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10/9/15 - 2,593 patients die in CMCH in past 7 months
As many as 2,593 patients died in Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, in seven months from January to August 2015 against admission of 45,992 patients. As many as 31,477 patients were discharged and 3,659 Left Against Medical Advice. The LAMA ratio or percentage has increased in this largest Teaching Hospital of upper Sindh due to single rea
10/9/15 - A cost-effective alternative for treating staphylococcal bloodstream infections
"These findings, coupled with the cost savings involved with using cefazolin over nafcillin, make it an appealing first line agent for most MSSA bloodstream infections," said Maggie Monogue, Clinical Pharmacy Fellow at Hartford Hospital Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development. Experiments conducted in the laboratory suggest that high-den
10/9/15 - Accused killer of Rainier police chief must be medicated for insanity, court says [The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.]
Oct. 08 In a question of who knows best three doctors at the Oregon state mental hospital or a judge the Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a man accused of killing Rainier's police chief in 2011 can be forced to take anti-psychotic drugs. The high court ruled that Columbia County Circuit Judge Ted Grove has the power to order the Or
10/9/15 - ACO model associated with reduction in use of low-value services
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Boston, MA In the first large-scale study to assess the effects of the Affordable Care Act's reforms to physician and hospital payments on the use of wasteful health care services, researchers have found that a new Medicare payment model reduced the number of times patients received
10/9/15 - AcuteCare Telemedicine Partners with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital on Telestroke Program
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health& Medicine Week Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is improving treatment for stroke patients with the launch of a Telestroke program, which allows neurologists to remotely evaluate patients around the clock through real-time conferencing with a Telerobot monitor. AcuteCare Telemedicine and InTouch Health
10/9/15 - Allegheny General Hospital Opens Trial of Investigational Vaccine for Prevention of Leading Cause of Healthcare-Associated Infections, Clostridium... [Cihan News Agency (Turkey)]
-Allegheny General Hospital, part of Allegheny Health Network, today announced that it will enroll patients in a clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational vaccine for the prevention of primary symptomatic Clostridium difficile infection. With the emergence of difficult-to-manage strains of C. diff, CDI has become m
10/9/15 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado Partners with Script Adviser to Provide Access to Infectious Disease Specialists
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health& Medicine Week Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced it has partnered with Script Adviser to provide access to infectious disease specialists via telemedicine for Colorado members who otherwise might require emergency care, hospital admission or would have to be transported from a rural, mounta
10/9/15 - ARIA Oncology Information System Certified for Use to Demonstrate "Meaningful Use" of an Electronic Health Record
Varian Medical Systems today announced that its ARIA oncology information system has been certified as a Complete Electronic Health Record. As a result, hospitals and clinics can use ARIA to qualify for financial incentives from the Medicare and Medicaid programs when they demonstrate meaningful use of the technology. ARIA received certificati
10/9/15 - Bedelle District Hospital Expansion Project Inaugurated
A 5.6 million Birr Bedele District Hospital expansion project was inaugurated at Bedele Town, Illu Ababora Zone in the Oromia State Yesterday. Bedele Breweries with the support of the Heineken African Foundation has invested 5.6 million Birr to expand Bedele District Hospital which serves 10 districts. In this respect, Bedele Brewery and Heineken A
10/9/15 - Buhari's Ministerial List - How Things Are Getting Worse for Nigerian Women [opinion]
The door to the hospital burst open and a man rushed into the waiting area screaming for the doctors and nurses. His screams for help shattered the serenity of the morning, but it was enough to get the entire hospital staff rushing out to know what the matter was. Through the man's screams, the hospital staff were able to gather that he had a wife
10/9/15 - Cancer Cases On the Increase in Nakuru
Cases of cancer are increasing in Nakuru county. He said 148 cancer patients had gone through the Naivasha Palliative Care Clinic since it opened in 2012.. Ombiro said the clinic offers screening before patients are referred to the Kenyatta National Hospital or the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
10/9/15 - Cancer Costs Torment Patients As Much As the Disease
"Cancer is a death sentence," said one cancer patient waiting for his medication at Parirenyatwa Hospital. Radiotherapy costs between US $3 000 and US $4 000 for an entire course, while chemotherapy sessions cost between US $100 and US $1 000 per cycle, depending on the stage which the cancer has reached. In Zimbabwe, free treatment can be accessed
10/9/15 - Carroll Hospital to open ER suites for seniors [Carroll County Times, Westminster, Md.]
