Questions related to Hospitals
A prospective study proposes to estimate etiological agents of RTI in a certain hospital. study duration six months. Patients from hospital admitted adult RTI cases will be included, PCR done from appropriate swabs and virus, bacteria etc recorded as per report.
Now the question is what formula to use to calculate how many RTI cases we need to include to get acceptable results? Example- may be in proposed 6 months 200 RTI cases will be admited. How many of them needed to be included as sample size?
Any formula there for this situation?
Or , can i estimate yearly adult RTI admitted cases for last three years (2019-21), get an average case burden/year and use that number to derive a sample size? Say 250 cases in 2019, 250 cases in 2020 and 250 cases in 2021. So average case burden of RTI in that hospital is 250/year, so in 6 month 125 cases expected. Can i use this 125 figure to derive a sample size?
I will soon start a project in which I will be responsible for the hygiene quality control of an entire hospital. I wonder if you could recommend some specific reading on this subject. Thank you very much.
Hi, I am looking for surveys instruments to evaluate design of hospitals from a work environment perspective. Let me know if you have any tips.
Family member with diabetic retinopathy and who has poor vision from blood being trapped in the eyes stayed at a hospital on two separate occasions and only received a sodium chloride saline IV bag and was able to see much better because the blood had mostly receded from the eyes. He also had a potassium sodium imbalance, high potassium of 5.4 and low sodium of 121. Is there a way to replicate this treatment at home to test and see or something similar to offer relief for this condition? He stayed at the hospital the third time but did not receive the IV solution and did not have an improvement what would be the reason for the blood to almost recede completely? Looking forward to your responses. Thank you and have a blessed day
Apart from blockchain and other well-known technologies, what cryptographic method is suitable for medical data safety and its sharing with various other hospitals and any research institution?
Dear researchers, I am interested in the potential applications/benefits/barriers of implementing drone technology for transporting pathology samples from a hospital, clinic or a hub to a close-by lab from rural and remote areas of Australia. I will appreciate pilot studies, literature sources, scientific studies, and relevant reports with such applications, and outcomes. You are welcome to share your own views, knowledge and experience with any relative mobile technologies, wireless systems and their integration.
I need to guarantee the reliability of the data between health institutions to guarantee the continuity of long-term treatment, identifying the main asymptomatic diseases.
How to get balance sheet information of listed companies in India. I need consolidated data for for three years for Hospital and Health Services sector. Please help. I tried moneycontrol.com but the information is not sufficient.
I'm currently doing a research paper on the perception of patients on the quality of care received in a public government hospital, and I have to pretest a translated survey. I was told by my adviser that I could pretest my survey in a private hospital because these hospitals have similar demographics. Is this a valid way to pretest my survey since the two hospitals is different? My initial assumption was that I have to pretest also in a government hospital.
Sepsis is a pervasive problem in hospital and other care facilities that causes an alarming amount of preventable deaths. Please review the attached document for more information on this problem to generate awareness and develop more scientific interest in eliminating the problem.
It is my passion to do and publish research materials. There are a lot of data in the hospital that needs attention from the research communities, managers and policy-makers. Problem is that there is no accredited Research Ethics Board on my area, my hospital is a level 1 health facility, and needs expenses which hinders my publication process as a freelance research or passionate to publish these data.
We are inviting researchers to be associate with us for a new project on hospital preparedness during a disaster
Dear scientific community,
What is your view on adopting the Blockchain and Non-Fungible Token (NFT) technologies in Biological Sciences? and how it can transform the genome storage or genome bank (governments of many countries are planning)?
Also, how this technique can be adapted to the local level or, say at the hospital level, to store any particular portion of human DNA in the worst-case scenarios like accidents or any disasters.
Also is it possible to donate blood can be stored in the hospitals and it can be connected through the NFT and once the owner wants to sell it can (Anyhow the blood business is unethical but if it can be tokenised people might move more towards donating it, also the hospitals are making money out of taking blood freely)
Also, you can suggest on your behalf, what are the latest area (with respect to biological sciences) where these techniques can be applied.
Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ or disease, family physicians are the only specialists qualified to treat most ailments and provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages — from newborns to seniors. This looks like:
- Caring for patients regardless of age or health condition, sustaining an enduring and trusting relationship
- Understanding community-level factors and social determinants of health
- Serving as a patient's first contact for health concerns
- Navigating the health care system with patients, including specialist and hospital care coordination and follow-up
- Using data and technology to coordinate services and enhance care
- Considering the impact of health on a patient’s family
How can I measure the effect of nurse staffing on quality of care of patients in a hospital? What are the parameters to take into consideration? What are the indicators of the quality of care in relationship with the nurse staffing?
I have created a machine/deep learning to predict the Spatio-temporal distribution of parking occupancy rates in city A. Then I want to apply the developed model for scenario experiments, e.g., to know how a newly constructed hospital in block X influences parking occupancy. The presence of hospitals is considered in the modeling development process. My question is that can I directly do this, by making up an input variable corresponding to the tested scenario, to know the effects.
Support: the model learns the implicit relations between the presence of the hospital and the parking occupancy, it should be able to make the predictions.
Against: the model is constructed based on the data collected in city A. The additional hospital in block X creates a virtual city that is not city A and therefore, the approach is not valid.
Any replies or recommendations for related articles are appreciated.
I am planning to do a qualitative inquiry using a phenomenological approach. The planned dissertation is about how first year qualified nurses are constructing their professional identity within governmental hospitals. As I am also a 12 year experienced nurse working in one of the local hospital, I was considering to eliminate the cohort which are allocated in my hospital setting. I wish to have an opinion. Should I include them or exclude them?
Aim of qualitative research study is to elucidate the migratory push factors determining locally born and educated registered nurses to migrate from the only tertiary level hospital located in the small island, modern metropolitan capital city. in a country maintaining fairly stable economic and political conditions..
Undoubtedly, in consideration of globalization, an escalation in the number of native RNs migrating from a ''destination nation' for nursing migration, has grabbed the attention of healthcare systems stakeholders in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no empirical evidence available to provide answers toward the planning and implementation of policies and strategies to stem the flow of these limited human healthcare resources' out of the nation's public healthcare system.
I need to know the best way to perform effective infection control rounds in the hospital.
what should I look for?
if I need a checklist, is there any standard checklist can I use for the beginning till I can make my own one?
I am about to begin a quantitative research however I am concerned that my sample size is quite small. My plan is to explore incivility levels among nurses in the hospital that I am currently employed using a certain questionnaire developed for this purpose, however the current number of nurses is no more than 60. I am expecting a very high response rate but will this small size be an issue?
I have two data sets -
1) 10 years of data on what percentage of the total patients in a hospital emergency room are diabetic
2) 10 years of data on what percentage of the total patients admitted in the same hospital are diabetic.
While I can easily compare the above data in the form of two linear trend lines (X-axis - years, Y-axis - Percentage of total patients being diabetic ), I wanted to ask how to statistically compare the two trend lines?
Hi all there,
Please, would you help me in getting more information about the desirable range regarding bed turnover rate (BTR) at hospitals?
As far as I know, the recommended range for average length of stay is from 3 to 5 days.
That for bed occupancy rate is from 80 to 85%.
So. what about BTR?
Thanks in advance
How can i validate a questionnaire for hospitals' senior managers?
-I performed a systematic review for the strategic KPIs that are most used and important worldwide.
-Then, I developed a questionnaire in which I asked the senior managers at 15 hospitals to rate these items based on their importance and their performance at that hospital on a scale of 0-10 (Quantitative data).
-The sample size is 30 because the population is small (however, it is an important one to my research).
-How can I perform construct validation for the items which are 46 items, especially that EFA and CFA will not be suitable for such a small sample.
-These 45 items can be classified into 6 components based on literature (such as the financial, the managerial, the customer, etc..)
-Bootstrapping in validation was not recommended.
-I found a good article with a close idea but they only performed face and content validity:
Ravaghi H, Heidarpour P, Mohseni M, Rafiei S. Senior managers’ viewpoints toward challenges of implementing clinical governance: a national study in Iran. International Journal of Health Policy and Management 2013; 1: 295–299.
-Do you recommend using EFA for each component separately which will contain around 5- 9 items to consider each as a separate scale and to define its sub-components (i tried this option and it gave good results and sample adequacy), but am not sure if this is acceptable to do. If you can think of other options I will be thankful if you can enlighten me.
I have just started in an exciting new Practice Development Nurse for Learning disability role and am looking for some resources to use on the wards and classroom settings.
