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Healthcare organizations that have successfully implemented pain management programs started by unifying their care policies and building pain management into standing orders, protocols and patient charts. The greatest challenge, however, belongs to staff, pharmacists and physicians, who must measure pain routinely and seek effective treatment, see that the… (More)
What care a patient receives reflects not only best practices and available technology but also geography, provider experience and patient preference. Spurred on by payers and a growing body of evidence-based methodology, providers are seeking to make patient care more consistently reflect best practices.
State-of-the-art hospitals feature private rooms, tree-filled courtyards, fountains, family lounges and more--all in an effort to make patients and visitors more comfortable with their surroundings in a time of stress. A soothing atmosphere doesn't take a complete renovation: Many changes can be made for little investment. Such an environment does take a… (More)
The debate continues over the use of mammography to screen women ages 40-49 for breast cancer. The question: What determines appropriate healthcare--cost savings, lives saved or the most lives saved most cost-effectively.