Preoperative Care: Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Preoperative Period: The period before a surgical operation.Hospitals, Teaching: Hospitals engaged in educational and research programs, as well as providing medical care to the patients.Hospitals, University: Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.Hospitals, General: Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Hospital Costs: The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Hospitals, Urban: Hospitals located in metropolitan areas.Nursing Staff, Hospital: Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.Economics, Hospital: Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.Hospitals, Pediatric: Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Hospitals, Special: Hospitals which provide care for a single category of illness with facilities and staff directed toward a specific service.Hospital Bed Capacity: The number of beds which a hospital has been designed and constructed to contain. It may also refer to the number of beds set up and staffed for use.Hospitals, District: Government-controlled hospitals which represent the major health facility for a designated geographic area.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Hospitals, Private: A class of hospitals that includes profit or not-for-profit hospitals that are controlled by a legal entity other than a government agency. (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Financial Management, Hospital: The obtaining and management of funds for hospital needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Hospital Charges: The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Hospital Planning: Areawide planning for hospitals or planning of a particular hospital unit on the basis of projected consumer need. This does not include hospital design and construction or architectural plans.Postoperative Period: The period following a surgical operation.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Hospital Departments: Major administrative divisions of the hospital.Hospitals, Psychiatric: Special hospitals which provide care to the mentally ill patient.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Rectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the RECTUM.Hospital Records: Compilations of data on hospital activities and programs; excludes patient medical records.Hospital Units: Those areas of the hospital organization not considered departments which provide specialized patient care. They include various hospital special care wards.Equipment and Supplies, Hospital: Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Surgical Procedures, Operative: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)Libraries, Hospital: Information centers primarily serving the needs of hospital medical staff and sometimes also providing patient education and other services.Surgery Department, Hospital: Hospital department which administers all departmental functions and the provision of surgical diagnostic and therapeutic services.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Outpatient Clinics, Hospital: Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.Patient Discharge: The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Patient Admission: The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.Hospital Bed Capacity, 500 and overSurgical Procedures, Elective: Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.Hospitals, County: Hospitals controlled by the county government.American Hospital Association: A professional society in the United States whose membership is composed of hospitals.Cross Infection: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.Hospitals, Municipal: Hospitals controlled by the city government.Food Service, Hospital: Hospital department that manages and supervises the dietary program in accordance with the patients' requirements.Hospital Information Systems: Integrated, computer-assisted systems designed to store, manipulate, and retrieve information concerned with the administrative and clinical aspects of providing medical services within the hospital.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Postoperative Care: The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Intraoperative Care: Patient care procedures performed during the operation that are ancillary to the actual surgery. It includes monitoring, fluid therapy, medication, transfusion, anesthesia, radiography, and laboratory tests.United StatesObstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and management of services provided for obstetric and gynecologic patients.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Neoadjuvant Therapy: Preliminary cancer therapy (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone/endocrine therapy, immunotherapy, hyperthermia, etc.) that precedes a necessary second modality of treatment.Neoplasm Staging: Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.Hospitals, Religious: Private hospitals that are owned or sponsored by religious organizations.Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Intraoperative Period: The period during a surgical operation.Combined Modality Therapy: The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.Patient Readmission: Subsequent admissions of a patient to a hospital or other health care institution for treatment.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Diagnosis-Related Groups: A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.Hospitals, Maternity: Special hospitals which provide care to women during pregnancy and parturition.