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Assistance in Dying: Part I. Europe—The Vanguard
Resident physicians using modern practices for excellent documentation and care in heart failure (PUMPED CHF).
The most common indication for readmission among Medicare patients is congestive heart failure (CHF). Prior studies underscore the use of residents to bolster hospital-wide programs and reduce CHF readmissions. The authors assessed the effectiveness of a novel online training program designed to imp...
Forecasting emergency department arrivals: a tutorial for emergency department directors.
This article is a tutorial for emergency department (ED) medical directors needing to anticipate ED arrivals in support of strategic, tactical, and operational planning and activities. The authors demonstrate our regression-based forecasting models based on data obtained from a large teaching hospit...
Physician career satisfaction: examining perspectives of the working environment.
The author examined the relationship among factors influencing the career satisfaction of 2,105 physicians. Data from the 2005 Community Tracking Study Physician Survey were used to obtain 5 latent factors. Structural equation modeling was then applied to extract information on factor interrelations...
Healthcare quality in the department of defense.
Dan S. Wilford: president and CEO emeritus, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
What do consumers and healthcare providers in West Virginia think of long-term care?
In recent years, the media has portrayed long-term care in a negative light, with exposè news stories on skilled nursing facilities, personal care homes, and hospitals that provide long-term care. There have been few positive news stories to counter the negative ones, and there is concern that the p...
Employee evaluation strategies for healthcare organizations--a general guide.
Preventing errors in healthcare: a call for action.
Medical errors cause up to 98,000 people to die annually in the United States. They are the fifth leading cause of death and cost the United States dollar 29 billion annually (Kohn 1999). Medical errors fall into 4 main categories: diagnostic, treatment, preventative, and other. A review of literatu...