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  1. Cambios epidemiológicos en una unidad de Gineco- Obstetricia de un hospital chileno

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    Pablo Pérez C.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo, Describir los cambios en el número de nacimientos, tasa de parto normal (TPN, fórceps (TPF, cesárea (TPC, tasa de embarazo múltiple (TEM y embarazo ectópico (TEE. Diseño, Estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo Lugar, Hospital Naval - Chile. Participantes, 9627 fichas clínicas entre 200-2010. Intervenciones, Formato de registro. Principales medidas de resultados, Frecuencias relativas y absolutas. Resultados, El número de nacimientos se ha reducido en un36,7%. Se vio una disminución de la TPN de un 57.8% a 53.8%, un aumento de la TPC de 32.35% a 42.4%. y una disminución de la TPF de 9.85% a 3,8%, la TEM aumentó de 0.81% a 3.2%, y la TEE de 1,45% a 1,71%. Conclusiones, Se observaron importantes cambios epidemiológicos durante los últimos diez años. Es relevante la evaluación de estos parámetros para establecer causalidades y repercusiones clínicas.

  2. Estructura y recursos humanos en un hospital público chileno: una experiencia de cambio Structure and human resources in a public hospital in Chile: an experience in conducting changes

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    Osvaldo Artaza Barrios

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se narra la reforma llevada a cabo desde 1994 en adelante en la estructura y el funcionamiento del hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna, centro asistencial pediátrico de nivel terciario perteneciente al Servicio de Salud Metropolitano Oriente, de Santiago, Chile. Se refieren brevemente los antecedentes de la formación del sistema de salud de Chile, los cambios traídos por el gobierno militar en 1979 y otras transformaciones debidas al primer gobierno democrático en 1990 y al segundo, establecido en 1994. A pesar de los buenos indicadores de salud de Chile y del deseo del gobierno actual de establecer equidad en los servicios y poner en marcha un sistema descentralizado, el sistema de salud modelado fundamentalmente en los decenios de 1950 y 1960 no ha podido hacer frente a los cambios causados por la transición demográfica y el nuevo perfil epidemiológico de la población. Uno de los grandes problemas es que los niveles secundario y terciario de atención no tienen la capacidad necesaria para responder a la demanda. Bajo una nueva dirección interesada en métodos contemporáneos de gestión, en el hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna se reestructuraron los servicios clínicos con nuevos departamentos y unidades, se llevó a cabo un estudio del clima organizacional, se capacitó intensivamente a todo el personal para inculcarle el espíritu de participación y una nueva visión de la misión del hospital y del trabajo en equipo, y se formuló un plan estratégico que todavía se está cumpliendo.This article discusses the structural and operational reform process that took place beginning in 1994 in Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital, a tertiary pediatric care facility run by Oriente Metropolitan Health Center in Santiago, Chile. The formation of the Chilean health care system is briefly outlined, along with the changes brought about by the military government in 1979 and other transformations introduced by the first democratic government in

  3. Personalidad eficaz e inteligencia emocional en contextos universitarios chilenos

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    Tapia Allende, Roxana

    2017-01-01

    La investigación da cuenta sobre la relación empírica que existe entre los constructos de Personalidad Eficaz e Inteligencia / Competencia Emocional Intrapersonal e Interpersonal en contextos universitarios chilenos. Para ello, los objetivos propuestos son: establecer la relación empírica existente entre los constructos de Personalidad Eficaz y las Competencias Emocionales Intrapersonales e Interpersonales en contextos universitarios chilenos; establecer los tipos de personalidad eficaz y l...

  4. multiniveles de demanda. Un caso ilustrativo chileno

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    Fernando Rojas Zúñiga

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El sistema de abastecimiento de medicamentos en atención primaria de salud en Chile posee un únicoproveedor a nivel nacional y no considera multiniveles de demanda para el cálculo del aprovisionamiento,generando superávit de inventario. El presente trabajo propone una política de abastecimiento de revisiónperiódica mediante un pronóstico probabilístico de demanda, modelando su estructura de dependenciaen forma individual y mediante cópulas bivariadas, coordinando los multiniveles y minimizando loscostos. El estudio se llevó a cabo en una muestra de 104 medicamentos abastecidos durante 3 a˜nos en uncentro de salud familiar chileno. Los resultados generados muestran que la política propuesta disminuiríasemanalmente en un 8,22% los costos de compra, en un 95,47% los costos de ordenar y en un 54,6% loscostos totales.© 2015 Universidad ICESI. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. Este es un artículo Open Access bajo lalicencia CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

  5. La productividad total de factores en el sector manufacturero chileno

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    Claudio Candia

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza el cambio en la productividad total de factores del sector manufacturero chileno estimando el índice de Malmquist del periodo 1998-2010. El análisis envolvente de datos permite calcular este índice para determinar el cambio de la PTF y descomponerlo en eficiencia técnica y cambio tecnológico. Los resultados indican que en este periodo la PTF se redujo debido principalmente al cambio tecnológico, mientras que la eficiencia técnica se mantuvo constante.

  6. Violencia y videojuegos en adolescentes chilenos y mexicanos.

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    Patricia Martínez Lanz; Sharon Bohorodzaner; Eunice Kampfner

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de la presente investigación fue analizar la relación entre los niveles de violencia y el uso de videojuegos en adolescentes mexicanos y chilenos. Se utilizó una muestra no probabilística de 100 adolescentes, 50 de nacionalidad Mexicana y 50 de nacionalidad Chilena. Con un rango de edad de 12 a 18 años. El instrumento tuvo una serie de preguntas cerradas acerca de la conducta cotidiana del uso de videojuegos, para evaluar la violencia se aplicó un instrumento de 15 reactivos que m...

  7. Diferencias en ansiedad social auto-informada entre estudiantes universitarios chilenos y franceses.

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    Carolina Baeza-Velasco; Caroline Fénétrier; Marie-Christine Gély-Nargeot

    2012-01-01

    Originales / Original Papers Resumen En este trabajo se comparan las puntuaciones de 85 estudiantes universitarios chilenos y 174 franceses que respondieron a la Escala de Ansiedad Social de Liebowitz (LSAS). Los hombres franceses presentaron puntuaciones significativamente superiores que los hombres chilenos en la LSAS. Ninguna diferencia fue observada entre las mujeres de ambos países. Los resultados se discuten en términos de diferencias culturales tales como el individualismo y el colecti...

  8. Chilenos en Madrid: Perfiles, trayectorias y su mirada inmigrante

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    Leonora Torres Matus

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available En el presente estudio se mostrará la información recogida durante las visitas a la asociación de chilenos en España (ACHES entre los años 2005 y 2006, específicamente a 30 casos estudiados con mayor profundidad a través de un cuestionario en un primer momento, seguido con entrevistas posteriores para complementar dicha información. Los chilenos entrevistados (en su mayoría jóvenes, de sexo masculino, solteros y sin carga familiar presentan una heterogeneidad clara, tanto en su perfil socio-económico y cultural como en sus motivos para emigrar a España, que son principalmente económicos. La media de estancia en el país es de 1-2 años desde el momento de la aplicación del cuestionario. Sus mayores problemas tienen relación con la situación legal en España y también con la precariedad laboral, que han ido solventando gracias a la red social tanto de compatriotas como de otros colectivos extranjeros y de la familia en origen. Para la mayoría, es la primera vez que inician una aventura migratoria. La nostalgia, el choque cultural y la necesidad de contar con la familia son los aspectos psicológicos y sociales que más destacan a la hora de hablar de su proceso de inserción en el país.

  9. Aumento de consultas en atención primaria por infección respiratoria de vías altas y por fiebre coincidiendo con la gripe (H1N1 2009

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    Pablo Aldaz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: En verano de 2009 se registró en Navarra una onda de gripe A (H1N1 2009. Evaluar su repercusión en consultas de atención primaria con diagnóstico diferente al de gripe. Métodos: Estudiamos las consultas en atención primaria del Servicio Navarro de Salud desde el 21 de junio y al 21 de septiembre de 2009 con diagnósticos de gripe (Clasificación Internacional de Atención Primaria, código R80, síndrome febril (código A03, infección respiratoria aguda de vías altas (código R74 y bronquitis aguda (código R78, y las comparamos con las registradas en el mismo periodo en los tres años previos. Resultados: En verano de 2009 se notificaron 3417 casos de síndrome gripal (5,5 por 1.000 habitantes. Entre las semanas 27 y 31 se produjo un brote de gripe, con más de la mitad (87/160 de los frotis de pacientes con síndrome gripal positivos para el virus (H1N1 2009 sin detectarse otros tipos de virus gripal. Coincidiendo con la onda de síndromes gripales observamos aumentos de consultas por síndrome febril e infección respiratoria de vías altas. En comparación con la media de los tres años anteriores, en el verano del 2009 se produjo un incremento del 44! en consultas por síndrome febril (de 3,6 a 5,3 por 1000: p<0,001, del 6! en consultas por infección de vías altas (de 13,2 a 14,1 por 1000; p<0,001 y del 8! en consultas por bronquitis aguda (de 6,3 a 6,9 por 1000; p=0,003. Estos diagnósticos supusieron 3,2 consultas adicionales por 1.000 habitantes atribuibles a la gripe, es decir, un 58! de consultas adicionales. Conclusiones: La gripe se acompaña de aumento en el número de consultas por síndrome febril y por infección respiratoria de vías altas.

  10. Medios y periodistas en Twitter: el caso chileno

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    Alberto López-Hermida Russo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Las redes sociales, como Twitter, se han convertido en plataformas usadas tanto por los cibernautas como por las corporaciones a fin de alcanzar audiencias a un nivel que, hasta hace una década, parecía inimaginable. El periodismo ha sido afectado por esta tendencia, obligando a los periodistas y empresas de comunicación a emplear estas redes sociales. La incidencia de los medios y periodistas en plataformas como Twitter plantea múltiples maneras de presentarse al público. Mientras que los medios enfrentan el reto de prolongar su cierre informativo, los periodistas buscan balancear su vida su perfil profesional y personal en la red. Tras un análisis comparativo de las cuentas de periodistas y medios chilenos en Twitter, se evidencia un problema que nos permitirá estudiar y proponer pautas de acción ante el fenómeno. Así, surgen las siguientes interrogantes: ¿Los medios pueden corporativizar una herramienta social que es esencialmente de naturaleza personal? ¿Un periodista puede informar, brindar su opinión como ciudadano común, en una cuenta de Twitter creada con su perfil profesional? ¿Los perfiles de medios y periodistas pueden coexistir en la misma red social? Las respuestas a estas preguntas conllevan nuevos retos profesionales y éticos que pueden dar cabida a estudios ulteriores.

  11. Monumentos privados : arte chileno de Avanzada (1977-1982

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    María Íñigo Clavo

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El siguiente texto realiza un recorrido por la historia del arte conceptual chileno durante la dictadura. Desde mediados-finales de los setenta una serie de artistas comenzaron a trabajar desarrollando nuevos lenguajes, técnicas y estrategias de representación; todos ellos participaron de una crítica a la política militar unas veces de forma individual y desde lo personal y otras desde lo colectivo. El texto se divide en dos partes fundamentales, la primera de ellas se detiene en obras individuales que la mayoría de las veces trabajaban fuera de las galerías de arte, interactuando con el entorno, fuera de la oficialidad artística que marcaban las instituciones. La segunda parte recupera los trabajos artísticos del CADA, un grupo de artistas que realizaron varias acciones políticas en el espacio público.This text makes a route through the art history of conceptual Chilean art during the dictatorship. Since about the middleend ofthe 70’s decade sume artists started to work developing new languages, techniques and strategies of representation; all of them shared of a critical discoflrse to the military politic, sometime looking for personal ways and other times from collective actions. The text is divided in two fundamental parts. The first one regards in individual works that most of the time work ofltside of the art galleries, acting with the environment, ofltside of the officials institutions. The second part revises the art works of CADA, a group of artist that carried out several political actions in the public space.

