Navigation Links
Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
Date:4/4/2012

nia group was analyzed separately from the sepsis and respiratory failure group.

"Our study would suggest if you really want to know what's happening with pneumonia, it's not enough to look at coded groups for pneumonia. You have to also look at these other groups with a secondary diagnosis of pneumonia," said Lindenauer.

An accompanying editorial published in the journal suggests coding nuances may also affect the way other diseases, such as heart disease, are evaluated.

Dr. Rohit Bhalla, chief quality officer at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, who was not involved in the study, concurred that coding is complex and needs further analysis. He said new coding methods will soon be introduced that could complicate matters further.

"You have to understand administrative data's strengths and limitations," Bhalla said. "You have to be careful and circumspect about implying that small changes in data relate to care." He suggested it might be more accurate to use both administrative and clinical information from a patient's chart when studying disease trends, treatments and survival.

More information

For more on pneumonia, see the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

SOURCES: Peter Lindenauer, M.D., M.Sc., director, Center for Quality of Care Research, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass., and associate professor, medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; Rohit Bhalla, M.D., chief quality officer, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.; April 4, 2012, Journal of the American Medical Association


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Rare medical phenomenon of systemic tumor disappearance following local radiation treatment reported in a patient with metastatic melanoma
2. 19 Million New STD Infections Reported Annually, CDC Says
3. Fewer Diabetic Vision Problems Reported: CDC
4. Results of the ROTAXUS trial reported at TCT 2011
5. Results of the ADVISE trial reported at TCT 2011
6. Results of the COBRA trial reported at TCT 2011
7. Results of the PROFI study reported at TCT 2011
8. Results of the EVOLVE trial reported at TCT 2011
9. Results of the REMEDEE trial reported at TCT 2011
10. Results of the NEXT clinical trial Reported at TCT 2011
11. Results of the PEPCAD-DES trial reported at TCT 2011
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study  
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo ... Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue ... in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard ... the Court has remanded a case filed by the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... For over 20 years, Dr. David Cruz of Cruz ... has treated just about every type of injury that can result ... those same twenty-plus years, the team at Doctors on Liens ... best possible doctor. With the combined breadth of experience ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved television ... 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference planned ... (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” cancer in ... had not followed up her clean mammogram with an ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... and Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen ... (CHI) for their leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical ... Mitchell, Bonilla and Olsen each received the “2014 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced ... with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body parts and ... most progressive and easy to use patented cold therapy machine ... sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2
... Chase Cancer Center have discovered a new mechanism used by ... process is critical in preventing the development of cancersuggesting the ... underlying the disease. The findings will be published online ... The process investigated by Alfonso Bellacosa, M.D., Ph.D., Associate ...
... scientists to profile the entire genome of individual tumors ... best treatment for each patient,s particular type of cancer. ... the volume alone creates unique analytical problems. In ... BMC Medical Genomics , researchers from Huntsman Cancer ...
... News) -- The number of U.S. workers aged 16 and ... than half over the past two decades -- from 14 ... 2009, a new study reveals. "Although the prevalence of ... lead exposure are well characterized," researchers from the U.S. Centers ...
... Differences in male and female behaviour are often subject to ... better manual dexterity and are better at noticing things (like ... less time parking their cars and have less trouble than ... in which men tend to excel, are known as visuo-spatial ...
... (NLST) is the first scientific study that provides clear evidence ... lung cancer. NLST data shows 20 percent fewer lung cancer ... with the chest x-ray. Until now, no screening test for ... early, more treatable stage. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the ...
... who watch adverts for unhealthy food on television are more likely ... by researchers in the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society examined ... to 13 years old from the North West of England. ... before being shown it again two weeks later. In each ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fox Chase researchers identify new mechanism used by cells to reverse silenced genes 2Health News:On-the-Job Lead Exposures Falling, But Still a Problem: CDC 2Health News:Sound localization at cocktail parties is easier for men 2Health News:CT scans unleash a breakthrough in catching early stage lung cancer 2Health News:TV food advertising increases children's preference for unhealthy foods 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 ... company, is delighted to announce that the Malcolm Campbell ... Miles Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona Marshall ... (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal contributions ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015  BiOptix is pleased to announce the appointment of ... Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the company after previous scientific ... throughout the course of his nearly 20 year career ... a nationally recognized thought leader in the biosensor field ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty ... disease and overall health is pleased to provide you with ... outlook for 2015 from the CEO, Mr. Eugene Bortoluzzi ... like to take this opportunity to share with you the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7
... Bulb Direct has been ... Internet since 1996, and we ... 100% satisfaction guarantee. Check out ... and see our discount light ...
... has been selling replacement bulbs ... and we are extremely proud ... Check out our catalog of ... discount light bulbs specials. ...
... Bulb Direct has been ... Internet since 1996, and we ... 100% satisfaction guarantee. Check out ... and see our discount light ...
... Direct has been selling replacement ... 1996, and we are extremely ... guarantee. Check out our catalog ... our discount light bulbs specials. ...
Medicine Products: