Medical deaths: should doctors be allowed to learn from mistakes?
Patient safety is an important consideration in the delivery of care. While providers continually seek ways to improve patient safety and... Read more
NHS counters GDPR with millions-strong research dataset
In today's technology-driven world, data has become one of the most valuable commodities. And particularly in healthcare, the protection... Read more
Medical schools promote desperately-needed leadership training
Healthcare systems are evolving rapidly and medical schools need to keep up by strengthening programmes to help physician leaders master... Read more
Obesity kills: doctors call for better training for effective care
With European Obesity Day taking place on May 19, General Practitioners (GPs) across Europe are calling for increased and improved training... Read more
Can wearables help protect healthcare staff from violence?
Compared to workers in other sectors, healthcare staff face significant risks of workplace violence. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety... Read more
Building a Blueprint to Implement VBHC at Operational Level
Digital Health Diplomacy in Chained Globalised Health Context
Charitable Institutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Pisa Experience
Healthcare Workforce and Organisational Transformation with AI – Enacting Change
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
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
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
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
Unmasking the Triumphs, Tragedies, and Opportunities of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes to society and the... Read more
PCT-guided Antibiotic Stewardship in COVID-19 Patients
Professor Michael Mansour is a physician-scientist with a research... Read more
Separate and concentrate― a sustainable business model for general hospitals?
Reducing management complexity in patient care. Research shows... Read more
In the intensive care unit, every move has to be right, every procedural step has to follow on seamlessly from the previous one. Stiegelmeyer spoke with the people who bear great responsibility every day in this aspect. Their wishes and requirements...