  12. El exilio chileno : Río profundo de la cultura iberoamericana

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    Carmen Norambuena

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available El exilio chileno dio lugar a un fenómeno cultural de grandes proporciones y el confinamiento, con todas sus secuelas, inspiró un florecimiento extraordinario de las letras y las artes de vastas proyecciones, tanto así que despertó y sigue motivando el interés de estudiosos de diversas disciplinas. Entre los miles de chilenos que se repartieron por el mundo, un grupo, cualitativamente relevante, estuvo constituido por escritores, artistas plásticos, artesanos, músicos, gente de teatro y de cine, hombres de ciencia y académicos de las más variadas disciplinas. Grupos teatrales funcionaron en muchos países; y los conjuntos musicales chilenos recorrieron el mundo. Las exposiciones de pintores, fotógrafos, y escultores chilenos eran frecuentes en las más importantes ciudades americanas y europeas, a la vez que en el marco de casi todas las manifestaciones de solidaridad las artesanías, obras de artistas profesionales y ocasionales, eran puestas a la venta; muchos refugiados lograron sobrevivir del producto de este tipo de trabajo.

  13. El exilio comunista chileno: 1973-1989 = O exílio comunista chileno: 1973-1989 = Chilean Communist Exile: 1973-1989

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    Ulianova, Olga

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Analisamos o exílio comunista durante a ditadura militar chilena como um caso particular de exílio político contemporâneo, de caráter multiclassista e de alta organicidade. Baseado em documentos do arquivo interno do Partido Comunista Chileno no exterior, assim como dos arquivos da antiga RDA, da URSS e entrevistas, discutimos a importância da interação com os socialismos reais tardios na evolução da cultura política do PCCH e as mudanças na sua linha política

  14. LA ESTRATEGIA DE CITICORP EN CHILE. Capitulo 3. EL MERCADO FINANCIERO CHILENO

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    Fernando Rubio

    2004-01-01

    Esta es la tercera parte de una serie que forman una investigación más amplia titulada “La Estrategia de Citicorp en Chile: Un Intento de Investigación”. Aquí se describe la naturaleza, reglamentación, estado actual y perspectivas de más de los 25 segmentos del mercado financiero chileno, desde la banca hasta las administradoras de fondos de pensiones.

  15. Financiamiento del sistema de salud chileno The Chilean health system financing

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    Marcos Vergara-Iturriaga

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Explorar el financiamiento del sistema de salud chileno sobre la base de los datos más recientes disponibles. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se utiliza el marco teórico de los sistemas de salud del informe de salud del mundo del año 2000 de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS para analizar el financiamiento del sistema de salud chileno, con especial énfasis en los esquemas de aseguramiento existentes. RESULTADOS: En el sistema de salud chileno hay una gran proporción de personas cubiertas por los seguros de salud existentes (alrededor de 88%; sin embargo, se presenta una tendencia importante hacia la segmentación de la población, sea por riesgo o por ingreso. Se observan esfuerzos, en especial por parte del Fondo Nacional de Salud (FONASA, orientados a realizar una compra estratégica de servicios de salud. CONCLUSIONES: Existe aún mucho espacio para mejorar el financiamiento del sistema de salud chileno, sobre todo en cuanto a pooling y compra estratégica.OBJECTIVE: To explore the Chilean health system financing based on the most recent available data. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using the WHO World Health Report 2000 framework, this paper analyzes the Chilean health system financing, with special emphasis on insurance schemes. RESULTS: The analysis shows that a great proportion of people is covered by the existing health insurance schemes (about 88%. However, there is a tendency towards segmentation of the population in terms of risk and income. Additionally, efforts have been made, especially by FONASA (National Health Fund, to perform a strategic purchasing of healthcare. CONCLUSIONS: There still is a need for improving the Chilean health system financing in terms of pooling and strategic purchasing.

  16. El Movimiento estudiantil chileno y el proceso de reforma universitaria, 1967-1968

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    Cancino, Hugo

    2012-01-01

    En la presente ponencia analizamos el contexto histórico y cultural del movimiento de reforma de la Universidad de Chile, 1967-68 y su gestación en la Facultad de Filosofía y Educación. Este movimiento que se inscribió en la dilatada tradición de lucha de los estudiantes chilenos y latinoamericanos...

  17. Eugenesia: Ciencia y religión. Una aproximación al caso chileno

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    Marcelo Sánchez Delgado

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo tiene como objetivo investigar las relaciones de continuidad y tensión entre el proyecto moderno, el pensamiento religioso y la propuesta eugénica en el contexto chileno. El trabajo inicia con una reflexión general sobre las relaciones entre eugenesia y religión en el contexto moderno, para luego abordar fuentes primarias que incluyen textos de médicos y abogados chilenos de la primera mitad del siglo XX. El resultado fundamental del trabajo demuestra que el debate del pensamiento eugénico en el contexto nacional no estuvo ajeno a las fuerzas religiosas, utópicas y mistificantes que tendían a ver la eugenesia como la religión del futuro y como un pensamiento de vanguardia, alternativo y crítico del cristianismo. Por otra parte, destaca también como resultado del trabajo, una aproximación y revalorización de las relaciones entre catolicismo y eugenesia en el contexto chileno.

  18. Hospitals

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  19. Análisis sobre la ponderación de la prueba en el sistema electoral chileno

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    Carlos Manuel Rosales García

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El Tribunal Calificador de Elecciones chileno tiene la facultad constitucional de erigirse como jurado para la valoración de las pruebas, esto significa poder apreciar la prueba de manera libre, para posteriormente, sentenciar con arreglo a derecho. Este artículo estudiará las principales características del juicio por jurado, con base en la doctrina y experiencia del derecho estadounidense, observando tanto su adopción y adaptación por el Tribunal Electoral, así como sus pros y contras en el sistema electoral chileno

  20. Prevalencia de deshidratación en futbolistas profesionales chilenos antes del entrenamiento

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    Castro-Sepúlveda, Mauricio; Astudillo, Sebastián; Álvarez, Cristian; Zapata-Lamana, Rafael; Zbinden-Foncea, Hermann; Ramírez-Campillo, Rodrigo; Jorquera, Carlos

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: existen pocos estudios relacionados con el estado de hidratación pre-entrenamiento en futbolistas profesionales. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de deshidratación pre-entrenamiento en jugadores profesionales de fútbol. Metodos: se incluyeron un total de 156 jugadores de fútbol (edad 25,4 ± 5,2 años) de seis clubes profesionales chilenos. No se hicieron recomendaciones previas de hidratación ni de ingesta de alimentos, con el objetivo de evaluar el estado de hidratación bajo ...

  1. Neuromitos de los profesores chilenos: orígenes y predictores

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    Varas-Genestier, Paulina; Ferreira, Roberto A

    2017-01-01

    El presente estudio investigó la prevalencia de neuromitos y el conocimiento general de neurociencia de profesores chilenos. Se encuestó a 91 profesores de enseñanza básica y media de diferentes establecimientos. En línea con las investigaciones previas, los resultados demostraron que los profesores poseen cierto conocimiento general de neurociencia, pero también tienen muchas concepciones erróneas o neuromitos como los referentes a las metodologías VAK, Brain Gym® y la dominancia hemisférica...

  2. Reflexiones sobre poderes femeninos, cuerpos y sensibilidades en un hogar chileno

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    María Eugenia Albornoz Vásquez

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Esta historia, co-escrita por su director junto a Pedro Peirano, guionista de “31 minutos”, muestra un momento crucial de Raquel, magistralmente interpretada por Catalina Saavedra, una nana de Santiago, que lleva trabajando y viviendo más de la mitad de su vida en casa de sus “patrones”, una “mujer empleada” que no tiene otro horizonte que ese lugar y esa rutina. También retrata agudamente un tipo de hogar chileno, se ríe con cariño de las heridas, las frustraciones, las ridiculeces y los er...

  3. Fundamentos para un estudio del guion en el cine chileno: notas preliminares

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    Rubén Dittus Benavente

    2015-01-01

    El artículo presenta el marco teórico para estudiar los modelos de guion en el cine chileno de ficción. La literatura publicada y el creciente interés en la formación de guionistas en la industria audiovisual, tanto en Chile como en el extranjero, dan cuenta de la necesidad de abordar los principios dramatúrgicos y los estándares profesionales desde una mirada integradora, que supere los clásicos modelos de escritura creativa. Más allá de las divergencias o acuerdos de dichas teorías, el guio...

  4. Aporte de vitaminas y minerales por grupo de alimentos en estudiantes universitarios chilenos

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    Samuel Durán Agüero; Susanne Reyes García; María Cristina Gaete

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: La etapa universitaria es un proceso en el cual las personas pasan por periodos prolongados de inactividad física y horarios irregulares de comidas, lo que conlleva al incremento en el consumo de alimentos procesados y de comida rápida. Objetivo: Fue determinar el aporte vitaminas y minerales por grupo de alimentos en la alimentación de estudiantes universitarios. Métodos: Se trabajó con una muestra de 654 estudiantes universitarios chilenos (18-24 años, 54% mujeres), a quienes ...

  5. INGESTA DE BEBIDAS AZUCARADAS ANALCOHOLICAS E INDICE DE MASA CORPORAL. UN ESTUDIO EN ESCOLARES CHILENOS

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    ARANEDA FLORES, JACQUELINE A.

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: En las últimas décadas, a nivel mundial, se ha observado un aumento en el consumo de bebidas azucaradas analcohólicas y paralelamente el incremento de peso corporal en niños y adolescentes, situación que ha sido asociada positivamente en diversos estudios. Hipótesis: Existe una relación directa entre el consumo de bebidas azucaradas analcohólicas y el Índice de Masa Corporal en los escolares chilenos entre los 6-18 años de edad. Así a medida que aumenta el cons...

  6. Conocimientos, actitudes y comportamiento sexual en un grupo de adolescentes chilenos

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    PÉREZ V, RUTH; CID AR, MARCELA; LEPE O, YAZNA; CARRASCO C, CAROLINA

    2004-01-01

    Introducción: La sexualidad es una de las mayores preocupaciones para el adolescente, su familia y la sociedad. Objetivo: Determinar conocimientos, actitudes y conducta sexuales en un grupo de adolescentes chilenos. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo y cuantitativo realizado en la Octava Región de Chile en el año 2003. Se seleccionó una muestra de 398 alumnos de liceos municipales. Se analizaron variables como comportamiento sexual, conocimientos y actitudes sobre sexualidad. Para el aná...

  7. Significaciones de la democracia en los mensajes presidenciales chilenos: 1990-2014

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    Carlos Salvatore Durán Migliardi

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se propone describir las significaciones que asume la democracia en el primero de los mensajes ante el Congreso Pleno emitido por cada uno de los presidentes de Chile durante el periodo 1990-2014. Junto con relevar el lugar del discurso en las dinámicas políticas, se pretende dar cuenta de las relaciones de continuidad y ruptura en torno a las significaciones hegemónicas que, en relación a este significante clave del lenguaje político, han circulado en el campo político chileno desde el retorno a la democracia en 1990.

  8. La cultura nacional y su impacto en los negocios: el caso chileno

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    Pedro Hidalgo Campos; Enrique Manzur Mobarec; Sergio Olavarrieta Soto; Pablo Farías Nazel

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el impacto de la cultura nacional en los negocios. Uno de los investigadores más destacados en el análisis de la cultura nacional es Geert Hofstede (1980). Él identificó cuatro dimensiones de la cultura nacional: distancia de poder, aversión a la incertidumbre, individualismo y masculinidad. Fernández et al. (1997) midieron estas cuatro dimensiones en Chile, caracterizando a los chilenos en esas cuatro dimensiones. Revisando la evidencia empírica chile...

  9. Seguros de salud públicos y privados: el caso chileno

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    Luis García Núñez

    1999-01-01

    En las últimas dos décadas Chile experimentó una profunda reforma en el área de los seguros de salud, estableciéndose una nueva configuración del sector con la coexistencia de un seguro público de salud junto a seguros privados. Este ensayo analiza un hecho estilizado del caso chileno: la presencia mayoritaria de personas de bajos ingresos y alto riesgo en el seguro público, observándose todo lo contrario en los seguros privados. Se desarrolla un modelo bisectorial basado en la teorfa estánda...

  10. Características Antropométricas de Triatletas amateur Chilenos: Un estudio piloto

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    Jorge A Sanhueza; Carlos Bahamondes-Avila; Claudio Hernández-Mosqueira; Daniela Abarzua-Mandiola; Tomás Zambrano; Luis A Salazar

    2017-01-01

    Introducción: Las características antropométricas de los triatletas son consideradas un importante factor condicionante del rendimiento deportivo. El objetivo del presente estudio fue caracterizar el perfil antropométrico de un grupo de triatletas amateur chilenos participantes de la prueba de medio Ironman de Pucón del año 2014 según categoría. Material y Métodos: Fueron evaluados 37 triatletas varones con un promedio de edad de 29,0 años y un peso de 74,3kg. Se midieron 25 variables ant...

  11. Presiones empresariales a los medios: El caso de un medio deportivo chileno

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    Claudia P. Lagos Lira

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es analizar cómo los intereses corporativos modelan el sistema de medios en Chile y el ejercicio periodístico. Las implicancias para la democracia también son consideradas en consideración. Este artículo usa un caso de estudio para mostrar cómo los intereses empresariales operan concretamente en los medios para fortalecer los intereses privados en vez de los públicos. El artículo sugiere que el periodismo chileno está constreñido principalmente por un marco neoliberal, jugando un rol colaborativo para no entorpecer el medioambiente empresarial debido a que éste genera empleos y crecimiento económico para el país. En segundo lugar, el texto explora el caso, analizando en el marco de la perspectiva del periodismo del desarrollo, siguiendo un discurso público más amplio sobre los requerimientos de desarrollo para Chile. De hecho, las corporaciones periodísticas y la esfera económica chilenas están fuertemente relacionadas a pesar de las tensiones de los años recientes en el sistema de medios chileno.

  12. Hospitals

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    Mullins, Michael

    2013-01-01

    The challenge could be briefly seen in these terms: hospitals as places for treatment where there’s a technology focus and hospitals for healing where there’s a human focus. In the 60s - 70s wave of new hospital building, an emphasis on technology can be seen. It’s time to move from the technology...... focus. It is not enough to consider only the factors of function within architecture, hygiene, economy and logistics. We also need to look at aspects of aesthetics, bringing nature into the building, art, color, acoustics, volume and space as we perceive them. Contemporary methods and advances...... placed, accessible, provided with plenty of greenery, and maximize sensory impressions, providing sounds, smells, sight and the possibility to be touched. This is a very well documented area I can say. Hygiene, in terms of architecture can give attention to hand wash facilities and their positioning...

  13. Características Antropométricas de Triatletas amateur Chilenos: Un estudio piloto

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    Jorge A Sanhueza

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Las características antropométricas de los triatletas son consideradas un importante factor condicionante del rendimiento deportivo. El objetivo del presente estudio fue caracterizar el perfil antropométrico de un grupo de triatletas amateur chilenos participantes de la prueba de medio Ironman de Pucón del año 2014 según categoría. Material y Métodos: Fueron evaluados 37 triatletas varones con un promedio de edad de 29,0 años y un peso de 74,3kg. Se midieron 25 variables antropométricas. Se calculó la composición corporal en cinco componentes y el somatotipo. Se utilizó estadística descriptiva para la caracterización de los triatletas amateur chilenos. Resultados: Los resultados del fraccionamiento muestran valores medios (desviación estándar de masa adiposa 23,9% (3,5, masa muscular 48,0% (3,4, masa residual 11,6% (8,0, masa ósea 11,3% (1,3 y masa piel 5,2% (0,3. También se observan diferencias significativas en la masa piel entre las categorías ≤24 años y ≥35 años, y presencia de un menor porcentaje de masa adiposa y mayor masa muscular en el grupo 25-34 años. En el somatotipo se presenta una dominancia meso-endomorfica, con diferencias significativas en el componente endomórfico, mayor en ≥35 años, y ectomórfico, mayor en ≤24 años. Conclusiones: Las características morfológicas de los triatletas amateur chilenos no se asemejan a la de triatletas profesionales, observándose elevados porcentajes de masa adiposa, sumatoria de 6 pliegues y endomorfía; bajo nivel de masa muscular y ósea y del componente ectomórfico, lo cual pudiese afectar su rendimiento en este tipo de pruebas.

  14. Roberto Bolaño, la memoria antiheroica del exilio chileno

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    2011-01-01

    Este artículo se centra en la personalidad del escritor chileno Roberto Bolaño y su obra para profundizar en la relación existente entre el autor y Chile, su país de origen. Pese a haber abandonado el país siendo muy joven y a haber residido en otros países a lo largo de su vida, Bolaño nunca perdió el interés por recuperar sus raíces chilenas tanto como lo reflejan las novelas que dedica a la dictadura chilena, Estrella distante y Nocturno de Chile sobre todo, así como por reivindicar su pro...

  15. Una nueva estructura de garantías para los bonos chilenos de infraestructura

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    Werner Kristjanpoller Rodríguez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El sistema chileno de concesiones ha sido uno de los fundamentos del desarrollo del país y ha creado una fuerte relación entre el sector público y el sector privado para financiar grandes obras. La reciente crisis financiera destruyó la confianza en las compañías de seguros "monolínea", las cuales aseguran los bonos de infraestructura de Chile aumentando su calificación de riesgo a AAA a nivel internacional. En este contexto es necesario estudiar nuevas estructuras de garantías para estos bonos, en particular para proyectos superiores a 200 millones de dólares. Se proponen dos alternativas: una Sociedad de Garantía y garantías de contratos de concesión con cobertura privada.

  16. El mercado hidrotérmico chileno: un enfoque de teoría de juegos

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    Villena Mauricio

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  17. EL OCASO DE LA CLAUSURA: MUJERES, RELIGIÓN Y ESTADO NACIONAL. EL CASO CHILENO

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    Sol Serrano

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La decadencia del modelo religioso femenino representado por los conventos de monjas contemplativas, entre fines del XVIII y la primera mitad del siglo XIX, es parte de un proceso de reforma propia del despotismo ilustrado, del liberalismo de los estados nacionales y también, en el caso chileno que aquí se estudia, del reformismo eclesiástico. Este artículo sugiere que las monjas contemplativas dejaron de ser mujeres para el liberalismo, por no cumplir su rol de madres, y en el catolicismo fueron desplazadas por las religiosas de vida activa, que eran un modelo de religiosas en el mundo que cumplían roles de madres sociales. La exclusión de las mujeres de los derechos políticos está vinculada con este proceso, en cuanto la formación del nuevo espacio público requería la formación de un espacio privado gobernado por madres. Este artículo estudia las tres etapas del reformismo ilustrado, del liberal y del religioso en el caso chileno.The decline of the women religious model represented by contemplative nun convents between the end of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth, was part of a reform process experienced in different spheres of influence. Among them it is possible to mention the enlightened despotism, the liberalism exerted by National States and the ecclesiastical reformism of Chile. This article shows that contemplative nuns stopped being considered as women for liberalism because they did not fulfill a mother role. Moreover they were displaced within the Catholic realm by religious women with active roles in society, who fulfilled the role of social mothers. The exclusion of women from the enjoyment of political rights was linked to this process because the formationof a new public space required the conformation of a private space governed by mothers.

  18. Lípidos séricos en escolares y adolescentes sanos chilenos de estrato socioeconómico alto

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    Zacarías S. José, Dr.

    2012-11-01

    Conclusiones: En niños y adolescentes chilenos sanos de estratos socioeconómicos altos, hay una alta proporción con colesterol total y colesterol LDL en zonas de riesgo o aumentadas. Las concentraciones de colesterol de adolescentes mujeres son significativamente mayores que las de varones. No se observó una asociación de lípidos séricos con perímetro abdominal o con IMC.

  19. Disidencias sexuales en el sistema escolar chileno: represión e invisibilización

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    Juan Cornejo Espejo

    Full Text Available Resumen El objetivo del artículo es dar a conocer los resultados de una investigación llevada a cabo en base al registro de denuncias de discriminación por orientación sexual en el sistema escolar chileno entre los años 2009 y 2015. El catastro de esa información, proveniente de todas las regiones del país, fue elaborado por el Ministerio de Educación de Chile (MINEDUC. De ese catastro se extrajeron las denuncias específicas relativas a discriminación homofóbica. La muestra estuvo conformada por 95 casos, de los cuales el 61,5% correspondió a mujeres y el 38,4% a hombres. La metodología empleada privilegió el análisis cualitativo, siguiendo los supuestos de la Teoría Fundamentada. El análisis textual se hizo teniendo como referencia las anotaciones del funcionario del MINEDUC que acogió la denuncia, las cuales fueron conservadas en su forma original, respetando las expresiones y énfasis dados al discurso. Los resultados se presentan a través de dos codificaciones axiales, una de ellas referida a las causas que motivaron la discriminación en los establecimientos denunciados y la segunda a los efectos psico-emocionales, sociales y pedagógicos que ocasionó esa discriminación en las víctimas. En la codificación selectiva, se caracterizaron los elementos constitutivos de la discriminación homofóbica presente en el sistema escolar chileno en el período en estudio. Los principales hallazgos de la investigación muestran que las causales que suscitaron las denuncias estuvieron motivadas por medidas disciplinarias adoptadas por los establecimientos educacionales, consideradas arbitrarias por los denunciantes. Medidas que buscaban reprimir y sancionar a los estudiantes LGBT disidentes sexuales, con el consecuente reforzamiento de la homofobia escolar.

  20. El movimiento estudiantil chileno del 2011 en intervenciones discursivas del Presidente Piñera

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    Claudio Araya Seguel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo muestra evidencia lingüístico-discursiva del intento del Presidente Piñera por acallar las influencias sociales del movimiento estudiantil chileno del año 2011. Desde una mirada crítica se da cuenta del comportamiento discursivo de este hablante en el marco del primer conflicto social que enfrentó el nuevo gobierno de derecha en Chile. El valor teórico-metodológico de este estudio radica en la mirada triangular a las intervenciones discursivas. A través del análisis de un corpus de cuatro intervenciones presidenciales desde las perspectivas de las funciones estratégicas del discurso político, la teoría de la valoración y la lingüística de corpus se observa cómo Piñera deslegitima al movimiento social asociando las demandas referidas a educación con la violencia y el desorden público generado en el contexto de las crecientes marchas a lo largo del país.

  1. EL PENTECOSTALISMO CHILENO COMO RESPUESTA A LOS CAMBIOS SECULARIZADORES DEL SIGLO XIX. UNA MIRADA EN RETROSPECTIVA

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    Angélica Barrios Bustamante

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se propone volver la mirada hacia el origen del movimiento pentecostal chileno para sostener que este responde en su planteamiento sobre la modernidad a un evento de recomposición religiosa que no se encaminó hacia la privatización de la religión, sino a la conquista de los espacios públicos en un esfuerzo de resacralizarlos. El método de trabajo fue un análisis historiográfico, principalmente de fuentes hemerográficas y revisión de literatura sobre el pentecostalismo, que incorpora como lente de observación el enfoque de la secularización a fin de entender como los y las pentecostales interpretaron desde su experiencia religiosa el proceso de modernidad, en relación directa con el protestantismo misionero y el contacto con un catolicismo reformado tocado por los cambios finiseculares. Nuestro estudio nos permite sustentar que el pentecostalismo fue un fenómeno religioso que surge y se consolida en el proceso de modernidad latinoamericana, en ese contacto ha formulado su propuesta religiosa en medio de una trama compleja y cambiante respecto al papel que las instituciones y la sociedad han jugado desde el siglo XIX.

  2. Factores psicosociales del presentismo en trabajadores del Sistema de Salud chileno

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    Aldo Vera-Calzaretta

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio analizó los factores psicosociales que explicaban el presentismo o deterioro laboral autopercibido asociado a trabajar enfermo. La muestra fue de 676 trabajadores del sistema de salud chileno (84% de mujeres, M = 35.9 anos, en su mayoría enfermeras y técnicos paramédicos. Se aplicó un cuestiona- ˜ rio sociodemográfico, el Job Content Questionnaire, el Effort-Reward Imbalance, el Health Performance Questionnaire y una escala de interferencia del trabajo en la vida familiar. La regresión lineal explicó el 21% de la varianza del deterioro laboral percibido. Este último se asoció a asistir a trabajar enfermo. Los resultados sugieren que el deterioro del desempeno y asistir a trabajar enfermo son dos aspectos del ˜ mismo proceso. El ausentismo por razones de salud, la interferencia del trabajo en la vida familiar y la sintomatología emocional predijeron el deterioro laboral. Éste último se asoció negativamente a trabajar en turnos, controlando edad y salario. Los resultados sugieren que el presentismo es explicado por factores del contexto de trabajo y el conflicto trabajo-familia.

  3. UN CINEASTA CHILENO. KUZMANICH Y EL CINE DE LA VIOLENCIA EN COLOMBIA

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    Angélica María Mateus Mora

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available La autora presenta un análisis del film Canaguaro (1981 del chileno Dunav Kuzmanich.Se trata de una realización cinematográfica colombiana profundamenteinnovadora en su constitución, en cuanto desarrolla una construcción colectiva e imaginaria de la violencia. En este contexto de la violencia sociopolítica de la guerrilla, el protagonista no es necesariamente un personaje, sino que es el pueblo, algo que es interesante pues conecta el cine latinoamericano con una larga reflexión ensayística. Este film, muestra un cine que asume una posición crítica frente a la historia colombiana oficial, con la clara intención de develar episodios ocultos de esta historia, en especial de una etapa particular, donde el cine logra, incluso más que la misma historiografía, representar la complejidad histórica, analizar los procesos internos y proyectar esa realidad histórica al presente.

  4. Cine chileno e industria… el desafío que falta

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    Fernando Véliz M.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El cine chileno es un campo discursivo de la industria audiovisual aún en proceso de crecimiento. Su historia está cargada de imprecisiones y múltiples inicios que muchas veces quedan truncos; es un cine que se ha comprometido con los problemas sociales, pero que también ha sabido de lejanías y silencios impuestos; es un cine artesanal que aspira a mirar como industrial; es un cine que narra desde el tercer mundo, muchas veces con un 98% de consumo (en sus momentos más fuertes de producción norteamericana; es decir, es un cine que se ha formado en la autogestión absoluta de su capital simbólico. Es un cine que, por medio de libros y películas de culto, está generando una nueva camada de directores, los cuales buscan comprender su rol en esta industria que hoy, ya con el pasar del tiempo, tiene audiencias cautivas. Es un cine que a ratos camina junto al Estado y, en otras ocasiones, es la soledad su compañera de ruta. Es un cine fundado en la creatividad, búsqueda y superación de su oficio, y que poco a poco, comprende que el valor agregado está en sus historias locales.

  5. Estructura social y modelos de «desarrollo»: el caso chileno

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    Xabier ARRIZABALO MONTORO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El artículo analiza la relación entre la estructura social y el modelo de desarrollo, específicamente para el caso chileno, durante la dictadura de Pinochet (1973-1990. Las políticas económicas puestas en marcha por el régimen militar, y continuadas en buen grado por el gobierno de la Concertación, responden a un enfoque neoliberal que apoya el fortalecimiento del capitalismo, a expensas de más desempleo y condiciones de vida más precarias para los trabajadores y los pobres.ABSTRACT: The article analyzes the relationship among social structure and strategy of development, specifically for the Chilean case, during Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990. The Political Economies implemented by the military regime, and continued in many grades for the Concertation government, respond to a neoliberal approach which support the improvement of the capitalism but at the expense of more unemployment and more precarious conditions of life for the workers and the poor.

  6. Reforma tributaria de 2014 y efecto en el mercado bursátil chileno

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    Edinson Cornejo Saavedra

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio midió el efecto de la Reforma Tributaria de 2014 en el mercado bursátil chileno, entre el período de anuncio y de aprobación en el Congreso. Se analizaron los retornos anormales de las 40 empresas del IPSA agrupadas por industria, utilizando la metodología de estudio de eventos. Se analizaron cuatro eventos: el envío del Proyecto de Ley de Reforma Tributaria al Congreso; la aprobación en general del Proyecto de Reforma por la Cámara de Diputados; la celebración de un acuerdo por la Reforma Tributaria entre el Gobierno y la Alianza; y la aprobación de la Reforma por el Congreso. Se concluyó que el primer evento habría generado retornos anormales promedio negativos y significativos sólo en la industria de manufactura; que el segundo evento habría originado retornos anormales promedio negativos no significativos un día después en las industrias de manufactura, bancaria y financiera, inmobiliaria y de transporte; que el tercer evento generó retornos anormales positivos y significativos en las industrias inmobiliaria y de retail; y que el último tuvo efectos mixtos y no concluyentes.

  7. La cultura nacional y su impacto en los negocios: el caso chileno

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    Pedro Hidalgo Campos

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el impacto de la cultura nacional en los negocios. Uno de los investigadores más destacados en el análisis de la cultura nacional es Geert Hofstede (1980. Él identificó cuatro dimensiones de la cultura nacional: distancia de poder, aversión a la incertidumbre, individualismo y masculinidad. Fernández et al. (1997 midieron estas cuatro dimensiones en Chile, caracterizando a los chilenos en esas cuatro dimensiones. Revisando la evidencia empírica chilena, en este artículo se analizan los principales efectos que las dimensiones de Hofstede tienen en la administración, los recursos humanos y el marketing. Este artículo ofrece varios ejemplos de cómo las dimensiones culturales afectan las prácticas en las organizaciones y es un fuerte argumento para hacer consideraciones culturales en la planificación estratégica.

  8. La cultura nacional y su impacto en los negocios: el caso chileno

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    Pedro Hidalgo Campos

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el impacto de la cultura nacional en los negocios. Uno de los investigadores más destacados en el análisis de la cultura nacional es Geert Hofstede (1980. Él identificó cuatro dimensiones de la cultura nacional: distancia de poder, aversión a la incertidumbre, individualismo y masculinidad. Fernández et al. (1997 midieron estas cuatro dimensiones en Chile, caracterizando a los chilenos en esas cuatro dimensiones. Revisando la evidencia empírica chilena, en este artículo se analizan los principales efectos que las dimensiones de Hofstede tienen en la administración, los recursos humanos y el marketing. Este artículo ofrece varios ejemplos de cómo las dimensiones culturales afectan las prácticas en las organizaciones y es un fuerte argumento para hacer consideraciones culturales en la planificación estratégica.

  9. LAS METAS MÚLTIPLES: ANÁLISIS PREDICTIVO DEL RENDIMIENTO ACADÉMICO EN ESTUDIANTES CHILENOS

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    Leandro Navas Martínez; José Antonio Soriano Llorca; Francisco Pablo Holgado Tello; Irene Jover Mira

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    Este estudio parte de la perspectiva que analiza el contenido de las metas en contextos académicos para explicar la motivación para los estudios. El objeti - vo es analizar la estructura que presentan las metas múltiples en estudiantes chilenos y sus relaciones con el rendimiento académico. Esto implica valorar las cualidades psicométricas del Cuestionario de Metas y valorar la contri - bución de las diferentes metas como variables predictoras del rendimiento académico. Participan 1773 es...

  10. LOS JÓVENES CHILENOS Y LA RELIGIÓN. UNA MIRADA A PARTIR DE LAS ENCUESTAS NACIONALES DE JUVENTUD.

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    Javier Romero

    2011-01-01

    El presente artículo muestra las tendencias de las principales dimensiones de la religiosidad delos jóvenes chilenos que han sido difundidas en las Encuestas Nacionales de Juventudrealizadas por el Instituto Nacional de la Juventud. Dichas tendencias de cambio son parte delas transformaciones culturales que la sociedad chilena en su conjunto ha experimentado en eltiempo reciente. Los cambios que nuestra sociedad ha vivido también impactan en el campo religioso y susrelaciones con el dinám...

  11. A FORMAÇÃO DO ESTADO NACIONAL CHILENO: povo e nação

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    Flávia Schetino Marques Gomes

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O presente trabalho tem por objetivo demonstrar a formação do Estado Nacional chileno dentro do contexto latino americano, bem como a maneira pela qual o pensamento social daquela nação se desenvolveu a partir das diretrizes impostas pela oligarquia que dominava a recém formada república. Partindo do inicio da colonização espanhola, enquanto o Chile desempenhava o papel de capitania geral, até chegar ao final do século XIX, é possível perceber a trajetória do país, desde a sua independência até a sua afirmação enquanto Estado independente e soberano. A ênfase recai sobre a relação Estado e sociedade, como eles se formaram e como se complementam. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: estado nacional, sociedade, nação.   ABSTRACT: This paper aims to demonstrate the formation of the Chilean National State within the context of Latin American as well as the manner in which that nation's social thought has developed from the guidelines imposed by the oligarchy that dominated the newly formed republic. From the beginning of Spanish colonization, while Chile played the role of general captaincy, until the late nineteenth century, we can see the trajectory of the country since its independence until their claim as an independent and sovereign State. The emphasis is on the relationship between state and society, how they formed and how they complement each other. KEYWORDS: nation state, society, nation.Recebido: 30/11/2011       Aceito: 30/12/2011

  12. El consumo de noticias de los adolescentes chilenos: intereses, motivaciones y percepciones sobre la agenda informativa

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    Ana Rayén Condeza Dall’Orso

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available En un contexto de proliferación de medios y creciente acceso a diversos contenidos mediáticos, se vuelve necesario examinar las motivaciones de las audiencias jóvenes para consumir información. El estudio de este grupo etario es relevante, dado que la adolescencia es un período fundamental en la socialización cívica de las personas. Esta investigación explora cómo chilenos de 13 a 17 años consumen noticias, en un contexto mediático de múltiples soportes, convergencia y cultura móvil. Pocos estudios se centran en los hábitos informativos de este grupo específico. A partir de un cuestionario cuantitativo autoaplicado en 2013 a 2.273 adolescentes en establecimientos educativos de cuatro regiones del país, se analizan sus hábitos de consumo, interés en las noticias, percepción sobre la importancia de los temas de la agenda y motivaciones informativas. Los resultados muestran que los jóvenes encuestados se informan principalmente a través de redes sociales como Facebook, en detrimento de los medios convencionales. El tema que menos les interesa es la política tradicional, que, a su juicio, es el que más aparece en las noticias. Sus motivaciones en el consumo informativo se relacionan con el deseo de defender sus puntos de vista y de transmitir información a otros. Además, estiman que su representación en la agenda informativa es inadecuada y negativa. Estos resultados sugieren una deuda pendiente de la industria informativa con los jóvenes.

  13. Predictores individuales y familiares de diferentes trayectorias de sintomatología depresiva en adolescentes chilenos

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    Patricio Cumsille

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La sintomatología depresiva es prevalente durante la adolescencia, pero no todos los adolescentes experimentan el mismo nivel y evolución de esta sintomatología, lo que sugiere la necesidad de identificar diferencias en las trayectorias de los síntomas. Usando Growth Mixture Modeling analizamos diferentes trayectorias de síntomas depresivos en 1.072 adolescentes chilenos (12-15 años, 54% mujeres, NSE diverso. Primero, se seleccionó un modelo basal y luego se utilizó la irritabilidad del adolescente, la calidez, demanda y falta de respeto de la madre como predictores de la pertenencia a las clases. Se seleccionó un modelo con cuatro clases latentes de síntomas depresivos: alta persistente (12%, baja estable (56%, decreciente (15% y creciente (17%. La clase baja estable fue la más prevalente y se caracterizó por alto nivel de calidez maternal y bajo nivel de falta de respeto materna e irritabilidad del adolescente, en tanto que la clase alta persistente presentó características opuestas (baja calidez y alta demanda materna e irritabilidad del adolescente. Se observaron diferencias en la prevalencia de clases por sexo. Estos resultados resaltan la importancia de identificar diferentes trayectorias de síntomas depresivos y sus predictores. La asociación entre las dimensiones parentales y las trayectorias de síntomas depresivos persistentes provee evidencia de que los comportamientos parentales pueden servir, tanto como factores protectores como de riesgo.

  14. Divulgación de información sobre responsabilidad social por los bancos chilenos: una aproximación desde la teoría de la legitimidad

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    Gómez, Nagore Aranguren; Cerna, Luis Martinez

    2010-01-01

    Este estudio indaga en la revelación de información en el ámbito de la responsabilidad social corporativa en el sector bancario chileno. La teoría de la legitimidad y la metodología del análisis de contenido aplicado a los informes anuales y a las páginas web de seis bancos privados chilenos ayudan a nuestro propósito. Los resultados muestran que los bancos chilenos revelan información sobre responsabilidad social corporativa, constatándose diferencias en el grado y el tipo de información dep...

  15. Estatura de padres e hijos chilenos de diferente etnia y vulnerabilidad social

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    Amigo Hugo

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analizar y comparar la estatura de niños que ingresan a la escuela y la de sus padres, de acuerdo con sus antecedentes étnicos y nivel socioeconómico. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal, realizado entre 1997 y 1999, en Santiago y la zona centro-sur de Chile, en 351 escolares indígenas y 531 no indígenas, y sus padres, provenientes de comunas de tres niveles de vulnerabilidad social: muy alta (pobreza, mediana y muy baja. Escolar indígena era el que tenía sus cuatro apellidos mapuches, el no indígena tenía sus cuatro apellidos de origen chileno-español. La estatura se comparó en medidas estandarizadas (puntaje Z utilizando como referencia la medición del cambio nutricional propuesta por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Se estimaron las diferencias de medias de estatura padres-hijos con análisis de varianza y se determinó el origen de tales diferencias al aplicar el procedimiento de Scheffe. RESULTADOS: Los progenitores en ambas etnias aumentaron sus promedios de estatura al mejorar las condiciones sociales, excepto las madres indígenas que no presentaron incremento significativo. Los padres de la muy alta vulnerabilidad midieron 4 cm menos que los de la muy baja vulnerabilidad y las madres 2 cm menos (p<0.001. En los escolares indígenas hay una gradiente positiva de estatura a medida que mejoran las condiciones sociales (p<0.001, no así en los no indígenas. Al comparar la estatura de progenitores e hijo(as se observa que los escolares presentaron un índice talla/edad mayor que sus padres (p<0.01, especialmente los escolares indígenas que en promedio tuvieron 1.4 puntajes Z más que sus padres. CONCLUSIONES: El incremento de estatura observado al mejorar las condiciones sociales y la mayor adecuación de talla de los hijos, independientemente de la etnia y vulnerabilidad social, representa un hecho alentador y sugiere que se debe estimular la formulación de intervenciones para los grupos m

  16. Movimiento estudiantil chileno de 2011 y su influencia en las reivindicaciones ciudadanas desde los márgenes regionalistas

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    Javier Ramos Galleguillos

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los conflictos sociales más significativos del año 2011 en Chile, fue el movimiento estudiantil, que en conjunto con diversos actores sociales, promovieron la consigna de una educación pública, democrática y de calidad. Bajo este argumento, la presente ponencia pretende analizar y describir de qué manera el Movimiento Estudiantil chileno iniciado en 2011, gatilla un empoderamiento ciudadano contra el régimen político y económico en favor de un Estado de Bienestar transversal a los distintos sectores sociales. Se indaga además, en las repercusiones que tuvo este Movimiento para la formulación de nuevas demandas desde los márgenes regionalistas, con el fin de interpretar el creciente descontento ciudadano y su necesidad de organización orientado a romper con la brecha de desigualdad existente en Chile.

  17. Exportando democracia: la implicación española en el plebiscito chileno de 1988

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    Cristina García Gutiérrez

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    Full Text Available En 1988 Chile se preparaba para un momento trascendental en su futuro político. Según el calendario marcado por la Constitución de 1980, se produciría un plebiscito que iba a decidir el modo que se iba a seguir hasta llegar a una futura transición democrática. Las opciones pasaban por un camino liderado por Augusto Pinochet a través del voto del “sí”, o la oportunidad de realizar elecciones libres a través de la opción del “no”. La coalición de oposición a la dictadura analizó otras experiencias políticas análogas de países que habían atravesado recientemente un proceso político similar. El modelo de transición política española aparecía como un ejemplo en el que fijarse desde Chile. Por su parte, España, a través del gobierno socialista liderado por Felipe González y del resto de partidos políticos del arco parlamentario, tomaron el plebiscito chileno como un proceso propio del que consideraban tenían el deber de tutelar y seguir con detenimiento. La sociedad española tampoco quedó al margen de los sucesos que rodearon al día del plebiscito. A través de diferentes fuentes documentales el presente artículo muestra la naturaleza de esta relación que aunó a los dos contextos políticos explicando los porqués del interés español en el proceso plebiscitario chileno.

  18. La ansiedad escénica en intérpretes musicales chilenos

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    Mimí Marinovic

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La ansiedad escénica (AE es uno de los mayores problemas del ejercicio profesional de los intérpretes musicales. Encuestas realizadas en países desarrollados revelan cifras de prevalencia entre 24% -70% y citan casos severos, causantes del abandono de la carrera. Objetivos: detectar la prevalencia de la AE en músicos chilenos que desempeñan su profesión en los principales conjuntos de música de concierto y determinar algunos de los factores que, a su juicio, influyen en su aparición. Método: 249 intérpretes (122 instrumentistas, 26 directores y 101 cantantes respondieron un cuestionario autoaplicado, incluido en una investigación más amplia sobre los intérpretes de arte. Este instrumento fue complementado con 36 entrevistas abiertas (13 instrumentistas, 6 directores y 11 cantantes. Resultados: el 78% de los músicos estudiados admitió haber sufrido AE, más mujeres que varones. El 64% consideró que ella se relaciona principalmente con la tarea a ejecutar (preparación insuficiente, dificultad de la obra, mientras que el 32% lo atribuyó a factores personales (ser nervioso, temor al fracaso y sólo el 4% a factores situacionales. Hubo diferencias significativas por género, especialidad y edad. Las entrevistas permitieron profundizar acerca del alcance de estos resultados. Conclusiones: se constató una alta prevalencia de AE, la cual debiera ser abordada interdisciplinariamente por especialistas de la salud mental y la música en beneficio de la educación general, la formación especializada y el desarrollo profesional de los intérpretes musicalesPerformance anxiety (PA is one of the major problems that musicians face in their careers. Surveys carried out in developed countries show prevalence figures ranging 24% -70% and quote severe cases leading to abandonment of the profession. Objectives: detect the prevalence of PA in Chilean musicians working in the main groups of concert music and determine some of the factors that

  19. Cinema chileno e capitalismo neoliberal. Apontamentos para uma crítica da economia política da produção cinematográfica

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    Roberto Trejo Ojeda

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos vinte anos foram produzidos no Chile quase o dobro dos longas-metragens realizados durante todo o século XX. As razões econômicas, tecnológicas e políticas que permitiram o boom do cinema chileno serão analisadas aqui desde uma perspectiva crítica, questionando os fatores estruturantes do desenvolvimento cinematográfico funcionais ao modelo econômico neoliberal chileno. Argumento que tal cinema pode ser definido estética, ética, conceitual e teóricamente a partir do próprio regime de produção que o engendra. Como tal, pode ser descrito estéticamente como anódino, culturalmente conservador, éticamente individualista, ideológicamente de direita e discursivamente “progresista”.

  20. Aymaras, peruanos y chilenos en los Andes ariqueños: Resistencia y conflicto frente a la chilenización del norte de Chile

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    Alberto Díaz Araya

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo reflexiona desde un punto de vista de la antropología histórica las reacciones y articulaciones que generaron las comunidades Aymaras del área de Arica entre los años 1901 y 1926, periodo reconocido como “chilenización”, ante la presencia del Estado chileno, asumiendo posturas identitarias sociopolíticas en un ambiente de conflicto nacional.

  1. Estatus de selenio en equinos Criollo-Chileno a pastoreo y su respuesta a la suplementación

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    Macarena Rioseco H.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Dos experimentos se realizaron para determinar el estatus de selenio en equinos Criollo-Chileno a pastoreo y, evaluar la respuesta a la suplementación con Na2SeO3. Materiales y métodos. Exp.1A caballos pertenecientes a 10 criaderos del sur de Chile se les determinó la actividad sanguínea de glutatión peroxidasa (GPx, EC.1.11.1.9 (AcGPx. Los animales pertenecieron a 3 grupos, pastoreo de otoño (PO, n=40, pastoreo de otoño y suplementados con avena (PO+A, n=47, y, pastoreo de primavera (PP, n=41. Exp2Se utilizaron equinos con carencia de selenio, distribuidos en tres grupos: G1, n=7, tratado con Na2SeO3 el día 0 (Se= 0.05 mg/kg pv, im; G2, n=8, suplementado con Na2SeO3, los días 0 y 15 y GC, n=8, control. La AcGPx se determinó al día 0, 30 y 120. Resultados. La mediana (Me de la AcGPx en todos los grupos fue menor al límite adecuado (>130 U/gHb, mayor en PO+A (Me=92, P25%=47, P75%=129 U/gHb y PP (Me=85, P25%=45, P75%=114 U/gHb que en PO (Me=35, P25%=20, P75%=85 U/gHb (p<0.05. En el experimento 2 la AcGPx fue similar y menor al adecuado en todos los grupos. La suplementación con Na2SeO3 aumentó (p<0.05 la AcGPx en G1 (121±52 U/gHb y G2 (124±69 U/gHb, sin alcanzar valores adecuados. Conclusiones. Los equinos Criollo-Chileno a pastoreo en el sur de Chile presentan carencia de Se, mayor en otoño que primavera y menor al suplementar con avena. Adicionalmente, la administración parenteral de Na2SeO3 mejora el estatus de Se, pero sin revertir el cuadro carencial.

