Hospice Positively Impacts Medicare Hospitalisations and Spending
A study published in the 12 November issue of JAMA reports that hospice care for Medicare patients who are terminally ill with cancer is associated... Read more
Emergency Admissions to Hospital via A&E Up, via GPs Down
According to analysis published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the number of emergency admissions to hospital via A&E departments... Read more
Functional Medicine: A Holistic Treatment Approach
The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH, USA) formally opened its Center for Functional Medicine (CFM) on 23 September 2014, making it the first... Read more
Biomarker Tests Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions
On-the-spot tests for bacterial infections, which only take about three minutes to process, may help to reduce excessive use of antibiotics.... 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
Making critical care education BASIC: a collaborative approach to training
This article highlights the key current challenges of intensive care... Read more
Redefining the role of hospitals - innovating in population health
The 27th EAHM Congress looks at providing healthcare to a changing... Read more
Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure
Most patients with liver cirrhosis remain in a compensated stage for... Read more
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