We measure a lot of things that have no value to patients, while much of what sufferers do value, including our attention, remains unmeasurable. Why, Wachter asks, do we do nothing similar in health care? In a moving passage, Wachter speaks with a renowned surgeon who once spent his evenings before surgery reading his notes on another day’s patients. No longer. His notes have already been rendered homogeneous by the tyranny of clicks and auto-populated fields uselessly.The five-year relative survival price for people whose colorectal cancer is treated within an early stage is normally greater than 90 %. Regrettably, only 39 % of colorectal cancers are located at that early stage. Once the cancer has spread to close by lymph or organs nodes, the five-year relative survival rate dramatically decreases.
Infections, Not Clumsiness, Trigger Many Falls: – FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 – – People arriving at the emergency room for a fall could be there because of an underlying infection rather than clumsiness, a fresh study suggests. Infection-related falls affect the elderly but can occur to anyone usually, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital warn. ‘Over the years I’ve been struck by the fact that a few of the more serious infections I treated were in people who came to a healthcare facility because they fell,’ said the study’s principal investigator, Dr.