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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-04-17T12:53:14-0400
A prospective observational study using an interrupted time-series design to evaluate the effect of pre-hospital notification on trauma patients arriving at a trauma centre by ambulance, i...
Specific Aims: 1. To create an automatic notification system to prompt physicians of test results finalized after discharge. 2. To evaluate the impact of this system on ph...
This is a prospective surveillance study to estimate excess deaths due to and risk factors associated with antibiotic-resistant infection among patients with hospital-acquired infection (H...
Hospital acquired and community acquired methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) has become an important health issue for in recent years. Up to two thirds of patients that are hospital...
This proposal will incorporate statistical models developed by the investigators to predict risk for acute kidney injury into our electronic medical record system, enabling an alert to not...
Carbapenem resistance (CR) is a growing concern. Applying a novel algorithm, we examined epidemiology and outcomes of CR among gram-negative (GN) pathogens in hospital-acquired (HAP) and ventilator-as...
Hospital-acquired pneumonia is now the number one hospital-acquired infection. Hospitals have addressed ventilator-associated pneumonia; however, patients not on a ventilator acquire more pneumonia wi...
Healthcare associated (HA) sepsis is associated with increased resource utilization and mortality compared with community acquired (CA) sepsis. The purpose of this study was to identify independent pr...
The German Infection Protection Act requires notifying certain cases of infectious diseases to local health departments (LHD) in Germany. LHDs transmit notifications meeting case definitions to the na...
We present a series of patients with acquired obliteration of one or more components of the proximal lacrimal drainage system, including puncta and canaliculi. This finding was noted with and without ...
A notification about the integrity of a published article that is typically written by an editor and should be labelled prominently in the item title. It is the responsibility of the editor to initiate appropriate investigative procedures, discover the outcome of the investigation, and notify readers of that outcome in a subsequent published item. The outcome may require the publication of a retraction notice.
Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
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.
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).
An ethical system which emphasizes human values and the personal worth of each individual, as well as concern for the dignity and freedom of humankind.