Search Tag: Discharge

Cardiology Management

Quality of Care for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2016 26 Feb

According to a study published in JAMA Cardiology, there is significant variation among U.S. hospitals with respect to adherence to recommended care after an in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). The study shows survival rates are much higher when hospitals adhere to these recommendations. Approximately 200,000 patients are treated for IHCA annually in... Read more

ICU Management

Ethical Problems in ICU Admission and Discharge Decisions

2015 14 Apr

The intensive care unit (ICU) is an ethically charged environment: life and death decisions are made daily. Particularly when medical criteria alone are insufficient in deciding what is the right thing to do, healthcare professionals can be faced with an ethical dilemma. For example, deciding whether to discharge a patient not quite ready for the general... Read more

Executive Health Management

"Virtual Ward" Care Does Not Prevent Readmissions

2014 30 Sep

A study was conducted with patients at high risk of hospital readmission or death after hospital discharge, which used a virtual ward model of care. The findings showed that there was no significant reduction in the rate of readmission or death up to a year following the discharge of the patient. Readmissions are common and can be very costly for... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2014: Preventing Readmission to the ICU

2014 29 Sep

Safe ICU discharge is a matter of patient status and infrastructure, according to Peter van der Voort, Amsterdam, speaking at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine annual congress in Barcelona today. Making discharge of patients safer, whether they are discharged home or to another ward in the hospital, is important in preventing readmission... Read more


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