The Foundation took a closer look at the relationship between the length of a hospital stay and the probability of incurring a complication, specifically hospital-acquired infections (HAI).
Research includes an examination of costs associated with HAIs as well as analysis of discharge data from Maryland hospitals for a 45-month period and concludes that longer length of stays can increase the probability of a complication.
J. Graham Atkinson, D.Phil., Executive Vice President for Research and Policy at the Foundation authored “The Relationship Between Length of Stay and the Probability of Incurring a Hospital Complication: a Two-Way Interaction” and a second paper “Costs and Length of Stay Associated with Hospital-Acquired and Health Care-Associated Infections” (view Table 1 and Appendix) was authored by Caitlin Vanesse, a graduate student at the George Washington University.
The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (JKTG Foundation) today announced funding to develop a prototype multiscale model designed to predict therapeutic responses of tumor ecosystems – a new frontier in breast cancer research.
The word “stakeholder” really bothers me particularly in the healthcare space. I’m struck by a quote by Ken Burns.
“The thing that I’ve learned is that there is no ‘them.’ This is what everybody does: make a distinction about ‘them.’ It’s just ‘us’.”
In racing, we measure this in lap times often down to the second or tenths of a second. A recent racing article provoked me to think about the pursuit of “the last tenth” of a second in improvement which is typically the toughest and most difficult to attain.