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Primary care nurses report that healthcare stories in the mass media affect the perceptions not only of their patients but also themselves and feel they need more support to improve their media literacy.
The high satisfaction with the training undergone by members of the mobile medical unit for the 2010 winter Olympic games suggests the four stage process used could be replicated when assembling other ad-hoc medical teams.
In a randomized trial, the Primary Care Triple P program is no more effective than usual care in reducing psychosocial problems in children, indicating that further research is required to determine the effectiveness of the Triple P program
Long waiting times for emergency care are claimed to be caused by overcrowded emergency departments and non-effective working routines. This study (by Athlin et. al.) investigating the effects of teamwork in a Swedish emergency department on lead times and patient flow indicates that teamwork seems to contribute to the quality improvement of emergency care in terms of small but significant decreases in lead times. However, although efficient work processes such as teamwork are necessary to ensure safe patient care, it is likely not sufficient for bringing about larger decreases in lead times or for meeting the 4-hour target in the emergency department.
A new measure of frequent attendance, based on the interval between consecutive contacts, gives a more precise, “disease logic” based picture of this important patient population compared to traditional measurements.
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