News tagged with hospital medicine
UCSF researchers found that poor HIV-infected individuals living in San Francisco are significantly more likely to visit emergency rooms and to have hospital stays if they lack access to food of sufficient quality and quantity ...
Health Aug 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with Alzheimer's disease who suffered episodes of delirium while hospitalized had a sharply increased rate of mental decline for up to five years after being hospitalized compared to those who did not have any such ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
There is "substantial variation" in the stocks of essential antidotes used to treat various types of life threatening poisoning incidents in UK acute hospitals, finds research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
Other Aug 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Hospitals in areas with large minority populations are more likely to be overcrowded and to divert ambulances, delaying timely emergency care, according to a multi-institutional study focused on California.
Health Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with diabetes or congestive heart failure who receive care from doctors with high levels of patient overlap have lower total health care costs and lower rates of hospitalization, according to a new ...
Health Aug 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study published today in PLoS Medicine re-evaluates the role of public reporting of hospital-acquired infection data.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Hospitalization for physical illness more than doubles the risk of suicide, with approximately one-quarter of suicides attributable to physical illness, according to research published online ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study suggests that safety-net hospitals (SNHs), which typically care for poor patients, performed more poorly than other hospitals on nearly every measure of patient experience and that could have financial consequences ...
Health Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A hospital-based surveillance study conducted by Ciara O'Reilly of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA and colleagues describes the risk factors for death amongst children who have been hospitalized ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Half of patients hospitalized for a heart attack or heart failure will make a mistake with their medications within a month of checking out of the hospital, new research shows.
Cardiology Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- A pharmacist-delivered intervention does not significantly improve the rate of clinically important medication errors following discharge among hospitalized heart patients, according to a study ...
Medications Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An overactive thyroid gland, or hyperthyroidism, may increase the risk of hospitalization for heart and blood-vessel disease even after surgery to remove the gland, according to a new study. The results will be presented ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Alcohol may be involved in up to 640,000 hospital admissions and nearly 2 million visits to emergency care departments in England and Wales every year, suggests research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
Health Jun 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A cost-effectiveness analysis conducted by Edwine Barasa of the Kenya Medical Research Institute Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Nairobi, Kenya and colleagues estimates that a complex intervention aimed at improving ...
Health Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Unprofessional behavior among hospitalists is rare, but those who do behave poorly share common features, according to research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Other Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0