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A new study suggests that when patients are admitted to an intensive care unit on the weekend they may be more likely to die than those admitted on a weekday.
Even at a hospital recognized for managing seriously ill patients, a systematic assessment of clinical measures associated with end-of-life care identified opportunities to improve treatment for those dying in the hospital.
Patients admitted to a teaching hospital for an end-of-life illness generally receive high-quality medical care, but there is a need for better communication about family expectations and for timely efforts to keep patients comfortable, according to a new study.
Patients admitted to a teaching hospital for an end-of-life illness generally receive high-quality medical care, but there is a need for better communication about family expectations and for timely efforts to keep patients comfortable.
BOISE, Idaho, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Complex Care Hospital of Idaho (CCHI) has earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from a national program that helps patients and families make informed decisions regarding the quality of respiratory care services provided by hospitals.
From 1997 to 2006, the number of long-term acute care hospitals doubled, the number of Medicare patients who were transferred to a long-term acute care hospital after a critical illness tripled, and the 1 year survival for these patients was poor.
Adult patients without health insurance admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in Pennsylvania hospitals are at a 21 percent increased risk of death compared to similar patients with private insurance.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) can prevent critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM), according to Greek researchers.
SAN ANTONIO, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Baptist Health System completes final steps to become the first in South Central Texas to implement an eICUÂ® program designed to improve critical care delivery and save lives.
NORFOLK, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center has posted another year with not a single case of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP).
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