Scores and communication survey results will be reviewed in this time period to determine increases or decreases from pre-implementation results using traditional nurse-to-nurse report.. The projected goals and outcomes of this project are to increase quality of report, increase patient safety and increase patient satisfaction. Introduction This paper proposes to outline the impact of a standardized bedside reporting system that involves the patient as opposed to the age-old report method conducted at the nurse’s station between only nurses. Evaluation of this impact includes quality
What outcomes will be analyzed and how they will be analyzed? Although the veterans are asked their full name and last four of their social security, the scanning provides the added comfort of providing the security or safety for everyone involved. The outcome of this research will show data that will be analyzed pre and post implementation of the BMCA system, which the approach is to show a significant change in the medication error rate. The outcome will be based on pre and post implementation of the barcode medication system by measuring the medication error rate. There will be 100 veteran patients that will be assessed prior to implementation of the BCMA, and 100 veterans post implementations.
P4P- Pay for performance Also known as value based purchasing, pay for performance allots financial incentives to health care providers or hospitals who met certain standards like measures to improve quality of life or counselling for healthy life style. In contrary this model can penalize for poor health care outcomes (11). ALOS- Average length of stay As name suggest it is the average number of days a patient admitted in hospital in treatment process. Calculated by dividing total number of inpatient days for all patients with total admissions in a fiscal year(12). ADC- Average daily census Defined as the average number of inpatients receiving health care per day.
Long life has always been considered a blessing. Today, the people of the United States are enjoying the benefit of living much longer than ever before in history. However, there is a flipside to this coin of longevity. The population of the United States is aging at an unprecedented rate. “In 2010, 40 million people age 65 and over accounted for 13 percent of the total population in the United States.” (An Aging Nation) These numbers are expected to double by 2050, with one in every five Americans older than 65.
Overview of rehabilitation process Knowing the quality of the rehabilitation activities of the patient helps doctors to detect and prevent readmission risk before they occur. With the emerging trend of Quantified Self, patients are now able to track their rehabilitation activities as well as fitness activities and habits including sleeping, daily routine etc. with consumer grade technology. This data can be used to calculate health risk and provide alerts to medical experts and the patient. In this way, patients receive more targeted monitoring and management post discharge and thereby enjoy a higher quality of care, better outcomes and higher satisfaction.
Again many of the patients and democrats are scared that many people would lose the health care they receive if Planned Parenthood is defunded again not thinking about the abortion allegations. With the defunding of Planned Parenthood the government is able to save money. Steven Ertelt wrote in his article that a congressional report shows that defunding Planned Parenthood clinics for 1 year can save the federal government $235 million (Ertelt). The defunding of Planned Parenthood would be beneficial in general to the government because they are able to save millions of dollar within one year. Even though it is believed that it would cost money to defund Planned Parenthood there is a report showing how much can be saved easily by even defunding for one
Regular review of medications in older citizens seems a logical way of minimizing Inappropriateness and associated adverse drug reactions (ADRs). There is a need for the task to be carried out in an orderly, systematic way. Several factors contribute to greater propensity of ADRs in the elderly citizens, including use of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM). Elderly citizens are prescribed potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) in an ambulatory setting and during hospitalization. About one-third of the adverse outcomes in elderly citizens are estimated to be due to the use of
You don’t know it 's Alzheimer’s until it hits you right in the face. Millions of people have Alzheimer’s. This forces other people such as family members or nurses to have to help many hours of the day, because the patients of Alzheimer’s can’t do things by themselves. Since the Baby Boomers of the 60s were born, there will be double the elders by the year 2050.People who haven’t experiences Alzheimer’s don’t realize how blessed they are. Alzheimer’s is a an awful disease.
Now that the Baby Boom generation aren’t even close to babies anymore and they’ve worked for 30+ years, they are starting to retire and take advantage of the resources that the government has for them once they reach the age of 65. One example of those resources is Social Security. In 1980, more people were working and paying in to the fund than there were
Current situation. China's population is aging. In 1999, China's elderly population (ages 60 and older) reached 10 percent, formally marking China as an aging society by international standards (Zhan, 2013). According to the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China (2012), the population for people who over 60 and 65 were about 190 million (13.7%) and 122 million (9.1%) in 2011, respectively. By 2030, people who are over 60 and 65 will account for 23% and 16% of the total population, respectively.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) approved the use of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to provide protection, value of care and reduce health care costs in Medicare. The ACO program is a charitable program which began on January 1, 2012. An ACO represents a group of providers and suppliers of services such as hospitals, physicians, and those involved in patient care. These individuals have agreed to work together to coordinate care for the patients they serve under the original Medicare. The objective of an ACO is to provide continuous, high quality care for Medicare beneficiaries, simultaneously improve quality and lower costs.