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BACKGROUND A small urban hospital identified angina pectoris (DRG 140) as a high-cost and low-reimbursement DRG. Variation in the process of care for patients with cardiac chest pain was related to… Continue Reading
Many factors are involved in improving the quality of health care. Using data to measure performance is an essential element. Whether the objective is to improve outcomes (e.g., reducing mortality… Continue Reading
A multistate quality improvement project conducted to improve the care of hospitalized Medicare patients with peptic ulcer disease is described. This randomized control study design compared the… Continue Reading
Objectives: To analyse the diagnostic role of CT scan in evaluation of proptosis Material and Methods: 50 patients presenting with proptosis were evaluated by CT scan. Role of CT was evaluated in… Continue Reading
BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease (CHD), the leading cause of death in the United States, accounted for approximately 490,000 deaths in 1993. Angina pectoris, a manifestation of CHD, accounted for… Continue Reading