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Inpatients: Persons admitted to health facilities which provide board and room, for the purpose of observation, care, diagnosis or treatment.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Intraoperative Complications: Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.Reoperation: A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Coronary Artery Bypass: Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.Nursing Service, Hospital: The hospital department which is responsible for the organization and administration of nursing activities.Hospital Shared Services: Cooperation among hospitals for the purpose of sharing various departmental services, e.g., pharmacy, laundry, data processing, etc.Laboratories, Hospital: Hospital facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Laparoscopy: A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.EnglandQuality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Perioperative Care: Interventions to provide care prior to, during, and immediately after surgery.Cardiology Service, Hospital: The hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the cardiac patient.Surgical Wound Infection: Infection occurring at the site of a surgical incision.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Hospital Bed Capacity, under 100Vascular Surgical Procedures: Operative procedures for the treatment of vascular disorders.Hospital Bed Capacity, 100 to 299Hospitals, Veterans: Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Blood Loss, Surgical: Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.Premedication: Preliminary administration of a drug preceding a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure. The commonest types of premedication are antibiotics (ANTIBIOTIC PROPHYLAXIS) and anti-anxiety agents. It does not include PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION.Hospitals, Military: Hospitals which provide care for the military personnel and usually for their dependents.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.Adenocarcinoma: A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.Digestive System Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the digestive system or its parts.Intensive Care Units: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee: Replacement of the knee joint.Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Patient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Bed Occupancy: A measure of inpatient health facility use based upon the average number or proportion of beds occupied for a given period of time.Hospitals, AnimalPancreaticoduodenectomy: The excision of the head of the pancreas and the encircling loop of the duodenum to which it is connected.Neurosurgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Patient Transfer: Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.Tertiary Care Centers: A medical facility which provides a high degree of subspecialty expertise for patients from centers where they received SECONDARY CARE.Ambulatory Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on an outpatient basis. It may be hospital-based or performed in an office or surgicenter.Health Facility Size: The physical space or dimensions of a facility. Size may be indicated by bed capacity.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Hepatectomy: Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Purchasing, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Recovery of Function: A partial or complete return to the normal or proper physiologic activity of an organ or part following disease or trauma.Surgery, Computer-Assisted: Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.Prostatectomy: Complete or partial surgical removal of the prostate. Three primary approaches are commonly employed: suprapubic - removal through an incision above the pubis and through the urinary bladder; retropubic - as for suprapubic but without entering the urinary bladder; and transurethral (TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION OF PROSTATE).Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Neoplasm Recurrence, Local: The local recurrence of a neoplasm following treatment. It arises from microscopic cells of the original neoplasm that have escaped therapeutic intervention and later become clinically visible at the original site.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Nurseries, Hospital: Hospital facilities which provide care for newborn infants.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Kaplan-Meier Estimate: A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)Medical Records: Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.Psychiatric Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the organization and administration of psychiatric services.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip: Replacement of the hip joint.Ownership: The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building.Utilization Review: An organized procedure carried out through committees to review admissions, duration of stay, professional services furnished, and to evaluate the medical necessity of those services and promote their most efficient use.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal: An abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of the ABDOMINAL AORTA which gives rise to the visceral, the parietal, and the terminal (iliac) branches below the aortic hiatus at the diaphragm.