A 6-year epidemiological study of mandibular fractures in traumatic patients in north of Iran: review of 463 patients - Farzan R, Farzan A, Farzan A, Karimpour M, Tolouie M.
BACKGROUND: Mandibular fracture is considered the second most common facial fracture worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the epidemiology of mandibular fractures in traumatic patients hospitalized at Velayat Teaching Hospital in Rasht, Iran for 6-year. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Comparison of the quick Sepsisrelated Organ Failure Assessment and adult sepsis pathway in predicting adverse outcomes among adult patients in general wards: a retrospective observational cohort study, Internal Medicine Journal
Background: Quick Sepsis ‐related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) is recommended for use by the most recent international sepsis definition taskforce to identify suspected sepsis in patients outside the intensive care unit (ICU) at risk of adverse outcomes. Evidence of its comparative effectiveness with existing sepsis r ecognition tools is important to guide decisions about its widespread implementation. Aim: To compare the performance of qSOFA with the adult sepsis pathway (ASP), a current sepsis recognition tool widely used in NSW hospitals and systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria in predicting advers e o...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child maltreatment: knowledge, attitudes and reporting behaviour of physicians in teaching hospitals, Egypt - Saeed N, Sultan EA, Salama N, Galal M, Ghanem M.
This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of physicians in Alexandria University teaching hospitals about the diagnosis and repo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Addressing Public Perception: My Favorite Things About Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
During the first six years of my nursing career, I worked in a busy inpatient psychiatric unit as a staff nurse in a large teaching hospital on the East Coast. Because I was the new nurse on the unit, my patient assignment was determined following the input of more senior nurses. My assignments varied, but typically half the patients I worked with were older adults who had been admitted to inpatient psychiatry for treatment of severe major depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, or treatment-refractory neuropsychiatric symptoms in the context of dementia. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Galik Tags: Caring Collaborative Source Type: news

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers in a large teaching hospital in the North West of England: a period prevalence survey, BMJ Open
Study at a teaching hospital in North West of England (n=4474 staff) found that seroprevalence was 17.4%. Staff working in clinical areas where patients with COVID-19 were nursed were more likely to have detectable antibodies. (OR 2.68, 95% 2.27 to 3.15). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do clinical pharmacy activities have an impact on the re-hospitalization rate of elderly patients admitted in an Elderly Emergency Medicine (EMM) unit for fall? - Clementz A, Jost J, Lacour A, Ratsimbazafy V, Tchalla A.
To evaluate the effect of clinical pharmacy interventions on the unplanned rehospitalizations rates of elderly people admitted for fall to the elderly emergency medicine (EEM) unit in a teaching hospital. DESIGN AND MEASURES: This was a longitudinal, compa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
University of SheffieldGrant AnnouncementAround one in three children are scared of going to the dentist and end up with poor oral health, more toothache, dental infections and tooth decay as a resultChildren with dental anxiety are frequently referred to specialist services for general anaesthetic which has additional challengesThe new study, led by the University of Sheffield, will involve 600 children from 30 dental practices across England and WalesResearchers will investigate a new way of reducing dental anxiety based on cognitive behavioural therapy.A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

California Northstate, Rancho Cordova discussing teaching hospital
California Northstate University is in talks with Rancho Cordova city officials about bringing a teaching hospital to that city, according to an announcement Wednesday from Rancho Cordova. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ben van der Meer Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna Teaching Hospital to Set Up in-Vitro Fertilisation Unit
[Vanguard] The Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna, has concluded plans to set up In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) unit through a Public Private Partnership arrangement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 3, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Migraine poses large, unnecessary burden on ED services in a busy London teaching hospital
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; New Categories for Hospital Outpatient Department Prior Authorization Process; Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating Methodology; Physician-Owned Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity To Apply for Available Slots; Radiation Oncology Model; and Reporting Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to Report COVID-19 Therapeutic Inventory and Usage and To Report Acute Respiratory Illness During the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Correction
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making technical and typographical corrections to theDecember 29, 2020, final rule. This correction is effective February 25, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 25, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Negligence Not Cause of Soaring Covid-19 Deaths
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Patients admitted at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital did not die due to lack of proper care but because of deteriorating health as a result of complications emanating from underlying conditions, Professor Mosepele Mosepele has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Officials Say Inadequate Consumables, a Major Challenge in Fight Against Covid-19
[Foroyaa] Officials of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) have informed the National Assembly Select Committee on Health that the inadequate supply of needed daily consumables is posing a serious challenge to them in their resolve to fight against COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Children in Burkina Faso Undergo Historic Heart Surgeries Children in Burkina Faso Undergo Historic Heart Surgeries
At the end of an empty hallway in a Burkina Faso teaching hospital, a group of children sat together in medical gowns, nervously awaiting operations that could save their lives.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

A survey of injuries that occurred in veterinary teaching hospitals during 2017 - Whittem T, Woodward AP, Hoppach M.