I remember reading that, after a BFHI implementation, breastfeeding rates depend on the hospital's pre-BFHI rates: The improvement in breastfeeding rates is smaller, the better the ratios were before implementation. Has anyone read anything similar? Do you remember the bibliographic reference?
I am looking for information about the first examples on the concept of the hospital as a place for assistance, teaching and research. My first known hospital with that scheme was the Allgemeines Krankenhaus (General Hospital) in Vienna. Has anyone some insights and information on this subject?
I´m a 1st year Phd student of physiotherapy interested in the field of respiratory physiotherapy and pulmonary rehab. I´m obligated to find a suitable place for my 1st internship. Preferably in the Europe - as I live in Czech republic. Next year I will look for some further destinations :). So I will behappy for the further countries inspiration for the next time, as well.
Thank you very much for any advice! :)
I am analysing the relation between productivity and quality in hospitals, using performance indicators. The number of hospitals is not big, below 45 per year. Is it possible to broad research on multiple years using same hospitals more than one time? Certiainly, that will harm assumtion on independent observations. However, I am sure that that there is no (systemati or planning) intervention in order to change hospital performances.
What do you think about my approach?
Has high performance concrete affected the construction of the radiology department in hospitals - for example, in its location?
The hospital's Proton Radiotherapy department would not have been possible without the development of dense concrete.
We evaluated the degree of increase in coronavirus infection after the holidays in Brazil, and we hope that the data can help prepare health teams to face the pandemic. Are there any surveys like that in your country? we can discuss this issue. Take care!
How can SARS CoV 2 viability/infectivity assessment find in vitro models that perform better (eg. in term of sensitivity) than cytopathic Vero E6 assays? Are there cell models expressing ACE2 receptors for such task? Which the limits upto now? Aerosol sampling devices preserving viral viability/infectivity are available now.
My Master Thesis is on development of corporate subculture in the dominant culture of public organization (hospital).
Is there any scheme or questionnaire that can be used to show correlation of developing corp.subcultures in dominant culture of the organization?
Thank you in advance!
Researches have showed the cost-effectiveness of music experiences, as opposed to other types of experiences, in enhancing quality of life in the general public and for specific populations and age groups. It is hoped that inclusion of music in daily life enhance and maintain well-being of the people including patients with chronic diseases.
Given the positive effects of music on quality of life and reducing depression and anxiety in hospitalized patients, how can music therapy be promoted in hospitals?
Preprint Dabigatran etexilate and COVID-19
Thrombotic complications are frequent in COVID-19. There is evidence supporting the use of prophylactic dose low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) as prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in critically ill patients. Indeed, all patients with COVID-19 that are admitted to hospital should receive prophylactic dose of LMWH. Dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa) is an active direct thrombin inhibitor that inhibits clot-bound and circulating thrombin. Based on virtual screening results dabigatran etexilate is also a potential SARS-CoV-2 inhibitor. Therefore, dabigatran could be a new therapeutic option for the prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19 associated thromboembolism, but further clinical research is mandatory.
What to you think?
Thank you all in advance!
I conducted a semi-structure interview with individuals from 40 hospitals in the state. In these interviews, I ask 10 questions about whether or not they're engaging in specific LGBTQ-related equity efforts (e.g. Is staff trained in LGBTQ-related topics? Are you making efforts to hire individuals who identify as LGBTQ?)
I am doing Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) with these data to determine what conditions (e.g. hospital type, funding, location of hospital, town/city political leaning, etc.) might lead to more or less LGBTQ-related equity efforts in a hospital.
QUESTION: Some of the interviews had to be cut short for various reasons (e.g. interviewee's child needed help, interviewee got an important phone call, etc.) If I did not prompt them with all of the questions, how do I determine membership score for the case? For instance, if I prompted 8 of the 10 questions and they said "yes, we are doing that" to 6 of the 8 prompts, would the score now be 6/8 (.75) instead of 6/10 (.6)? Is there a precedent for dealing with missing information in fsQCA?
Thank you in advance for you help
Does anyone use needle play in their hospital when working with children?
What are the benefits benefits?
What resources did you use to start this preparation? What materials do you currently use?
Suppose that we want to evaluate (Glasgow Coma Scale) Remotely. So instead of letting the patients come to the big hospital, we have different clinics, and in each clinic, we have a digital investigation room prepared with different technology like IoT devices, AI system, etc. How can we propose a feasible smart system that evaluates the case remotely? So when the doctor in the main hospital makes the test remotely he can decide if the patient needs to come to the main hospital as he has Glasgow Coma or no need to come.
