• prevalence
  • CONCLUSION--The mobile diabetic eye screening programme detected a greater prevalence of advanced retinopathy in diabetic patients living in rural areas. (bmj.com)
  • The outcomes of interest were death during hospitalization as evidenced by an emergency department (ED) discharge disposition of "death" or hospital discharge disposition of "expired," as well as the prevalence of inpatient complications. (wikipedia.org)
  • care
  • Due to Medicaid's important role in financing childbirth care, particularly in rural hospitals, Medicaid payment policy has great potential to inform and catalyze quality improvement in obstetric care," the researchers write. (medindia.net)
  • The identification of healthcare disparities is of utmost importance at this time to improve the overall care that is delivered in our healthcare system," explained lead investigator Wesley T. O'Neal, MD, MPH, of the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. "Our research shows that urban-rural differences exist regarding the risk of hospital mortality among patients who are admitted for AF. (elsevier.com)
  • Since we have identified rural hospitals as locations where in-hospital mortality for atrial fibrillation admission is possibly higher than other areas of the country, our findings will drive future research endeavors to uncover the reasons for this difference, and to develop strategies to improve the medical care for patients with this heart rhythm disturbance," Dr. O'Neal concluded. (elsevier.com)
  • Logistic models were used to evaluate racial differences in standard and addition to standard of care and to adjust for age, stage at diagnosis, year of diagnosis and area of residence. (medsci.org)
  • No racial differences in standard of care and addition to standard of care for breast cancer treatment were found. (medsci.org)
  • Because stage at diagnosis was necessary to assess standard of care with the NCCN recommendations (see below: Outcome Measures), patients with unknown stage were excluded from the standard of care assessment as well as stage 0 cases so only invasive cancer was examined. (medsci.org)
  • The impact of hospital market structure on patient volume, average length of stay, and the cost of care. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Feder J, Hadley J, Mullner R. Falling through the cracks: poverty, insurance coverage, and hospital care for the poor, 1980 and 1982. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • At Healthy Sooner our mission is to improve the overall value of patient care through promoting the adoption of and access to minimally invasive surgical techniques. (sages.org)
  • Just last year SAGES launched its "Healthy Sooner" initiative in order to raise awareness among patients about the benefits of MIS and to promote the adoption of MIS techniques among health care providers. (sages.org)
  • Coordinating care in order to reduce unnecessary entry into patient rooms during quiet hours. (eurekalert.org)
  • Reminding staff to use quiet voices and behaviors in the patient care setting. (eurekalert.org)
  • This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-11-130R entitled 'Long-Term Care Hospitals: Differences in Their Oversight Compared to Other Types of Hospitals and Nursing Homes' which was released on December 22, 2010. (gao.gov)
  • B] * Most LTCH patients are transferred from an intensive or critical care unit of an ACH. (gao.gov)
  • Does Gender Impact Intensity of Care Provided to Older Medical Intensive Care Unit Patients? (hindawi.com)
  • However, it has not been used to evaluate equivalence of care in older MICU patients. (hindawi.com)
  • We hypothesize that given nonsignificant, baseline health differences between genders at MICU admission, the level of care provided would be equivalent. (hindawi.com)
  • In contrast with other reports from the cardiac critical care literature, as measured by the TISS-28, gender-based care delivered to older MICU patients in this cohort was equivalent. (hindawi.com)
  • The Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System-28 (TISS-28) is a simple, reliable tool for describing both the severity of illness and the intensity of nursing care delivered to ICU patients [ 8 , 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Whether there are gender differences in intensity of care delivered to older MICU patients using the TISS-28 has not been investigated. (hindawi.com)
  • Using a representative sample of Chinese provinces, this study aimed to compare patients' rating of three primary care service models used by rural residents (public clinics, public hospitals and private clinics) on a range of health care attributes related to responsiveness. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Better doctor-patient interaction training would improve respect, confidentiality, autonomy and, most importantly, health care quality for rural patients. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Many countries, including China, have identified the primary health care system as a reform priority, but detailed data, especially from the patients' perspective, to monitor and guide reform are frequently lacking. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We hypothesized that if there were minimal or no differences in baseline health status of men and women upon MICU admission, then care provided to men and women in our MICU would be equivalent. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS), a research center within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, strives to eradicate disparities in health and health care among racial and ethnic groups, socioeconomic groups, and geopolitical categories such as urban, rural, and suburban populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients are inherently vulnerable within medical encounters and must be trustful of the multiple institutional entities and individuals involved in their care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Institutional variations can be attributed to differences in both patient population and quality of care at each institution. (wikipedia.org)
