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Better Medication Management Reduces Readmissions

According to the American Heart Association, poor medication adherence costs the healthcare system approximately $300 billion annually due to... Read more

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Better Resource Management Minimises Weekend Mortality

Since several studies have now shown that patients admitted to hospitals during the weekend are more likely to die and have serious complications,... Read more

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New Outpatient Model

A hospital in Texas has created a short-stay center to address the increasing demand for outpatient services and a surplus of inpatient beds.... Read more

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Joint Incentives for Surgical Savings

There are significant cost-saving opportunities in the management of operating room inventory if surgeons agree to standardise supplies used... Read more

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Maintaining Medical Certification at Valuable Time Cost

New research indicates that the cost of completing the American Board of Internal Medicine’s maintenance of certification (MOC) programme may... Read more

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Let’s start with a quip. When you want to become an oncologist, you only need three or four years of primary school. You need to be able to read and write. The pathologist will tell you what type of cancer the patient has, you can read in the protocol what to do, what the treatment is, and for the dose you need to know: ‘Is it a man or a woman,... Read more

If somebody had asked me this question, “How are you, nurse?” 6-8 weeks ago, I would have probably cried. The situation in Great Britain was pretty tough, worse than in March-April 2020, when the whole crisis of COVID-19 started for us in the UK! I guess no other European country had to go through that bushfire we have to go through with the... Read more

“Cancer is a mobile disease. It changes while you look at it. Treat it like tuberculosis; 4 drugs for one year, at the same time!” Professor David Tuveson, CSHL   We do not execute what we already know!   Patients are dying because the scientific knowledge that is available today is not implemented to improve the... Read more

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Liver Fibrosis: Patients Can Be At Risk Of Death Even Without Exhibiting Symptoms

2020 18 Dec

1 in 5 advanced fibrosis patients evolves to cirrhosis in as little as two and a half years. The liver is the largest gland in the human body and, weighing roughly two kilograms, it is the second largest organ after the skin. Its varied functions include supplying the brain with glucose, filtering toxins out of the blood, producing proteins,... Read more

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Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

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Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

2020 23 Apr

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more

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Priv. Doz. Dr. Sven Zenker

Transforming Measurement into Understanding: Quantitative Bedside Decision Support

Intensivists today are faced with a growing deluge of quantitative data,...

 Jan Kips

Continuous Improvement Through Peer Learning

Traditionally, the radiology community advocates peer review for quality...

Prof. Maurizio Cecconi

Challenges and Management in Italy and Lessons Learned

Prof. Maurizio Cecconi is the President-Elect of the European Society...

Prof. Peter Pronovost

Embracing Safety as a Science: We Need to Tell New Stories

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, is Director, Armstrong Institute for...

Prof. Angelo Vanzulli

CoviLake Niguarda: Trying to Predict COVID-19 Patient Path

COVID-19 is a new and largely unknown disease, which makes it difficult...

Dr. Fernando Suarez Sipmann

Heart-Lung Interactions from the Lung's Perspective

In this article we describe the characteristics of the interaction between...

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