Online Tool Helps Nurses Learn Evidence-Based Practice Skills
As tremendous advances are made in medicine, practitioners have new tools, but they also have more information to absorb and incorporate to provide... Read more
US Spends $4 Billion Per Year On Breast Cancer Overtreatment
A study published this week in Health Affairs reports that the US spends an estimated $4 billion per year on unnecessary medical expenditures... Read more
Higher Mortality For Hospital Patients With Alcohol Addiction
The mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. In addition,... Read more
Anxious Patients May Prefer To Receive Biopsy Results By Phone
Physicians are taught to deliver the results of patients’ biopsies in person, but a survey of patients at three US melanoma clinics indicates... Read more
Mayo Study: AKI Kidneys Can Be Safely Transplanted
New research published in the American Journal of Transplantation indicates that some kidneys affected by Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) may be safely... Read more
Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery
I am writing this blog on a train to Manchester, conscious that I have already missed the Editor's deadline by a few days. I am not sure why, but my chosen title has been more challenging than I expected. At first I wondered about using my Dad's experience of being a stroke patient as my starting point for a diatribe on 'Do Patients Matter?' It would... Read more
I’ve come to the conclusion that many physicians within our ranks are often missing pages, even volumes, when it comes to the leadership skills fundamental to our roles as senior leaders. We are pleased to accept invitations to join management teams and boards of directors. Our excitement, however, is usually fleeting. Our pride and enthusiasm are... Read more
“Good morning Mr. Smith. Good to see you, how are you doing? You’re looking for a new car? That’s good news. We decided that it’s going to be a Ford Focus, ST, 2.0 Eco-boost, 184 KW, 6-gear. Let’s see in our stock if there is a possibility for you to choose the colour—otherwise it will be a red one."Does this conversation look strange to you? I hope... 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 performance... 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, with impressive... Read more
2017 17 Mar
Executive summary In today’s competitive hiring environment, hospitals must do all they can to attract, retain, and develop their workforce. This white paper outlines measures for improving operational efficiency in a way that drives productivity as well as employee satisfaction. It also addresses how to build the kind of institutional climate... Read more
Improving The Provision Of A Compliance Aid Dispensing Service
North Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust (NBT) is the first Acute... Read more
Perioperative Respiratory Management of Morbidly Obese Patients
Obese patients without other major co-morbidities are categorised as class... Read more
Optimising Nutrition With an Integrated Nutrition Module: Myth or Reality?
As a neurointensivist with a strong interest in nutritional support, I... Read more
The fully featured ICU ventilator, HAMILTON-MR1, guarantees uncompromised continuous ventilation care from the ICU to the MRI scanner and back. Its reliability and high performance, with advanced lung-protective strategies and patient-adaptive modes,...
Based on the long-established and reliable OTF/AS cryostat, the new OTF5000 brings the extensive range of Bright cryostats completely up to date. New styling coupled with improved user ergonomics, the latest blade systems in the ever-reliable and powerful...
The Clini-RF is a new type of freezer designed to rapidly freeze specimens for sectioning or processing. It has a rapid freezer tank which can hold object holders as well as hexane for immersion of the specimens. The Clini-RF eliminates the need to use...
Certified Hospital Applications from Surgical Planning to Patient-Specific Treatment The Materialise Mimics Care Suite is the essential, certified platform for image-based planning and Medical 3D Printing in hospitals. With one package, you can address...