Hospital Care

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Hospital Care articles

Quality of life at end of life for patients with cancer
Better quality of life at the end of life for patients with advanced cancer was associated with avoiding hospitalizations and the intensive care unit, worrying less, praying or meditating, being visited by a pastor in a hospital or clinic, and having a therapeutic alliance with their physician.

Emergency department visita are lower among most satisfied patients
Higher patient satisfaction appears to be associated with lower odds of emergency department use, higher odds for inpatient hospitalization, greater health care and prescription expenditures, and higher mortality risk.

Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla to build hospital for needy children
Recently Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla revealed that she would build a hospital only for children. A hospital that combines homoeopathy and ayurveda with allopathy.

Private room intensive care units associated with lower infection rates
Converting hospital intensive care units (ICUs) to private rooms is associated with a reduction in the rate at which patients acquire infections, according to a report in the January 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Electronic medical records not always linked to better care in hospitals
Use of electronic health records by hospitals across the United States has had only a limited effect on improving the quality of medical care, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Vitamin C rapidly improves emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients
Treatment with vitamin C rapidly improves the emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, according to a study carried out by researchers at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and the affiliated Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI).

New docs linked to death spike in July
Are new medical residents a threat to patient health? According to sociology professor David Phillips and his student Gwendolyn Barker from the University of California, San Diego, fatal medication errors peak in July in counties with teaching hospitals, which coincides with the yearly influx of new medical residents who are given increased responsibility for patient care.

Sepsis and pneumonia cost $ 8.1 billion to treat
Two common conditions caused by hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) killed 48,000 people and ramped up health care costs by $8.1 billion in 2006 alone, according to a study released in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Uninsured Americans have a higher mortality rate after trauma
Americans without health insurance appear more likely to die following admission to the hospital for trauma than those with health care coverage, revealed by researchers.

H1N1 hospitalization can occur at all ages
In contrast with some common perceptions regarding 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infections, an examination of cases in California indicates that hospitalization and death can occur at all ages. About 30 percent of hospitalized cases have been severe enough to require treatment in an intensive care unit.

Apollo Hospital Delhi to pay 2 lacs, free treatment
Apollo Hospital in New Delhi has been ordered by the Delhi High Court to provide the poor patients with free treatment. Delhi High Court has imposed a fine of two lacs (Rs.200000) on Apollo Hospital and the Delhi government for not abiding by an earlier court order.

MRSA may accompany hospital patients to home
Infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) appears relatively common among patients discharged from the hospital into home health care, revealed by researchers. In addition, about one-fifth of infected patients may transmit the organism to other people in their households.

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore ranked as one of top US hospitals
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country for neurology and neurosurgery, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2009-10 America's Best Hospitals edition.

Doctors' concerns about care often not addressed, UK
Hospital doctors are frequently frustrated in attempts to raise concerns about standards of care and push forward ideas, a BMA survey indicates.

Women with chest pain get no proper treatment from paramedics
Women with chest pain are less likely than male patients to receive recommended, proven therapies while en route to the hospital, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Two New Reports on Health Care Quality, US
At a speech before the AFSCME Nurses Conference Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discussed two new HHS reports on the quality of health care in America and challenged hospitals to work to reduce health care associated infections.

Housing and care result in fewer hospital emergency visits
An intervention that provided housing and case management to homeless adults with chronic medical illnesses reduced hospitalizations and emergency department visits, according to a study in the May 6 issue of JAMA.

Researchers uncovered working of superbug
An international team of scientists, led by Monash University researchers, has uncovered the workings of a superbug that kills elderly hospital patients worldwide - a discovery that has the potential to save lives and health care systems billions of dollars each year.

Private hospitals more safer for pregnant women
For women delivering a single baby at term in Australia, the prevalence of adverse perinatal outcomes is higher in public hospitals than in private hospitals.

High barriers to dental care exist for 12 million children
As the nation begins to focus its attention on the prospects of major health care reforms, one important aspect of health must not be overlooked ? access to affordable dental care for children. If left untreated, tooth decay in childhood can lead to lifelong tooth and gum problems, hospitalizations and emergency room visits, delayed physical development and loss of school days.

India to set up more AIIMS like medical institutions
The India Cabinet approved the proposal to set up two AIIMS-Like institutions in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, in the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).

Checklist helps reduce surgical complications
Hospitals in eight cities around the globe have successfully demonstrated that the use of a simple surgical checklist, developed by WHO, during major operations can lower the incidence of surgery-related deaths and complications by one third.

Mobile phone bans should be lifted in hospitals, UK
Hospitals in England should consider allowing more liberal use of mobile phones, following new guidance issued today by the Department of Health.

COPD hospitalizations on the rise in US
A joint report released by the American Lung Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota COPD Coalition shows that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is sending more Minnesotans to the hospital, and may be contributing to rising health care costs across in the state.

Australian public hospitals need $3 billion - AMA
Australian Medical Association (AMA) President, Dr Rosanna Capolingua, said the public hospital system was ?flat lining' and the COAG meeting next week may be its last hope for resuscitation.

Medicare will not pay for extra care
New US federal regulations to restrict Medicare payments to hospitals for the extra care required to treat patients harmed by certain preventable infections and medical errors go into effect on Wednesday, October 1.

Palliative care access varies widely in US
There has been rapid growth of new, innovative palliative care consultation services in the US's hospitals. More than half of the 50-bed or larger hospitals in the U.S. offer palliative care services to ease pain and suffering for seriously ill patients and their families.

Patients choice may destabilise health services, says BMA, UK
Patients deserve real choice when making decisions about their treatment, but exercising that choice may destabilise existing services, the UK BMA warns as the UK Department of Health announces changes to provision of elective hospital care from 1st April 2008 in England.

Heart attack survival lower during nights and weekends
Patients who have an in-hospital cardiac arrest at night or on the weekend have a substantially lower rate of survival to discharge than hospitalized patients who experience a cardiac arrest during day/evening times on weekdays, according to a study in the February 20 issue of JAMA.

27% lower mortality in top hospitals, finds HealthGrades
Patients treated at top-rated hospitals in US are nearly one-third less likely to die, on average, than those admitted to all other hospitals, according to a study released by HealthGrades (Nasdaq: HGRD), the leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

8 human cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Peshawar, Pakistan
The Ministry of Health in Pakistan has informed WHO of 8 suspected human cases of H5N1 avian influenza infection in the Peshawar area of the country. These cases were detected following a series of culling operations in response to outbreaks of H5N1 in poultry. One of the cases has now recovered and a further two suspected cases have since died.

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