Susan F. Whitehead

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BACKGROUND Hospital transfusion laboratories collect information regarding blood transfusion and some registries gather clinical outcomes data without transfusion information, providing an opportunity to integrate these two sources to explore effects of transfusion on clinical outcomes. However, the use of laboratory information system (LIS) data for this(More)
A general protocol for rigorous evaluation of diagnostic systems in medicine was applied successfully in a comparative study of two radiologic techniques. Accuracies of computed tomography and radionuclide scanning in detecting, localizing, and diagnosing brain lesions were assessed with a sample of patients in whom tumor had been suspected. The principal(More)
The second of a three-part series of articles analyzing the results of the American Hospital Association's Nursing Personnel Survey, this article examines data about RN vacancies and turnover among community hospitals in general and community hospitals classified by bed size, control, and geographic region. It discusses the implications of the findings for(More)
Our goal is to improve patient outcomes and safety through medical device interoperability. To achieve this, it is not enough to build a technically perfect system. We present here our work toward the validation of middleware for use in interoperable medical cyber-physical systems. This includes clinical requirements, together with our methodology for(More)
A 61 year-old woman presented with general malaise, hair loss, pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) and thymoma: no growth of erythropoietic colonies in vitro (BFU-E) was observed in the presence of her own serum. The thymoma was removed: after the operation no improvement of her anaemic condition was observed and colony growth was very poor, although T-depleted(More)