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Author: Elaine M. Howle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: hospital, payments, rise, contract, inpatient, care, outpatient, rapid, facilities, corrections, department, expensive, services, california, greater, driven
Number of Pages: 102
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1437900682
ISBN-13: 9781437900682

This report concludes that overall, Correctionsż payments for hospital care services have risen $59.4 million from FY1998-99 through 2002-03, and grew at an average rate of 21% per year, outpacing the nat. consumer price index average of 8% annual growth for hospital services during this same period. The reasons for this growth can be attributed to the combination of more expensive health care and to Correctionsż increased use of contracted hospital facilities. Analysis indicates that increases in its inpatient hospital payments are driven primarily by more expensive services, whereas increa

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: compensation, chief, executives, data, representative, nationally, hospital
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788116932
ISBN-13: 9780788116933

Addresses the compensation hospital chief executives received for overseeing hospital operations, the factors that influenced these compensation levels, & compensation paid to executives of not-for-profit hospitals by businesses related to those hospitals. 9 charts & tables

Authors: Ian D. Coulter, Marcia A. Ellison, Lara Hilton, H
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: factors, facilitating, creation, center, barriers, study, based, integrative, medicine, case, hospital
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833045598
ISBN-13: 9780833045591

Current integrative medicine practices in hospital settings involve some form of partnership between complementary and alternative medicine and biomedicine. This five-year study adopted a longitudinal methodology to track the establishment of a single hospital-based Integrative Medicine Center. Using extensive qualitative interview data, the project staff conducted a stakeholder analysis of all participants involved in the establishment and continuation of the Integrative Medicine Center and collected data from hospital documents, patient files, patient questionnaires and provider questionnair

Author: Cynthia A. Bascetta
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: greater, new, orleans, area, departments, emergency, katrina, status, hospital, inpatient, hurricane
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 2007-08
ISBN-10: 1422315460
ISBN-13: 9781422315460

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, questions remain concerning the availability of hospital inpatient care & emergency dept. services in the greater New Orleans area. The author assessed efforts to restore the area¿s hospitals by the Fed. Emergency Mgmt. Agency; the Dept. of Health & Human Services; & the Louisiana State Univ. public hospital system, which operated Charity & Univ. hospitals in New Orleans. The author examined: (1) the availability of hospital inpatient care & the demand for emergency dept. services; (2) steps taken to reopen Charity & Univ. hospitals; & (3) the activities

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: manual, participants, facilitator, guide, package, etat, triage, assessment, treatment, emergency
Number of Pages: 87
Published: 2006-10-01
ISBN-10: 9241546883
ISBN-13: 9789241546881

Deaths in hospital often occur within 24 hours of admission. Many of these deaths could be prevented if very sick children are identified soon after their arrival in the health facility and treatment is started immediately. Therefore, a process of rapid triage for all children presenting to hospital needs to be put in place to determine whether any emergency or priority signs are present. This 3 1/2-day training course builds on the WHO Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) guidelines as contained in the Pocket book of hospital care for children . It provides participants with the r

Author: Gerard Martin La Forgia
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: excellence, search, brazil, performance, hospital
Number of Pages: 462
Published: 2008-05-23
ISBN-10: 0821373587
ISBN-13: 9780821373583

Hospitals are a critical component of the health care provided to many Brazilians. Hospitals-which absorb nearly 70 percent of public spending on health-are also a critical component of the government's budget, and are thus at the forefront of policy discussions. Why hospitals are important in Brazil is easy to understand. What makes hospitals deliver quality care efficiently-or not-is much harder to grasp.Drawing on an eclectic array of research and evaluative studies selected from a mix of sources, 'Hospital Performance in Brazil: The Search for Excellence' analyzes Brazilian hospital perfor

Author: Michael J. McGinty
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: care, hospital, quality, reimbursement, medicare
Number of Pages: 152
Published: 1993-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788110535
ISBN-13: 9780788110535

Examines the relationship between hospital reimbursement per discharge & the clinical quality of care received by Medicare patients before & after the implementation of the PPS in 1993-1984. Objectives were to evaluate the link between program, payments & quality & to identify characteristics of higher & lower quality hospitals for the period 1981 to 1986.
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