Search Tag: Risk

Health Management

Risk & Danger

2017 19 Sep

Without risk there is no progress or development. But risk, as with any professional action, needs to be identified and managed if its potential is to be harnessed optimally. A strong position on risk management is essential in today’s rapidly-changing healthcare world to avoid danger; danger in cyber security, danger in staff care and, critically,... Read more

Health Management

What could possibly go wrong?: Thinking about the risks and benefits of medical treatments

2017 19 Sep

How much do clinicians—and patients—really know about the likely outcomes of the decisions they make, and how can we help them know more? Should I start taking statins? Should I go for a breast cancer or prostate cancer screening test? Or even just should I take another ibuprofen for my backache—that headline about them potentially causing an increased... Read more

Health Management

Improving risk literacy

2017 19 Sep

Developing risk literacy could greatly benefit healthcare   What research is undertaken at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy?   Our goal is to help people in their struggle to understand and assess risks and to facilitate better risk-related decisions. Our primary focus has been on healthcare where transparent risk communication can support patients... Read more

Health Management

Infographic: Risk

2017 19 Sep

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IMAGING Management

Study: False-Positive Mammograms May Point to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

2015 08 Dec

A new study has found that women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer for up to 10 years after the false-positive result.The study, by Louise M. Henderson, PhD, assistant professor of radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and colleagues is published in Cancer... Read more

IT Management

When Analytics Doesn't Show The Real Picture

2014 28 Jul

Recent changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are intended to further strengthen efforts to improve patient care in the U.S. As a result, hospitals in the country are required to be paid based on how much they improved their patients' health and not on the number of tests and procedures performed.Some data brokers or vendors were... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiation Risks in Paediatric CT: An Evaluation

2014 16 May

An online survey of members of a national Canadian PEM physician association was conducted to gauge possible malignancy risks from diagnostic tests that are conducted on children in the emergency department. The study was specifically related to head computed tomography (CT).   There is no doubt that CT is one of the most important diagnostic tools... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM 2014: Astute Medical to Host Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

2014 18 Mar

Event Highlights Routine Use of The NephroCheck ® Test For AKI Risk AssessmentMillions of hospitalised patients are affected by acute kidney injury (AKI) globally each year, making this a significant health threat. An educational symposium being held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30 local time during the 34th International Symposium on Intensive... Read more

Executive Health Management

Death by Chocolate: Added Sugar Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2014 04 Feb

According to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine the consumption of added sugar, which as per definition is added during the processing or preparing of foods, not naturally occurring as in fruits and fruit juices, is associated with increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).   Many US adults consume more added... Read more

IMAGING Management

Cancer Risk from Radiation Exposure From CT Scans

2013 10 Jun

According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, abdomen/pelvis, chest or spine, in children younger than age 14 more than doubled from 1996 to 2005, and this associated radiation is projected to potentially increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer in these children in the future, according... Read more