Influences of Hospital Structure on Medical Malpractice Claim Costs (Report)

Influences of Hospital Structure on Medical Malpractice Claim Costs (Report)

INTRODUCTION Over the past decade both public attention and scientific interest have been increasingly drawn to issues of quality in health care and, in particular, issues involving patient safety and errors as revealed in reports such as To Err is Human (Institute of Medicine, 1999). Judgments regarding the quality of health care services are often […]

HIV/AIDS Influences Blood and Blood Product Use at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town (Original Articles) (Report)

HIV/AIDS Influences Blood and Blood Product Use at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town (Original Articles) (Report)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is associated with cytopenias of all major blood cell lines. Anaemia occurs in up to 70% of patients with HIV/AIDS, and thrombocytopenia, neutropenia or lymphopenia in 40 – 70%. (1) The incidence and severity of cytopenias correlate directly with the degree of immunosuppression, while isolated haematological abnormalities, particularly anaemia and […]

Auditory Comprehension in Alzheimer Disease: Influences of Gesture and Speech Rate (Care and Treatment)

Auditory Comprehension in Alzheimer Disease: Influences of Gesture and Speech Rate (Care and Treatment)

The aim of this study was to investigate comprehension of commands presented in two rates of speech and two gesture conditions in 17 adults with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease (AD). A within-subjects design was employed to assess comprehension of two-part commands using common objects and actions presented at either a “normal” or “fast-normal” rate of speech, […]