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Are Patients Becoming Victims in Hospital Overcrowding Turf Wars? Experts Ask

PITTSBURGH, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sick people are being used as a "wedge" in a turf war on hospital overcrowding, according to a pair of patient flow experts. Some hospitals have made the decision to move patients from ER hallways to hallways on unit floors, believing that will fo...

New Zealand Authorities Concerned With Overcrowding in Hospitals

Dean Carroll, 25, of Coalgate, 60km west of Christchurch, died of blood poisoning a day after being discharged from Christchurch Hospital's emergency department . An independent report into his death was publicly released on Monday at an emotionally charged press conference attended by his...

Prison Healthcare Under Strain as Overcrowding Crisis Worsens, Warns BMA

Recent figures from the Prison Service revealed that the prison population in England and Wales reached a peak of 80,846 at the end of May and that there were fewer than 300 cells available for new inmates. The prison authorities have already begun using police cells to house prisoners in some are...

MRSA Threats Due to Overcrowding

It has been reported that in the hospitals run by NHS trusts, more and more people are at a risk of contracting MRSA due to overcrowding//. According to the Daily Telegraph, the bed occupancy rates in these hospitals are much above the Government’s recommended level. Norman Lamb, the health sp...

Klebsiella Outbreak In Durban Blamed On Staff Shortage & Overcrowding

The national director general of health had stated on Friday that the precedent conditions of staff shortages and overcrowding had led to the Klebsiella// outbreak at Durban's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, which had killed 22 babies early in 2005. Thami Mseleku said, “Nobody needs to comm...

Industry Leader Announces Next Generation of Patient Flow Automation

...agement Suite powered by Tele Tracking XT (TM). "Today's announcement is significant for hospitals trying to improve patient flow and address overcrowding issues in several ways," said Don DeCorte, Sr. Vice President and CTO. "The Capacity Management Suite powered by Tele Tracking XT (TM)," De...

New Ad Campaign Asks D.C. Commuters 'Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?'

...tibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here are the facts: Up to 70% of U.S. antibiotics go to farm animals that aren't sick, to offset overcrowding and poor sanitation. This practice promotes the development of deadly strains of drug-resistant bacteria that can spread to humans. Consumers...

Ochsner Baptist Opens ER and Clara Wing

...gency services have not been available at the Ochsner Baptist campus since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "With local ERs still plagued with frequent overcrowding and diversion problems, Ochsner Baptist's services will fill a significant need and provide residents with a new, full-service ER closer to home," exp...

TeleTracking Again Ranked KLAS 'Category Leader'

... About TeleTracking Technologies TeleTracking Technologies is the world-leading producer of automated solutions which relieve hospital overcrowding by improving patient flow. TeleTracking provides software and process redesign services to create the prompts, actionable feedback and data flow which...

Hoana Medical to Present at the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

...nt, to introduce its LifeGurney system, focused on overcrowding in the emergency room. "We are partnering with six...ing emergency room sites across the USA to address overcrowding issues facing almost all hospitals," said Dr. Patr...rsing labor shortages, tighter economic resources, overcrowding in emergency rooms and other "holding areas" culmi...
Overcrowding in Medical Definition

Acute care

...and therefore unable to pay for services rendered. Those patients often turn to emergency departments for their acute care needs. That has resulted in overcrowding and made it increasingly difficult to focus adequate resources on those patients who present with true emergencies. ...
Overcrowding in Biological News

Landscape-scale treatment promising for slowing beetle spread

...g a natural substance used in herbal teas that the insects release to avoid overcrowding host trees, according to a team of scientists. Findings from the U.S. F... into millions of acres of trees made vulnerable because of climate change, overcrowding and fires. It could also be an alternative to insecticides, which can hav...

Warmer climate causing huge increase in tree mortality across the West

...e dying at twice the rate they used to, that's not a good sign." Other possible causes of tree mortality, such as insect attack, fire suppression, overcrowding of forests, forest fragmentation and air pollution may all play more limited and temporary roles in the numbers of living trees. But these mechanisms ...

For the first time: Longevity modulated without disrupting life-sustaining function

...hen DAF-2 is active, it is unable to enter the cell's nucleus to activate its target genes. When environmental conditions turn harsh as a result of overcrowding and scarce nutrients, for example, DAF-2 signaling shuts down. No longer marooned outside the nucleus, DAF-16 crosses into the nucleus, and triggers a...

U. of Colorado researcher identifies tracks of swimming dinosaur in Wyoming

...ery arms to crawl, dragging their stalks behind them, but the scientists wondered what induced sea lilies to relocate in nature. Physical disturbance, overcrowding or predation all were possible factors, but compelling evidence for any of these explanations was lacking. Then, while going through hundreds of ho...

Creeping crinoids! Sea lilies crawl to escape predators, new video shows

...ery arms to crawl, dragging their stalks behind them, but the scientists wondered what induced sea lilies to relocate in nature. Physical disturbance, overcrowding or predation all were possible factors, but compelling evidence for any of these explanations was lacking. Then, while going through hundreds of ho...
Overcrowding in Biological Technology

MedImmune Presents Data at AAP National Conference & Exhibition Demonstrating Burden of RSV Disease

... retrospective cohort study examined whether risk factors outside of current AAP Red Book guidelines - young chronological age, smoking and overcrowding - could identify a subset population of infants born between 32 and 35 weeks gestation that may be at high risk for RSVH, but not currently re...
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