  • The goal of the curriculum is for students to fulfill competencies aligned with the ACGME competencies, including patient-care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to National Family Health Survey-3, the private medical sector remains the primary source of health care for 70% of households in urban areas and 63% of households in rural areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • published in PLOS Medicine, indicated that health care providers in the private sector were more likely to spend a longer duration with their patients and conduct physical exams as a part of the visit compared to those working in public healthcare. (wikipedia.org)
  • findings
  • Sound levels were 60 decibels during the daytime, according to the study findings published in BMJ Quality and Safety , but on hallways with the sound panels, the hospital was a bit quieter at 57 decibels. (eurekalert.org)
  • disparity
  • This study examines whether part of this racial disparity may be due to differences in receipt of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommended treatment in a population with a large proportion of African Americans. (medsci.org)
  • unnecessary
  • What this means is that for many common medical procedures, the majority are still conducted as open procedures and as a result patients may be experiencing unnecessary pain and undergoing prolonged recovery times. (sages.org)
  • Medicare
  • Francis ML, Scaife SL, Zahnd WE, Cook EF, Schneeweiss S. Joint replacement surgeries among Medicare beneficiaries in rural compared with urban areas. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • Among other things, Medicare covers inpatient hospital stays and physician services. (gao.gov)
  • 40,000
  • With approximately four million births per year in the United States, a one percentage point difference in the use of a procedure affects 40,000 women and infants annually," Dr Kozhimannil comments. (medindia.net)
  • Logistic
  • Logistic regression analysis found that arriving to a rural hospital, being of white race, and having an age of over 60 were associated with greater odds of arriving to the hospital within two hours. (gsu.edu)
  • health
  • WASHINGTON -Buried in the $16.3 billion Veterans Affairs bill that President Obama signed into law Thursday are provisions for greater department transparency, such as a mandated 90-day report on wait times at each VA hospital, and a six-month report that would include health statistics and measurements of patient quality at all facilities. (pressherald.com)
  • Ongoing efforts at the University of Michigan Health System are making the hospital quieter, and the hospital has tested sound panels designed to dial down noise. (eurekalert.org)
  • In hospital environments where noise levels are often double what they should be according to the World Health Organization's standard decibel guidelines for patient rooms, the difference is significant," says Mojtaba Navvab, Ph.D., associate professor of architecture and design at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. (eurekalert.org)
  • 5 As CHD is the most common cause of death and contributes much to general health inequity, it would be important to learn more about the reasons for CHD mortality differences between socioeconomic categories. (bmj.com)
  • In rural China, patients have free choice of health facilities for outpatient services. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The school is part of UConn Health, along with the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and John Dempsey Hospital. (wikipedia.org)
  • During this year, students return to the main UConn Health campus for a Home Week experience integrating concepts related to patient safety, clinical reasoning, and career development. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diet is causing obesity issues, and an influx of modern transportation is negatively affecting urban environments and thus health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Public health campaigns to improve environmental and hygienic conditions were also implemented, especially in urban areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are no private hospitals or clinics as all health services are government-run. (wikipedia.org)
  • Different factors related to public healthcare are divided between the state and national government systems in terms of making decisions, as the national government addresses broadly applicable healthcare issues such as overall family welfare and prevention of major diseases, while the state governments handle aspects such as local hospitals, public health, promotion and sanitation, which differ from state to state based on the particular communities involved. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2001
  • In fiscal year (FY) 2009, about 7 percent of hospitals were LTCHs, up from 4.5 percent in FY 2001. (gao.gov)
  • conclusions
  • While the data offer a more in-depth look at performance measurements, officials caution about drawing definitive conclusions without understanding the circumstances of each hospital, such as patient mix and their complexity levels. (pressherald.com)
  • data
  • Although the reasons for this difference are unclear at this time, these data likely are of interest to providers and policy makers who are working towards the reduction of mortality in rural regions. (elsevier.com)
  • SAGES is committed to empowering patients and referring physicians with the data, knowledge and training on minimally invasive techniques available. (sages.org)
  • Much of this data was made public two months ago, after the Department of Veterans Affairs responded to the public outcry over patient delays and falsified appointment records at some veterans facilities. (pressherald.com)