  2. El significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos parejas de histerectomizadas

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    Alejandra Araya Gutiérrez

    Full Text Available Se objetivó conocer el significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas (HPMH. Estudio cualitativo, con entrevistas en profundidad realizadas a 15 hombres, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas, entre Mayo y Septiembre del 2010, previa aprobación de dos Comités de Ética. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó la perspectiva fenomenológica descrita por Giorgi, y se realizó el análisis de contenido según Krippendorff. Los criterios de Creswell fueron utilizados para evaluar la credibilidad del análisis y asegurar la validez descriptiva. Emergieron cinco dimensiones que representan aspectos únicos del significado de la histerectomía para los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas: síntomas, comentarios, atributos del útero, preocupaciones, y cambios en la sexualidad. Educar los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas es una acción fundamental para apoyar a las mujeres que serán sometidas a una histerectomía, siendo necesaria su incorporación en el plan de cuidados de ellas.

  3. Solidaridad en el debate global y local: reflexión desde un análisis del caso chileno

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    José Antonio Román-Brugnoli

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available En los últimos quince años la noción de solidaridad ha vuelto al debate en las ciencias sociales, obligando a una reflexión transdisciplinar. Este debate se ha centrado en las democracias modernas liberales en el contexto de la globalización del libre mercado, caracterizándose por tres preocupaciones principales: gobernabilidad, responsabilidad y cohesión social; el papel que la solidaridad juega y puede desempeñar en el decurso de este proceso; y respecto de las mutaciones mismas de la solidaridad. Este artículo contribuye en esta reflexión desde un análisis del caso chileno, cuyo interés particular radica en su reciente proceso de recuperación de una política de derechos sociales, y en el protagonismo que la noción de solidaridad ha tenido dentro de éste. Para ello aporta datos propios de análisis de la política social de los últimos cuatro gobiernos democráticos, la publicidad sobre solidaridad y la opinión pública, los cuales son comparados con resultados de otros estudios.

  4. LAS METAS MÚLTIPLES: ANÁLISIS PREDICTIVO DEL RENDIMIENTO ACADÉMICO EN ESTUDIANTES CHILENOS

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    Leandro Navas Martínez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio parte de la perspectiva que analiza el contenido de las metas en contextos académicos para explicar la motivación para los estudios. El objeti - vo es analizar la estructura que presentan las metas múltiples en estudiantes chilenos y sus relaciones con el rendimiento académico. Esto implica valorar las cualidades psicométricas del Cuestionario de Metas y valorar la contri - bución de las diferentes metas como variables predictoras del rendimiento académico. Participan 1773 estudiantes de las regiones centro y sur de Chile en las diferentes etapas del sistema educativo, con edades comprendidas en - tre 11 y 50 años. Se analiza la dimensionalidad del instrumento con análisis factoriales, exploratorio y confirmatorio, y se realiza un análisis de regresión múltiple. Surgen tres tipos de metas (sociales, académicas y de responsabili - dad que explican el 20% de la varianza del rendimiento académico. La mayor contribución para predecir el rendimiento de los estudiantes corresponde a las metas académicas. Se derivan implicaciones prácticas y se sugieren líneas de trabajo para futuras investigaciones.

  5. El significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos parejas de histerectomizadas

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    Alejandra Araya Gutiérrez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se objetivó conocer el significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas (HPMH. Estudio cualitativo, con entrevistas en profundidad realizadas a 15 hombres, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas, entre Mayo y Septiembre del 2010, previa aprobación de dos Comités de Ética. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó la perspectiva fenomenológica descrita por Giorgi, y se realizó el análisis de contenido según Krippendorff. Los criterios de Creswell fueron utilizados para evaluar la credibilidad del análisis y asegurar la validez descriptiva. Emergieron cinco dimensiones que representan aspectos únicos del significado de la histerectomía para los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas: síntomas, comentarios, atributos del útero, preocupaciones, y cambios en la sexualidad. Educar los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas es una acción fundamental para apoyar a las mujeres que serán sometidas a una histerectomía, siendo necesaria su incorporación en el plan de cuidados de ellas.

  6. ¿EDUCADORES O CONSUMIDORES? DISCREPANCIA DEL YO, CONSUMO Y VALORES MATERIALES EN ESTUDIANTES CHILENOS DE PEDAGOGÍA

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    Marianela Denegri Coria

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como propósito caracterizar las relaciones existentes entre la discrepancia del Yo, las actitudes hacia la compra y valores materialistas en estudiantes de Pedagogía considerando diferencias de género. Se aplicaron las escalas de Discrepancia del Yo, Actitudes hacia la Compra y Valores Materiales, en una muestra de 167 estudiantes chilenos de las carreras de Pedagogía en Historia de dos universidades del Sur de Chile. Los resultados obtenidos, evidencian correlaciones significativas entre las dimensiones de discrepancia del Yo físico, intelectual y económico, y las actitudes impulsivas y compulsivas hacia la compra; así como en las dimensiones de valores materiales vinculadas al éxito social y felicidad personal. En cuanto al género, se observa en las mujeres un perfil de ambivalencia actitudinal, donde coexiste la racionalidad con la compulsividad. A partir de la relevancia social del futuro ejercicio profesional de los estudiantes de pedagogía, los resultados se discuten considerando la importancia de la inclusión de la educación económica y financiera en la formación inicial de profesores, con un fuerte énfasis en la toma de conciencia acerca de sus actitudes y valores hacia el consumo.

  7. Asertividad: Diferencias de sexo en estudiantes universitarios chilenos medidas a través del Inventario de Gambrill y Richey

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    Jorge Maluenda Albornoz

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación explora diferencias de sexo en asertividad medidas a través del Inventario de Asertividad de Gambrill y Richey variable considerada signiicativa para la formación transversal de profesionales. El objetivo es identiicar diferencias de sexo en relación a asertividad en un grupo de estudiantes universitarios chilenos. Se realiza un muestreo por conveniencia, y a partir de ello, un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal. El análisis estadístico se desarrolla a partir de la prueba t de Student y U de Mann y Whitney. El análisis por dimensión muestra diferencias de sexo en tres dimensiones para la escala Grado de Incomodidad: “Manifestar Oposición”, “Rechazar Solicitudes” e “Involucrarse en Situaciones Agradables” (p<0.005 . Por su parte, la escala Probabilidad de Respuesta ofrece diferencias de sexo signiicativas para cuatro dimensiones: “Manifestar Oposición”, “Exponerse a Situaciones Desconocidas” y “Manejar Situa- ciones Incómodas” (p<0.005, con puntajes mayores para las mujeres exceptuando en “Asumir Limitaciones Personales” donde hombres obtienen mayor puntaje. Se concluyen diferencias de sexo signiicativas en relación a asertividad para este grupo de estudiantes donde el rol de género ofrece una explicación para dichas diferencias.

  8. Asociación entre hábitos alimentarios e índice de masa corporal normal en soldados chilenos

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    Durán-Agüero, Samuel; Maraboli Ulloa, Daniela; Cubillos-Schmied, Gonzalo; Fernández-Frías, Francisco

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: Se han evaluado los hábitos alimentarios de diversos grupos etarios y oficios, sin embargo, hay poca información de hábitos alimentarios en soldados. El objetivo del presente estudio es asociar hábitos alimentarios con el índice de masa corporal (IMC) normal en soldados chilenos del Regimiento Buín, Chile. Material y Métodos: Se evaluó a 412 soldados, a cada uno se le aplicó una encuesta alimentaria y una evaluación antropométrica para determinar IMC. Se consideró IMC normal cua...

  9. ¿HACIA DÓNDE VA EL DERECHO SOCIETARIO?: UN ANÁLISIS DESDE EL DERECHO COMPARADO Y UNA PROPUESTA PRELIMINAR PARA EL DERECHO CHILENO

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    Vásquez Palma, M. Fernanda

    2015-01-01

    El presente artículo efectúa una amplia revisión de las reformas realizadas en el Derecho societario de la Unión Europea con el objetivo de comprender y delimitar las modificaciones efectuadas en los últimos años, junto a sus fundamentos subyacentes. A partir de este estudio nos abocamos, en la segunda parte de este texto, en el análisis de estas materias en el Derecho chileno con el propósito de comenzar a construir una plataforma que nos orientará sobre los aspectos que debemos valorar de l...

  10. Patologías dentales en incisivos, caninos y primer premolar en caballos chilenos adultos Dental pathologies in incisors, canines and first premolar in adult Chilean horses

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    L Muñoz; F Vidal; O Sepúlveda; O Ortiz; C Rehhof

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    Las patologías dentales han ido tomando mayor relevancia clínico veterinaria, aumentando el número de consultas, tratamientos y procedimientos preventivos. En caballos chilenos, la información existente de patologías dentales es nula, por lo que se hace primordial la investigación y recolección de datos en esta raza. Se analizaron 100 caballos pertenecientes a la Asociación de Rodeo Concepción, entre los meses de junio y septiembre del año 2007. Los materiales que se utilizaron fueron puro, l...

  11. Redes sociales, acción colectiva y elecciones: los usos de Facebook por el movimiento estudiantil chileno durante la campaña electoral de 2013

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    Lázaro M. Bacallao-Pino

    2016-01-01

    Los estudios recientes sobre las redes sociales digitales han analizado, por un lado, sus usos como parte de la acción colectiva y, por otro, sus usos durante las campañas electorales. Basado en el estudio del movimiento estudiantil chileno durante la campaña electoral de 2013 en ese país, el texto analiza los usos de Facebook por parte de tres federaciones estudiantiles que integran dicho movimiento. Los resultados indican que se priorizan las dimensiones informativa y organizativa en los us...

  12. Parámetros funcionales y su relación con la velocidad de marcha en adultos mayores chilenos residentes en la comunidad

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    Christopher Rybertt; Silvia Cuevas; Ximena Winkler; Pamela Lavados; Sergio Martínez

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    Introducción. La velocidad de marcha es una prueba para medir la capacidad funcional en adultos mayores. Sin embargo, los factores que influyen en esta variable han sido poco descritos en la población sudamericana. Objetivo. Determinar la relación existente entre la velocidad de marcha usual y máxima, y los parámetros de funcionalidad en chilenos adultos mayores de la comunidad. Material y métodos. Este estudio cuantitativo, observacional y descriptivo, de corte transversal, incluyó 6...

  13. CUANDO LAS AFRENTAS SE LAVABAN CON SANGRE: HONOR, MASCULINIDAD Y DUELOS DE ESPADAS EN EL SIGLO XVIII CHILENO

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    Verónica Undurraga Schüler

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aborda la relación entre honor y prácticas sociales en el siglo XVIII chileno, analizando la figura de los duelos o expresiones de violencia masculina formalizada. Junto con indagar en los mecanismos restitutorios del honor y su vinculación a los fundamentos de una masculinidad tradicional, reflexiona sobre las gamas de manejo social de dicho valor en el período señalado. Teóricamente se rescatan los aportes de la antropología y se hace un balance del tratamiento historiográfico del problema. Desde los registros judiciales se plantea el carácter transversal del honor en términos sociales y se aborda su "doble naturaleza" en cuanto espacio relacional y ámbito de confrontación de los individuos.This works deals with the relationship between honor and social practices in Chile's eighteenth century and analyzes formal duels or expressions of legalized masculine violence. This article explores various manifestations of the social ways used to deal with honor at that time, together with the inquiries about mechanisms used to restore honor and its links with traditional masculinity. Theoretically, this work rescues contributions made by anthropologists and provides an overview of how honor and masculinity have been examined in the historiography. Starting from judicial records, the article considers the transversal character of honor in social terms and approaches its "double significance" as both a relational space for people and as a sphere for the confrontation of individuals.

  14. EL PRIMER APORTE DE LOS OBISPOS CHILENOS A LA CODIFICACIÓN DEL DERECHO CANÓNICO DE 1917: LOS POSTULATA EPISCOPORUM ACERCA DEL MATRIMONIO

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    Carlos Salinas Araneda

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La redacción del primer Código de Derecho Canónico que tuvo la Iglesia latina fue ordenado por el papa san Pío X, en 1904. La tarea codificadora, empero, no fue obra de un grupo cerrado de expertos, sino que tuvo en cuenta el parecer del episcopado, el que fue consultado en dos momentos diferentes; en ambos casos fueron requeridos los obispos chilenos. En este trabajo se estudia, a partir de la documentación guardada en el Archivo Secreto Vaticano, el aporte de los obispos chilenos en la primera consulta, realizada en 1904, en lo referido al matrimonio.The drafting of the first Código de Derecho Canónico of the Latin Church was established by Pope Pío X in 1904. The codifying task, however, was not the result of a closed group of experts. It considered the opinión of bishops around the world who were consulted in two different moments. In both cases, Chilean bishops were requested to provide their opinions. This work, which is based on documents from the Vatican Secret Archives, studies the contribution of Chilean bishops to the marriage discussion in the first round of consultation of 1904.

  15. Circuitos migrantes. Itinerarios y formación de redes migratorias entre Perú, Bolivia, Chile y Argentina en el norte grande chileno

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    Menara LUBE-GUIZARDI

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En el documento se analizan los resultados de la encuesta realizada con 200 migrantes peruanos y bolivianos en cuatro ciudades del Norte Grande chileno: Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta y Calama. Tras una breve introducción sobre la constitución histórica de las fronteras y la movilidad en estos territorios, se debaten las categorías clave de la investigación y se caracteriza la metodología del estudio (así como el perfil general de las personas encuestadas. Se explicita cómo los encuestados construyen sus redes migrantes y el papel de éstas como conformadoras de un capital social. Se aborda además la temporalidad de los desplazamientos y las expectativas de permanencia y movilidad geográfica de los sujetos. La discusión plantea entonces cómo la intensificación de la migración hacia el norte chileno se enmarca en circuitos migratorios referentes a la interconexión entre Perú, Chile, Bolivia y Argentina. Finalmente se explicitan algunas ideas claves que articulan las informaciones recopiladas en el estudio.

  16. LAS RELACIONES ENTRE CHILE Y CANADÁ DURANTE LA SEGUNDA GUERRA MUNDIAL: LAS PRIMERAS EXPERIENCIAS DE LOS DIPLOMÁTICOS CHILENOS

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Basado en los informes diplomáticos chilenos, este artículo analiza el tema de las relaciones entre Chile y Canadá, en el período en que esos países avanzaron hacia el intercambio de embajadas, entre 1941 y 1944. En él se explica que hasta antes de esos años, Canadá solo tenía un interés comercial en América Latina, mientras que para Chile era más importante el plano diplomático, a causa de su interés en reforzar su posición internacional, un tanto debilitada desde comienzos del siglo XX. Las razones que llevaron a ambos países a tomar esa decisión estuvieron directamente relacionadas con el contexto de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Una vez instaladas las embajadas, se comentan las impresiones que tuvieron los primeros representantes de Chile en Ottawa acerca de lo que era Canadá, lo que muestra las dificultades en comprender el funcionamiento de un país bastante distinto a Chile. El artículo concluye que el establecimiento de embajadas no trajo un incremento significativo a corto plazo en las relaciones entre ambos países, ni a nivel comercial ni políticoBased on the reports of the Chilean foreign mission in Canada, this article deals with the relations between Chile and Canada during the period in which both countries decided to exchange embassies. It explains that before those years, Canada was interested in Latin America mainly in commercial topics, while Chile showed more interest on the diplomatic side. This difference is due to the fact that Chile found itself in a rather vulnerable position before 1939. The Second World War was the main reason that led to the establishment of embassies in both countries. The article analyzes also the first impressions of the Chilean representatives in Ottawa, showing that it was not easy for Chilieans to understand the nature of a country like Canada. It ends saying that in the short term, the establishment of embassies did not lead to an increase in the commercial or the political

  17. Densidad mineral ósea en una muestra de jóvenes chilenos practicantes de diversas modalidades deportivas

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Objetivos: a Comparar la densidad mineral ósea de una muestra de jóvenes chilenos practicantes de diversas modalidades deportivas y b Analizar la densidad mineral ósea en función de la maduración biológica. Métodos: Se estudiaron 146 adolescentes de sexo masculino, con un rango de edad entre 10 a 18 años. Se organizaron cinco grupos de trabajo: Grupo control (escolares n= 40, Canotaje (n= 30, Ciclismo (n=14, Fútbol (n=28 y Natación (n=34. Se evaluó el peso, estatura, altura tronco-cefálica. Se calculó el índice de Masa Corporal y la maduración biológica por medio de años de pico de velocidad de crecimiento. La densidad mineral ósea de cuerpo total y el porcentaje de grasa corporal se determinó por medio de la absorciometría de rayos X de doble energía. Resultados: Los adolescentes que practicaban fútbol evidenciaron mayor densidad mineral ósea (1,23±0,12g/cm 2 en relación a los jóvenes del ciclismo (0,99±0,11g/cm 2 , canotaje (1,09±0,17g/cm 2 , natación (1,10±0,11g/cm 2 y al grupo control de escolares (1,04±0,14g/ cm 2 (p<0.001. Hubo diferencias entre los tres niveles de maduración biológica en las cuatro modalidades deportivas y en el grupo control (p<0.001. La mayor densidad mineral ósea en función de la maduración somática se observó en los futbolistas. Conclusión: Los adolescentes que practican fútbol evidenciaron mayor densidad mineral ósea con relación a las demás modalidades deportivas y con relación al grupo control, además la maduración somática juega un papel relevante en el incremento de densidad mineral ósea, en especial en los futbolistas. Los resultados sugieren desarrollar actividades físico- deportivas de alto impacto antes, durante y después de producirse la maduración biológica en adolescentes de edad escolar.

  18. ¿Educadores o consumidores? discrepancia del yo, consumo y materialismo en estudiantes chilenos de pedagogía

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    Marianela Denegri Coria

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene como propósito caracterizar las relaciones existentes entre la discrepancia del Yo, las actitudes hacia la compra y valores materialistas en estudiantes de Pedagogía considerando diferencias de género. Se aplicaron las escalas de Discrepancia del Yo, Actitudes hacia la Compra y Valores Materiales, en una muestra de 167 estudiantes chilenos de las carreras de Pedagogía en Historia de dos universidades del Sur de Chile. Los resultados obtenidos, evidencian correlaciones significativas entre las dimensiones de discrepancia del Yo físico, intelectual y económico, y las actitudes impulsivas y compulsivas hacia la compra; así como en las dimensiones de valores materiales vinculadas al éxito social y felicidad personal. En cuanto al género, se observa en las mujeres un perfil de ambivalencia actitudinal, donde coexiste la racionalidad con la compulsividad. A partir de la relevancia social del futuro ejercicio profesional de los estudiantes de pedagogía, los resultados se discuten considerando la importancia de la inclusión de la educación económica y financiera en la formación inicial de profesores, con un fuerte énfasis en la toma de conciencia acerca de sus actitudes y valores hacia el consumo. This paper aims to characterize the relationship between Self-discrepancy, attitudes toward buying and materialistic values ​​in pedagogy students considering gender differences. The Self-discrepancy scale and the Attitudes toward Purchase and Material Values scale were applied in a sample of 167 Chilean Pedagogy students majoring in History teaching in two universities in southern Chile. The results show significant correlations for Self-discrepancy between the physical, intellectual and economic dimensions and the impulsive and compulsive attitudes towards buying, as well as the dimensions of materialism linked to social success and personal happiness. Regarding gender, women display an ambivalent attitudinal

  19. EL CONVENIO REGULADOR EN EL DERECHO ESPAÑOL Y EL PROYECTO DE LEY DE MATRIMONIO CIVIL CHILENO

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    Rodrigo Barcia Lehmann

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza el convenio regulador en el Derecho español con miras a confrontar algunos aspectos de éste con el Proyecto de Ley de Matrimonio Civil chileno. El análisis del Derecho español presenta interesantes discusiones en torno a la naturaleza del convenio regulador previo a su homologación, naturaleza de la sentencia que lo homologa, los efectos del convenio regulador respecto de los terceros, y presenta una serie de matices con relación a los cónyuges y a los hijos. Con relación a aquéllos se restringe la intervención del Juez lo que no acontece respecto de los hijos. Después de concluir este trabajo se hace patente que el Proyecto de Ley de Matrimonio Civil peca de un exceso paternalista y es muy poco respetuoso de las decisiones de los cónyuges, además de conceder un ámbito de aplicación al convenio mucho más restringido que el Derecho español.This paper analyzes the legalization agreement in the Spanish Law with the purpose of confronting some of its aspects with the Chilean Civil Marriage Law Project. The analysis of the Spanish Law presents interesting discussions dealing with the nature of the legalization agreement prior to its ratification, the nature of the verdict that ratifies it, the effects of the legalization agreement with respect to others, and a series of guidelines in relation with the married couple and the children. The intervention of a judge is restricted concerning the couple but not in the case of the children. After concluding this paper it is clear that the Civil Marriage Law Project is too paternal and has little respect for the decisions of the couple, in addition it bestows an application limit to the agreement, which is much more restrictive than the Spanish Law.

  20. Actitudes hacia la inmigración de los estudiantes de psicología chilenos: análisis diferenciales

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    Leandro Navas

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue analizar las actitudes hacia la inmigración de un grupo de estudiantes de psicología chilenos. Participaron 117 sujetos con edades comprendidas entre los 18 y 33 años. Se aplicó la Escala de Actitudes hacia la Inmigración (León, Mira y Gómez, 2007. Los resultados indicaron que el instrumento seleccionado presenta coeficientes de fiabilidad aceptables y que las actitudes de los sujetos muestran una tendencia favorable, excepto en la variable distancia social positiva. No obstante, un número importante de sujetos mostró una actitud intermedia, la cual se podría relacionar con un prejuicio sutil. Existen diferencias en las actitudes que favorecen a las mujeres y a los individuos que se han relacionado con personas inmigrantes.

  1. Desafíos de una práctica ético-política. El trabajo social chileno post-dictadura

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    Luís Vivero Arriagada

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available El supuesto que se plantea para este trabajo sostiene que el Trabajo Social se ha visto dominada por la lógica mercantilista del neoliberalismo, impuesta durante la dictadura cívico-militar en Chile. Desde una perspectiva hermenéutica-crítica se analizan e interpretan los antecedentes históricos del Trabajo Social chileno. Se concluye que la formación y la práctica de la disciplina requieren de una re-orientación, que debe partir de una profunda reflexión histórica crítica y a partir de ello, generar las bases del nuevo proyecto ético- político que oriente el quehacer disciplinario y profesional.

