extra staff, or increase workload or costs, say the authors. With motivated staff, this programme is easy to achieve on a low budget....

Survey: Perceptions of male culture may deter women from a career in surgery

... 49 percent of men and 28.0 percent of women cited workload considerations 66.7 percent of men vs. 47.8 percent of women chose family concerns 83.3 percent of women and 76.5 percent of men worried about lifestyle during residency 40 percent of women and 21.6 percent of men were deterred by their view of th...

Research provides promising evidence of new drug therapies in lethal lung disease

...the lungs resistance to blood flow and reduces the workload of the heart. "It is an extremely exciting time for physicians involved in the care of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension because of the explosion of novel drugs within the last few years," commented Paul A. Corris, Professor of Thoracic M...

5 finalists compete for Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research

...aft is estimated at $2.37 Billion. The additional workload the Center is accommodating in the dock spaces freed up will bring in additional revenue of $119 Million through 2008, with this number projected to increase to $248 Million by 2009....

Hormone can predict pulmonary hypertension and potential death or survival

...rt disease, BNP serves as a marker of an increased workload in the right heart originating from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension," Dr. Behr said. During the 10 months following the study, 31 participants (18 percent) died of cardiopulmonary causes. "Patients who died during the follow-up period more...

Doctors must work together better to improve survival in teenage and young adult cancer patients

...er physicians and surgeons are so busy with a huge workload that the rarer teenage and young adult cancers do not really register or resonate with them. This is why it is so very important that some specialists do take a big interest and coordinate care for TYAs." At present, TYA cancer patients in the UK ca...

Future of cancer research in Europe under threat

... 120 in 2002 to 70 in 2005 (42% decrease), but the workload of the ethics committee has increased. These numbers seem to confirm the initial worries about the future of investigator initiated clinical cancer research, say the authors. Current and future patients with metastatic cancer should be worried. If re...

Research adds to concerns about surgeons performing occasional breast cancer operations

...e procedures can take years to manifest. "Although workload and hence experience is a major determinant of outcome, it is expertise that it most important. However, there is normally a close correlation between the number of procedures a surgeon carries out and his or her level of expertise. "Quality assuran...

Money won't buy you happiness

...satisfaction, adds the author. Scant control over workload or decision-making correlates with lower happiness levels. And "make sure you're not working so hard that you've no time left for personal relationships and leisure", says the author. The happiness of its citizens should be the business of governme...

Aging population will impose huge NHS burden

...he UK's ageing population will impose considerable workload and financial pressures on the NHS. The number of people aged 65 and over is predicted to increase by about 53% between 2001 and 2031. This is likely to lead to an increase in the number of people who have chronic diseases, including cardiovascular d...

Making the most of our precious nursing resources

...t the needs of individual patients or the variable workload of nurses and could not be quickly changed if needed, Dr Plummer found. "If patients require higher levels of care, wards with nurses caring for these patients are not generally allocated more staff under the current Victorian system," she said. "Und...

Fast-tracked sexual health screening offered with morning-after pill

...amydia." She added: "The study will not add to the workload of pharmacies indeed pharmacists are supposed to advise women asking for emergency contraception about sexually transmitted infection. Now they can give them a direct offer of help. "The study will gather confidential information on the previous ST...

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