Looking Beyond Hospitals: Readmissions Affected By Community Characteristics
Hospitals have little or no control over some factors related to their readmission rates, such as poor access to community health facilities... Read more
Surgical Site Infection Tops List of Reasons for Unplanned Readmissions
Hospital readmissions present a major challenge for administrators working to reduce costs and improve care quality metrics. It is not only... Read more
Better Postoperative Outcomes Not Tied To Metrics Reporting
Improved surgical outcomes are not related to the use of systems which capture and report postoperative metrics. Hospitals which participate... Read more
Pre-Diagnostic Care Seldom Reflected in Quality Measures
The quality measures endorsed by The National Quality Forum (NQF) are not always applicable to the management of patients prior to their diagnoses,... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
Artificial Intelligence: a next way forward for healthcare
Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen was the first female doctor in Norway to complete her (voluntary) military services, serving for the UNIFIL Forces in South Lebanon and has worked for the Red Cross in several counties. For ten years, she was the medical director for Europe, Middle East and Africa for MedAire , Inc., and got involved in patient safety... Read more
PART 1 It is important to differentiate between the terms of costs, cost containment, expenditures, and price. Cost is usually the amount spent to produce goods or services. Cost containment is a dominant problem in the health care field, but not addressed from a comprehensive management and policy perspective. In order to... Read more
The factors that may influence the shift of the supply are the change in costs for suppliers, change in medical technology and change in many physicians in the healthcare industry. On the other hand, the factors that may influence the shift of the demand are the change in population or market size, change in patient preferences, change in the price... Read more
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In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne contamination Jürgen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Grüter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because they contribute... Read more
2019 08 Aug
In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function of closed infusion systems against microbial touch- and airborne contamination Dr. Jörg Brünke, QualityLabs BT GmbH, 90411 Nuremberg, Germany BACKGROUND Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major problem for healthcare systems as they contribute to increased morbidity and... Read more
2019 08 Aug
In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne and touch contamination Juergen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Griiter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major problem in the healthcare system because... Read more
The Future of ICU Prediction Scores in the Era of 'Big Data'
Fuelled by the growth in electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, the... Read more
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Vented dispensing pin with swabable needlefree access valve (0,2µm air filter and 5µm particle filter).
Vented dispensing pin with swabable needle-free access valve designed for injections and withdrawals of toxic fluids from containers (i.e. glass vials, semi-rigid and glass container). Featured with an integrated air filter (0,2 µm) and particle filter...
Cyto-Set® is a single-use, sterile infusion system for administration of different cytotoxic drugs via one single closed line-system by gravity or pressure. The Cyto-Set® system reduces the risk of contamination of person and environment when preparing...
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...
Inline IV filter for connection to an IV set for retention of particles, bacteria, fungi and endotoxins. elimination of air Advantages By using B. Braun IV filters the overall complication rate could be reduced by 10%. Using IV filters...
This fully featured ICU ventilator is the first ventilator able to be used at a magnetic field strength of up to 50 mT. The HAMILTON-MR1 combines reliability and high performance with patient-adaptive modes that support advanced lung-protective strategies,...