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Delay in Cancer Diagnosis for Children

...spective chart reviews. As a prelude to a large audit study of diagnosis and treatment delays in Canadian children with cancer Tam Dang-Tan, an epidemiology PhD student working with Dr. Eduardo Franco from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, conducted the first ever analysis of all published studies ...

Survey Shows Emergency Services Of British Hospitals Doing A Good Job

...with regard to heart diseases is very good . The audit entitled Myocardial Infarction National Audit Proj... is slick, while others have not done that." The audit also shows the growing use of angioplasty, where a small balloon at the tip of a catheter tube is in...

Breast Cancer Patients Follow-up Devalued

...ncer infrastructure is urgently needed. A national audit of follow-up care could ensure that the wide variety of locally agreed models of community-based care actually deliver consistent, high quality care as envisaged by NICE, whilst allowing the savings from reduced hospital visits to be passed on to pat...

Hong Kong to Charge More Birth Fee on Chinese Women

...y women leave the territory without paying, and an audit report earlier this year found that bills totalling over $40 million had been left unpaid in the past five years. Some legislators said the only solution is to stop pregnant women from entering the territory or denying birth certificates to claim re...

Compulsory Rural Stint for Doctors: Ramadoss

...n engaged for Rs.6.5 million annually for a proper audit of fund utilisation. These steps were being taken in view of reports of large-scale leakage of funds meant for public health programmes. Some of the other changes proposed by the health ministry include giving more financial incentives to the acc...

Lead testing in children of Mt Isa

...al health officer will also offer an environmental audit to determine where the child was exposed to lead and to minimise future risks, " he added. High levels of lead were observed in one-third of the city’s children when the test was done 12 years ago. GY...

American Red Cross Fined by FDA over Blood Collection Practices

... According to her, the FDA has instructed ARC to audit its quality assurance system and to quote the words of Glavin, 'FDA does not consider the current situation acceptable. It is not acceptable that the quality system has failed in this way. We will continue to work to make sure that the quality system...

Three Scottish Hospitals Fail To Meet Cleanliness Standards: NHS

... ago that they needed to improve their cleanliness audit procedures. It is unacceptable that cleanliness standards have not been met." RAS...

Incorrect Recording Of Response Time By Six Ambulance Trusts

A government audit conducted by Department of Health to find the response time of ambulance services for emergency calls have found that six trusts// had failed to record correct details for how they responded to the most serious life-threatening emergency calls. Th...

Tougher Guidelines Needed To Prevent Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

... has asked for the Department of Health to fund an audit to get the number of times instruments are used. "Just knowing how many times instruments are used would be a huge help, but if the instruments were tracked, we could link them to patients and make sure they are not used again," said Dr Garske. Ev...

Rajasthan to Conduct Audit to Find Out the Cause of Maternal Mortality

...state, Rajasthan has decided to conduct a detailed audit to find out// the main cause of such deaths. T...ortality rate in the state," he added. Under the audit project, the state government proposes to form district level committees involving the government of...

Delhi Accounts for 23,000 Female Fetus Abortions Last Year

...ng records of the Delhi government. "In a recent audit on ultrasound clinics based on three months data, we found that only 700 out of the registered 1,800 ultrasound clinics in Delhi are submitting monthly reports mandated under the PNDT (Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques) Act," Bedi told IANS. He was t...

Grieving Relatives Reluctant To Give Consent For Organ Donation

...e organ donor register or carried a donor card. An audit of all deaths in intensive care units across the UK found that 41 per cent of families denied consent for their relatives' organs to be donated. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at all deaths in 341 intensive care units i...

India: IT steps up security

...th $US300,000. The body is embodied with powers to audit its members as well as to punish those that fail to comply with regulations. As of now about 1050 companies have agreed to become its members which are a representative of 98 % of the IT industry....

International Rating System To Be Introduced For Hospitals In India

...it". "Before rating any one, there will be proper audit of their facilities, consumer satisfaction and above all the medical track record," the secretary said. Health Secretary P. Hota added: "The process has already started and within one year, it may be put in place." Speaking about medical negligen...

QIO to Be Upgraded

... have only a single consumer. They lack finance or audit committees, and a strategic planning committee. Stephen M. Shortell, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley and chairman of the panel said that they were frozen for some time while they were being upgraded. ...

Marketing of Low Tar Cigarette Brand by BAT Unethical

...toxicity of the manufactured cigarettes. // In an audit conducted to review the internal documents of the company by Canadian researchers, it has been found that the cigarettes actually delivered elevated levels of tar and nicotine under real life situations, while in documentation, it was claimed to prod...

Planning Permission Delayed In Scotland

... According to the latest figures from the planning audit unit, out of the 32 authorities meant for this pur...g a target. She said that the next annual planning audit unit report would show a great improvement in our performance to meet the two month target. Andrew...

Mumbai To Get Emergency Ambulance Service

...fer similar services.' There would be an annual audit to monitor the effectiveness of the program in which all the participating hospitals would have separate departments for emergency critical care with a trained doctor and team on standby at all times. Edited (IANS)...

Self-Prescribed Vitamins And Herbal Remedies Can Do More Harm Than Good

...ehind the observation could be due to insufficient audit of alternative treatment options by the TGA before marketing. A majority of the products were classified L on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, meaning that a specific product can be taken to be safe, without any further testing or audit....

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