Search for dissertations about: "rehospitalization"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 swedish dissertations containing the word rehospitalization.

  1. 1. Improving the Quality and Safety of Drug Use in Hospitalized Elderly : Assessing the Effects of Clinical Pharmacist Interventions and Identifying Patients at Risk of Drug-related Morbidity and Mortality

    Author : Anna Alassaad; Håkan Melhus; Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes; Johan Sundström; Claes Mörlin; Lene Juel Kjeldsen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Adverse drug events; inappropriate prescribing; medication errors; polypharmacy; medication reconciliation; medication review; patient drug counseling; multi-dose dispensed drugs; risk-estimation; multiprofessional collaboration; prediction model; quality measure; rehospitalization;

    Abstract : Older people admitted to hospital are at high risk of rehospitalization and medication errors. We have demonstrated, in a randomized controlled trial, that a clinical pharmacist intervention reduces the incidence of revisits to hospital for patients aged 80 years or older admitted to an acute internal medicine ward. READ MORE

  2. 2. Echocardiographic assessment and B-type natriuretic peptide for risk evaluation in acute coronary syndromes

    Author : Anita Persson; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; acute coronary syndromes; Dopplerechocardiography; BNP; mortality; NT-proBNP; mitral regurgitation; congestive heart failure; restrictive filling pattern;

    Abstract : Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is one of the most common causes of emergency medical care and the single most common cause of death in Sweden in both men and women. Despite a significant improvement in survival in the acute phase, the frequency of rehospitalization and death in subsequent years is unacceptably high. READ MORE

  3. 3. Epidemiological studies of medication use and effectiveness in bipolar disorder

    Author : Louise Wingård; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : In the last decades, new treatments for bipolar disorder (BD) have emerged, prompting a decrease in the use of lithium – the former “gold standard” for relapse prevention, and increasing the possibilities for individualized treatment. The aims of this thesis were to: 1) explore the use of relapse prevention in the early phases of bipolar illness, 2) add to the current knowledge concerning the comparative effectiveness of various pharmacological maintenance treatments, including combination therapies, and 3) explore the use of benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (so called Z-drugs) in BD. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adverse effects of curative treatment of prostate cancer

    Author : Jon Örn Fridriksson; Pär Stattin; Camilla Thellenberg-Karlsson; Mats Lambe; Francesco Montorsi; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Prostate cancer; prostate-specific antigen; decision aids; radical prostatectomy; radiotherapy; patient readmission; adverse effects; Urology; kirurgi; särskilt urologi;

    Abstract : Background Screening for prostate cancer is debated, there is conflicting data on the net benefit of screening. Men who consider screening need to be informed on the pros and cons. Rehospitalization after surgery can be used as an indicator of general quality of care. For radical prostatectomy, little is known on the readmission rate after surgery. READ MORE

  5. 5. Depression and cardiac surgery

    Author : Malin Stenman; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Cardiovascular disease and depression are likely to be two of the three leading causes of global burden of disease. Depression is common in patients with coronary artery disease and is independently associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. READ MORE