Search Tag: hospital stay

Executive Health Management

Improving hospital patient care by cutting long stays

2018 20 Jun

In a joint announcement, NHS England and NHS Improvement said they will spearhead a campaign to cut long stays in hospitals. Shorter stays will benefit patients who would otherwise be stuck in hospital when they are well enough to leave.   Many older people, particularly those who are frail and may have dementia, actually deteriorate while... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cost Savings from Perioperative Goal-directed Therapy

2017 09 Feb

Researchers in France say using perioperative goal-directed therapy (PGDT) during high-risk surgery can help reduce the patient's length of hospital stay and lead to significant cost savings by avoiding complications. Their findings will be published in the journal Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine. The study is available online as an accepted... Read more

Executive Health Management

Shorter ER Stays? Bring in the Nurses

2016 31 Aug

According to the results of a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine , protocols that allow nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. Lead study author Matthew Douma,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Earlier Surgical Intervention for Mitral Valve Disease Better

2015 14 Jun

According to an article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, earlier surgical intervention and less invasive techniques when treating degenerative mitral valve disease are more beneficial for patients than watchful waiting. Degenerative mitral valve disease is irreversible and can eventually lead to regurgitation and heart failure.... Read more

IT Management

Do EHRs Impact Ischaemic Stroke Patient Outcomes?

2015 09 May

Electronic health records (EHRs) may be important to have a more high-tech and transparent healthcare system, but new research reveals that using EHRs was not associated with better quality of care or clinical outcomes for ischaemic stroke patients. The study, reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , analysed data of 626,473... Read more

Executive Health Management

Minimally Invasive Surgery Saves Money

2015 27 Mar

In a new analysis of surgical outcomes, it was revealed that greater use of minimally invasive surgery for certain common procedures can help reduce post-operative complications and can also reduce the nation's health care bill by hundreds of millions of dollars. The research was conducted by John Hopkins investigators and was published in JAMA-Surgery.... Read more