News tagged with quality
A quality improvement platform developed at Boston Children's Hospital could help health care provider groups continuously improve their medical practice, curbing costs and improving patient outcomes. Successful outcomes ...
Health May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—For eight inpatient surgical procedures, mortality is similar at critical access hospitals (CAHs) and non-CAHs, but costs are higher at CAHs, according to a study published online May 1 in JAMA Su ...
Surgery May 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A new study is the first to report a significant positive association between long sleep duration and the development of colorectal cancer, especially among individuals who are overweight or snore regularly. The results raise ...
Cancer Apr 30, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Experiencing connections, regularities, and coherence in their environment may lead people to feel a greater sense of meaning in life, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2013 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0
More than a third of stroke patients don't get to the hospital by ambulance, even though that's the fastest way to get there, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart ...
Cardiology Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In the days when American physicians dispensed oracular commands and their judgments were rarely questioned, a doctor could take it upon himself with few ethical qualms to keep from a patient the bad news of a terminal diagnosis.
Health Apr 28, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Although many Americans are now breathing cleaner air, others are living in cities that are more polluted than they were a decade ago, a new report shows.
Health Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Deep male voices and high-pitched female voices are perceived as more attractive because listeners gauge the speaker's body size from the frequency of their voice, according to research published April 24 in the open access ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
By 2030, you—and every U.S. taxpayer—could be paying $244 a year to care for heart failure patients, according to an American Heart Association policy statement.
Cardiology Apr 24, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Due to its ageing population, the Netherlands is seeing an explosive growth in the number of dementia patients. This is expected to increase from 250,000 in 2013 to 500,000 in 2050. Cost cutting in the healthcare ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Surgery is more effective than medicine at providing relief from the symptoms of persistent heartburn and reflux, a University of Aberdeen-led study has found.
Cardiology Apr 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Children love fatty and sugary foods. Or do they? New research contradicts the idea that all children under the age of ten have the same taste in food and highlights the importance of the country of residence, ...
Health Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study could help earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, after a Malaysian researcher working for Newcastle University in the UK identified that even early in the disease people experience symptoms.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Among patients with a coronary heart disease or stroke event from countries with varying income levels, the prevalence of healthy lifestyle behaviors (such as regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet, and not smoking) ...
Cardiology Apr 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The chance of infection in some hospital wards varies dramatically according to whether the nurses leave the windows open.
Other Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0