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Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports Significant Increases In 2009 Second Quarter and Six-Month Earnings, Raises Full Year Guidance

... 1.5% 34,059 32,560 4.6% length of stay 4.4 4.5 -2.2% ... 1.5% 32,983 32,502 1.5% length of stay 4.4 4.5 -2.2% ... 0.1% 68,020 65,442 3.9% length of stay 4.5 4.5 -1.7% ...

Heart Defect Spotted During Surgery May Not Need Repair

... rates of in-hospital stroke and hospital death, length of hospital stay, and days spent in the intensive ... had similar rates of hospital deaths, hospital length of stay, ICU length of stay and time on cardiopulmonary bypass. There ...

Get the Most Out of Your Run

... which is a painful swelling of a nerve. "The length of the insert can be either three-quarter or ... running as I think the ledge on the three-quarter length ones can be uncomfortable. Since running ... Invest in a new pair. Everyone's feet, from the length to the width to the arch, are a bit different. So ...

Cardiac CT is more cost effective when managing low-risk patients with chest pain

... of care (SOC) workup, may reduce a patients length of stay and hospital charges, according to a ... in low risk chest pain patients decreased the length of hospital stay up to 20 hours and was ... May, MS, lead author of the study. The SOC mean length of stay was 25.4 hours and the ...

Can a Contact Lens Cure Nearsightedness? Five-Year Clinical Study Testing Corneal Reshaping Therapy as Possible Method to Arrest Myopia

... these lenses may influence the growth in eyeball length (termed axial length). A major contributor to progressive nearsightedness is axial length elongation. Corneal reshaping may actually result in decreased axial length growth. The exact mechanism by which this happens ...

Hospital Bedside Technology Solution Results in 74 Percent Reduction in Heart Failure Readmission Rate

... in heart failure readmission rates, average length of stay and patient satisfaction, achieved by ... reduction in heart failure average patient length of stay An overall readmission rate of ... cost savings of $831,000 due to the reduction in length of stay alone. "The GetWellNetwork Team, ...

Saint Thomas Health Services Partners With Curaspan on Patient Flow Initiative Resulting in Estimated Savings of Nearly $6 Million

... an estimated savings of $6 million in decreased length of stay. According to Elizabeth Lemons, BSN, ... the partnership with Curaspan has helped reduce length of stay (LOS), improved work productivity, ... of patients to post-acute providers. "The length of stay (LOS) savings have been significant," ...

Providence Service Corporation Issues Letter to Stockholders

... most of which could be considered non-arm's length transactions. Avalon Correctional Services ... that it would not engage in any non-arms length transactions with its officers and directors in ... that it would not engage in any non-arms length transactions with its officers and directors in ...

Compirion Healthcare Cuts Emergency Department Throughput by 50% at the Medical Center of Central Georgia

... goals would be met. Goals included: reduced length of stay from 16 hours to 8 for admitted patients ... an increase in labor productivity. The shorter length of stay had the effect of reducing the number of ... patient satisfaction , core measures , length of stay , bed control , case management ...

MedCath Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings and Provides Update to Internal Assessment

... 42,117 40,247 4.6% Average length of stay (days) ( i ) 3.98 3.70 ... 56,658 54,130 4.7% Average length of stay (days) ( i ) 3.73 3.59 ... 79,028 75,381 4.8% Average length of stay (days) ( i ) 3.85 3.63 ...

Multivitamins Might Prolong Life

... But, whether the vitamins preserved telomere length or actually lengthened life is not clear, Chen ... lifestyle," he said. "Although shorter telomere length has been linked to higher mortality and higher ... of the study, it becomes clear that telomere length did not go up consistently with vitamin exposure; ...

SCAI Releases Consensus Statement on Length of Stay Following Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

... elective PCI. The document, titled "Defining the length of Stay Following Percutaneous Coronary ... will go on to have a PCI procedure. While short length of stay following an uncomplicated PCI is a key ... guide physicians in determining the appropriate length of stay following PCI. "Each patient ...

