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Home hospitalisation of exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
It was postulated that home hospitalisation (HH) of selected chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations admitted at the emergency room (ER) could facilitate a better outcome thanExpand
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Impact of a hospital-based home-care program on the management of COPD patients receiving long-term oxygen therapy.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To analyze the influence of a hospital-based home-care program (HCP) on the management of patients with COPD receiving long-term oxygen therapy. DESIGN AND SETTING Randomized,Expand
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Quality control of equipment in home mechanical ventilation: a European survey
Quality control of the equipment used in home mechanical ventilation is necessary in order to ensure that patients safely and accurately receive the prescribed ventilatory support. The aim of thisExpand
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Standardizing admission and discharge processes to improve patient flow: A cross sectional study
BackgroundThe aim of this study was to evaluate how hospital capacity was managed focusing on standardizing the admission and discharge processes.MethodsThis study was set in a 900-bed universityExpand
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Survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with home mechanical ventilation: the impact of systematic respiratory assessment and bulbar involvement.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To analyze (1) the impact of a protocol of early respiratory evaluation of the indications for home mechanical ventilation (HMV) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),Expand
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Performance of mechanical ventilators at the patient’s home: a multicentre quality control study
Background: Quality control procedures vary considerably among the providers of equipment for home mechanical ventilation (HMV). Methods: A multicentre quality control survey of HMV was performed atExpand
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Impact of a resident strike on emergency department quality indicators at an urban teaching hospital.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the indicators of activity and quality within the emergency department (ED) during a resident physicians' strike. METHODS This was an observational study comparing a strikeExpand
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Integrated Health Care Barcelona Esquerra (Ais-Be): A Global View of Organisational Development, Re-Engineering of Processes and Improvement of the Information Systems. The Role of the Tertiary
The Integrated Health Area “Barcelona Esquerra” (Área Integral de Salud de Barcelona Esquerra – AIS-BE), which covers a population of 524,000 residents in Barcelona city, is running a project toExpand
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The importance of process variables analysis in the assessment of long-term oxygen therapy by concentrator.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate process variables and intermediate outcomes involved in long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) by concentrator with the purpose of identifying which of thoseExpand
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease heterogeneity: challenges for health risk assessment, stratification and management
Background and hypothesisHeterogeneity in clinical manifestations and disease progression in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) lead to consequences for patient health risk assessment,Expand
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