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IMAGING Management

Take the Effective Communication Quiz

2015 17 Nov

Radiology reports are increasingly becoming more accessible to patients. As such, radiologists need to write well to engage and educate patients through imaging reports, without creating offense or confusion, according to an article published in Journal of the American College of Radiology. To help radiologists improve their communication skills, the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Breast Screening in Germany - Few Well-Informed

2015 13 Nov

Only one in three women participating in Germany’s mammography screening programme (MSP) for the first time is well-informed about it, according to new research from Bielefeld University in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. In addition, women with a higher level of education are more likely to make an informed decision than women with little education.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Engaging Patients in Anaesthesia, Pain Relief Choice

2015 27 Oct

Shared decision making helps create a more patient-centred process. Now a new study finds that patients became more engaged in their anaesthesia and pain relief options after receiving "decision aids" in the form of informational brochures. The results were presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting held in San Diego, California. Surgery is... Read more

Executive Health Management

2015-2016 Best Hospitals Report

2015 24 Jul

U.S. News & World Report has released the 26th edition of the Best Hospitals rankings, which are based on consumer-friendly data and information on nearly 5,000 medical centres nationwide. The Best Hospitals methodology measures patient volume, patient safety, risk-adjusted survival rates and adequacy of nurse staffing, among other care-related factors.... Read more

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