Compirion and Henrico Doctors Hospital Team Up to Improve Quality of Care

... the issue began with a long Emergency Department length of stay, creating staff, physician and patient dissatisfaction. Overall length of stay was 270 minutes, over 470 minutes for ... scores to the top quartile, decreasing overall length of stay to under 180 minutes, decreasing bed hold ...

Compirion Healthcare Consulting Generates a 40:1 Return on Investment at the Medical Center of Central Georgia

... would be met. Goals included: reduced overall length of stay by 50%; increased billable volume from ... an increase in labor productivity. The shorter length of stay had the effect of reducing the number of ... $500 thousand dollars, the improvements made to length of stay, patient satisfaction, labor productivity ...

First sister study results reinforce the importance of healthy living

... Biomarkers and Prevention looked at the length of telomeres, or the repeating DNA sequences that cap the ends of a person's chromosomes. Telomere length is one of the many measures being looked at in ... of current and past body size and telomere length in 647 women enrolled in the Sister Study. They ...

Long, sexy tails not a drag on male birds

... two tail feathers that were five times the normal length for an Anna's, and put the hummers through their ... tail feathers, called rectrices, are of moderate length slightly more than an inch long but the two ... and reduce drag, but when folded in flight, the length of tailfeathers appears to be less important than ...

Penile extender increased flaccid length by almost a third says independent clinical study

... for six months were able to increase the flaccid length of their penis by up to 32% and their erectile ... sixth month. The men's average flaccid penile length was 7.15cm (2.82 inches) at baseline and had ... month 12. The men's average stretched penile length was 9.62cm (3.79 inches) at baseline and had ...

Racial disparities in emergency department length of stay point to added risks for minority patients

... the authors found a mean overall emergency room length of stay of 349 minutes. African-American ... adjusting for factors that might influence length of stay disparities, the authors were unable to ... ICUs. For black patients in this group, the mean length of stay in emergency departments was 367 minutes, ...

Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports Significant Increases in 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings from Continuing Operations Per Diluted Share and Reports 2009 Guidance

... 65,302 64,425 1.4% length of stay 4.5 4.4 ... 31,325 30,548 2.5% length of stay 16.1 17.0 ... 62,860 63,092 -0.4% length of stay 4.5 4.4 ...

MedCath Corporation Reports First Quarter Earnings

... 37,044 35,144 5.4% Average length of stay (days) ( i ) 3.73 3.56 ... 51,162 48,482 5.5% Average length of stay (days) ( i ) 3.51 3.45 ... the quotient by patient days. ( i ) Average length of stay (days) represents the average number of ...

Research identifies risk factors that affected World Trade Center evacuation

... factors associated with three major outcomes: length of time to initiate evacuation, length of time to complete evacuation, and incidence of ... for their supervisor's permission to leave. The length of time for the entire evacuation process was ...

Clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Present New Data Showing Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Oximetry and Patient SafetyNet(TM) Improves Patient Outcomes and Reduces the Cost of Care

... patients who did ($49,602). Additionally, the length of stay for non-rescued patients was 68% shorter ... operations of the lower extremity, the length of stay for patients who did not require a rescue ... the American Medical Association (JAMA). Excess length of Stay, Charges, Mortality Attributable to ...

National End-of-Life Organizations Release Consensus Statement on Hospice, the Medicare Hospice Benefit, and Key Issues for the Future

... for hospice to reduce payments per day as the length of the episode increases. The revised payment ... contractor for hospices with an average length of stay greater than 120 days. ... the hospice patient on hospice claims, including length of visit. In order to facilitate better and ...

ICU Nutritional Program Failed to Boost Outcomes

... Early feeding didn't cut length of stay either, study finds TUESDAY, ... care unit (ICU) patients didn't reduce their length of stay in the ICU or their risk of death, ... terms of ICU or hospital death rates or average length of stay in the ICU or hospital. Kidney ...

Studies examine quality of care for hospitalized sickle cell disease patients

... with three quality indicators, including length of hospital stay, cost of hospitalization, and ... and analyzed. Of these visits, the average length of stay was four days, costing an average of ... significantly increased mortality and a decreased length of hospital stay. Additionally, self-pay status ...