So the difficult thing is the motor side when we need to evaluate the movement of the hand or the shoulder.
May you please share your reviews about this problem, how we can execute it smoothly?
I have a different view on this subject than other researchers.
The level of diastolic and central venous pressure, the presence or absence of diuresis, a symptom of a "white spot" and taking into account changes in these indicators after intravenous infusions are completely sufficient to diagnose hemodynamic disturbances, if interpreted correctly.
I did some population analysis profiling test for examining bacterial heteroresistance, but I'm not sure how to interpret the result.
It's turns out that as the start inoculum level increases the output survivor rate increases too.
(attached file : Colony counting for 1. bacteria-K.pneumoniae with 10 fold dilution, 2. start inoculum-1.5*10^6 CFU per 15ml LB agar with antibiotics, 3. AB-Cefotaxime with root 2 fold dilution)
I guess it's because of inoculum effect that the mass resistance increases as the concentration increases.
How do you deal with this problem in hospitals or research centers for antibiotic resistance?
BMJ now mentions that "Long Covid" symptoms occur:
-numb hands/feet after sleeping
Covid symptoms are still occurring 6 months after infection in "mild cases that have NOT gone to hospital
PHOSP-Covid at Leicester Uni to study log term effects
see fb "Long Covid Support Group"
The radioisotopes that are used in oncology hospitals to treat people with cancer ... as the radiation comes out of the patient’s body through diarrhea or sweating, so it requires drinking water a lot .. and also where patients lie in the hospital for two days .. And the basins in the hospital must Be highly efficient to avoid radiation leakage .. I hope to help me with more studies or research on the subject for the purpose of completing my research. Thank you very much.
we are doing an assessment of communicable disease surveillance system in our region, there are nearly 300 health facilities (primary health care centers and hospitals), I would like to select a number of health facilities to ask them about the communicable disease surveillance system, How can I calculate the number of health facilities that I should choose to perform this study.
Cultured skin technique
only the patients own cells used
no animal products
life-saving for severe burns
mortality with ABSI score about 60-80% without treatment
mortality 10% with treatment
Does one just stand and watch patients die while knowing you could have saved most of them?
How do you analyze the availability of drug care?
In the Russian Federation, accessibility analysis is usually based on two components:
1. Content analysis of the State Register of Medicines. All medicines registered in the country may be available to patients in any hospital. However, this method alone is not enough, since
A) Some expensive drugs may have low hospital margins.
B) Generic policies, procurement under an international name may have an impact on the availability of expensive branded drugs.
2. In-depth interviews, work with focus groups. Ask patients, doctors, experts - about the availability of certain drugs.
How do you determine the availability of medicines in your country? What methods are used?
I am a candidate student in phd nursing. Doing my dissertation under the title"
•Improving the Patient Safety Process in Brain and spinal injuries Ward Rofeideh Rehabilitation Hospital".
To assess patient safety, I need Accreditation procedures in a rehabilitation hospital.
also i need sample Nursing report in rehabilitation hospital .
thanks a lot
I am a candidate student in phd nursing. Doing your dissertation under the title"
•Improving the Patient Safety Process in Brain and spinal injuries Ward Rofeideh Rehabilitation Hospital".
To assess patient safety, I need Accreditation procedures in a rehabilitation hospital.
There are lots of misinformation in the area of clinical coding, and this has been affecting effective medical research and efficient healthcare system. Many hospitals are using provisional diagnosis as the diagnosis to code, after the discharge of patients from the hospital. This has raised many questions and I will appreciate the experts to bring in their suggestions here.
I'm interested to do some machine learning analysis on a dataset collected from hospitals, related to symptoms typically experienced by patients who had undergone COVID-19.
I am checking the association of cold with hospital admissions. I can easily check the association of mean daily temperature (as an exposure variable) on admissions as it'a linear. However, i want to check the coldspell variable association ( a categorical variable with values 1= yes (coldspell) 2= no.. So i want to check the effect of cold spells on outcome. Here are the sample plots that i want to get (i.e. ¨Figure 2 and 3).
