Stroke patients discharged with a case manager and access to an educational website reported significantly greater improvements in physical health after three months compared with those who had traditional care.
The author investigates the use of a regional state unrepresented patient advocacy committee as an alternative to appointing legal guardians or using physicians as decision makers.
Higher affective well-being was associated not only with greater longevity but also with healthier aging without chronic disease or disability.
Participation in Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Investment Model during the first performance year by providers serving rural/underserved areas was associated with lower spending in the Medicare program than that among non-ACO providers serving the same areas.
Nearly three-quarters of traumatic brain injuries in children and teens are attributable to consumer products that are regulated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Developing and implementing evidence-based mitigation strategies specifically targeting preventable patient harm could lead to major service quality improvements in medical care which could also be more cost effective.
In addition to being manufactured outside of the controls required by current Good Manufacturing Practices, these products are also being marketed for diseases without FDA approval.
Shorter time to endovascular-reperfusion therapy is associated with improved outcomes among patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) due to large vessel occlusion.
In cases in which an error is made in the care of an unrepresented patient, the absence of a surrogate does not preclude the clinician’s ethical responsibilities to document, disclose, and, insofar as possible, rectify the mistake.
Culturally tailored stroke education films were not more effective than education pamphlets for improving stroke preparedness at one year among black and Hispanic churchgoers.