Geriatric Consultations Improve Outcomes for Elderly ER Patients
Patients over the age of 65 who need surgical treatment for traumatic injuries benefit from early consultation with a geriatrician, according... Read more
Patient Questionnaire Helps Measure Postoperative Disability
An international study suggests that a simple-to-use patient questionnaire can help doctors measure the risk of disability in patients following... Read more
Ebola: Local Health Departments' Role in Global Crisis
Experience with the Ebola outbreak highlights local health departments' essential role in responding to global health threats posed by infectious... Read more
Most Cancer Patients Prefer Shared Decision Making
Patient perceptions of care quality are increasingly considered in healthcare performance metrics. The Institute of Medicine has recommended... Read more
Excessive Patient Demands Not Driving Healthcare Costs
The high costs of healthcare are not driven by cancer patients requesting expensive tests or treatments beyond their doctor’s recommendations,... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
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
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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
Healthcare futurist, entrepreneur, professor of molecular oncology, author and international keynote speaker, Koen Kas is driven by the aim to make healthcare personalised, preventive and, above all, delightful. He has published his vision in the books Sick no More, which describes how we will transition from reactive ‘sickcare’ to pro-active healthcare... 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
Persistent Organ Failure Before Death in Patients with Severe Sepsis
Intensivists are used to describing the patient’s condition at the time... Read more
Challenges of Preparing Students For Careers in the NHS
England’s National Health Service (NHS) is facing significant challenges... Read more
Controlling Patient Workflow in a Radiology Department
For the purpose of protecting patient safety and upholding quality standards... Read more
Crises in health sector and pharmaceutical companies
A crisis action plan is necessary to avert negative fallout ... Read more
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