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Esophagectomy: Excision of part (partial) or all (total) of the esophagus. (Dorland, 28th ed)Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.Housekeeping, Hospital: Hospital department which manages and provides the required housekeeping functions in all areas of the hospital.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Oncology Service, Hospital: The hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the cancer patient.Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Drainage: The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.Anesthesia Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration of functions and activities pertaining to the delivery of anesthetics.Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive: Procedures that avoid use of open, invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Lymphatic Metastasis: Transfer of a neoplasm from its primary site to lymph nodes or to distant parts of the body by way of the lymphatic system.Orthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Esophageal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the ESOPHAGUS.Radiotherapy, Adjuvant: Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Pneumonectomy: The excision of lung tissue including partial or total lung lobectomy.Health Facility Merger: The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.BrazilComorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Spinal Fusion: Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)Medication Systems, Hospital: Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients in hospitals. Elements of the system are: handling the physician's order, transcription of the order by nurse and/or pharmacist, filling the medication order, transfer to the nursing unit, and administration to the patient.Risk Adjustment: The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)Colectomy: Excision of a portion of the colon or of the whole colon. (Dorland, 28th ed)Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic: Excision of the gallbladder through an abdominal incision using a laparoscope.Hospitals, Chronic Disease: Hospitals which provide care to patients with long-term illnesses.Anesthesia: A state characterized by loss of feeling or sensation. This depression of nerve function is usually the result of pharmacologic action and is induced to allow performance of surgery or other painful procedures.Myocardial Infarction: NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).Decompression, Surgical: A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Personnel Administration, Hospital: Management activities concerned with hospital employees.Perioperative Period: The time periods immediately before, during and following a surgical operation.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Monitoring, Intraoperative: The constant checking on the state or condition of a patient during the course of a surgical operation (e.g., checking of vital signs).Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Formularies, Hospital: Formularies concerned with pharmaceuticals prescribed in hospitals.Hospital-Physician Relations: Includes relationships between hospitals, their governing boards, and administrators in regard to physicians, whether or not the physicians are members of the medical staff or have medical staff privileges.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Blood Transfusion: The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)Biopsy, Needle: Removal and examination of tissue obtained through a transdermal needle inserted into the specific region, organ, or tissue being analyzed.JapanAdmitting Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the flow of patients and the processing of admissions, discharges, transfers, and also most procedures to be carried out in the event of a patient's death.Great BritainHospitals, High-Volume: Hospitals with a much higher than average utilization by physicians and a large number of procedures.Infection Control: Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.Endosonography: Ultrasonography of internal organs using an ultrasound transducer sometimes mounted on a fiberoptic endoscope. In endosonography the transducer converts electronic signals into acoustic pulses or continuous waves and acts also as a receiver to detect reflected pulses from within the organ. An audiovisual-electronic interface converts the detected or processed echo signals, which pass through the electronics of the instrument, into a form that the technologist can evaluate. The procedure should not be confused with ENDOSCOPY which employs a special instrument called an endoscope. The "endo-" of endosonography refers to the examination of tissue within hollow organs, with reference to the usual ultrasonography procedure which is performed externally or transcutaneously.Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Endoscopy: Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.Visual Acuity: Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Chemotherapy, Adjuvant: Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Nigeria: A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.Child, Hospitalized: Child hospitalized for short term care.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
