Navigation Links
Lack of Basics Health Awareness Results in Escalating Hospital Expenditure

According to a study done by Ian Sheerin, lecturer at the Christchurch School of Medicine about one third of the patients were categorized as avoidable admissions//. The researcher said that 94,462 bed days and $96.6 million could be saved if the condition of the patients were detected earlier. This study was published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. The largest proportion of avoidable admissions was for cardiovascular disease followed by respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and diabetes. The researcher said that it was the first time a study of this kind is pursued at the local level. He said that many people could be treated in ways apart from hospital admissions if their condition were detected earlier.

This could be done with the help of GPs. They could ask people to change their lifestyle or prescribing medication that could help stop conditions deteriorating which would require hospital treatment. If the primary and secondary care sectors work together then the best use of the resources could be done. Christchurch cardiologist John Elliott said that it is difficult to get to change their lifestyle. Doctors give advice to people but it is their responsibility to understand the situation and change their lifestyle. The National Heart Foundation recommends that women aged 55 or over and men aged over 45 go in for regular heart checks. Then their GP can advice the patients to make changes in their lifestyle if they are at risk.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Easing Kids into the Basics of Back to School
2. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
3. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
4. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
5. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
6. Health at heights
7. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
8. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
9. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
10. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
11. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... "Color Grading media can be ... a preset onto their media," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... quickly and easily add stylish color grades to their footage. A LUT is a ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... More ... Health, so it is not surprising that bariatric surgery has received increased attention in ... Journal explains. Of course, when it comes to weight loss, most people are familiar ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... An influential resource amongst nurses and professionals in the health care world, ... of topics detailing why we appreciate nurses in so many different ways. From exclusive ... being in a major recession to one of the hottest growing professions in any ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... In response to meager ... are unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration with the American Aphasia ... campaign. , The link between stroke and aphasia is relatively unknown, but through ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Each year Standard Process ... Outerbridge is this year’s Life University winner of a $2,500 scholarship ... Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is approaching her last quarter at Life ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 Digital ... issuance to it by the US Patent and ... company,s technology includes proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in ... health and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. ... "Our technology allows ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Niederländische Chirurgen haben eine ... Ärzten erlaubt, ihre Expertise weltweit zu teilen und ... Streaming mit einer Instant-Messaging-Funktion und der Möglichkeit, in ... Europa, Afrika, Asien und den USA ... registriert. Information und Weiterbildung   ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016  Diana Russell suffers from a ... from the inside out.  This disease has put her ... her children and grandchildren to leave her home.  Because ... family cannot haul the wheelchair.  So if there is ... and Diana is left to wait for the bus. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: