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Executive Health Management

Home Health Visits Can Reduce Admissions

2015 13 Dec

According to a study by RAND Corporation, sending physicians or nurses to a Medicare recipient's home for a comprehensive health assessment can result in fewer admission to hospitals or nursing homes. The programme may result in patients visiting doctors more often but at the same time, it also reduces costs by trimming the amount of care provided.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Attack Test Cuts Hospital Admission

2015 12 Oct

According to findings of trials on 6304 people, it was found that a blood test could halve the number of people admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack. The findings are published in the Lancet. The rapid test evaluates chemical in the blood and could help reduce stress for patients as well as money and it could also ease pressure on hospital... Read more

ICU Management

Frequent ED Use Linked to Higher Admissions, Deaths

2015 12 May

Frequent users of emergency department (ED) care are more than twice as likely as infrequent users to die, be admitted to hospital, or require other outpatient treatment. The new findings are based on a systematic review of available evidence and published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.Relevant data analysed by researchers from the University... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improved Emergency Care Could Reduce Hospital Admissions

2015 08 May

According to a three-year analysis by researchers at Mount Sinai, applying palliative care principles to emergency departments may reduce the number of geriatric patients admitted to intensive care units and could possibly extend lives and reduce Medicare costs. The research is to be published in Health Affairs. The data indicates that over half of... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statins Reduce Hospital Admission for Heart Failure

2015 23 Mar

A meta-analysis of 17 statin trials involving over 100,000 patients shows that statin treatment led to a 10 percent significant reduction in hospital admission for heart failure over an average of four years treatment. The study, reported at the European Atherosclerosis Society Congress, is also published online in The European Heart Journal."While... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Blood Test Rules Out Heart Attack

2015 25 Feb

According to research published by Bournemouth University, a new test rules out heart attacks in patients and could potentially reduce hospital admissions by as much as 40 percent. The research has published in the BMJ Heart Journal. The research administered a blood test to patients who came to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Departments with chest... Read more

Executive Health Management

Looking Beyond Hospitals: Readmissions Affected By Community Characteristics

2015 10 Feb

Hospitals have little or no control over some factors related to their readmission rates, such as poor access to community health facilities outside of the hospital in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. Nonetheless, hospitals in underserved communities are penalised when high readmission rates trigger reductions in Medicare reimbursements. Community-focused... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospice Positively Impacts Medicare Hospitalisations and Spending

2014 11 Nov

A study published in the 12 November issue of JAMA reports that hospice care for Medicare patients who are terminally ill with cancer is associated with fewer intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, lower rates of hospitalisation and invasive procedures, and significant reductions in medical expenditures during a patient’s final year of life. Hospice... Read more

Executive Health Management

Emergency Admissions to Hospital via A&E Up, via GPs Down

2014 11 Nov

According to analysis published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the number of emergency admissions to hospital via A&E departments increased significantly in England from 2001/02 to 2010/11, while the number via GPs decreased. The analysis was conducted by researchers at Imperial College London and was funded by the National Institute... Read more

Cardiology Management

Outpatient Improvements May Prevent AFHS Readmissions

2014 12 Sep

A recent study finds that repeat emergency department (ED) visits for acute heart failure suggest a lack of appropriate outpatient care. It was found that nearly one-third of acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) patients seen in hospital emergency departments in Florida and California had ED visits during the following year. The study was conducted by... Read more

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