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    consumers have two choices where to receive care. It can be in a non-for-profit hospital or for-profit hospital. It is a tough choice. Which hospital will provide the best quality care and which hospital services will be affordable? Let’s look at the differences between for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations. Many hospital officials say that for-profit organizations pay property and income taxes while nonprofit hospitals don’t. All not-for-profit organizations are tax-exempt and accept tax-deductible charitable contributions. According to Henderson, “The difference can be summarized as the difference in the right to transfer assets. A not-for-profit hospital does not have shareholders in the typical sense of the…

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    So I currently live in Flushing, Queens. By me there are many hospitals in the area including Flushing Hospital, where I usually go, mainly because my mam is the Nurse there, she works in the cardiac unit. I have some health concerns due to a weak immune system, so I spend a lot of time in doctors’ offices and hospitals. I prefer a doctor’s office to a hospital because I’m afraid of hospitals and I’m a germ-aphob, also I tend to get sicker when I go to the hospital. When I do go to the hospital…

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    Hospital Readmissions

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    CHF and Hospital Readmissions Congestive heart failure is a growing chronic condition in the United States that accounts for approximately 11 million physician office visits and 875,000 hospitalizations (Heart Failure Statistics). Further complicating the issue, 25% of these patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge and at least 50% are readmitted within six months (Cost considerations in the treatment of heart failure). The intensity of the disease process poses a financial strain…

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    Hospital Staffing

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    Should the government require hospitals to meet specified staff to patient ratios, or allow the hospital to make decisions about staffing levels, even if it means fewer staff working longer hours? This is a question that affects millions of hospitals and also effects protocols in hospitals all over the world. I rarely visit the hospital, but if I go to the hospital and it’s a very serious case will I be treated quickly enough? Registered nurses have long recognized and continue to…

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    Medicine itself has drastically changed over the last century, but the environment and health care provided at the hospitals have not changed much. Patients still lie down on the stiff plastic mattress that makes crinkling sounds. The silver metal rails that are on both ends of the bed still remain the same with an attached cord for both the bed and the TV. The main differences between hospitals today and a century ago are that there are safer use of anesthesia, short term stay, and no…

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    Hospital Admittance

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    Diagnosis of the patient from hospital admittance- If a patient is seen in the emergency room or has been admitted to the hospital for additional observation, it is important to follow up with their primary care physician. In this case, the hospital shares the diagnosis and plan with the patient’s primary care manager. This allows the primacy care physician to be more involved in the patient’s care and provide any additional medical assistance to the patient. This information is coming from the…

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    The Hospital Case

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    This is a story of JB, 60 years old male with an inguinal hernia surgery. According to JB, he stayed in the hospital probably for a week. Before the day of surgery, he and family had a meeting with a case manager to arrange his home care for post surgery. He likes to stay in his home rather going to skill nursing facility. The meeting was arranged between him, wife, son and case manager to decide post-op surgery care. The case manager offered some optional for home care agency that meet with…

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    Healing Hospital

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    examples of how a “Healing hospital” helps a patient feel more comfortable. According to a book review of Radical Loving Care a book by Erie Chapman quoted Chapmen in saying, “health care leaders are living a lie. They are promising loving care to the public in mission statements and then making no meaningful effort to ensure that care is actually practiced” (Cunningham, L. 2006). When a patient feels comfortable and relaxed their health seems to improve. Healing Hospital A “Healing Hospital”…

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    Hospital Demographics

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    According to Dr. Jo Ann Brooks, author of the journal titled “Reducing Hospital Readmissions: A closer look at the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program” published in the Quality Counts journal, hospital demographics are being looked at for evidence supporting fluctuation with readmission rates. Studies have been performed, and it has been determined through evidence-based practice and conducted research that hospital demographics do indeed play pivotal roles in patient care and the…

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    Introduction Hospitals, a place for people to recover, heal, and to combat diseases. Everyone will take a trip to the hospital eventually. Doctors and nurses staff these facilities and hand care to every patient that needs it. Every patient must be looked at and each situation should be prioritized accordingly. Unfortunately, that is not the case for all the hospitals. Some hospitals take in to count a patients insurance or bank account into consideration. Some patients are less fortunate and…

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