  • The data, collected internally by the VA, show that among New England VA hospitals, Maine's had the highest rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, the highest rate of IV-associated blood infections, and the second highest rate of infections for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a staph bacterium that is resistant to antibiotics. (pressherald.com)
  • The VA released a summary of 2013 SAIL data in June, less than a week after The Wall Street Journal reported that VA hospitals across the country showed disparate treatment. (pressherald.com)
  • The Journal cited leaked SAIL data for Boston's VA hospital that it scored five out of five stars, while the Phoenix VA hospital received one star. (pressherald.com)
  • The released data show that while the Maine VA hospital performed close to the national average in many areas, it scored below other New England VA hospitals and the national benchmark of top-performing VA hospitals in certain measurements. (pressherald.com)
  • Data from hospitals that area a part of the Georgia Coverdell Stroke Registry from 2005-2007 were analyzed. (gsu.edu)
  • They analyzed data on 1,135 patients who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at hospitals in Vermont between 1998 and 2006. (redorbit.com)
  • Patient data included the tumor's size, stage, and estrogen receptor status. (redorbit.com)
  • typically
  • The doctor-patient relationship typically begins an interaction with an examination of the patient's medical history and medical record, followed by a medical interview and a physical examination. (wikipedia.org)
  • physician
  • Patients should be informed by their physician or surgeon when making any healthcare decisions. (sages.org)
  • If you are a patient considering minimally invasive surgery (MIS), we encourage you to review our Patient Information Brochures to learn if you may be a candidate for less invasive surgery, questions to ask your surgeon or physician, common procedures, how to prepare, what happens during your operation and what is expected after surgery. (sages.org)
  • transplantation
  • Rates of solid-organ wait-listing, transplantation, and survival among residents of rural and urban areas. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • In an opposite twist, Ganogen Research Institute CEO Eugene Gu is studying how to transplant human fetal hearts and kidneys into animals for future transplantation into human patients to address the shortage of donor organs. (wikipedia.org)
  • healthcare
  • Hospital noise is ranked low on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), and those scores can impact hospital reimbursement. (eurekalert.org)
  • Patients must trust that individual healthcare providers are competent and will have their best interest in mind while making treatment decisions. (wikipedia.org)
  • All government hospitals are required to provide free of cost healthcare facilities to the patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most healthcare expenses are paid out of pocket by patients and their families, rather than through insurance. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study conducted by IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics in 2013, across 12 states in over 14,000 households indicated a steady increase in the usage of private healthcare facilities over the last 25 years for both Out Patient and In Patient services, across rural and urban areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Results
  • Results showed that patients who had an open biopsy were more likely to have positive margins than those who had a needle biopsy. (redorbit.com)
  • clinics
  • Using a multistage cluster sampling strategy, eight provinces were selected and finally 3435 overall respondents reporting they had visited public clinics, public hospitals or private clinics during the last year, were included in our analysis. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Public hospitals perform better than private clinics in dignity (4.03 vs 3.94), communication (3.97 vs 3.82), autonomy (3.92 vs 3.74) and confidentiality (3.94 vs 3.73), but equivalently in prompt attention (3.92 vs 3.93). (biomedcentral.com)
  • stays
  • Minimally invasive surgery has been shown to shorten hospital stays, decrease pain and provide patients with a more rapid recovery as well as cost savings. (sages.org)
  • among
  • Both rural and urban hospitals showed steady increases in cesarean section rates among low-risk women from 2002 to 2010. (medindia.net)
  • The higher death risk was observed among both black and white patients, said Jonathan Skinner, Ph.D., a professor of economics and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical Center here. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Case fatality explained 51% of the CHD mortality difference between the low and the high income groups among men and 38% among women. (bmj.com)
  • rather
  • The panels help diffuse sound, rather than attempt to eliminate the sounds generated in a modern hospital environment. (eurekalert.org)
  • Because the primary goal of open biopsy is to diagnose breast cancer rather than treat it, patients with open biopsy were less likely to have adequate amounts of the tumor excised. (redorbit.com)
  • outpatient
  • Higher inpatient costs stemming from outpatient activities pose distributional problems for hospitals when these costs are not accounted for in prospective (inpatient) rate-setting programs. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • physicians
  • In modern clinical practice, physicians personally assess patients in order to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease using clinical judgment. (wikipedia.org)
  • quality
  • Five items were used to measure patient perceived quality in five domains including prompt attention, communication and autonomy, dignity and confidentiality. (biomedcentral.com)