Clinical Excellence and the Niceties of Value-Based Priority Setting (Issues in Medicine) (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) (Report)

Clinical Excellence and the Niceties of Value-Based Priority Setting (Issues in Medicine) (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) (Report)

In an environment where debates about tertiary care viability in South Africa are characterised more by stridency than logic, it is refreshing to encounter positive suggestions such as those from Kenyon et al. (1) They suggested that scrutiny of expensive new medications and technologies by a NICE-like body would lead to appropriate rationing. NICE refers […]

Setting Research Priorities by Applying the Combined Approach Matrix (Report)

Setting Research Priorities by Applying the Combined Approach Matrix (Report)

Background & objectives: Priority setting in health research is a dynamic process. Different organizations and institutes have been working in the field of research priority setting for many years. In 1999 the Global Forum for Health Research presented a research priority setting tool called the Combined Approach Matrix or CAM. Since its development, the CAM […]

Medical Setting Considerations for the Speech-Language Pathologist

Medical Setting Considerations for the Speech-Language Pathologist

This book is written to educate new clinicians on the unique skill set and knowledge base needed by a medical speech-language pathologist. The chapters contain information applicable to a broad range of medical and rehabilitation settings, while delving deeper into complex topics that merit extra attention, such as neuroimaging methods and medication side effects. Readers […]

Impact of Clinical Preventive Services in the Ambulatory Setting.

Impact of Clinical Preventive Services in the Ambulatory Setting.

Indicators of the performance of clinical preventive services (CPS) have been adopted in the ambulatory setting to improve quality of care. The impact of CPS was evaluated in a network of 49 primary care practices providing care to an estimated 245,000 adults in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through a sample chart review to determine delivery […]

Setting Priorities for Health in 21St-Century South Africa (Health POLICIES AND Practice) (Report)

Setting Priorities for Health in 21St-Century South Africa (Health POLICIES AND Practice) (Report)

South Africa (SA) commands financial health care resources comparable to Brazil, Mexico and Thailand. Despite spending similar amounts in the public sector (3.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) in terms of purchasing power parity, these and other countries have far better health outcomes than SA on almost all measures including life expectancy and maternal mortality […]

Glucose Control and Opportunities for Health Care Improvement in a Hospital Setting.

Glucose Control and Opportunities for Health Care Improvement in a Hospital Setting.

Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted that if current trends persist, the prevalence of diabetes in the US adult population may reach 33% by 2050 (1). Their findings, widely reported in the media, are a sobering reminder that diabetes is a growing health problem that will affect the cost and delivery […]