Search Tag: mortality rates

ICU Management

Protocol for Identifying Patients at Risk of AKI

2015 08 Nov

A new streamlined approach for early detection and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) has reduced mortality rates by 23 percent and hospital length of stay by 13 percent, according to a pilot study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 in San Diego. AKI is a common condition that affects 21 percent of hospitalised adults and 33 percent of hospitalised... Read more

Executive Health Management

ACS NSQIP Data 'More Accurate' than Administrative Data

2015 30 Jul

Data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) are more accurate than administrative data for driving surgical quality improvement in hospitals, according to two new studies presented at the 2015 ACS NSQIP National Conference in Chicago. The first study, conducted by Inova Health System in Virginia,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Higher Mortality For Hospital Patients With Alcohol Addiction

2015 07 Apr

The mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. In addition, they die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction. This is what scientists from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of... Read more

Executive Health Management

US Outspends Europe On Cancer Care But Mortality Remains High

2015 04 Mar

A report that presents results “substantially contrary to previous findings” suggests that cancer mortality rates in the United States have only modestly decreased since 1970, even with significant spending on cancer treatment. Compared to Western European countries, the US spent more money, but did not save more lives. Furthermore, the cancer deaths... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospital 'For-Profit' Conversion: No Impact on Quality of Care

2014 22 Oct

US hospitals that converted from nonprofit to for-profit status in the 2000s subsequently enjoyed better financial health, but their conversion made no difference in the quality of care provided or mortality rates, according to researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. Their study examined characteristics of US acute care hospitals... Read more

Cardiology Management

Strategies to Reduce AMI Mortality Rates

2014 29 Sep

Survival rates after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) vary markedly across US hospitals. From 2006 to 2009, 30-day risk-standardised mortality rates (RSMR) after AMI varied from 13.2 percent to 18.4 percent at the 5th and 95th percentiles of hospitals, respectively. Although substantial efforts have been made to improve hospital performance, there... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Decrease in Risk of Death Among ICU Patients With Severe Sepsis

2014 18 Mar

According to an Australian/New Zealand study, released early in JAMA to coincide with its presentation at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, it appears that during the years 2000 to 2012, a reduction in the risk of death for critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis or septic shock was registered. This finding... Read more


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