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  • In addition to collecting patient-reported outcomes, comprehensive medical record information for each patient beginning with the preoperative assessment and spanning throughout the surgery or procedure, hospitalization period, time spent in intensive care and follow-up clinic visits is incorporated into the database. (
  • Our F1RSTClient portal offers secure, seamless access to the entire perioperative process, featuring our proprietary F1RSTAnesthesia software and F1RSTAnalytics, our dashboard providing Insight at Your Fingertips. (
  • Author: Uppal S;Bazzi A;Reynolds RK;Harris J;Pearlman MD;Campbell DA;Morgan DM Title: Chlorhexidine-Alcohol Compared With Povidone-Iodine for Preoperative Topical Antisepsis for Abdominal Hysterectomy. (
  • Beginning within its Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, VOX's FemmeCare for C-Section and FemmeCare for Hysterectomy Programs will empower patients to be collaborative partners in their preoperative preparation and recovery from surgery. (
  • The initial programs, VOX FemmeCare for C-Section and VOX FemmeCare for Hysterectomy, provide preoperative education, coordination and pre-screening assessments to make sure that each patient is prepared for their surgical procedure and monitors each patient throughout their recovery through daily symptomatic observations and a corresponding alert escalation and notification system. (
  • The software can calculate alignment parameters with the preoperative planning tools NuvaLine and NuvaMap and can intraoperatively correct using real-time intraoperative assessment with NuvaMap O.R. software. (
  • As anatomy changes between a preoperative CT and intraoperative fluoroscopy because of patient positioning and the insertion of stiff material, a much more precise planning is possible if the surgeon performs an intraoperative rotational angiography, takes an automatic segmentation of the aorta, places markers for the renal arteries and other landmarks in 3D and then overlays the contours on 2D fluoroscopy. (
  • The overarching purpose of SATISFY-SOS is to implement a rigorous process to assess short-term and intermediate-term outcomes of surgical and procedural patients who receive anesthesia services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital facilities, located in St. Louis, Missouri. (
  • Additionally, mortality data including cause of death for all patients will be ascertained via the National Death Index and from information in hospital records. (
  • We continue to see increased interest in our latest OMNIBotics technology from surgeons, patients and hospitals. (
  • In addition, OMNI designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes a wide range of proprietary hip and knee implants and is focused on providing cutting edge technologies to transform outcomes in joint replacement surgery and enhance a surgeon's ability to help patients live active and pain-free lives. (
  • This study will evaluated the epidemiology and the outcome of patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in 27 european nations. (
  • End users such as veterinary and diagnostic care centers, patients and caregivers, and hospitals and nursing staff have been foretold to be served by the top participants in the India sterilizers and surgical, dental care and equipment disinfectors market. (
  • By making partial knee replacements a more accessible option through enabling very precise and predictable results, the patients who qualify for partial knee replacement have available a surgical procedure that is generally associated with smaller incisions, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay (or an outpatient procedure in some cases), and quicker recovery when compared with the total knee replacement alternative. (
  • By improving preoperative diagnostic accuracy, the company aims to help patients avoid unnecessary invasive procedures while reducing healthcare costs. (
  • and small, wireless, wearable devices to monitor hospital patients' vital signs. (
  • Aid Networks LLC (AIDN) is a seed stage medical device R&D company developing small, portable, wireless, wearable vital sign monitors for hospital patients. (
  • With this system we are proposing a clinical pilot study in a small number of patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital to evaluate basic feasibility and to gather qualitative assessment of the video augmentation system. (
  • To assess whether a cataract surgery patient-information video reduces patients' preoperative anxiety levels. (
  • The questionnaire was administered to a control group of consecutive preoperative cataract surgery patients who had not seen the information video. (
  • Previous studies have reported high levels of anxiety amongst preoperative patients, and have attempted to quantify this through the use of a questionnaire. (
  • Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, can be safely performed in an outpatient setting in select patients, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. (
  • Patients with large MHs associated with high myopia were enrolled in the Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from February 2014 to January 2015. (
  • This study was part of a larger cohort of facial fracture patients of at least 18 years of age who participated in a prospective study of patients' quality of life after surgery between the years 2006 to 2010 in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital. (
