News tagged with trauma care

Cloud computing expedites trauma care

An electronic, cloud-based approach to sharing radiology files with other medical institutions is expediting the care of UC San Diego Health System trauma patients. The method is currently being used to speed the diagnosis ...

Apr 13, 2011
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High-quality care associated with lower cost in trauma

(PhysOrg.com) -- High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care to trauma patients, according to a study published in the Annals of Surgery. The study found high-quality hospitals have death rates that are 34 percent lower, ...

Feb 21, 2011
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Giffords able to stand up as she readies for rehab

(AP) -- Less than two weeks after surviving a bullet through the brain, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stood up and looked out the window of her hospital room Wednesday as she prepares to move to Houston to begin ...

Jan 20, 2011
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Many vulnerable patients have poor access to trauma care

A significant portion of the U.S. population does not have access to trauma care within an hours' drive, with certain vulnerable groups at higher risk of worse access, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of ...

Jan 17, 2011
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Trauma center care cost-effective

Trauma center care not only saves lives, it is a cost-effective way of treating major trauma, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. Although ...

Aug 17, 2010
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Children's well-being another casualty of recession

The incidence of abusive head trauma among children has skyrocketed since the beginning of the recession in late 2007, according to research that will be presented Saturday, May 1 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) ...

May 01, 2010
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Intensive care units poorly equipped to care for the dying

Almost half of the patients who die in intensive care units die within 24 hours, but the environment is not equipped to provide good end-of-life care. Most relatives are nevertheless happy with the care given, shows a thesis ...

Oct 05, 2009
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