Navigation Links
Weakened Hospital Care During Weekends

According to a recent survey, hospital mortality is on the high during weekends. This is attributed to the quality of medical care not matching with the inflow// of the patients. This study was conducted by William J. Kostis and his team from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in New Brunswick.

Kostis studied 231,164 patients who were admitted to New Jersey Hospitals between the years 1987 and 2002. These were patients suffering from myocardial infarction. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the recommended procedure for myocardial infarction which will improve their blood flow to the heart.

Kostis observed that patients who come to the hospital during weekends were about one third less likely to get PCI than patients who came during the week days. An earlier study indicates that there is a 23% mortality rate in weekend hospital admissions.

Researchers suggest few measures which will aid in the improvement of patient care while avoiding undue demands on the physicians. Increase of staffs and their compensation and providing PCI, colonoscopy and miscellaneous advanced services during weekends are bound to help in this issue. Applying premiums to medicare reimbursement for weekend treatments also would better the patient care.

For the patients too, Kostis has a few guidelines to be followed. He suggests that patients should not postpone their visit to the hospital for weekends. He also adds that primary care physician should be visited on a regular basis to rule out any cardiac disorder.
JYT
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sperm Cells attracted By Ovary Scent, Even in Weakened State
2. Immunity May Be Weakened By Insecure Feeling
3. Oracle Corp. to help build worlds first "Digital Hospital"
4. Apollo Hospitals to consider listing on US Bourses in 2003
5. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
6. Link Between Hyperglycemia & Hospital Mortality
7. Reducing The Rate Of Hospital Acquired Infections
8. Home-based Treatment For Eczema More Effective Compared To Hospital Care
9. Hospital asked to Compensate Victim – Judgment by Delhi High Cour
10. Apollo Hospitals Collaborates With Histostem For Stem Cell Therapy
11. Indian Hospitals – A Destination For Quality Medical Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... of SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener, Michael P. May, Ph.D., recently accepted the distinguished Sun ... Recognition Program selected Wisdom Natural Brands (WNB), and 16 other businesses from Pima, ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... ... John D'Eri, CEO of Rising Tide Car Wash , will accept the ... Autism Society of America 's 49th annual conference to be held this year ... was founded in 2002 as the nation's first autism organization focused exclusively on adults. ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... ... law firm of Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC congratulates attorney Gerald A. ... Board of Directors. Cassioppi officially took on the leadership role during the DCBA’s Presidents’ ... Roberts LLC attorney Stacey A. McCullough was also installed as the DCBA’s second vice ...
(Date:6/19/2017)... ... June 19, 2017 , ... Florida ... rooms this month. These additions will expand the capabilities of the surgical center, ... operating room will be solely dedicated to pediatric operations, while the other will ...
(Date:6/19/2017)... ... June 19, 2017 , ... ... announces the general availability of several new and improved features to their ... United Way iGuide data in support of national campaigns. The latest release ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/19/2017)... June 19, 2017  Researchers from DRUGSCAN ® ... will host a live, complimentary webinar titled, "Untangling methods ... to the real world" on Wednesday June 28, 2017 ... This webinar will feature interviews with recreational and ... the manipulation techniques abusers use to prepare opioid tablets ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... N.C. , June 14, 2017  In 2016, ... Creative Startups pitch competition and came away ... reality platform is described by Forbes as "entering the ... American Medical Association as teaching "empathy to medical professionals ... the startup was recently named a finalist for the ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... 2017 AirXpanders, Inc. (ASX: AXP) (AirXpanders or ... manufacture, sale and distribution of the AeroForm® Tissue Expander ... its commercial roll-out in the United States ... one hundred (100) medical institutions and health systems, located ... needle-free alternative for women who choose reconstructive surgery following ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: