Search Tag: patient outcome

IMAGING Management

RSNA15: Patient Mood Can Affect IR Procedures

2015 03 Dec

Feeling high levels of distress, guilt and fear before undergoing an angioplasty or other interventional radiology procedure may lead to a poor outcome, according to a new study to be presented on Thursday, 3 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The study examined data from 230 patients who underwent image-guided... Read more

ICU Management

Does Higher ICU Volume Lead to Lower Mortality?

2015 02 Feb

Large multi-speciality intensive care units (ICUs) are emerging in response to increasing demand for critical care. Consolidation of resources through regionalisation of services aims to contain costs and optimise demand management and operational synergies. Higher patient volumes in ICU have been associated with improved outcomes. Limited evidence... Read more

IMAGING Management

What Can Radiology Learn from Hotels?

2015 05 Jan

A hotelier shares his thoughts on customer service in an article recently published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The article is based on a lecture given by Mr. Horst H. Schulze on how a business or organisation can optimise service for their customers. Schulze currently serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Capella... Read more

Cardiology Management

Patients Not Negatively Affected When Cardiologists Are Away

2014 23 Dec

According to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, having cardiologists away from hospitals for national cardiology meetings did not negatively affect Medicare patients admitted for heart conditions.   A large number of cardiologists take time off work to attend cardiology meetings. To date, how their absence affects patients was unknown. Anupam... Read more


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