Psychiatrists and diverse other mental health and broader healthcare professionals
are faced with many challenges in effectively evaluating and treating
persons with psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders. Resources are
often stretched thin, especially for those with the most serious and disabling
conditions, and many people who would benefit from treatment are untreated,
undertreated, or treated only after extended delays for complex reasons.
Clinicians clearly have difficulties and barriers in their efforts to provide
comprehensive, efficacious, and timely treatment.
The American Medical Association Complete Guide to Men’s Health provides
up-to-date information that will enable you to adopt healthy habits that you can
follow throughout your life. The book emphasizes the basics of a healthy
lifestyle and the steps you can take to prevent illness.
In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book describes how different body
systems work, answers many questions you may have about common diseases
and disorders, and explains how many of these conditions can be prevented.
A number of techniques can assist the physician with the growing number of recommended screening tests. An appropriately configured electronic health record can provide reminder systems that make it easier for physicians to track and meet guidelines. Some systems provide patients with secure access to their medical records, providing an additional means to enhance adherence to routine screening. Systems that provide nurses and other staff with standing orders are effective for smoking prevention and immunizations.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(AHRQ) is pleased to present The Guide to Clinical
Preventive Services 2008, the annually updated pocket
guide that puts evidence-based, “gold-standard”
recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services
Task Force (USPSTF) at your fingertips. The 2008
Guide offers recommendations on 65 clinical
preventive services made by the Task Force from 2001
to March 2008.
Since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), together with its partners in the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has reported on progress and opportunities for improving
health care quality. With this fifth annual National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR), these reports will
have provided more than 50,000 data points about health care quality in the United States.
The Boston Children’s Hospital Library and the Career and Faculty Development Collection
The Library co-sponsors with the OFD Lunch Topics Workshops with authors of special interest to Boston
Children’s faculty members, generally with an emphasis on work/life balance. Meghan Weir, MD, a Boston Children’s ED Staff Physician, talked about her experiences and insights during her residency at Boston Children’s from her book Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency.
As the global epidemic of diabetes continues to expand, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is predicted to double in
the next 20 years. Continued population growth, increasing age, and worldwide globalization leading to changes in
diet and patterns of physical inactivity have resulted in staggering numbers of individuals affected by the disease.
A haphazard approach to treatment for a problem of this magnitude could easily overburden the healthcare system,
particularly in areas of the world with limited resources.
Paediatric radiography, despite being acknowledged as an imaging specialism,
does not have a strong presence in either undergraduate or postgraduate
radiography education programmes, and the availability of current published
literature aimed at general radiographers is extremely limited. Consequently,
the aim of Paediatric Radiography is to provide a reference text for radiographers
and student radiographers working within general imaging departments and
highlights aspects of paediatric healthcare that may influence paediatric radiography
In working with regulated industries over the past eight years, many EPA regulatory reinvention initiatives
have recognized an emerging and very real redefinition of the manufacturing landscape. Largely, this
movement has arisen in the context of today’s increasingly competitive “immediate” global market,
requiring companies to conceive and deliver products faster, at lower cost, and of better quality than their
Diabetes mellitus is an important condition because it is common in developed countries, is becoming common in developing countries, and places a very great burden on individuals, healthcare systems and societies in all countries. In 1997 it was estimated that 124 million (2.1%) of the world's 5.8 billion total population had diabetes mellitus and it is projected that by 2010 this number will almost double to 221 million
Today the emphasis in health and medical care is on prevention.
The American Medical Association Guide to Talking to Your
Doctor focuses on the importance of an effective patient-doctor
relationship in improving and maintaining your health and
reducing your health risks. Use this book as a tool to become an
informed, active healthcare participant and to take control of
your health and medical care.
Healthcare in the UK has experienced intense
change over the past few years, much of which
has been focused on the perioperative environment.
The NHS Plan, introduced by the Labour
government in 2000, was at the forefront of the
modernisation of the UK’s National Health Service.
Focusing on major areas of concern, such as
modernisation of the workforce, increasing patient
choice, and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness
of patient care, the government strategy to
rebuild the NHS has affected every segment of the
The developed world has an increasingly aging
population, with approximately 10% of the
population aged over 65 years. As the incidence
and prevalence of blood disorders increases with
age, these conditions are a heavy burden on
Blood Disorders in the Elderly will provide hematologists,
geriatricians, and all clinicians involved in
the care of patients with blood disorders with clear
clinical advice on the diagnosis and management
of these conditions
Intravascular catheters are an integral part of the daily practice of
medicine in the intensive care unit. As such, management of these catheters
poses significant challenges to the practitioner. Vascular access is necessary
in the intensive care setting, yet the devices themselves put patients at
significant risk for infection. As hospital infection rates are increasingly used
as a surrogate marker for measuring patient safety and quality healthcare,
preventing catheter-related infection takes on added import...
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most common known
preventable cause of mental impairment. Babies with FAS
have distinctive changes in their facial features and they
may be born small. The brain damage that occurs with
FAS can result in lifelong problems with learning, memory,
attention, and problem solving. These alcohol-related
changes in the brain may be present even in babies whose
appearance and growth are not affected.
This report is based on research conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD (Contract No. 290-02-0018). The findings and conclusions in this document are those of the author(s), who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. No statement in this report should be construed as an official position of AHRQ or of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
On the federal level, three agencies regulate ART. The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) collects and publishes data on ART procedures. The Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) controls approval and use of drugs, biological
products, and medical devices and has jurisdiction over screening and testing of
reproductive tissues, such as donor eggs and sperm. The Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for implementation of the Clinical
Laboratory Improvement Act to ensure the quality of laboratory testing....
Health inequalities are not only apparent between people of different socio-economic
groups—they exist between different genders, different ethnic groups, and the elderly and
people suffering from mental health problems or learning disabilities also have worse
health than the rest of the population. The causes of health inequalities are complex, and
include lifestyle factors—smoking, nutrition, exercise to name only a few—and also wider
determinants such as poverty, housing and education. Access to healthcare may play a role,
and there are...
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The Royal College of Physicians plays a leading role in the delivery of high-quality patient care by setting standards of medical practice and promoting clinical excellence. We provide physicians in the United Kingdom and overseas with education, training and support throughout their careers. As an independent body representing over 20,000 Fellows and Members worldwide, we advise and work with government, the public, patients and other professions to improve health and healthcare.