Surgical study highlights pros and cons of gastric bypass surgery for severe obesity

... two techniques and find out whether varying the length of the small bowel limb during surgery could ... been suggested by several studies that a longer length would reduce the body's ability to absorb certain ... the distal technique. The alimentary limb length in the proximal surgery group was 150cm and this ...

Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports 2008 Third Quarter Results

... 63,448 2.0% 32,786 30,156 8.7% length of stay 4.4 4.5 -1.6% ... 63,448 -0.8% 32,599 30,041 8.5% length of stay 4.5 4.5 -1.1% ... 193,589 2.6% 98,228 89,268 10.0% length of stay 4.5 4.5 -0.2% ...

MedCath Corporation Reports Third Quarter Earnings

... (10.5)% 113,790 130,585 (12.9)% Average length of stay (days)(i) 3.67 3.29 11.6% ... 9.4% 113,790 105,133 8.2% Average length of stay (days)(i) 3.67 3.40 ... 9.2% 153,697 142,561 7.8% Average length of stay (days)(i) 3.52 3.33 5.7% ...

Choice of hospital impacts outcomes for inflammatory bowel disease surgery

... centers. Additionally, there was no increase in length of stay or hospitalization costs in higher-volume ... included in the study. In-hospital mortality, length of stay, frequency of surgery, and length of post-operative stay were the main outcomes ...

Large Study Identifies Most Costly Adverse Events in Children's Hospitals

... has measured adverse events that most increase length of stay and overall cost. The researchers ... (an infection in the bloodstream). The excess length of hospital stay from PDI events ranged from 2.8 ... could create large cost savings and reduction in length of hospitalization. Additional studies should ...

Large study identifies most costly adverse events in children's hospitals

... has measured adverse events that most increase length of stay and overall cost. The researchers say ... (an infection in the bloodstream). The excess length of hospital stay from PDI events ranged from 2.8 ... could create large cost savings and reduction in length of hospitalization. Additional studies should ...

National Quality Forum Endorses Consensus Standards for Quality of Hospital Care

... MEASURES ENDORSED BY NQF, MAY 15, 2008 length of Stay/Readmission -- Risk-adjusted average length of inpatient hospital stay -- Overall inpatient hospital average length of stay (ALOS) and ALOS by DRG service category ...

MedCath Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings

... 40,247 46,173 (12.8)% Average length of stay (days) (i) 3.70 3.44 ... 40,247 36,755 9.5% Average length of stay (days) (i) 3.70 3.55 ... 54,130 50,349 7.5% Average length of stay (days) (i) 3.59 3.49 ...

Admission-Day Crowding May Increase Hospital Stay for Children With Less Complicated Illnesses

... disease. Hospital crowding does not affect the length of stay for children with the most serious, ... admission-day occupancy was not associated with length of stay. "Our study suggests that the increase in length of stay primarily affects less complicated ...

More States Move to Require Hospitals to Screen Patients for MRSA

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Universal Health Services, Inc. Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings and 2008 Guidance

... 64,425 62,055 3.8% length of stay 4.4 ... 62,079 62,055 0.0% length of stay 4.4 ... 30,548 27,211 12.3% length of stay 17.0 ...

Hospital for Special Surgery shares best practices to benefit of British patients

... hospital lower their infection rates and average length of stay. Infection control and length of stay are concerns for any hospital, so when ... the goal of reducing the rate of infection and length of stay after surgery in the new facility, they ...

MedCath Corporation Reports First Quarter Earnings

... 39,102 46,520 (15.9)% Average length of stay (days) (i) 3.55 3.50 ... 39,102 37,711 3.7% Average length of stay (days) (i) 3.55 3.64 ... 52,440 50,431 4.0% Average length of stay (days) (i) 3.45 3.51 ...

Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging

... DNA samples from participants, and examined the length of telomeres-repeated sequences at the end of ... "Such a relationship between leukocyte telomere length and physical activity remained significant after ... "The mean difference in leukocyte telomere length between the most active [who performed an average ...

Scientists explore factors contributing to DNA mutations

... cytosine) occur together five times, each repeat length is two, and the length of the full microsatellite is 10. The team found ... repeat number, repeat length, and microsatellite length -- were the most significant factors affecting ...
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