After your review, do the conclusions you draw from the case justify the headline? Why or why not? Generally, I agree with the hospital based on the numbers that is stated in the data it clearly shows that the issues concerning the hospitals reasons for cancellations does not all just fall on the hospital due to a bed shortage. Other concerns are due to patients becoming ill the day of surgery and have to cancel the surgery for those reasons, thus, based on for the particular reasons that a small percentage on them do not attend the day of surgery. However, the highest percentage of cancellations are due to shortage of hospital beds based on the record of ICU trauma patients that has used the majority of the beds and for those reasons that is what led to cause the shortage.
The writer who is the clinic manager of an urgent care center was given the task to investigate the increase in complaints regarding long wait times, inadequate or incomplete information from staff during visits, and the relatively small number of insurance types accepted at the facility. The goal is to examine three examples of quality initiatives that would increase patients’ satisfaction, and reduce health cost. In addition, the writer will defend the position on whether to accept Medicare or Medicaid as a potential pay source for the urgent care. Examine at least three (3) examples of quality initiatives that could increase patient satisfaction and potentially reduce healthcare cost. Support the response with examples that illustrate
Thirty-five percent of Americans recieve help from welfare every day, and if we drug test them that number would suddenly drop. Some individuals claim that drug testing would help individuals by putting them into treatment; however, there are several reasons why drug testing would not help recipients. While drug testing could recognize the individuals who need help, problems would be caused such as impacts on the person, the cost, and other impacts such as on children and poverty levels. I A. First, drug testing will cause problems with the money people are receiving.
Healthcare systems have traditionally been constructed around hierarchical perspectives used to train healthcare professionals (Porter-O’Grady and Malloch, 2007). In such hierarchies, senior physicians are often put at the top with certain power distances between other professionals. This can lead to difficulties in patient management when the patients safety is in question, but the healthcare professional involved may be hesitant to question the physician’s treatment plan or are too intimidated to voice out their opinions. In a study of over 2000 healthcare professionals including nurses and pharmacists, nearly half of the respondents felt pressured into administering a medication for which they had concerns, despite previously questioning the prescriber regarding the safety of the order (Institute for Safe Medication Practices, 2004). This was due to feelings of intimidation by the prescriber and an inability to effectively communicate their concerns.
Paramedics must communicate effectively and appropriately to service users, relatives and other healthcare professionals, failure to do so may result in disciplinary action (HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL 2012). When healthcare professionals communicate ineffectively Important information can be misinterpreted, creating confusion, ambiguity and anxiety, leading to hostile situations (McCABE & TIMMINS 2006).In England between 2011 and 2012, 10,986 complaints were made in relation to ineffective communication, and a further 12,571 related to the attitude of staff (NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE 2012). This emphasises the importance of ensuring that the health care professional’s verbal and non-verbal communication both convey the same positive
“As a continuous process, discharge planning starts earlier and continues later and involves reaching out to both health care professionals and family caregivers along the entire continuum of a patient’s care” (Robeznieks, 2017, p. 40). Through this continuous process of discharge planning, this can help improve the quality of care rendered to the patient and lessen the chance of readmission to the
Abstract/Purpose: (please refer to separate file) The worsening problem of hospital nursing shortage has resulted to inadequate nurse staffing, which affects our nursing care to our patients and our satisfaction towards our job. Understanding how nursing staffing levels affect both patient and nurse outcomes prompted these researchers to conduct a study on hospital nurse staffing levels (Aiken, Clarke, Sloane, Sochalski, & Silber, 2002). The purpose of their study was to examine the relationship between the nurse-to-patient ratio and surgical patient outcomes, specifically patient mortality and mortality following complications nurse retention as well as the factors that influence nurse retention (Aiken et al., 2002). The study was conducted
The term “no-show patient” is used to describe patients who fail to reschedule or cancel a scheduled appointment. In outpatient primary care setting dealing with no show patients is one of the biggest challenges that has a tremendous impact on productivity and efficiency of the clinic. Residency teaching clinics are making constant efforts by actively participating in research studies and applying various strategies to decrease no show rate at the clinics. At Kaweah Delta Family Medicine Center we are looking at past interventions to develop proactive and effective ways of reducing no-show rates. Though there are numerous projects and researches conducted, this remains a major issue at outpatient clinics.
Brian Jack was granted funds from the AHRQ for research project on readmissions. “His research demonstrated that patients who are discharged from the hospital with a clear understanding of their after-care instructions are 30% less likely to be readmitted within 30 days or visit the emergency department than patients who lacked this information” (Clancey, 2013). Project BOOTH (Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions) was developed to reduce readmission rates by offering resources and expert mentoring to clinicians, enhance patient and family education, and improve the flow of information to health care providers in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Another resource to reduce readmissions is the Patient Safety Organization. It offers clinicians and health care organizations the ability to voluntarily report, share and learn from patient safety information without fear of legal
Moreover, doctors' altruism towards their patients and others has been less well examined and is understood, as opposed to express, in explanations about medicinal expert qualities and dispositions. Furthermore, the altruistic conduct by doctors may incorporate, for instance, keeping on working or giving casual medicinal exhortation outside contracted hours, giving free treatment to poor patients in charge for service health care frameworks, and a general eagerness to go the additional mile in expert working. There is much proof that numerous specialists work beyond their contracted hours, yet there is likewise a growing feeling that selflessness in medicine (Eby & Kelley,