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Teamwork and Communication Training for Surgical Safety

  Patient safety before, during, and after surgery requires an appropriately educated, committed and empowered health care team, according... Read more

Well-known Hospitals Fail in New Medicare Ratings

The U.S. government released much-anticipated first overall hospital quality ratings last week with many of the country’s best-known facilities... Read more

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Survival Plan Needed to Cope With Leadership Change

Since hospital CEOs tend to have shorter tenures than sports coaches, the key to keeping an organisation thriving is to have a survival plan... Read more

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Mergers Rise in 2016: Response to Value-based Care Drive

Mergers and Acquisitions have increased year-on-year, says Kaufman Hall with the first half of 2016 showing more activity in the same timeframe... Read more

CMS star ratings

CMS Hospital Star Ratings Preview

The CMS ratings agency has released information on distribution of star ratings on hospital quality ahead of release of publishing much-anticipated... Read more

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Hello, my dear readers, Time flies, and here we are – in April 2021.   The last few weeks have been quite emotional because I started to review what has happened over the last 12-13 months, that is between March 2020 – April 2021.   I have only so much space to write down my thoughts here, but Jesus – we would need LIVES... Read more

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

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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

Executive Health Management

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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Prof. Stefan J Schaller

The Post-ICU Patient - Management of Long-Term Impairments After Critical Illness

Survivors of critical illness and their caregivers frequently face long-term...

Dr. Abeer Alzubaidi

Deep Mining for Determining Cancer Biomarkers

The use of omics data for knowledge discovery is an approach that can...

Prof. Craig Kuziemsky

A systems perspective on collaborative care delivery

For collaborative care delivery to be a driver of healthcare transformati

Prof. John (Ioannis) Damilakis

European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging

An update on the EC tender project PiDRL Despite a large number of...

Dr. Jean-Charles Preiser

Water Administration in the ICU

The management of fluids in critically ill patients is a continuing challenge....

Dr. Chulananda Goonasekera

Critical Care Medicine in Sri Lanka

An Evolving Specialty Sri Lanka is steadily progressing to establish...

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