  • The case records of patients with acute corneal graft rejection diagnosed at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China between April 1995 and March 2000 were analysed. (
  • With more than $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has approximately 2,600 employees and operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. (
  • Priority 1 patients include hospital patients, pre-operative patients in acute care settings and symptomatic healthcare workers. (
  • Researchers in Spain first introduced the screening tool in 2005 after a growing number of hospitals miscalculated undernutrition among patients. (
  • Anne Eshelman, Ph.D., of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and colleagues surveyed 74 patients with ESLD before liver transplant and six months' post-op, and asked their primary caregivers what degree of closeness they felt in their relationship. (
  • The preoperative examination done to obtain precise measurements frequently must be carried out with the patients under brief general anesthesia, as are all surgeries, which are all outpatient procedures. (
  • We studied the clinical records of 58 patients with metabolic syndrome, T2DM, and body mass index (BMI) 32 to 50 kg/m2 who underwent LRYGB in our hospital. (
  • Twelve months after surgery, patients from the 2 groups were also observed with reduction in BMI, percent excess weight loss (EWL), preoperative FPG, and HbA1c as compared with these indicators before surgery. (
  • REMS programs serve as a registry of patients, physicians, hospitals, and pharmacies dispensing a REMS-required product. (
  • 500/year) for a single hospital in New Zealand 10 and has been a leader in the field of innovative management of hip fracture patients. (
  • As a tertiary hospital with a large number of acute orthopaedic admissions (4,748 in 2014), evaluation of an effective treatment pathway for these patients has become important to use the finite resources efficiently. (
  • An affiliated hospital is a hospital where a doctor can practice and admit patients. (
  • In their newest round of Medicare contracts, which began August 1, 2011, QIOs will work to reduce readmissions 20% by 2013 and provide technical assistance to participants in the Community Care Transitions Program (CCTP), a $500 million, five-year demonstration program established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA as amended, P.L. 111-148) to help participating hospitals improve discharge procedures and manage patients' care transitions more effectively. (
  • The preoperative surgical staging changed throughout the study period, resulting in improved survival rates for patients in the later years. (
  • The poster presented preliminary data from a subset analysis of an investigator-initiated, prospective study, documenting that among 24 node-positive patients, 100 percent had successful wire-free localization (WFL) placement with 0.0 mm migration throughout NAT on standard-of-care preoperative surveillance imaging (mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and PET/CT). (
  • The strategic partnership enables Saint Peter's University Hospital, an acute care teaching hospital within the Saint Peter's Healthcare System , to strengthen its ERAS program and advance the quality of care provided to patients. (
  • Furthermore, hospital ambulatory patients are known to differ from office patients in their demographic characteristics and are also thought to differ in medical aspects (reference 3). (
  • All consecutive adult patients with a diffuse secondary peritonitis between 2012 and 2013 were collected from a quaternary care hospital in Finland, excluding appendicitis/cholecystitis. (
  • According to Dr. Douglas J. Rhee , Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University Hospitals / Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Chair of the Glaucoma Clinical Committee for ASCRS, and a participant in the trial, "The results from the COMPARE Trial correlate closely with what we have previously observed in our laboratory and others on the various trabecular bypass devices. (
  • Veracyte's Afirma® Thyroid FNA Analysis centers on the proprietary Afirma Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) and is becoming a new standard of care in thyroid nodule assessment. (
  • Preoperative assessment and investigations for prostatitis have not been assessed.13 urologists do not patient aged 20 years and/or those weighing over 22 kg. (
  • Through its proprietary IQQA® Web-enabling technology and clinical partnership, EDDA offers cloud-based OnDemand services that can employ IQQA® applications for treatment planning and assessment-anytime, anywhere, through a real-time interactive interface. (
  • SFN (proprietary software from Lightfoot Solutions) 11 helps to identify variations, trends and patterns, which allows the assessment of the introduction of change in clinical practice from admission to the emergency department (ED), peri-operative management, rehabilitation and discharge. (
  • Founded in 1987, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology, oncology, critical care and endoscopy. (
  • CERVIVA ( ) is a multi-investigator collaboration led by Trinity College and encompassing researchers at a range of Irish academic institutions, hospitals and commercial diagnostic or biotechnology companies. (
  • This technology has the potential to positively impact hospital costs associated with various stages of the patient care continuum during knee surgery. (
