An Assessment of Clinical and System Drivers of Family Satisfaction in the PICU*
Conclusions: High capture rates of family satisfaction in the PICU can be obtained with a PICU-specific survey, limiting barriers to completion by including family preferences, and distributing in the PICU setting. Less than two-third of PICU families are highly satisfied; patients of Hispanic ethnicity and those with high social stressors predict low satisfaction, whereas illness severity, age, and PICU length of stay did not have statistical significance. Local improvement teams can use this approach to drive enhanced satisfaction.
Introduction: Patient visits to the emergency department (ED) or urgent care centre (UCC) for the sole purpose of requesting prescriptions are challenging for the patient, the physician, and the department. The primary objective of this study was to determine the characteristics of these patients, the nature of their requests, and the response to these requests. Our secondary objective was to determine the proportion of these medication requests that had street value. Methods: This was a retrospective, electronic chart review of all adult patients requesting a prescription from a two-site ED and/or an UCC in a medium-...
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Modern Approaches to Facial and Athletic Injuries
J. Regan Thomas
J. REGAN THOMAS, MD
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
The major needs for cosmetic facial bone surgery come from anatomic differences in facial shape and in personal preference. Especially when consulting patients with different national or ethnic backgrounds, careful attention should be paid during consultation for the ideal or desirable facial shape that they have in mind. Patients generally seek a slim and smooth-contoured face. Surgery of the cosmetic facial bone has developed from surgical experiences in facial bone trauma and congenital anomalies. A limited approach is recommended for satisfactory aesthetic outcome. Surgeons should understand the basic procedures of L-s...
Unlike other surgery aimed at removing tumor or inflammation, facial plastic surgery is unique in that the anatomic characteristics of the patients largely determine the very success of the surgical outcome. The ultimate goal of facial plastic surgery is changing the anatomic structure of the face in ways favored by the subjects or general population. General anatomic differences between ethnicities have tremendous importance in planning and executing various facial plastic surgery procedures.