Comparison of SIRS criteria and qSOFA score for identifying culture-positive sepsis in the emergency department: a prospective cross-sectional multicentre study
Objective: To compare the daily practice of two emergency departments (ED) in the Netherlands, where systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria and quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score are used differently as screening tools for culture-positive sepsis.; Design: A prospective cross-sectional multicentre study.; Setting: Two EDs at two European clinical teaching hospitals in the Netherlands.; Participants: 760 patients with suspected infection who met SIRS criteria or had a qualifying qSOFA score who were treated at two EDs in the Netherlands from 1 January to 1 March 2018 were included.; Met...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Leeds Teaching Hospitals postpone elective operations
Leeds hospital bosses postpone elective surgeries to allow them to prioritise urgent treatments. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making corrections to dates in theDecember 29, 2020, final rule and interim final rule. This notice is effective June 28, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 28, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Editor's notebook: California Northstate appears to have won, but it still may have powerful opponents
It appeared last week that California Northstate University's long fight to build a new teaching hospital may finally be over. And, against long odds, that it won. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Steinhauer Source Type: news

Editor's notebook: California Northstate appears to have won, but it still may have powerful opponents
It appeared last week that California Northstate University's long fight to build a new teaching hospital may finally be over. And, against long odds, that it won. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Adam Steinhauer Source Type: news

Is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus a common pathogen in ventilation-associated pneumonia?: The experience of a tertiary teaching hospital in Jordan
Abstract: Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a life threatening device related infection in intensive care units. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is considered a common contagious pathogen causing pneumonia and sepsis. To assess the prevalence of S aureus in comparison to other pathogens, and their antibacterial sensitivity profile in ventilator-associated pneumonia. Data regarding ventilator-associated pneumonia of adults admitted to the intensive care unit, at the Jordan University of Science and Technology Hospital, between 2012 and 2018 were extracted from the computerized system. Microorganisms and their s...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named one of best in the country by U.S. News and World Report
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was recognized as one of the Southeast ’s top children’s hospitals. In U.S. News& World Report's Best Children ’s Hospital rankings for 2021-22, the Nashville-facility ranked No. 1 in the Southeast region, tied with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and No. 1 in Tennessee. The teaching hospital earned national recognition in 10 categories: Neonatology - No. 17 in the nation Pediatric cancer - No. 21 Pedi atric cardiology and heart surgery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Meg Wrather Source Type: news

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named one of best in the country by U.S. News and World Report
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was recognized as one of the Southeast ’s top children’s hospitals. In U.S. News& World Report's Best Children ’s Hospital rankings for 2021-22, the Nashville-facility ranked No. 1 in the Southeast region, tied with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and No. 1 in Tennessee. The teaching hospital earned national recognition in 10 categories: Neonatology - No. 17 in the nation Pediatric cancer - No. 21 Pedi atric cardiology and heart surgery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Meg Wrather Source Type: news

Nigeria: 105 Medical Doctors Resign in Ondo
[Vanguard] "Yawning vacancies exist in the Resident Doctor and Consultant cadres at the Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients, Caregivers Lament As AKTH Suffers Blackout
[Daily Trust] Patients and caregivers at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) have described the recent electricity blackout in the hospital as very pathetic as the problem lingers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic May Be the Hardest Mountain Nepal ’s Sherpas Have Ever Had to Climb
Everest South Base Camp lies at an altitude of 17,598 feet (5,364 m), but it is no refuge from the global pandemic. The Nepali Sherpas who, in normal times, share the camaraderie of climbers on the world’s highest mountain, now enforce strict social-distancing rules, remaining within their separate camps—indeed, mostly inside their own tents. “We have made a rule not to walk from one camp to another as some climbers have tested positive,” says Phunuru, a Sherpa guide. “If we see somebody new walking around our camp, we immediately start an inquiry.” Officially, there is no coronavirus he...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rojita Adhikari / Everest South Base Camp and Kathmandu Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Nepal overnight Source Type: news

