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OBJECTIVE In most countries there is no mandatory national system to track the quality of care delivered to the citizens. This paper describes an example of a national indicator project that aims at documenting and improving the quality of care nationwide. ANALYSIS The Danish National Indicator Project was established in 2000 as a nationwide(More)
The aim of this work was to investigate the minimum technical requirements for production of live offspring with somatic cell nuclear transfer. The experiment was performed in a field type laboratory without micromanipulators and carbon dioxide incubators. All long-term incubations were performed in the Submarine Incubation System (SIS) using various gas(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the association between quality of care and 30 day mortality in a nationwide cohort of patients hospitalized with hip fracture. METHODS We used data from The Danish National Indicator Project, a quality improvement initiative with participation of more than 90% of Danish hospital departments caring for patients with hip fracture(More)
Three endemic vulture species Gyps bengalensis, Gyps indicus and Gyps tenuirostris are critically endangered following dramatic declines in South Asia resulting from exposure to diclofenac, a veterinary drug present in the livestock carcasses that they scavenge. Diclofenac is widely used globally and could present a risk to Gyps species from other regions.(More)
This article describes the Danish National Indicator Project that aims to document and improve the quality of care at national level. Specific clinical indicators, standards, and prognostic factors have been developed for eight diseases (e.g. lung cancer). It has been implemented in all clinical departments in Denmark. Participation is mandatory. Results(More)
Concentrations of ketone bodies, free fatty acids, glycerol, lactate, glucose, insulin, glucagon and cortisol were determined 6-hourly during 36 hours of fasting in 4 hyperthyroid patients and in 4 euthyroid controls. The concentrations of ketone bodies were elevated in hyperthyroid patients from the beginning and increased during fasting more rapidly and(More)
An understanding of the habitat selection patterns by wild herbivores is critical for adaptive management, particularly towards ecosystem management and wildlife conservation in semi arid savanna ecosystems. We tested the following predictions: (i) surface water availability, habitat quality and human presence have a strong influence on the spatial(More)
INTRODUCTION We examined the positive predictive value of diagnoses of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Danish National Patient Registry. We also examined the negative predictive value of acute pneumonia or respiratory failure discharge diagnoses for absence of underlying COPD. METHODS We identified all patients(More)