This study surveyed contemporaneouslycaptured incident reports likel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Interprofessional Abortion Opposition: A National Survey and Qualitative Interviews with Abortion Training Program Directors at U.S. Teaching Hospitals
CONCLUSIONSInterprofessional opposition to abortion is widespread in U.S. teaching hospitals. Interventions are needed that prioritize patients ’ needs while recognizing the challenges hospital colleagues face in their abortion participation decisions. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Incidence and pattern of road traffic injuries in tribal population of Jharkhand: one-year study in a tertiary care teaching hospital - Gupta GK, Rani S, Kumar R, Priyedarshi P, Singh B.
This study aimed to assess the incidence and pattern of RTIs in the tribal population of Jharkhand. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This prospective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Analysis of machete cut fractures in Nigerian civilian trauma setting - Omoke NI, Lasebikan OA, Ahaotu FN, Nnadozie UU, Nwigwe GC.
Machete cut fracture is an important component of morbidity associated with machete injuries although it is under reported. This was a retrospective study to assess machete cut fractures in patients seen in Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki and Nationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: LUTH Worries Over Increasing Severe Cases of Covid-19
[Vanguard] Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday, raised the alarm over the upsurge of severe cases of Covid-19 new infections in the hospital, even as it expressed worry that most of the patients were on oxygen, while many others come in when they are in critical condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Characteristics and factors associated with injuries sustained by motorcycle occupants admitted to Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2014 - Rathnaweera RHAI, Gunarathna EGUN.
The objective of this study was to investigate the characteristics of motorcycle accidents and to describe and compare i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CMS Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; New Categories for Hospital Outpatient Department Prior Authorization Process; Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating Methodology; Physician-owned Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity To Apply for Available Slots, Radiation Oncology Model; and Reporting Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to Report COVID-19 Therapeutic Inventory and Usage and to Report Acute Respiratory Illness During the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Notice of final rule with comment period and interim final rule with comment period from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The final rule revises the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for calendar year 2021, updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program and the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, and establishes and updates the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating beginning with the 2021 calendar year, among other things. The interim final rule modifies the Radi...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 29, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Clinicians warn of ‘serious’ safety risk at crowded teaching hospital
Staff at a teaching hospital which has struggled with emergency care pressure this winter have warned that patient safety is being compromised as crowding is becoming “normalised”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clinicians warn of ‘serious’ safety risk at crowded teaching hospital
Staff at a teaching hospital which has struggled with emergency care pressure this winter have warned that patient safety is being compromised as crowding is becoming “normalised”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Janitorial Supervisor At Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Becomes First State Employee To Receive COVID Vaccine
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Pfizer Source Type: news

Gambia: NBCF Donates Medical Items Worth D160,000
[The Point] The Nurses Bantaba, a charity foundation recently donated medical items and materials worth over D160,000 to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patterns and outcomes of admissions to the medical acute care unit of a tertiary teaching hospital in South Africa - Khan U, Menezes CN, Govind N.
BACKGROUND: A Medical Acute Care Unit (MACU) was established at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH) to provide comprehensive medical specialist care to the patients presenting with acute medical emergencies. Improved healthcare delivery system... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of maxillofacial traumatisms in French Alps Metropole (Grenoble) specificity for the mountain sports and evolution in the last 40 years - Gelin SP, Giot JP.
INTRODUCTION: Over the years, several studies have been carried in the Teaching Hospital of Grenoble, analysing the epidemiology of facial injuries. The aim of this study was to gather and compare the previous works, focusing on the injuries caused by moun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Lessons learned in staff engagement during COVID-19, NHS Employers
In this case study, we explore how Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has modified its local tools to gain feedback from staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; New Categories for Hospital Outpatient Department Prior Authorization Process; Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule: Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating Methodology; Physician-owned Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity To Apply for Available Slots, Radiation Oncology Model; and Reporting Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to Report COVID-19 Therapeutic Inventory and Usage and to Report Acute Respiratory Illness During the Public Health Emergency (PHE) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Pre-publication notice of final rule with comment period and interim final rule with comment period from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The final rule revises the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for calendar year 2021, updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program and the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, and establishes and updates the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating beginning with the 2021 calendar year, among other things. The interim final rule m...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 4, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Doctors use existing treatment earlier to save the lives of COVID-19 patients
The lives of patients hospitalised with COVID-19 are being saved by doctors who are using an existing medical treatment at an earlier stage. Dr Luigi Sedda of Lancaster University analysed the results from the team at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (WWL). Their research has now been published in the prestigious medical journal BMJ Respiratory Open. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Top teaching trust blames surge in long A&E waits on covid measures
A top teaching hospital has blamed covid measures for a dramatic rise in the number of trolley waits in its accident and emergency department. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UTHSC collaborates with Regeneron to advance precision medicine in the mid-south
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has entered into an agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the company to sequence DNA that has been voluntarily collected and stored as part of a biorepository initiative UTHSC is building in collaboration with its partner teaching hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Qualitative analysis of the perception of street dog bite victims and implication for the prevention of dog bites at a teaching hospital anti-rabies Clinic - Saleem SM, Jan SS, Khan SMS.