The characteristics and outcomes of trauma admissions to an adult general surgery ward in a tertiary teaching hospital - Bedada AG, Tarpley MJ, Tarpley JL.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injuries are proportionally higher in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) than high-income counties. Data on trauma epidemiology and patients' outcomes are limited in LMICs. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical reco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Recognising the key role played by operating department practitioners during the pandemic
The significant role played by operating department practitioners (ODPs) during the pandemic, and their help in saving many thousands of lives, is being marked today (Friday). On national ODP Day, the union and the College of Operating Department Practitioners is drawing the public’s attention to their roles, to provide greater awareness of the vital work they do. Usually located in operating theatres, an ODP’s role is to provide complex care to patients at all stages of their operation, including when they receive anaesthetic and during their post-surgery recovery. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release #ODPday CODP ODPs Source Type: news

Susceptibility to chlorhexidine and mupirocin among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates from a teaching hospital, Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
Despite the widespread use of chlorhexidine (CHX) to prevent infection, data regarding the in vitro action of CHX against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are limited. Clinical isolates from Hospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, identified during 2002/2003 and 2012/2013 were studied to describe the susceptibility to CHX and mupirocin, molecular characteristics, and virulence profile of MRSA. Susceptibility test to Mupirocin was performed by the disk diffusion method and to CHX by the agar dilution technique. PCR for virulence genes, mecA gene and Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec (SCCmec) types w...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health 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 Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2022 Rates; Quality Programs and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals; Proposed Changes to Medicaid Provider Enrollment; and Proposed Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2022. Contains details of changes impacting Critical Access Hospital (CAH); Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, including how to distribute additional slots for rural residency training programs; inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals; quality reporting programs; and changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things. Comments a...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 10, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on suicide and self-harm among patients presenting to the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Nepal - Shrestha R, Siwakoti S, Singh S, Shrestha AP.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge that is not just limited to the physical consequences but also a significant degree of a mental health crisis. Self-harm and suicide are its extreme effects. We aim to explore the impact of this pandemic on suici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Workplace violence towards resident doctors in Indian teaching hospitals: a quantitative survey - Jain G, Agarwal P, Sharma D, Agrawal V, Yadav SK.
This study was conducted to assess the violence towards Resident doctors in Indian teaching hospitals. Google forms questionnaire was developed and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

St. Elizabeth's switches affiliation to BU from Tufts
The Brighton hospital will become a teaching hospital of Boston University, switching its existing medical affiliation away from Tufts University. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett 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 Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2022 Rates; Quality Programs and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals; Proposed Changes to Medicaid Provider Enrollment; and Proposed Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2022. Includes details of changes impacting Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals, quality reporting programs, as well as changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things. Comments are due by June 28, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates vi...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 28, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria on Alert Over Fresh Ebola Outbreak in Guinea
[Leadership] Abuja -- The federal government has put all Federal Teaching Hospitals in the country on alert for the resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea - Conakry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Return to work status in rehabilitated South Indian persons with spinal cord injury: a cross-sectional survey - Blessyolive J, Samuelkamaleshkumar S, Annpatriciacatherine S, Elango A, Nagarajan G.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, retrospective survey. OBJECTIVE: To find the factors influencing the return to work status (RTW) in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Tertiary care university teaching hospital, India. METHODS: A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Drama As Patients Protest Poor Food, Sanitation At Esut Teaching Hospital
[Vanguard] There was pandemonium at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT Teaching Hospital/ParkLane General Hospital, Enugu, on Wednesday as patients and their relatives protested the poor food offered to patients as well as the poor sanitation witnessed in the hospital as a result of lack of water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Setting up a voluntary buddying scheme
Building on breakout discussions from NHS Providers' online events, the governor team and non-executive directors at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust explain how they introduced a governor to a non-executive director buddying scheme and its benefits. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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