Oct. 09 Carroll Hospital is putting the finishing touches on its new emergency department senior care suites four private rooms where older patients will be afforded a more comfortable than usual hospital experience starting in November. The rooms will feature creature comforts, such as softer mattresses and lighting, and are also located in a
10/9/15 - Chairman's departure leaves Luis Board struggling to meet quorum rules again [The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas]
CROIX The Luis Hospital board is back to a bare-bones quorum after Dr. Anthony Ricketts resigned his seat and new board member Vera Falu took hers during the board's meeting Wednesday night. Kenneth Mapp on Friday, was at the hospital board meeting on Wednesday to say a few final words.
10/9/15 - Cigna, The University of Tennessee Medical Center Expand Network Agreement for 2016
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Cigna and The University of Tennessee Medical Center are expanding their network relationship. "Working together with The University of Tennessee Medical Center, we are pleased to expand access for our LocalPlus customers," said Greg Allen, president of Cigna in Tennessee. Our expande
10/9/15 - CNA students learn skills
Local high school students recently received scholarships for the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Hammond-Henry Hospital. Members of the Hammond-Henry Hospital Auxiliary matched contributions from Black Hawk College Foundation and Hammond-Henry Hospital Foundation to provide scholarship funds to local high school students to assist with...
10/9/15 - Congo virus treatment: Health dept urged to release funds
According to an official at Hayatabad Medical Complex, the hospital does not have adequate resources to cater to the needs of patients suffering from the virus. Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2015. The post Congo virus treatment: Health dept urged to release funds appeared first on The Express Tribune.
10/9/15 - Data on Health and Society Described by Researchers at Yale University (Wide Variation Found In Hospital Facility Costs For Maternity Stays Involving...
Data on Health and Society Described by Researchers at Yale University. According to news reporting originating in New Haven, Connecticut, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Childbirth is the leading cause of hospital admission in the United States, yet there has been little research on variation in hospital costs associated with childbirth.
10/9/15 - Data on Health and Society Detailed by N. Pourat and Co-Authors (In California, Primary Care Continuity Was Associated With Reduced Emergency...
Data on Health and Society Detailed by N. Pourat and Co-Authors. For more information on this research see: In California, Primary Care Continuity Was Associated With Reduced Emergency Department Use And Fewer Hospitalizations. Health Affairs, 2015; 34: 1113-1120. Health Affairs can be contacted at: Project Hope, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd, Ste 600, Be
10/9/15 - Data on Helicobacter pylori Reported by Researchers at Rabin Medical Center (Appropriateness of Repeating Helicobacter pylori Culture and...
Data on Helicobacter pylori Reported by Researchers at Rabin Medical Center. According to news reporting originating from Petah Tiqwa, Israel, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Current guidelines recommend direct Helicobacter pylori culture and antibiotic susceptibility testing following 2 failed eradication attempts.
10/9/15 - Death and money in the ICU: Pneumonia findings surprise researchers
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News ANN ARBOR, Mich. When an older person gets hospitalized for pneumonia, where's the best place to care for them? And despite the ICU's reputation as a high-cost place to care for patients, the costs to Medicare and hospitals were the same for both groups. Cooke and his colleagues, inc
10/9/15 - Doctors Without Borders seeks investigation into US bombing of Afghan hospital [FARS News Agency]
-The discrepancies between the US and Afghan accounts of the US-led bombing that struck a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last week call for an independent investigation by a never-before-used international body, said Joanne Liu, president of Doctors Without Borders, in a speech on Wednesday. MSF seeks an investigation by the International Humanit
10/9/15 - Fairview weighs merger with University of Minnesota doctors [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Oct. 09 Twenty years after Fairview Health rescued the University of Minnesota's financially ailing hospitals and clinics, the hospital organization is considering a merger with the university's private physicians group, creating a single health care provider that can keep pace with a changing market that demands efficiency. While the organizatio
10/9/15 - Fewer Pediatric Services For Residents Of Hartford's North End [The Hartford Courant]
Oct. 09 HARTFORD In the 16 months since St. Francis Hospital reduced staff and relocated some services at its two outpatient clinics in north Hartford, the number of patient visits dropped by thousands in pediatrics, and the hospital had to scramble to reopen OBGYN services after a community outcry. As the hospital has reduced clinical staff in
10/9/15 - Findings from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Yields New Findings on Palliative and Supportive Care (Acupuncture To Treat The Symptoms Of...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health& Medicine Week New research on Palliative and Supportive Care is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Boston, Massachusetts, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Patients enrolled in hospice and palliative care programs experience a vast array of symptoms requiring
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