This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Rehabilitation and Hospitals category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.
2018-03-14 : The Difference in Hospital Meals Around The World : Individual hospital menus and government guidelines on nutritional requirements from countries including Switzerland, Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom.
2017-03-23 : Hospice Care Comparison Study : Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes.
2017-01-26 : Nursing Homes Falling Behind With End-Of-Life Directives : More attention to how advance directives are used in nursing homes may reduce unnecessary care and save health care costs while respecting residents end of life wishes.
2016-11-09 : Country and Health System Factors on RN and MD Personnel Production : Social and political factors influence physician and nurse workforce supply world-wide - More to positive patient outcomes than organizational resources and infrastructure.
2016-04-22 : Urgent Care Centers - Alternative to Emergency Rooms and Physician Visits : Urgent care centers are the affordable, fast, and convenient alternative to emergency rooms and physician visits.
2016-03-20 : Nursing Profession: Personality Profile of Nurses Study : Study reveals nurses possess unique personality profile that distinguishes them from rest of population and allows them to adapt to challenging field.
2016-03-06 : Factors Affecting Hospital Retention Rate of Nurses : Strategies that build on this and the other variables identified in our study may improve hospital nursing retention rates.
2015-09-16 : Method Allows Nurses to Spot Delirium Quickly : Asking just two questions may be able to help nurses and doctors easily identify delirium in hospitalized seniors.
2015-08-18 : Dangers of Hospital Merger or Consolidation : Johns Hopkins researchers sound off on the dangers of hospital consolidation - Rise of hospital monopolies can drive up costs, threaten quality of care.
2015-06-03 : New Guide for Animal Visitations in Hospitals : New guidance outlines policies regarding use of animals in healthcare facilities, including service animals, research animals and personal pet visitation.
2015-03-16 : Inappropriate Prostate & Breast Cancer Imaging : Study of Medicare beneficiaries suggests at the regional level, regional culture and infrastructure could contribute to inappropriate imaging.
2015-02-06 : Nurse and Nursing Assistant On the Job Injuries : Each day in America 9,000 health care workers experience a disabling form of injury as they perform their work-related tasks.
2015-02-03 : Health Net Sued for Bait and Switch of Doctor and Hospital Networks : Consumer advocates will discuss real financial threat patients face in a class-action lawsuit against Health Net for misrepresenting their physician and hospital networks.
2015-01-27 : Over 50% of Patients on Ventilators Have Ability to Communicate : More than half of patients in ICU using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools.
2015-01-12 : Closing Loopholes Allowing Physicians to Refer Patients to Enterprises in Which they Have Financial Stake : Ending the controversial practice might save the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
2014-12-09 : Hospice Use In and Out of Nursing Homes : Study compares characteristics of hospice patients in nursing homes with hospice patients living in the community.
2014-11-26 : Health Technology Hazards in Hospitals : 2015 hazards list highlights safety topics ECRI Institute deems crucial for hospitals to address in the coming year.
2014-11-25 : Health Begins at Home - Canadian Nurses Association : Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) meeting with MPs and senators to improve health for seniors by providing health care to elderly in their homes.
2014-11-22 : How Psychological Counseling Can Lead to Improved Happiness and Health for Seniors : Gold Crest Care Center focuses on how psychological counseling can lead to improved happiness and health for the elderly.
2014-11-12 : Testing Seniors for Drugs - Doctors Charging Medicare Millions : Doctors are charging Medicare millions for apparently unnecessary tests of seniors for illegal drugs like cocaine and PCP.
2014-11-11 : Mistreatment Between Nursing Home Residents : Inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents is a sizable and growing problem.
2014-11-10 : Spirituality and Patient Recovery Time : Spirituality helps to sustain health care workers and patients by recognizing and supporting a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
2014-11-01 : Penalties and Fines for Hospitals that Treat the Poor : CMS reducing payments to U.S. hospitals with excessive readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attack, or pneumonia.
2014-10-28 : Choosing a Quality Hospice in Your Area : Free worksheet from NHPCO, Choosing a Quality Hospice, will help patients and families with questions to consider when learning about or choosing a hospice.
2014-09-25 : US Doctors Pay Compared to Surgeons Wage : Study examines differences in payment and income between surgeons who perform operations, procedures or tests, and general physicians.
2014-09-23 : Influence of Online Doctor Ratings for Finding Physicians for Children : Results of parents survey regarding how online ratings of physicians influenced their choices in seeking healthcare providers for their kids.
2014-08-15 : California Hospital Blood Tests Vary from $10 to $10,169 for Identical Test : Research shows significant price difference for blood tests in California hospitals, with some patients charged $10 for one test and others charged $10,169 for identical test.
