US Outspends Europe On Cancer Care But Mortality Remains High
A report that presents results “substantially contrary to previous findings” suggests that cancer mortality rates in the United States have only... Read more
Lost Funding Threatens Training of Primary Care Physicians In Shortage Areas
A new report estimates that the defunding of medical residency training programs in underserved areas of the United States will affect millions... Read more
Only Half of Physicians Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
State databases that monitor prescription medications to prevent the abuse and misuse of controlled substances are used by only half of physicians,... Read more
Hospital Aesthetics Not Enough To Improve Patient Satisfaction
Patient satisfaction ratings do not rise in proportion to hospital renovation expenditures, according to a pre- and post-evaluation study conducted... Read more
EAHP Calls for Universal Use of Electronic Prescribing Across Europe
Ahead of its annual Congress in Hamburg, which is focused on the topic of patient safety, the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)... Read more
Four Steps Within Your Stride: Surprising Insights from Implementing Value-Based Care Delivery
Improve Yourself and Your Healthcare OrganisationOne of the most basic lessons you learn in first year business school is the SWOT analysis - strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. It's a great framework to apply to your business to understand what you do well, what you can improve on, and where the greatest threats to your organisation... Read more
Tremendous progress has been made in healthcare over the last forty years. However there are still three outstanding problems which are found in every health service no matter how they are structured and funded. One of these problems is huge and unwarranted variation in access, quality, cost and outcome, and this reveals a further two: Underuse... Read more
We interview Mark to draw out his knowledge, insight and predictions on the medical equipment industry at large, with a focus on sectioning.Mark Fenn, Director at Bright Instruments, has 38 years’ experience as an expert in the mechanical engineering field. His extensive time in the industry has seen him fulfil many exciting roles, including within... 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 your hospital’s... 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
Does Dexmedetomidine Reduce Delirium by Improving Sleep?
Delirium is a common complication in intensive care unit (ICU) patients... Read more
Quality and Safety in Radiology: A Symbiotic Relationship
Political Background Safety and quality have been highlighted by the E... Read more
Pain Assessment and Management for Intensive Care Unit Patients: Seeking Best Practices
This review article focuses on research-based advances in pain assessment... Read more
Is Enteral Feeding Feasible Early After Abdominal Crisis?
The enteral route is commonly accepted as the first choice for providing... Read more
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...
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 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...
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,...
The HAMILTON-C3 ventilator is a modular high-end ventilation solution for all patient groups. Offering a number of unique features, the HAMILTON-C3 is one of the first ventilators featuring the “Ventilation Autopilot” INTELLiVENT-ASV®. The HAMILTON-C3’s...