BACKGROUND: Aggression among the dogs has been stated as the most common cause of their biting nature by many dog experts. Most of the dog experts' opinion that many of the dog's bites are preventable. Objectives of the Study: Explore the victim's perc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physician burnout, sleep disorders
(JAMA Network) Researchers investigated the association between sleep disorders and symptoms of burnout among faculty and staff in a large teaching hospital system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Now Edinburgh hospital cancels non-urgent procedures to make room for Covid patients
Leeds Teaching Hospitals - one of the biggest trusts in England  - and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh are the latest NHS facilities to scrap planned operations to free up beds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: #EndSARS - UCH Beefs Up Security Over Threat of Attack
[Premium Times] The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says it has beefed up security, following a threat of attack on the teaching hospital by hoodlums. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Uniport Teaching Hospital Ensures Safe Deliveries and Immunisation Despite Covid-19
[Nigeria Health Watch] After six months of anxiety, panic and unrest as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical doctors at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) have treated and discharged the last patient in the hospital's isolation centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS trust tells patients they will have to wait up to TWO YEARS for non-urgent treatment 
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS, which runs Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary, has told thousands of patients they may have to wait up to two years for non-urgent treatment due to Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A retrospective, matched case-control study on the risk factors of falls and varying severities of fall-related injuries in inpatients - Chang WP, Jen HJ.
This study was to investigate the factors that influence falls and the severity of fall-related injuries in inpatients. METHODS: We adopted a retrospective, matched case-control design and conducted this study at a teaching hospital in Taiwa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Impact of initial COVID-19 restrictions on psychiatry presentations to the emergency department of a large academic teaching hospital - McAndrew J, O'Leary J, Cotter D, Cannon M, Machale S, Murphy K, Barry H.
OBJECTIVES: To determine if the initial COVID-19 societal restrictions, introduced in Ireland in March 2020, impacted on the number and nature of psychiatry presentations to the emergency department (ED) of a large academic teaching hospital. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brigham and Women's Latest to Battle In-House COVID Outbreak Brigham and Women's Latest to Battle In-House COVID Outbreak
The Harvard teaching hospital is the latest to find viral spread among employees and patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Final Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the FY 2021 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for capital and operating costs of acute care hospitals, make changes to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) for teaching hospitals and payments to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also provides the market basket updated that applies to the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis, updates payment policies and rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital servi...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Profile of unnatural deaths in a teaching hospital of West Bengal, India - Mitra S, Panja S.
BACKGROUND: Enquiry into unnatural deaths with all its manners being, suicidal, accidental or homicidal depends on circumstantial evidences for acceptable judgment in court of law. OBJECTIVEs were to study socio-demographic characteristics of the s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: We Have a Responsibility to Invest in Our Healthcare System
[Africa Renewal] Dr. Mamadu Baldeh is a 31-year-old medical officer attached to the Infectious Disease and Isolation Unit at the Connaught Hospital, University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital complex, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Incidence and etiology of mortality in polytrauma patients: an analysis of material from Multitrauma Centre of the University Teaching Hospital no 1 in Szczecin, over a period of 3 years (2017-2019) - Ciechanowicz D, Samoj ło N, Kozłowski J, Pakulski C, Żyluk A.
The objective of the present study was an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Drug-induced acute pancreatitis: prevalence, causative agents, and outcomes - Chadalavada P, Simons-Linares CR, Chahal P.
BACKGROUND: We sought to study the causative drugs, prevalence and outcomes of drug-induced acute pancreatitis (DIAP). METHODS: Retrospective study of DIAP patients at a tertiary teaching hospital. The diagnosis and severity of pancreatitis were determ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Final Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2021 Rates; Quality Reporting and Medicare and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Programs Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to revise the FY 2021 Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for capital and operating costs of acute care hospitals, make changes to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) for teaching hospitals and payments to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also provides the market basket updated that applies to the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis, updates payment policies and rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatien...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 3, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Characteristic changes of traumatic dental injuries in a teaching hospital of Wuhan under transmission control measures during the COVID-19 epidemic - Yang YT, Zhang W, Xie L, Li ZB, Li Z.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In December 2019, a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan City, and a retrospective analysis is necessary to provide clinicians with the characteristics of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) during the epidemic. The aim of this study was to eva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Getting shielded staff back before winter key priority, says hospital CEO
A teaching hospital which had over a thousand staff shielding or working from home at the peak of the covid outbreak has made getting these employees safely back on site a top priority before winter, its chief executive has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Death certificate errors in three teaching hospitals of Zahedan, southeast of Iran - Alipour J, Karimi A, Hayavi Haghighi MH, Hosseini Teshnizi S, Mehdipour Y.
Accurate completion of death certificates is of critical importance for public health policy and statistical purposes. In assessing 936 available death certificates, most contained one or more errors. Minor errors (e.g. absence of time intervals) were more... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news