I am using following in crosspred for linear plots. What changes should i make?
predglm<-crosspred(cb.temp, modelA, model.link="log", ci.level = 0.95) plot(predglm,"overall",xlab="Temperature (C)", ci="l", col=3, ylim=c(0.6,1.4), lwd=2, ci.arg=list(col=1,lty=3), main="Overall effect of temperature")
Geriatric patients come to the hospital with a variety of comorbidities to their actual primary condition. Some of these are related to their ability to live on their own, mobility, self care, etc. Of particular interest is their sense of themselves in the world, meaning they have attached to their experiences and sense of relevance. As a person focused on the spiritual resources the geriatric person may have, i am interested in how spiritual support helps geriatric patients process what is happening to them.
If you were to propose a metric with which to assess the degree to which a hospital or clinical unit avoids unnecessary and/or false alarms (and thus decreases the probability of desensitation and inadequate or delayed responses to alarms), what would you propose?
I am trying to extract E. Coli DNA from pure culture (initially obtained from hospital sample) for nanopore sequencing. I amusing Gene-Spin Genomic DNA isolation kit. However, the 260/230 ration very poor (<1.1) every time! The 260/280 ration varies between 1.5 - 1.8.
Please suggest if I am using the preferred kit or need to change the protocol.
The protocol is:
Thanks so much!
I'm carrying out a retrospective cohort clinical study,
Some patients have visited the hospital twice because of recurrence, with few months in between, but with different symptoms, complications, and cyst size in each time. Even the primary outcome is different in each visit.
What should I do?
Should I consider only the latest visit?
Or treat them like 2 different patients?
Dear Malek Masmoudi,
Could you please provide me a pdf copy of the paper of Ichraf Jridi entiteled:
Modelling and simulation in dialysis centre of Hedi Chaker Hospital
March 2020 In book: Operations research and simulation in healthcare Publisher: SPRINGER.
Looking forward to hearing from you ASAP.
Professor Mohamed Ben Hmida
Every discharge summaries serve as the primary documents communicating a patient's care plan to the post-hospital care team. Majorly, the discharge summary is the only form of communication that facilitates the patient to the next setting of care. In line with this. It has been discovered that out of every 5 patients case folders, in different units of the government's hospitals, only 2 are found with fully completed discharged summaries. This irregularities can affect proper decision making in healthcare system.
What are the basic steps that can be taken to ensure that all doctors are taking discharge summary completion as important as life?
Dear Psychiatrist, what would be the mental condition of a normal person with positive COVD-19 when he is not taken admission in any hospital ?
hello I'm in the process of starting my masters thesis, and I would like to research on hospital process Mining area.(i have case-id, activity name, resource, timestamps and cost ) I need good topics for my research . Can you suggest some advanced topics? thank you
Hi, we are trying to determine what hospitals are doing to conserve PPE (personal protective equipment) during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you happen to work at a medical school or hospital and are aware of their policies or practice (or have friends who do), please consider filling this out. We are generically looking for US hospitals, but other locations are welcome.
I am a technician at Brigham and Women's Hospital seeking an estimate of the total number of microglia in the mouse retina. So far, I have not been able to find this in the literature. Can anyone provide insight, or a paper to reference?
I am conducting a study for association of cold season temperature with hospital admissions. I want that for a decreasing temperature and hospital admission if
RR > 1 it means less risk
RR < 1 means more risk...
Does RR works in reverse for decreasing temperature.
Let' say we have RR 0.87 for a GLM model of cold season temperature with total hospital admission.
Can we say that " with each 1 degree celsius decrease in temperature there is an increasing risk of 0.87 times? How does it workds? Can someone please explain about it more?
As we know the aggressiveness of corona virus appear in high mortality in short period of time, so what about high cure rate in relative to high death in hospitals?
Sewage water for hospitals and centers used for quarantine in COVID- 19 cases.. where it go?
May be virus transmitted through it to affect another person ?
I'm currently conducting research looking at the information needs of hospital patients. My research questions are:
a) what are patients' experiences of receiving information in acute hospital?
b) what are patients' early information needs?
I'm using Braun & Clarke's (2006; 2019) reflexive method of thematic analysis, which states that themes represent "patterns of meaning across a dataset", rather than being organised as answers to specific questions. While I have a number of themes that meet these criteria, I believe it would also be clinically relevant to have sections entitled "most useful sources of information", and "most important information topics". However I'm worried that these may be viewed as "under-developed themes". If anyone has any guidance on this it would be greatly appreciated.