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  • Absolute Risk Reduction

    outcomes in patients receiving the intervention and those receiving the control. The most common methods used in expressing information about treatment options and risk reductions are absolute risk, absolute risk reduction, relative risk and relative risk reduction. Absolute risk reduction (ARR) or Risk difference (RD) is the most practical and useful method to interpret research results and is most important in clinical decision making. However, the relative risk and relative risk reduction is more commonly used among studies .1,2 Definitions Absolute risk (AR) is defined as the term used to indicate that a certain event (outcome) will actually happen or the incidence of developing the outcome among population and is calculated as the number of patients developing…

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  • Ambulatory Patient Care

    (2013), “hospitals are classified as general, special, rehabilitation, and chronic disease, and psychiatry” (pg.37). The primary function of a general hospital is providing patients with services to treat a variety of medical conditions. Special Hospitals are facilities that treat patients with specified medical conditions, which could either be surgical or nonsurgical conditions. Rehabilitation and chronic disease hospitals have services for handicapped and disabled patients who require…

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  • Ebola Thesis

    Dr. Joanne Liu “My job is more than a Career it’s a passion." Joanne Liu changed Canada for the better when she created the Ebola vaccine. As a Canadian doctor she works around the globe helping those who have Ebola and limited access to health care. Since Joanne Liu created the Ebola vaccine over 2,000 victims recover and 1.5 billion people were safe. Many lives were taken by ebola but just as many were protected from Ebola and recovered. This Ebola vaccine kept Canada’s people safe and…

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  • Medicine During The Civil War Essay

    saw enormous growth in terms of knowledge of medicine and how to effectively treat patients. It was during this time that the medical practice went from somewhat archaic to rather organized. Not only did the knowledge advance, but so did the techniques and tools used to treat people. There is a vast amount of knowledge that was gained during The Civil War that even today can be learned from. If people would truly like to know where modern medicine began, many would argue that it began during The…

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  • Treat Me Sales Case Study

    I would like to congratulate you on the success of your Treat Me sales campaign which looks to have generated a good number of purchasers. Secondly, I would like to take the opportunity to explain how we can assist you to convert your Treat Me purchasers to long-term patients, that will not only come back to your dental practice for their routine dental examinations but also for more expensive dental repairs and restoration work that may be needed. Issuing Dental Health Warranties to…

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  • Malaria In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

    Although two years later, in 2011, the total number of people being treated more than tripled it and rose to over 150,000 (Smith). Malaria has impacted thousands of people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and without the people gaining access to protection and prevention, the disease will continue to spread, killing more and more citizens. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaria is the greatest challenge being faced today because of the sudden increase…

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  • Drug Abuse In Australia

    A young man sits on the dirty floor, a rubber rope tied around one arm and a needle in the other hand. Three armed police officers bust in and find this man guilty of possessing and using drugs. But what happens now? Well, the answer depends on which country they’re in. In Australia he would be treated like a criminal, given a 2 year sentence and sent to prison. drug addiction has alway been a pressing problem but now Australia is facing a crisis as drug use levels are rising: from 2003 to…

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  • Change In The Healthcare Industry

    “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi. This quote is engraved on everything that I aspire to reach. In order to change the world, one has to be aware of what needed to be changed. By reaching new levels of awareness, there is an increase in productivity and how someone decides to approach a task. If there was no one who became aware of an issue that affected them, then would anything be different? For me, health is something I am very aware about. Without having good…

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  • Case Study Of Amiodarone (Cordarone)

    over 10 minutes (15 mg/min), to treat a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia with a ventricular response over 160 beats/minute. Amiodarone (Cordarone) is used to treat life threatening heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias (Amiodarone (Intravenous Route), 2015). Amiodarone (Cardarone). The physician prescribed amiodarone (Cordarone) 200 mg po qd to help maintain a normal heart rhythm. This medications is used to slow the nerve impulses in the heart and help keep the heart rhythm…

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  • Anti Vaccination Essay

    Is it ethical not to treat children whose parents have chosen not to vaccinate? More and more physicians are beginning to wonder if they are creating a risky environment for their patients if they continue to treat unvaccinated children. In 1962 the “Vaccination Assistance Act” was passed. This act provided ongoing financial support to both state and local health departments. By 1977 the Childhood Immunization Initiative set goals for 90% immunization levels for US children. In 1980 these…

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