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- Patient choice extended. // Pulse;6/8/2006, Vol. 66 Issue 23, p12
The article reports on the extension of patients' hospital choice by the British Government. Patients can now choose their preferred hospitals to include additional treatments in National Health Service (NHS) foundation trusts and various independent treatment centers. The list includes 15...
- Assessing the Stability of Values and Health Care Preferences of Older Adults. Martin, Vicki C.; Roberto, Karen A. // Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Nov2006, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p23
The purpose of this study was to examine the stability of health care decisions and the influencing values of competent older adults in late life (N = 21) during a 7-year period. Participants were given a list of value indicators from which they were asked to identify the five that most...
- Prioritisation of patients on waiting lists for hip and knee arthroplasties and cataract surgery: Instruments validation. Allepuz, Alejandro; Espallargues, Mireia; Moharra, Montse; Comas, Mercè; Pons, Joan M. V. // BMC Health Services Research;2008, Vol. 8, Special section p1
Background: Prioritisation instruments were developed for patients on waiting list for hip and knee arthroplasties (AI) and cataract surgery (CI). The aim of the study was to assess their convergent and discriminant validity and inter-observer reliability. Methods: Multicentre validation study...
- Equity, waiting times, and NHS reforms: retrospective study. Cooper, Zachary N.; McGuire, Alistair; Jones, S.; LeGrand, J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/19/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7722, p673
Objective To determine whether observable changes in waiting times occurred for certain key elective procedures between 1997 and 2007 in the English National Health Service and to analyse the distribution of those changes between socioeconomic groups as an indicator of equity. Design...
- Clinical digest. Recent decline in use of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing could push up death rates. // Nursing Standard;1/22/2014, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p20
The article discusses the article "Mortality Rates at 10 Years After Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing Compared With Total Hip Replacement in England: Retrospective Cohort Analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics" by R. Kendal et al. in the "British Medical Journal", which found that a decline in...
- Cost of many common treatments varies widely across Europe. Tanne, Janice Hopkins // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/19/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7636, p114
This article reports on the costs of common medical, surgical and dental procedures across Europe, noting that they vary considerably from country to country. A study looked at the cost of hip replacement, treatment for stroke and heart attack, delivery of a child, an appendectomy, cataract...
- New life for old hips. // Consumer Reports on Health;Dec95, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p142
Reports that a panel from the US National Institutes of Health has concluded that hip-replacement surgery is safe and effective for nearly anyone suffering from unrelenting hip pain and lost mobility. New materials and techniques; Importance of regular checkups.
- Hip Surgery--Playing the Numbers Game. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Apr2003, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p7
Deals with the increasing number of total hip replacement surgeries in the U.S. Factors being considered by patients who plan to undergo the surgery; Complications of the surgery.
- An operation that usually works. Mazur, Marcia // Nation's Business;Apr94, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p67
No abstract available.