2014-08-08 : Hospitals Fined $529 Million for Serving Medicare Patients Twice in 30 Days : Medicare will fine hospitals for serving Medicare patients twice in 30 days. The fines reduce hospital care for seniors and save Medicare money.
2014-05-24 : Hospital Visits for Irregular Heart Beats Rising : Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
2014-04-19 : Elder Care Alliance Implements I'm Still Here Approach in All Its Communities : Information from Elder Care Alliance regarding its partnership with Hearthstone Institute to implement the I am Still Here approach in its communities.
2014-04-18 : Virtual Rehabilitation Designed to Aid Stroke Therapy Patients : Winning TechSandbox competition team develop virtual reality game that provides real-time feedback to patients undergoing stroke therapy.
2014-01-03 : Concierge Medicine: Providing More Personalized Health Care : Information and definition of Concierge medicine which focuses on preventative care planning and a number of additional advanced personalized health care services.
2013-12-03 : Convalescent, Retirement and Recuperative Home Care Montreal Area : Review of senior assistive living and retirement home facility in the Montreal area also catering for persons with a disability.
2013-11-18 : Community Health Centers Will Drop 1M Patients Without Sufficient Support : Report examines impact of federal and state policy decisions on community health centers and their ability to continue providing primary care to low income people without access to health care services by 2020.
2013-10-23 : Lack of Common Courtesy Among Doctors-in-training : Report published online this month calls for some simple adjustments to intern communications to make the experience of a hospital stay better.
2013-10-18 : Study Shows Female Doctors are Better than Male Doctors : According to a University of Montreal research team quality of care provided by female doctors is higher than that of their male counterparts while the productivity of males is greater.
2013-04-20 : Antibiotic Resistance and Hospital Outpatients : Study concludes problems with antibiotic resistance faced by outpatients may be as bad as those in hospitalized patients.
2013-02-13 : Regulation of Hospitals Supported by Study : Findings support the regulation of hospital beds by keeping the number of hospital beds aligned with health care needs of the population.
2012-12-12 : Craig Hospital - Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Care and Rehabilitation : Craig Hospital located in Denver Colorado is an acute care and rehabilitation hospital exclusively specializing in research and neuro-rehabilitation of people who have experienced SCI or TBI.
2012-10-10 : Fighting Physical, Mental Decline After a Hospital Stay : Steps patients can take to regain strength, stamina and mental sharpness after time in the hospital.
2012-07-11 : Patient Autonomy Support Critical to Improving Health : Investigating factors that influence our motivation to engage in and adhere to behaviors that promote good health.
2012-04-09 : Doctors Don't Always Tell You the Whole Truth : Over half of physicians told patients their prognosis looked better than it did others tried to scare patients out of bad health behavior by making a prognosis seem more threatening than it truly was.
2011-08-22 : Cancer Nurses Unintentionally Exposed to Chemotherapy : Nearly 17% of nurses who work in outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers reported being exposed on skin or eyes to toxic drugs they deliver.
2011-07-25 : Mobile Devices Pose Security Risks for Patients : Mobile devices in hospitals and medical centers are ideal for information sharing and time savings but pose huge security risks to patient information.
2011-06-19 : Nurses Overtime Equals More Than 11,000 Full-Time Jobs : Full time nurses top all other occupations in rates of illness and disability related absenteeism.
2011-06-16 : Hand Palm Used for Patient Identification : PatientSecure uses a cutting edge biometric technology to identify patients by utilizing near infrared light to map an image of the blood flow pattern through veins in the palm.
2011-06-15 : Seniors - Reducing Avoidable Re-hospitalizations : Rehospitalization of senior patients within 30 days of discharge from a skilled nursing facility has risen dramatically in recent years.
2011-06-13 : Hospital Pay for Performance Program : Researchers found clinical conditions tracked in the pay-for- performance program did not bring to light any significant racial and ethnic disparities in hospital care.
2011-06-09 : UK Hospital Mortality Rate Index : New index to measure UK hospital mortality rates that has been accepted for use by the Department of Health.
2011-06-06 : Not All Hospitals Treat Seniors the Same : As the population ages hospitals need to measure the quality of care they provide for the over 65s and implement programs to meet their needs.
2011-05-15 : Emergency Department Use for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities : First North American study to look at ED use by adults with intellectual disabilities.
2011-04-28 : Preventable Medical Errors : Patient safety at US hospitals not getting better despite efforts to improve patient care reduce infection rates and decrease occurrence of preventable medical errors.
2011-04-02 : Reverse Face to Face Regulation : CMS decision to enforce regulations that require physicians to have face-to-face encounters with homebound patients to receive Medicare benefits is a mistake.