  • OMNI is a privately held company with a proprietary robotic platform, OMNIBotics , which allows surgeons to conduct patient-specific total knee surgery designed to enhance patient satisfaction and reduce hospital costs. (
  • Surgeons must integrate technique, craft, art, science, data bits and experience at stages of preoperative evaluation, strategic planning and during the steps of performing surgery. (
  • Providing a patient-information video before cataract surgery was an inexpensive and effective intervention in reducing preoperative anxiety. (
  • A standardized care pathway for children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion surgery reduces the need for opioid pain medications and shortens hospital stays at Children's National Health System. (
  • The following year, Lima announced a unique collaboration with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, the country's top-ranked musculoskeletal health and orthopaedic hospital, to open the first point-of-care 3D manufacturing facility on hospital grounds. (
  • The explanatory variables were gender, age, treatment delay from trauma to surgery, fracture site, horizontal depth of the fracture, fracture area, maximum vertical dislocation of the fracture, and preoperative volume difference. (
  • Proprietary surgical procedures XLIF ® , XALIF™ and XFixation™ are integrated with the Pulse surgical automation platform, enabling a surgeon to perform multiple procedures from the lateral position throughout the entire surgery. (
  • In addition to his private practice and surgery center, Dr. Zehr has been named Chief of Surgery for Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida and Medical Director of The Joint Care Center at Landmark . (
  • The hospital advised Mr. O'Shaughnessy that it was not urgent to address the trigeminal schwannoma, so it wasn't until a few months later that he returned to Dr. Braat, who placed a more permanent stent in his ear and strongly suggested that he visit Eric Genden, MD, Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Co-Director of the Skull Base Surgery Center at Mount Sinai. (
  • Dr. Iloreta employed a novel technology called Surgical Theater to reconstruct the tumor three dimensionally both for preoperative planning and for use during the surgery. (
  • Cataract surgery is generally performed by an ophthalmologist in an ambulatory setting rather than an inpatient setting, in a surgical center or hospital. (
  • The UNiD™ HUB software also serves to enhance the existing proprietary IT utilized by Medicrea's UNiD™ ASI platform for digital surgical planning to create a seamless communication channel between the Company's UNiD™ LAB biomedical engineers and Surgeon users to deliver UNiD™ TEK, patient-specific spinal implants manufactured by Medicrea through proprietary rod bending and 3D printing techniques. (
  • Based on the notion that outcomes in human transplantation were unacceptable due to the requirement for long-term pharmacologic immunosuppression, and building on significant preclinical data, investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital attempted to achieve tolerance in humans. (
  • Kick-off of the meaty presentations was by the workshop organizer/moderator, Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital and APSF executive vice president, who fittingly harkened back to the very beginning of the concept of anesthesia patient safety as presented in his landmark 1978 publication of the "critical incident study. (
  • A recently completed review of an extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston shows the procedure will continue to be an effective tool in multimodal treatment. (
  • Sugarbaker, who helped pioneer the EPP, recently left Brigham and Women's Hospital after more than two decades to direct the new Lung Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine. (
  • The SNBL subsidiaries specialize in nasal drug delivery: Translational Research has expertise in drug delivery technologies designed for insulin, morphine and antiemetics , while Bioactis has developed Fit-lizer, a proprietary medical device for delivering agents to the nose. (
  • At the beginning of 2000, Professor Pierre-François Leyvraz, Department Head at the main Orthopaedic Hospital serving French-speaking Switzerland (Hôpital Orthopédique de la Suisse Romande) and Vincent Leclercq, a graduate engineer of the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), conducted an in-depth study, both theoretical and clinical, on total knee prostheses currently available on the market. (
  • Supports National Surgical Quality Improvement Program by providing data entry, 30-day follow up, and retrieval of patient data from hospital proprietary systems. (
  • STUDY DESIGN: This study was performed using data from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP merged with administrative data from 8 different hospitals, between 2013 and 2015. (
  • Augmentation of endoscopic video by preoperative data can facilitate navigation around critical structures and robust target resection. (
  • This information is proprietary data maintained in a copyrighted database compilation owned by the American Board of Medical Specialties. (
  • The software is based on a proprietary machine learning algorithm, built from an extensive database of morphological data points, which continues to grow every day. (
  • By leveraging its proprietary software analysis tools with big data and machine learning technologies supported by an expansive collection of clinical and scientific data, Medicrea is well-placed to streamline the efficiency of spinal care, reducing procedural complications and limiting time spent in the O.R. (
  • [ 2 ] In a 2015 report, data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey between 2000-2008 noted that postpartum tubal sterilizations after cesarean sections were more common in those with Medicaid coverage and in black women, older women, and nonsingle women. (
  • REMS program are not able to "see" their data because the data are proprietary to the FDA. (
  • Initially, the HRRP must use the three existing readmission measures that are endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and are included on Medicare's Hospital COMPARE website (where publically reported data can be used to assess hospital performance). (
  • Therefore, the omission of hospital ambulatory care from the ambulatory medical care database leaves a significant gap in coverage and limits the utility of the current NAMCS data. (
  • The NHAMCS provides data from samples of patient records selected from the emergency departments (EDs) and outpatient departments (OPDs) of a national sample of hospitals. (
  • Surgeons can efficiently plan a procedure that is specific to each patient using a patented intra-operative 3-D modeling technique that eliminates the need for preoperative CT scans or x-rays. (
  • As one of the first surgeons to adopt OMNIBotics and having performed more than 1500 procedures, this significant milestone validates my experience with the technology," said Ronald LaButti , DO, FAOAO, orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Surgical Hospital in Tulsa, OK. (
  • Our orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Irvin Martin, Dr. David Pomierski, Dr. Sonny Rush and Dr. Jimmy Watson are skilled and dedicated surgeons who are outstanding advocates for embracing technology and practices that improve patient care, said Larkin Kennedy, vice president of Rush Health Systems and administrator of Rush Foundation Hospital. (
  • Lima expects that Smart SPACE will lead to higher quality and reliable results for these surgical procedures, facilitating pre and post-op planning for surgeons, as well as increase accessibility for hospitals. (
  • Pediatric surgeons are telemedicine accessible to many hospitals that lack expertise on their staff. (
  • Saint Peter's is a state-designated children's hospital and a regional perinatal center with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics, and women's services, including the delivery of 5,400 newborns each year. (
  • The recently introduced Tecnis Symfony IOL (Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey, USA) is based on this concept of correction of chromatic aberration through a proprietary achromatic technology. (
  • Rush Foundation Hospital is the state's first hospital to debut the new Navio technology. (
  • SD Nanosciences Inc. is a spin-off of the University of Maryland with a proprietary "Triad" technology that has applications in vaccines, cancer diagnostics, and specialty research probes. (
  • The unique patented technology, combining proprietary computer vision and deep learning algorithms, uses Vuzix' M400 Smart Glasses to precisely track instruments and implants during surgeries. (
  • Lima is a leading orthopaedic implant manufacturer based in Italy and a pioneer in additive manufacturing with its proprietary Trabecular TitaniumTM technology. (
  • The company is committed to the continual pursuit of excellence, delivering effective solutions through its proprietary technology, personalized service and measurable client results. (
  • And extensive training in Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, that will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and eligible hospitals as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrading, or meaningful use of certified EHR technology. (
  • Proprietary molding technology is incorporated to minimize wear between the polymer core and metal endplates. (
  • DSN: CC37.NHAMCS93.EMRGENCY (Emergency Department File) CC37.NHAMCS93.OPATIENT (Out-Patient Department File) DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL AMBULATORY MEDICAL CARE SURVEY A. INTRODUCTION The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) was initiated to learn more about the ambulatory care rendered in hospital emergency and outpatient departments in the United States. (
  • However, visits to hospital emergency and outpatient departments, which represent a significant portion of total ambulatory medical care, are not included in the NAMCS (reference 2). (
  • A complete description of the NHAMCS is contained in the publication entitled, 'Plan and Operation of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey' (reference 4). (
  • The national estimates produced from these studies describe the utilization of hospital ambulatory medical care services in the United States. (
  • The primary outcome measure was a questionnaire based upon the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Score (APAIS), and an 80.0 mm visual analogue scale (VAS) score. (
  • Most traditional Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems are limited only to providers within a single hospital system and do not touch most of professional clinical interaction connection points across the care environment, as a result most physician to physician and care team member communications continue to occur outside of EMR systems. (
