US Spends $4 Billion Per Year On Breast Cancer Overtreatment
A study published this week in Health Affairs reports that the US spends an estimated $4 billion per year on unnecessary medical expenditures... Read more
Higher Mortality For Hospital Patients With Alcohol Addiction
The mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. In addition,... Read more
Anxious Patients May Prefer To Receive Biopsy Results By Phone
Physicians are taught to deliver the results of patients’ biopsies in person, but a survey of patients at three US melanoma clinics indicates... Read more
Mayo Study: AKI Kidneys Can Be Safely Transplanted
New research published in the American Journal of Transplantation indicates that some kidneys affected by Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) may be... Read more
Study Finds Poor Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Techniques in the Operating Room
Direct observational research at a large hospital in Sweden reveals that compliance with recommended hand disinfection and aseptic techniques... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
It’s no secret that the NHS is under-staffed and under-funded. It’s hard to read the news without coming across a report on the doctor-shortage, its impact on patient care and the growing cost of agency locums. Indeed, according to a recent analysis from the King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation, the gap between available staff and... Read more
Dr. Ramsay is Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, a position that he has held since 1989. He is also Co-Medical Director of Operating Room Services. He serves as a member of the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Medical... Read more
Head of Marketing
By now, everyone is familiar with the impact that a shortage of nurses has on healthcare organisations. In any hospital, nurses are one of the highest budget components, and not just because of absolute employee numbers. Excessive overtime and the stress associated with it increases costs twice: first with the increased rate of pay, and second with... Read more
2017 16 May
Introduction Hospitals around the world are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes – whether because they are operating in a fee-for-performance or value-based care environment, or simply because today’s increasingly informed patients are deliberately pursuing treatment at facilities with a reputation for superior care. Whatever... Read more
2017 07 Apr
Executive summary A hospital’s reputation can do much to help attract patients, qualified staff, and recommendations from referring physicians. This white paper examines the factors that shape hospitals’ reputations in the eyes of these audiences, the assumptions that patients make about hospital quality, the role of the Internet and public... Read more
2017 21 Mar
Executive summary Hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve their overall quality of care. In order to contend with this challenge, many hospitals have implemented measures to establish high-quality care standards. For the most part, hospitals have elected to establish clinical pathways designed to govern the entire care process,... Read more
Scatter Radiation Exposure During Mobile X-Ray Examinations
The main goal of this research was to quantify scatter radiation exposure... Read more
Fast-track surgery: a multidisciplinary collaboration
Prof. Henrik Kehlet reflects on the progress of fast-track surgery and... Read more
The future of healthcare: Turning challenges into opportunities
Providing value-based care will be one of the driving forces in the... Read more
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