Addressing Secondary Prevention of Osteoporosis in Fracture Care: Follow-up to "Own the Bone"
- National Quality Forum sets a new direction and common quality goals. Corrigan, Janet M. // AHA News;11/26/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 24, p4
The article reports that the National Quality Forum (NQF) has set a new direction and common quality goals with respect to patient care and safety within hospitals, in November 2007. Reportedly, NQF is focused on improving the systems including provider organizations, consumer groups,...
- Experts Highlight Strategies for Managing Hospital Patient Surges Following a Terrorism Event. // PA Times;Sep2004, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p4
Focuses on strategies for handling surge of hospital patients following a terrorism event, released by disaster experts in the U.S. Requirements for response planning; Issue of identifying decals for driver's licenses to licensed medical providers; Opportunities for health care professionals.
- RWJF project tracks data to check equality of care. // Hospital Access Management;Nov2007, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p131
The article discusses the Expecting Success program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) in collaboration with ten U.S. hospitals. The program aims to establish a uniform system of tracking data to ensure that American hospitals provide equal care to patients regardless of race, ethnic...
- Positioning opportunities abound as hospital patients become consumers. Steiber, Steven R.; Boscarino, Joseph A. // Marketing News;2/18/1983, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p5
The article presents information on the positioning opportunities available to patients in hospitals. Hospital bed occupants today are not merely patients but consumers of hospital services and are spending approximately 50% of the time in selecting where to be hospitalized. Health care...
- Routine care of peripheral intravenous catheters versus clinically indicated replacement: randomised controlled trial. Webster, Joan; Clarke, Samantha; Paterson, Dana; Hutton, Anne; van Dyk, Stacey; Gale, Catherine; Hopkins, Tracey // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);7/19/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7662, p157
Objective To compare routine replacement of intravenous peripheral catheters with replacement only when clinically indicated. Design Randomised controlled trial. Setting Tertiary hospital in Australia. Participants 755 medical and surgical patients: 379 allocated to catheter replacement only...
- How Do You Round? Lerner, Mark // Radiology Management;Jul/Aug2014, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p30
The article discusses how hospitals can improve patient experience. Topics discussed include patient experience involving the satisfaction of customers toward their inpatient and outpatient stays and emergency department encounters, linking reimbursements to Hospital Consumer Assessment of...
- Learning from death: a hospital mortality reduction programme. Wright, John; Dugdale, Bob; Hammond, Ian; Jarman, Brian; Neary, Maria; Newton, Duncan; Patterson, Chris; Russon, Lynne; Stanley, Philip; Stephens, Rose; Warren, Erica // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jun2006, Vol. 99 Issue 6, p303
Problem: There are wide variations in hospital mortality. Much of this variation remains unexplained and may reflect quality of care. Setting: A large acute hospital in an urban district in the North of England. Design: Before and after evaluation of a hospital mortality reduction programme....
- A Study of OPEB Healthcare Cost Trend Rate Assumptions by State Governments. Plante, Catherine; Brooks, Richard C. // Journal of Government Financial Management;Winter2014, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p18
The valuation of OPEB is based on an assumed growth rate in healthcare costs. This article compares the growth rate of healthcare costs used by states prior to and since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. This assumption has a major impact on the OPEB liability reported.
- Consumers. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;9/20/94, Vol. 68 Issue 18, p19
Reports that an increasing number of hospitals are offering care and services provided by staff members who speak the patients' native language. Interpreter services at Baptist Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Associates; Services provided at Baptist; Mount Sinai's services in Japanese.