Search Tag: USA

ICU Management

Study: Charted VAP Rates do not Match Nationally-Reported Rates

2016 14 Nov

A study of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) rates in intensive care units (ICU) published in JAMA  has revealed that rates have remained stable since 2005, in contrast to the declining rates reported for medical and surgical ICUs by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network. Persistently... Read more

ICU Management

One in Five Americans Report Visiting Emergency Room at Least Once in the Past Year

2013 06 Jun

In 2011, 20 percent of U.S. adults reported at least one emergency room visit in the past year, and 7 percent reported two or more visits, according to Health, United States, 2012, the government’s annual, comprehensive report on American’s health.  The 36th annual report is now available at  The report includes a compilation... Read more

ICU Management

The Cost and Quality Conundrum of American End-of-Life Care

2013 05 Jun

At first glance, America is making great strides toward a medical and cultural shift in its approach to end-of-life care: More and more providers are recognizing the benefits of hospice, more people are dying at home, and many health care organizations are institutionalizing the discussions between providers and patients that would help patients... Read more

IMAGING Management

Mammogram Rate for 40-49 Year Olds in the U.S. Shows No Decline

2013 07 May

More than three years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammogram screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49, a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds that mammogram rates in the United States have not declined in that age group, or any other. The study results are published... Read more

ICU Management

Death Rates Rise At Geographically Isolated Hospitals in the U.S., Study Finds

2013 03 Apr

For 15 years, Congress has bestowed special privileges to some small remote hospitals, usually in rural areas, to help them stay afloat. Medicare pays them more than it pays most hospitals and exempts them from financial pressure to operate efficiently and requirements to reveal how their patients fare. Nearly one in four hospitals qualifies for the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Job Prospects for Radiologists in the United States

2013 15 Mar

AuthorProf. Stephen R. BakerProfessor and Chairman of RadiologyNew Jersey Medical SchoolNew York, U.S.Editorial Board MemberIMAGING ManagementThe golden age of radiology in the United States has drawn to a close. Perhaps after a period of adjustment, a new resplendent silver age might occur but for the present and medium term the prospects are guarded. Why... Read more