Many Severe Sepsis Survivors Experience Preventable Readmissions
Rehospitalisation within 90 days is common for survivors of severe sepsis, in which internal organs begin to shut down in response to serious... Read more
Physician-Pharma Conflicts of Interest Matter To Clinical Trial Participants
New research suggests that multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are interested in knowing the details of their physicians’ financial relationships... Read more
Medical Documentation: Fair Return on Time Investment?
The documentation of patient information can occupy as much as half of a clinician’s working day, despite scant evidence that all of the collected... Read more
Insurance Status Affects Outcomes For Brain Tumour Patients
Uninsured brain tumour patients or those who use Medicaid experience longer hospital stays and are more likely to develop medical complications,... Read more
Overdiagnosis Risk In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
Artificial Intelligence: a next way forward for healthcare
Every two years, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) organises a conference that brings together 500 health industry executives from around the globe for networking and enriching discussions. For the 8th IFC Global Private Healthcare Conference, held in Miami on March 27–28, we also unveiled a bold new initiative that aims to prod the industry... Read more
There are few who doubt that Brexit – whenever and however it happens – will have an impact on the NHS. There will be implications for access to, or cost of, drugs and other physical resources, as well on its ability to maintain sufficient workforce capacity and skills. What is unclear is whether that impact, will be as daunting as the Y2k threat... Read more
While the staffing crisis facing the NHS has been well-documented , the mechanics behind how Trusts secure skills, and how this contributes to the problem is rarely discussed. The fact is that NHS Trusts are frittering away millions of pounds each year through inefficient, disjointed staffing strategies, and small tweaks in terms of... 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
3D Printed Kidney Phantoms Will Optimise Radiation Dose
How can affordable cost 3D printed kidney phantoms assist nuclear medicine... Read more
The R-Evolution in Laboratory Medicine: The Need for a New Medical Paradigm
The EuroMedLab Congress this year aims to offer insight into the direction... Read more
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Who Could Benefit?
This article summarises the current ratio and scientific evidence on... Read more
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