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Improving performance: Show me, don't just tell me

It is amazing how much you can learn about how processes really work by talking to staff, physicians, patients and others involved in those processes. However, actually observing the workflow and how processes unfold can shine a bright light on what really happens —...

source: By Christina Thielst
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The ethics of transplanting life-saving organs such as the heart, lungs and liver from people who died in a trauma accident is well established. So are the life-saving gifts of a kidney or part of a liver from live donors. Without these extraordinary medical advances people...

source: By Alan Kelsky

There is a global shortage of surgeons around the world, but according to the World Journal of Surgery, the workforce is in crisis in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Conditions that can be treated elsewhere because of the available workforce, in many instances...

source: Healthcare Technology

Historically, healthcare has been adept at achieving highly focused and specialized solutions. Focus and specialization literally permeated the culture and structure of healthcare for many years. However, some critics consider the segmented...

source: By Karen R. Thomas

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis,...

source: Medical News Today

Patient engagement can improve health outcomes and reduce costs, according to an article published online in the journal Health Affairs. "With the right support, people can not only help themselves but also each other," Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, of Massachusetts...

source: MedPage Today

Rates of procedural complications, one-year mortality, and myocardial infarction were equivalent between individuals undergoing coronary angioplasty at facilities with and without on-site cardiothoracic surgery. Patients...

source: 2 minute medicine


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