2011-03-07 : Immediate Knee Replacement Rehabilitation Shows Benefits : The post-operative knee surgery treatment began with a series of leg exercises breathing exercises and tips on posture.
2011-03-03 : List of Measures for Nursing Homes : National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 21 measures to be used to care for both long-term residents and short-stay patients.
2011-02-08 : Best Nursing Homes List : Best Nursing Homes list highlights facilities across the nation providing high-quality care for elderly Americans and their families.
2011-01-27 : Difficult Patients More Likely to Experience Worse Symptoms : Difficult patient clinician encounters have a negative impact on patients health outcomes.
2011-01-25 : Advantages of Nursing Homes Over Home Care : Examines the advantages of choosing a nursing home rather than stay at home care for seniors, elderly, and people with disability.
2011-01-15 : Medicaid Pays Nursing Homes Less Than Minimum Wage : Nursing home providers are often forced to rely on funding from other sources primarily Medicare to fill the funding gaps resulting from inadequate Medicaid payments.
2011-01-15 : Detecting Changes in Behavior in Nursing Home Patients : Behavioral changes in an elderly nursing home patient can signal nursing home abuse here are some signs to look for in your loved one.
2010-11-29 : Diagnosis Uncertainty Increases Patients Anxiety Level : Have you ever felt anxious and uneasy sitting in a doctor's waiting room or climbed the walls waiting for test results from your doctor.
2010-11-03 : Modifying Hospice Eligibility for Dementia Patients : The system for hospice admission for patients with dementia should be guided by patient and family preference for comfort.
2010-10-27 : Canada Needs to Improve End of Life Care : High quality end-of-life care should be the right of every Canadian.
2010-10-27 : How to Research a Medical Specialist or Doctor : Information and tips on how to research a doctor or medical specialist including verifying a physician license and checking for board certification.
2010-10-13 : Hospital Readmission - Influencing Factors : Race and insurance status increase likelihood of first readmission poor nutrition and depression make further re-hospitalizations more likely.
2010-10-12 : Baby Boomers Creating a Doctor Shortage to Care for Geri-Boom Population : Impact Baby Boomers or Geri-Boomers will have on American health care will be significant on numerous fronts.
2010-09-30 : Assisted Living Facilities: The First Step to Evaluating Quality : Researching assisted living facilities for loved ones can be overwhelming with the large amount of choices.
2010-09-30 : Doctors Need to Help Patients Prepare Better for Health Decisions : Many patients do not learn what they need to in order to make informed medical decisions.
2010-09-17 : Spaulding Celebrates 40 Years of Remarkable Recoveries : Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has grown into one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the world as a leader in teaching research and care.
2010-09-13 : Hospice Benefits for Terminally Ill Children : Guidance on New Hospice Benefits for Terminally Ill Children Hailed by Hospice and Palliative Care Community.
2010-08-25 : Up to 25% of Patients Report More Physical Problems a Year After Surgery : Up to 1 in 4 patients report more physical problems a year after surgery than before.
2010-08-25 : Shorter Wait Times in the ER : Engineering shorter wait times for patients in hospital emergency rooms.
2010-08-17 : Inability to Access Own Medical Records Top Concern : Survey: Patients Report Inability to Access Own Medical Records as Top Concern.
2010-07-31 : Urgent Attention Must be Paid to Medical Error Rate : Approximately 100,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors.
2010-07-30 : Saving Yourself From Medical Mistakes : Ways to better ensure your safety and to make the most of your care during a hospital stay.
2010-07-24 : Delays in Moving Admitted Patients Out of ERs Blamed for Length of Stay in Hospital Emergency Rooms : US emergency physicians are very concerned about patient safety being jeopardized by long wait times in ER.
2010-07-22 : US Wait Times Average of 4 Hours 7 Minutes in Emergency Departments in 2009 : Patients Spent Average of Four Hours Seven Minutes in US Emergency Departments.
2010-07-16 : Saving the ER for Emergencies : Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine for non-emergency care walk-in centers across the state.
2010-06-30 : Pay-for-Performance Hospitals - Study : US plan to pay hospitals for performance could hurt those in less-advantaged areas.
2010-06-10 : Nursing Home Residents Enjoy Videoconferencing with Family : Nursing home residents who used videoconferencing to keep in touch with family members felt it enriched their lives.
2010-04-09 : Physicians Face Ethical Conflicts with Religious Hospitals : Primary care physicians nationwide face clinical ethical conflicts with religious hospitals.
2010-03-31 : Staying in Hospital Tips and Advice : Helpful tips and information to make your hospital stay a positive experience.