  • 6 OR Registered Nurse Denver, CO, USA Supplemental Health Care is partnering with a hospital in Denver, CO to help fill an OR RN opening they have open for travel. (
  • Besides this, the multiplying incidences of hospital-acquired infection (HAI) could create new growth chances by aggravating the demand in the India sterilizers and surgical, dental care and equipment disinfectors market. (
  • That sum - a so-called balance bill - was the difference between what the hospital and his insurer thought his care was worth. (
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  • As an intern in the innovative Kaiser health care system in the San Francisco Bay kaiser Area Paul continued kaiser his activism joined with colleagues who were trying to help workers organize unions in Bay Area hospitals. (
  • 7 Recently, guidelines have been established for both Australia and New Zealand, outlining the standard of care from admission to the emergency department, peri-operative care, operative optimisation, rehabilitation and appropriate discharge from hospital. (
  • Many policymakers believe that different care transition programs coupled with payment reforms can constrain hospital readmissions among Medicare's fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries, could improve patient care, and may generate cost savings for the program. (
  • Hospital readmissions are associated with a number of factors and are not necessarily attributable to problems with the quality of patient care, but strong evidence indicates specific interventions to better manage care transitions at the time of hospital discharge could reduce readmissions for certain conditions. (
  • As well as establishing CCTP, ACA included several payment initiatives to encourage FFS providers, particularly hospitals, to work to minimize rehospitalizations and coordinate patient care across settings. (
  • At Saint Peter's University Hospital, our mission is to provide the highest quality, patient-focused care, and experience," said Attila Kett, MD, chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. (
  • Through a state-of-the-art platform, VOX delivers procedure-specific, full episode-of-care engagement solutions that provide education, coordination, and monitoring through industry-leading content, proprietary SmartTasksTM and a customizable alert escalation and notification system. (
  • With health care reform, there is the expectation of lowering costs while improving quality and the patient experience," said Todd A. May, MD, chief of the medical staff at San Francisco General Hospital and clinical professor in family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. (
  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a proprietary nutraceutical supplement in capsule form over 4 months in treating blood pressure in a group of chronic hy. (
  • The study was approved by the hospital ethics committee of Nethradhama Superspeciality Eye Hospital and conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. (
  • Funding This study was supported by the Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (grant VGHKS107-067). (
  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the hospital Institutional Review Board. (
  • A randomized phase III hospital study of filgrastim in remission induction , placebo kaiser controlled, double hospital blind consolidation therapy for adults with de hospital novo acute myeloid leukemia. (
  • This study aimed to explore the effect of biliopancreatic limb and Roux limb lengths during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) procedures on weight loss and T2DM control. (
  • During the study period, there were 1,258 major mesothelioma surgeries at the hospital. (
  • Many seemed unaware of evidence-based guidelines or hospital policy on preoperative testing that may have guided their decision-making, leading the authors of the May 2011 Family Medicine study to conclude that "substantial barriers" exist to lowering inappropriate use of preoperative testing. (
  • Preoperative and operating procedures, including knowledge of surgical techniques and proper selection and placement of the implants, are important considerations in the successful utilization of this system. (
  • This report examines the complex issue of hospital readmissions along with Medicare's ongoing efforts and future activities to reduce unnecessary readmissions. (
  • The effort paid off: Over about two and a half years, the average number of BNP tests ordered per patient stay dropped from four to two, saving the hospital approximately $500,000 without any negative effect on clinical outcomes. (
  • B. SAMPLE DESIGN The 1993 NHAMCS included a national probability sample of visits to the emergency and outpatient departments of noninstitutional general and short- stay hospitals, exclusive of Federal, military, and Veterans Administration hospitals, located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. (
  • Positive effects of these devices seem to consist of a lower infection rate, and shorter operation time and hospital stay. (
  • Because the pumping process is 918 thought to be gas appliance burns with a long acting ones, such as adrenaline and small amounts of money to a physician from guy s hospital, london, described pernicious (deadly) anemia, so designated because of their affinity to multiple discharges. (