Search Tag: hospitalisations

Executive Health Management

Machine Learning for Costly Illnesses

2017 06 Jun

Machine learning algorithms now enable some hospitals in Boston to predict diabetes and heart disease hospitalisations up to a year in advance with 82% accuracy. In contrast, guidelines used by cardiologists to predict a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease are about 56% accurate. Indeed, those algorithms could become even more accurate with the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Mortality Rates Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals

2017 23 May

New research published by JAMA shows that admission to a major teaching hospital was associated with a lower overall 30-day risk of death compared with admission to a nonteaching hospital. Researchers used Medicare data to compare mortality rates in U.S. teaching and nonteaching hospitals for all hospitalisations and for common medical and surgical... Read more

Executive Health Management

Firearm Related Injuries, Gun Violence Cost Hospitals US$679 million

2015 15 Oct

A new study reveals that the cost of inpatient hospitalisations caused by non-lethal Firearm Related Injuries (FRIs) and gun violence in the U.S. is approximately $679 million annually. The study also shows that FRIs affect the young between 18 to 24 years of age, poor and minority males (including Hispanics and Blacks) in urban settings. The authors... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cash Incentives Help Medicine Intake

2015 13 Sep

For decades, physicians, pharmacists and researchers have been frustrated at patients' inability to adhere to prescriptions and stick to their medication regimens. A research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that nearly twenty to thirty percent of prescriptions are never filled and almost half of all people do not following their... Read more

Cardiology Management

Paediatric Pulmonary Hypertension on the Rise

2015 17 Aug

A recent review of 15 years worth of data in a national paediatric medical database shows a significant increase in hospitalisations for children due to pulmonary hypertension. The report is published in Pediatrics.   As reported by researchers from Johns Hopkins, hospitalisations for pulmonary hypertension have doubled between 1997 and 2012. Charges... Read more