2010-03-14 : Senior ER Patients Getting Wrong Medicines : Common for patients 65 and older to receive potentially inappropriate medications when treated in an emergency room.
2010-02-19 : Better Care for Palliative Patients : Palliative care patients can expect help from familiar primary care team professionals around a third of the time.
2010-02-16 : Rising Popularity of Home Care : U.K. patient population is moving towards long-term care and home-care from hospitals and other clinical settings.
2010-01-29 : Restore Access to Rehabilitative Services for Medicare Beneficiaries : Medicare beneficiaries exceeding the therapy caps on outpatient physical therapy occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services.
2010-01-29 : Researching Doctors - Doctor Background Check : Researching a doctors credentials with a doctors background check to find quality health care and experienced trained physicians or surgeons.
2010-01-15 : Improving Wait Time for Childrens Surgery : CPSWT Project data shows on average one third of pediatric patients received surgery past the acceptable wait times.
2010-01-13 : APDA Launches Parkinson's Rehab Resource Center : American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and Boston University first National Resource Center for Rehabilitation.
2010-01-06 : Superbug Risk Increases when Sharing a Hospital Room : Staying in a multi-bed hospital room dramatically increases the risk of acquiring a serious infectious disease.
2009-11-30 : United Cerebral Palsy of Ohio - Empowering People with Disabilities : UCP organization offers people choices and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
2009-11-30 : Risky Medical Treatments Not Accepted by Patients : Increasing patient participation in decision-making decreases utilization of risky procedures.
2009-11-05 : Rehab Products Services to Over 100 Million Health Plan Members : Alliance Seating & Mobility are able to help over 100 million members in 150+ health plans with their power mobility and custom rehab needs.
2009-10-28 : ICD - the International Center for the Disabled : The ICD is an outpatient rehabilitation center located in New York City that serves people with disabilities from all age groups.
2009-10-16 : Healthcare Associated Acquired Infections : Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a global crisis affecting both patients and healthcare workers.
2009-09-08 : How Accurate are Hospital Report Cards : A hospital with a lower mortality index may not be a better hospital for patient care but rather a place where the patient mix has been refined or limited.
2009-08-27 : The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist : The Surgical Safety Checklist we are launching this morning is a great example of both.
2009-08-23 : Majority of US hospitals will have Smoke-free Campuses : Federally owned hospitals were less likely to have smoke-free campuses.
2009-08-19 : Nonprofit Nursing Homes Provide Better Care : Nonprofit nursing homes deliver, on average higher quality care than for-profit nursing homes.
2009-08-07 : Fumbled Handoffs can Lead to Medical Errors : Not communicating results of tests after hospital discharge is common.
2009-07-21 : Home Help for Elderly - Bestowing New Life : If you have elderly relatives at home you know how hard it is to take care of them especially when they are seriously ill.
2009-07-16 : Uninsured Account for Nearly 20 Percent of Emergency Room Visits : Twenty percent of uninsured Americans depend on the emergency room for the care they need.
2009-07-12 : Compare Hospital Ratings : The information contained on Hospital Compare is available for consumers to use in making health care decisions.
2009-06-26 : Things to do in Hospital for Children and Adults : Hospitals can be very boring places - This is a list of things you can do when bored in hospital.
2009-06-25 : Health Care Outcome Boost Needs Better Studies : Research into quality improvement in clinical care has the potential to greatly improve the lot of patients.
2009-06-25 : Hospitals with Internet Access : A list of hospitals that supply Internet access allowing patients to connect to the internet in wards and rooms.
2009-06-22 : Neurosurgery with Transcranial MR-guided Ultrasound : Patients successfully treated with transcranial high-intensity focused ultrasound opening possibilities for neurosurgery and treatment of neurological brain disorders.
2009-06-03 : Hospitalized Patients Need Better Understanding of CPR and Outcomes : Many hospitalized patients overestimate their chance of surviving an in-hospital cardiac arrest and do not know what CPR really involves.
2009-06-01 : Pay-for-performance May Benefit Doctors Who Care For Very Sick : Pay for performance raises fears and assumptions that reimbursement will not be fair toward doctors who care for sickest patients.
2009-04-21 : Hospital Care Varies for Children with Urinary Tract Infections : Study reveals significant variability across hospitals in treatment and outcomes for children with Urinary Tract Infections.
2009-04-14 : Online Doctor Ratings - Examining a Physicians Credentials : Examines methods of online doctor rating and information about a physicians credentials on the Internet.
2008-12-23 : Hospitals Third Biggest Cause of Deaths : Did you know that if you become ill and need to be admitted to hospital the chances of dying from an unrelated problem are high.
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