Tag Archives: mortality

Consumer awareness, prioritized resources make or break preventive service use

Increased emphasis on prevention in health care is good policy, but it can’t become good practice unless the services get to the people who need them. In an earlier post, I shared statistics about how older adults are less likely to seek out prevention programs, programs which could have prevented 2 million premature deaths. That […]
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Evaluating data’s impact on sepsis care

The previous post introduced Saint Thomas Health’s efforts to use data to reduce sepsis mortality within its patient population. This post will discuss some of the results of the organization’s efforts. Getting information into the hands of doctors and nurses treating potentially septic patients is key. As important is the collection and analysis of vast […]
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