Research shows that when health care professionals work in a collaborative manner, patient satisfaction and outcomes improve.
Many patients prefer single-gender hospital rooms. For women, this preference often comes from fear, while male patients are concerned with dignity.
Although patients in England have a right to ask for a second opinion, there’s no legal requirement for doctors to provide one.
Millions of young people in the US are suffering, whether from abuse at home, pressure from social media or exposure to violence. But navigating the mental health care system can be disheartening.
Delirium doesn’t just harm vulnerable seniors. It prolongs hospital stays, ties up beds and clogs emergency rooms. Mandating senior-friendly hospital care protects patients and the health-care system.
‘Point-of-care manufacture’ of advanced therapies is already being used in hospitals in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and the US.
If hospitals know a person has an intellectual disability, they can tailor communication and care to improve their treatment and health outcomes.
ECMO uses an artificial heart and lung to replace the entire function of the person’s own heart and lungs outside the body. And COVID is demanding more ECMO than we’ve ever used before.
The hospital system is already strained. And this is what we face as Australia prepares to open up.
The COVID pandemic has increased the strain on an already troubled mental health system in South Australia. Now, the state’s outgoing mental health boss is calling for accountability and change.
There are many initiatives around Australia designed to keep people with chronic conditions out of hospital. But to take these further, the health system needs a ‘license to innovate’.
Whether CPR is performed in hospital will depend on the patient’s prospects of survival and recovery. But the doctors are also concerned about what the patient wants.
Using only routinely collected information, this tool can accurately determine whether a COVID patient’s condition is likely to deteriorate.
Death rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August, according to a new study on three hospitals in New York. A study in the UK found similar results.
The pandemic’s dramatic drop in health-care use is both a crisis of unmet need and an opportunity to reduce the unneeded.
It’s no wonder some Indigenous Australians are concerned about receiving different treatment in hospital.
Research out today is a timely reminder of the importance and potential of hospital in the home. This is what the model looks like – and why it’s role may become even more valuable post-coronavirus.
It’s time to talk to your loved ones about what care and treatment you’d want if you face death from COVID-19.
Effective public health response to a pandemic, depends on the availability of a stable power supply system.
Hospitals will need more space, staff and stuff as more people test positive to coronavirus. But hard decisions may have to be made if the health system gets overwhelmed with cases.