In this country, the healthcare system is struggling to incorporate a proper formula to insure an adequate transitions of care between different facilities. Due to these issues, hospitals and community practices are trying to develop better transitions of care systems to coordinate better care with their patients. Hospital readmission rates are becoming alarming, with almost 20% of discharged elderly patients returning to hospitals within a month for the same medical conditions (1). These readmission rates both hurt the hospitals, and more importantly, the patients involved; so, an effective system must be implemented that could ease this transition of care and help reduce readmission rates and healthcare expenses. The National Transitions
Some causes of this disease according to Gerard Burrow, are “Diseased heart muscle, chronic high blood pressure, a heart attack, and major cardiac arrhythmia”. The causes that are listed above actually cause congestive heart failure. With having congestive heart failure, patients are examined every six months or so depending on the severity of the disease. During that examination, there may be signs of the disease, according to Gerard Burrow: “In the Heart: 1) heart enlargement, 2) Increased heart rate, in the Lungs: Crackling noises (rales), leakage of fluid from the lungs, [and] in other areas: Swelling of the skin, edema of the lower back, buildup of fluid of the abdominal cavity, increased size of liver, ascites” (181) . This disease has its own ways of revealing itself to doctors.
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and the digestive system. Because this disease limits breathing ability, it is a life-threatening disease. In the United States alone, 30,000 people have cystic fibrosis and 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed every year. Over half the of the people with CF are over the age of 18. (About Cystic Fibrosis) Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a mutated gene that changes the protein that controls the salt in and out of the cell.
Turns out nearly 6 million Americans are affected and is the leading cause for people older than the age of 65 to be placed in a hospital. When the heart 's pumping power starts to move slower than normal is what heart failure is. Some people like to think it is when the heart stops working because they think failure means stop working. Heart failure causes the pumping of blood to move way slower and that leads to the pressure in the heart to increase. Which this then results in the heart not pumping enough oxygen and nutrients to meet the body’s requirements.
Gaps in transitional care and Improper training 2. Poor staffing 3. Work overload 4. High staff turn over How and what can you do to address the issue? The rising life expectancy and the drop in fertility result in an ageing population throughout Pakistan, which increase the risk of recurrent hospitalization and it is evident from daily patient census of older adult is 30% in women health care.
“Official statistics kept by the Oregon Health Authority show that about ninety percent of euthanasia patients were concerned about losing autonomy and not being able to engage in enjoyable activities. They also worried about loss of dignity (seventy-seven percent), losing control of bodily functions (forty-seven percent), and being a burden on their family and caregivers (forty-two percent).The hardships occur for the family members as well. Families often wonder if the treatment is worth the extra time and pain when, instead, they could die a “natural” death. For example, there are stories
Purpose The purpose of the study was to test whether a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of congestive heart failure could reduce the rates of readmission in elderly patients. The study focused on elderly patients because these patients have an increased risk of readmission. This increased risk of readmission is associated with factors such as social isolation and non compliance with dietary and medical prescriptions. Method The study screened patients who were admitted to the Jewish Hospital which is located in the Washington University Medical Center. All the patients who were screened for the study were 70 years or older.
What is suicide? Suicide is defined as the act of killing yourself because you do not want to continue living (Meriam-Webster Dictionary). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 800,000 people die through suicide annually. The suicide rates increase every year. A lot of people have considered ending their lives due to the current situation
I am writing you in response to the frustration you experienced within the healthcare system in seeking the best care. Imagine the frustration, and more significantly, the fear, the average patient experiences that does not have your resources. I am on a quest to change this and I would like your assistance. I have been a senior executive in the US healthcare industry for over 30 years and I can tell you that it is much worse than you experienced. Healthcare costs
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/Other_g374-Crowd_Of_People_In_City_p52394.html Stress is the #1 health problem in America today. Worry builds up inside a person and in many cases and manifests itself in physical illness. Doctors even now believe that anxiety may be the cause of many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and gastrointestinal problems as well. Stress is costing America billions in medical bills, OTC drugs, and sessions with therapists in an attempt to combat the effects of anxiety caused by stress. But, what if there was a way to relief stress and its associated anxiety that comes with it.