When doctors and nurses can disclose and discuss errors, hospital mortality rates decline

The diffusion of a culture of openness in hospitals is associated with lower hospital mortality, according to a study conducted among 137 acute trusts in England by Veronica Toffolutti (Bocconi University and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and David Stuckler (Bocconi University) published in Health Affairs. Hospital openness, defined as an environment in which staff freely speak up […]

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24 hours in the emergency room: The difficulty of the everyday life of Doctors and nurses

In emergency rooms the patient numbers are increasing – an increasing burden for the staff. FOCUS-Online-editor Anika, Jonas accompanied the everyday life in a Munich emergency room. There showed, what is the real challenge for Doctors and nurses – and why it is a good sign, when a Patient has to wait longer. Monday, 20.29 PM: At the reception of […]

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Patient at Philadelphia hospital cleared of Ebola

Ebola scare over in Philadelphia: Hospital patient cleared of the disease after being quarantined An unidentified patient was tested for Ebola at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania The patient ‘met the criteria’ for Ebola exposure, but no more details were released There is an ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Congo The patient may have traveled […]

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Antiepileptic drugs linked to increased hospital stays in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease who used antiepileptic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital stays than people with Alzheimer’s disease who did not use antiepileptics, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The results were published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association. During a two-year follow-up, persons who initiated antiepileptic drugs accumulated approximately […]

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U.S. doctor released from Omaha hospital after Ebola monitoring

(HealthDay)—An American doctor who was monitored for 21 days after possible Ebola exposure did not develop the deadly disease and has been released from the Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, officials say. The unidentified doctor’s possible exposure to Ebola occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is an Ebola outbreak. “This person completed the required 21-day monitoring […]

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Thyroid Surgery Complications Can Land Some Back in the Hospital

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid can trigger side effects that send some patients back to the hospital, a new study finds. These side effects include tingling in the fingers that can become tremors and spasms in all muscles of the body — including the heart and muscles surrounding the lungs. “The […]

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Elyse Knowles Shares Graphic Pictures After Eye Surgery

Model and TV star Elyse Knowles has shared graphic images of her recovery after having surgery to remove a growth on her left eye. The 26-year-old took to her Instagram stories to share the up-close videos of her “freaky” eyeball and spoke about undergoing the procedure.  “I had a growth taken off my eyeball yesterday,” she said while showing her bloodshot eye. […]

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Staying in same hospital room with a man has Winnipeg woman speaking out

A Winnipeg woman is speaking out after she was placed in the same room as a male patient for an overnight stay at St. Boniface Hospital. The practice, which both the hospital and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) say is not uncommon, takes place when necessary “to ensure timely care for patients,” according to the local health authority. “I […]

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The case of Kaliningrad in the hospital provoked a new wave of hatred against the doctors

One of the resonant Russian news health last week was the death of the newborn in the Kaliningrad hospital № 4. Many news sources, not waiting to be aware of all the circumstances, the headings sharply accused the chief physician of the medical institution. Following this, a large number of posts of hate to the doctors on the part of […]

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Amy Schumer Has Been Hospitalised With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Amy Schumer announced that she’s pregnant with her first child with husband Chris Fischer back in October, which is obviously wonderful news. The only not-so-wonderful thing? She’s been super-sick throughout her pregnancy—and now, she’s been hospitalised because of it. The 37-year-old Oscar winner posted to Instagram on Thursday, sharing that she’s currently in the hospital (and will have to miss an […]

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