A review of more than 2,000 neurosurgical cases found no greater risk of post-operations complications for patients operated on by surgeons conducting overlapping surgeries.
Strong communication among healthcare team members has been shown to influence the quality of working relationships and job satisfaction, and clear communication about task division and responsibilities has been linked to reduced workforce turnover, particularly among nursing staff.
The sophisticated analytics that allow for the gerrymandering of election districts also offer a model that can be applied in the delivery of population health services.
Insulin makers Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi and top pharmacy benefit manager CVS Health are targets in the state investigations. Several of the financial filings note that the state and federal prosecutors want information regarding specific insulins for specific dates in relation to “trade practices.”
Nurses in poorer health had an up to 71% higher likelihood of reporting medical errors than did her healthier peers.
Faced with broad and profound changes in the delivery of healthcare—including declining reimbursements and new mandates to deliver value-based, personalized, and evidence-based medicine—healthcare is benefiting from the growing contributions of medical physicists.
In the absence of adequate published guidance, Iowa researchers produce a five-tiered classification of procedures, encompassing “clean, aseptic, sterile-superficial, sterile-invasive,” and “surgical-like procedures.”
RBC transfusion have increased 134% between 1997 to 2011 to become the most frequently performed hospitals procedure in America. And while they are a vital tool for treating patients, they come with potential risks like allergic reactions, fever, and infection.
What matters most is not the number of high-level centers, but the degrees of coordination across the area’s medical network, including the first responders.
As medicine marches toward its embrace of personalized medicine and immunotherapy, researchers struggle to obtain meaningful discoveries that can be applied to the ever-expanding number of patient cohorts.