Case Studies

Healthcare case studies focus on specific issues and provide insights on how a particular technology or development is useful to the healthcare providers. This section presents case studies on industry developments, technologies, products and services.

Missed Pulmonary Tb Screening Opportunities At Primary Healthcare Facilities: An Exit Case Study

Abstract Background A key driver of TB transmission is the significant number of missed TB cases who are undiagnosed In 2013 WHO estimated 33 million missing cases of TB Though South African national guidelines recommend universal TB screening of all individuals presenting to health facilities TB ..

Effects Of Interactive Patient Smartphone Support App On Drug Adherence And Lifestyle Changes In Myocardial Infarction Patients: A Randomized Case Study

Effects Of Interactive Patient Smartphone Support App On Drug Adherence And Lifestyle Changes In Myocardial Infarction Patients: A Randomized Case Study

Abstract Cardiovascular disease is the single most common cause of death and is often preventable In patients with myocardial infarction MI secondary prevention measures pharmacologic and behaviouroriented are essential to reduce morbidity and mortality Education concerning the benefits of adherenc..

Radiofrequency Ablation For Benign Thyroid Nodules: A Case Study

Abstract Radiofrequency ablation RFA is a minimally invasive technique used with ultrasound or computed tomography guidance which can produce tissue coagulation necrosis in various kinds of tumours in the human body In the past 10 years numerous studies about RFA in benign thyroid nodules have been..

Risk Perceptions Of Msf Healthcare Workers On The Recent Ebola Epidemic In West Africa: A Case Study

Abstract Healthcare workers HCW in general are considered to be at high risk during epidemics Their training for Ebola provided by Mdecins sans frontires MSF is presently based on imparting factual information which does not necessarily translate into knowledge or appropriate practices We aimed to ..

Rural Versus Urban Hospitals In Poland: A Financial Health Assessment Case Study

Abstract Literature studies suggest that hospitals in rural areas are usually smaller and more sensitive to changes in health policies The aim of this research is to assess and compare the financial condition of rural and urban hospitals Basing on literature studies we have assumed that rural hospi..

Association between Hospital Volume and Outcomes of Elderly Patients with Hemorrhagic Peptic Ulcer in Japan: An Observational Case Study

Abstract Hemorrhagic peptic ulcer is one of the most frequently encountered emergency conditions in daily practice1 The overall incidence of hemorrhagic peptic ulcers has decreased worldwide although the overall incidence in elderly patients remains high Loperfido et al reported that the mean age o..

Applying Healthcare Failure Mode & Effect Analysis to Patient Pain Management in the Anesthesia Recovery Period: An Evaluative Case Study

Abstract Pain can be the worst feeling experienced by patients and it is also among the most common and most serious forms expressing uncomfortable feelings In nursing practice pain is seen as the fifth key vital sign in addition to body temperature pulse respiration and blood pressure and is incre..

Prognostic Factors For Survival Outcome After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: An Observational Study

Abstract Inhospital cardiac arrest IHCA is a catastrophic complication for patients while admitted in a medical institution There have been approximately 200000 hospitalized patients per year treated for cardiac arrest in the United States with a reported survival to hospital discharge rate of 726 ..

Making Patient Values Visible In Healthcare—Reviewing Tools To Assess Patient Treatment Priorities And Preferences In The Context Of Multimorbidity: A Qualitative Case Study

Abstract Objectives To identify studies of existing instruments available for clinicians to record overall patient preferences and priorities for care suitable for use in routine primary care practice in patients with multimorbidity To examine the data for all identified tools with respect to vali..

What is A Medical Decision? A Taxonomy Based on Physician Statements in Hospital Encounters: A Qualitative Case Study

Abstract Objective The medical literature lacks a comprehensive taxonomy of decisions made by physicians in medical encounters Such taxonomy might be useful in understanding the physiciancentred patientcentred and shared decisionmaking in clinical settings We aimed to identify and classify all dec..