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Format: 2014-04-17
Format: 2014-04-17

Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment

19 May 2014
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides the basis to improve decision-making in health systems. Taking the Belgian experience...

HIQA publishes reports on two hospitals

17 Apr 2014
The Health Information and Quality Authority has published hygiene reports after unannounced inspections at the Coombe Women's Hospital and Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin.

New consultant pay a 'barrier to recruitment'

17 Apr 2014
A report from the Department of Health has said that variations in the rates of public pay for newly-appointed hospital consultants and their established peers are a barrier to recruiting and...

Irrational health beliefs linked to noncompliance with cardiac rehab

17 Apr 2014
Patients who have a tendency to rely on beliefs not grounded in medical science, or irrational health beliefs, have a higher rate of premature discontinuation of cardiac rehabilitation, according to...

NHS must renew hygiene efforts to tackle "unacceptable and avoidable" infection rates

17 Apr 2014
Healthcare professionals should wash their hands before and after seeing every patient to help prevent the spread of infections such as MRSA and C difficile in the NHS.

Doctors and nurses must redouble hygiene efforts to bring down ?unacceptable and avoidable? infection rates

17 Apr 2014
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals can follow simple actions to bring down infection rates in the NHS. Around 300,000 people get an infection while being cared for within the NHS in...

Support for families and carers is needed to manage antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders

17 Apr 2014
NICE has today (17 April 2014) issued a new quality standard on the recognition and management of antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people.

Stricter guidelines for hip ops

17 Apr 2014
New HIQA guidelines have stipulated that patients with hip arthritis should first be managed by GPs and physiotherapists before being referred on for possible hip replacement operations. The...

Cigarette smoke reduced vitamin D3 levels

17 Apr 2014
Exposure to cigarette smoke may be associated with reduced vitamin D3 levels and an impaired ability of human sinonasal epithelial cells to convert the vitamin D3 levels to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3,...

Metabolically healthy obesity affected diabetes, CVD risk

17 Apr 2014
The metabolically healthy obese phenotype confers a lower risk for type 2 diabetes than the metabolically unhealthy obese phenotype, but both obesity phenotypes are at increased risk for...

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