Sandrine Couray-Targe

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Ten Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) cases were diagnosed in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) during a 3-year period. Nosocomial transmission from HIV-positive patients with PCP was suspected because these patients shared the same hospital building, were not isolated, and were receiving suboptimal anti-PCP prophylaxis or none. P. jirovecii organisms(More)
BACKGROUND Hip fractures are the most devastating result of osteoporosis and are common worldwide. Based on an exponential increase in incidence with age, many studies in the 1990s forecasted an epidemic of hip fracture in women in the next 15 years which is not currently being observed. Despite the ageing of the populations, accurate description of hip(More)
BACKGROUND Many authors advocate total or near-total thyroidectomy for thyroid carcinoma. This study examined the relationship between hospital volume of thyroidectomies and choice of bilateral thyroidectomy for thyroid carcinoma. METHODS Data were extracted from the administrative databases of all hospital discharge abstracts in the Rhône-Alpes area of(More)
We estimated the excess hospital expenditure attributable to osteoporotic hip fracture (HF) within a population of 6,019 patients. Post-fracture excess of hospital days was 23.1, including 22.7 days in rehabilitation care. HF might result from a patient's pre-fracture poor health status rather than predispose to a worsening of such pre-existing conditions.(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the economic impact of community pharmacists' interventions following the detection of problems related to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), whether in a prescription or self-medication format. The evaluation focused on the gastroduodenal adverse events that could be avoided and the subsequent savings of healthcare(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical mortality varies widely across hospitals, but the degree of temporal variation within individual hospitals remains unexplored and may reflect unsafe care. OBJECTIVES To add a longitudinal dimension to large-scale profiling efforts for interpreting surgical mortality variations over time within individual hospitals. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2001, the French national case mix program is allowed by law to use an enciphering algorithm named "FOIN" to produce a unique anonymous identifier in order to crosslink, within and across hospitals, discharge abstracts from a given patient. This algorithm "thrashes" the person's health insurance number, date of birth and gender. Before(More)
BACKGROUND The costing method used can change the results of economic evaluations. Choosing the appropriate method to assess the cost of organ recovery is an issue of considerable interest to health economists, hospitals, financial managers and policy makers in most developed countries. OBJECTIVES The main objective of this study was to compare a mixed(More)
Recently, to answer patients, caregivers and professionals needs, the "Plan Cancer" has been presented by the French Government. This plan is intended to improve quality of care in cancer patients and finally, patients' survival and quality of life. This planned strategy stresses the importance of organized interactions between hospitals and between the(More)