  2. Nuevas Tendencias del Cine Chileno tras la llegada del Cine Digital New Tendencies in Chilean Contemporary Cinema After the Implosion Of Digital Video

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    Carolina Larraín Pulido

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La llegada de tecnologías digitales al país en pocos años transforma la escena de producción cinematográfica, no sólo modificando los costos y procesos implicados en la cadena de producción y exhibición cinematográfica, sino también posibilitando la gestación de una escena de producción de largometrajes digitales de bajo costo, que permite el surgimiento de una serie de nuevos realizadores, temáticas, estilos, formas de producción y circuitos de exhibición. El artículo Nuevas Tendencias del cine chileno tras la llegada del cine digital explora e intenta dar cuenta de este fenómeno reciente en el medio chileno, dando cuenta de cómo la inserción de la tecnología digital ha impactado sobre estas nuevas cinematografías, revisando nuevos usos, prácticas, representaciones y tendencias presentes en estas realizaciones.Abstract During the past years, the insertion of digital technologies in Chile has greatly affected the nation's film scenario, not only modifying the chain of film production and exhibition, but also generating a production scene of low-budget digital feature film that has allowed the development of new directors, themes, styles and modes of production and exhibition. The present article analyzes this recent phenomenon in Chilean film industry, revising how the insertion of digital technologies has affected these new forms of cinema in terms of style, production practices, exhibition, purposes and main tendencies.

  3. Contraste empírico del CAPM en el mercado accionario chileno Empirical test of the CAPM in the Chilean stock market

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    Carlos A Díaz Contreras

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available El modelo de valoración de activos de capital (Capital Asset Pricing Model - CAPM es uno de los modelos más utilizados en la práctica para determinar el premio por riesgo de un activo individual o cartera. El presente trabajo realiza un contraste empírico del CAPM en el mercado accionario chileno, empleando las metodologías de serie temporal y de eficiencia media-varianza, basada en la estimación por el método generalizado de momentos (MGM. El contraste se llevó a cabo usando rentabilidades mensuales de títulos individuales para el periodo 1997-2007 y usando una cartera de igual ponderación como proxy para la cartera de mercado. Los resultados de todas las metodologías empleadas muestran que el CAPM explica satisfactoriamente el corte transversal de retornos esperados en Chile.The capital asset pricing model (CAPM is one of the most used models in practice to determine the risk premium of an individual asset or portfolio. This paper tests the CAPM in the Chilean stock market using the time series methodology and the generalized method of moments to test mean-variance efficiency. This work uses monthly returns of individual stocks between 1997 and 2007 and considers an equally weighted portfolio as a proxy for the market portfolio. The results show that the CAPM explains successfully the cross section of expected stock returns in Chile.

  4. Redes sociales, acción colectiva y elecciones: los usos de Facebook por el movimiento estudiantil chileno durante la campaña electoral de 2013

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    Lázaro M. Bacallao-Pino

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios recientes sobre las redes sociales digitales han analizado, por un lado, sus usos como parte de la acción colectiva y, por otro, sus usos durante las campañas electorales. Basado en el estudio del movimiento estudiantil chileno durante la campaña electoral de 2013 en ese país, el texto analiza los usos de Facebook por parte de tres federaciones estudiantiles que integran dicho movimiento. Los resultados indican que se priorizan las dimensiones informativa y organizativa en los usos de las redes sociales en ese contexto. Esta tendencia está mediada por las particularidades del movimiento —presencia de organizaciones estudiantiles tradicionales— y por la complejidad de la relación con la política institucional —en particular, la defensa de la autonomía frente a los riesgos de cooptación, acrecentados por el tránsito de exlíderes del movimiento a esta última—. De igual forma, también se confirma la tendencia a un mayor uso de estos espacios en momentos de mayor movilización social y se muestran las tensiones entre sus usos por parte de la acción colectiva organizada (federaciones estudiantiles y los sujetos individuales participantes en ella.

  5. VIGENCIA DEL PRINCIPIO DE LA BUENA FE EN EL DERECHO DEL TRABAJO CHILENO Validity of the principle of good faith in the Chilean labor law

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    Pedro Irureta Uriarte

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La buena fe es un principio general del Derecho que, en el ámbito laboral, encuentra especial aplicación en la figura del contrato de trabajo. La buena fe es predicable tanto para el trabajador como para el empleador, y se verifica en los estadios previos a la contratación, durante el desarrollo mismo del contrato, así como al momento de la extinción. El Código del Trabajo chileno, sin referirse expresamente a este principio, ha terminado incorporando sus exigencias en distintas figuras laborales; cuestión que no impide que el núcleo esencial del principio se despliegue en toda su magnitud al momento de configurar los derechos y obligaciones de cada parte.Good faith is a general principle of law which, in the workplace, finds special application in the employment contract. This principle acts both from the worker and the employer and has to be present in stages prior to recruitment, during the fulfillment of the contract and the date of termination. The Chilean Labour Code, without explicitly referring to this principle, has incorporated its work demands in different shapes. This special technique does not interfere with a direct spillover of the legal core of that principle when the legal order configures the rights and obligations of each party.

  6. Más allá del “modelo” chileno: una aproximación multi-sectorial a las relaciones Estado-mercado

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    Antoine Maillet

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumenChile ha sido muchas veces caracterizado como un “modelo” desde los años 1990. Sin embargo, esta clasificación opaca la diversidad existente en las relaciones Estado-mercado. En cambio, una aproximación mediante la comparación multisectorial permite dar cuenta de la heterogeneidad de las políticas públicas en relación a los mercados, y no confundirlas bajo un supuesto “modelo” uniforme. La demonstración se fundamenta en el análisis de las trayectorias sectoriales en materias de energía eléctrica, transporte público en Santiago y pensiones desde las reformas de los Chicago Boys durante la dictadura de Pinochet hasta hoy. Basado en análisis de prensa, entrevistas con actores claves, y una extensiva revisión de bibliografía especializada, se evidencia cómo las políticas, a partir de un mismo punto de origen al final de la dictadura, tomaron caminos distintos durante los gobiernos democráticos. El caso chileno aparece entonces más fragmentado que lo generalmente considerado. Más allá del caso, esta diversidad señala la necesidad de una mayor atención a los procesos de diferenciación y autonomización de las políticas públicas sectoriales.

  7. Origen y características del sistema de aseguramiento de la calidad de la educación superior chileno

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    Esteban Geoffroy Pitta

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo expone el problema que da origen al sistema de aseguramiento de la calidad de la educación superior chileno, puesto en forma a través de la Ley 20.129. El problema identificado corresponde a la desregulación del sistema de educación superior producido en la década de 1990 marcado por su masificación así como por los procesos de autonomía institucional y expansión desmesurada. Luego se expone la política pública describiendo las instituciones que la llevan a cabo (Comisión Nacional de Acreditación, Consejo Nacional de Educación y Servicio de Información de la Educación Superior y los procesos que estas ejecutan (licenciamiento, acreditación e información pública.

  8. RELACIÓN ENTRE ATRIBUCIONES DE ÉXITO Y FRACASO ACADÉMICO Y ANSIEDAD ESCOLAR EN ESTUDIANTES CHILENOS DE EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA

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    Nelly Gromiría Lagos San Martín

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue comprobar la relación entre las atribuciones de éxito y fracaso académico en Lenguaje y Matemáticas, y la ansiedad escolar en estudiantes de educación secundaria chilenos. Participaron 1314 estudiantes de 15 establecimientos de la provincia de Ñuble, en Chile, cuyo rango de edad osciló entre 13 y 17 años (M = 15.55; DE = 1.32. La Ansiedad Escolar se evaluó con el Inventario de Ansiedad Escolar (IAES, y las atribuciones causales con la Sydney Attribution Scale (SAS. Los resultados mostraron que los estudiantes que atribuyeron menos sus éxitos y fracasos a causas externas en Lenguaje obtuvieron medias más altas de ansiedad escolar. Por otro lado, presentaron mayor ansiedad escolar los sujetos que atribuyeron menos sus éxitos a la capacidad en Matemáticas y más sus fracasos a la falta de capacidad tanto en Matemáticas como en Lenguaje. Por último, los estudiantes que atribuyeron más sus éxitos al esfuerzo en Lenguaje mostraron puntuaciones medias más altas en ansiedad escolar. Se concluye que los datos corroboran hallazgos anteriores y alertan acerca de la necesidad de atender estas problemáticas en los procesos pedagógicos.

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  10. Evaluación psicométrica de la escala de conducta delictiva y violenta en el aula, en estudiantes chilenos (Psychometric Assessment Of The Criminal And Violent Behavior Scale In The Classroom, In Chilean Students)

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    RESUMEN: Se reporta evidencia empírica sobre las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de conducta delictiva y violenta en el aula, en una muestra de 877 estudiantes secundarios chilenos, cuyas edades están comprendidas entre los 13 y los 20 años (M = 15.94, DT = 1.31). Los análisis factoriales exploratorios y confirmatorios han aportado evidencia de validez cruzada, corroborando la estructura original de dos factores; factor conducta violenta disruptiva y factor victimización. Las medidas d...

  11. Violencia política en el sur de Chile : la Alianza Territorial Mapuche Pü Löf Xawün y el Estado chileno en el gobierno de Michelle Bachelet.

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    2011-01-01

    Con el advenimiento Michelle Bachelet al Palacio de La Moneda, segundo gobierno socialista postdictadura, se creyó que la democracia chilena había llegado a su consolidación democrática. Sin embargo, esta nueva democracia no contempló ni implicó necesariamente la disminución de la violencia política estatal sobre la sociedad civil tanto en el ámbito estructural, como simbólico y represivo. Lo anterior se comprueba al observar la evolución del conflicto entre el Estado chileno y el pueblo M...

  12. Algunas consideraciones respecto del fallo del tribunal constitucional chileno relativo a la distribución de la “píldora del día después”

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    En este artículo damos los fundamentos jurídicos de por qué resulta plenamente legítimo que el Tribunal Constitucional chileno se pronuncie sobre algunos aspectos de las Normas Chilenas sobre Fertilidad, en lo que concierne a la entrega de anticonceptivos de emergencia. En este fallo, el Tribunal Constitucional determinó que las normas contenidas en el Decreto Supremo Nº 48, de 26 de enero de 2007, del Ministerio de Salud son –desde el punto de vista jurídico– incompatibles con nuestras norma...

  13. El impacto social y cultural de la publicidad entre los jóvenes chilenos The Social and Cultural Impact of Advertising among Chilean Youths

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    Maite Rodríguez Salineros

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza el impacto de la publicidad entre jóvenes chilenos de distintos estratos socioeconómicos, con el objetivo de identificar la relación que establecen con la publicidad y la particular incorporación que hacen de ésta en sus estrategias de socialización. Por lo tanto, no se pretende dar cuenta de lo que la publicidad hace con los jóvenes, sino de lo que los jóvenes hacen con la publicidad a través de sus prácticas de recepción y apropiación. Para esto, se realizó un estudio sobre la base de grupos de discusión a jóvenes de ambos sexos, de edades entre 15 y 24 años provenientes de los niveles socioeconómicos altos y bajos residentes en Santiago de Chile. Los resultados que arrojó el estudio dan cuenta de que la publicidad es asumida como parte constitutiva de la oferta medial, la que es utilizada como información comercial y referente cultural de nuevos valores estéticos. Junto con esto, la publicidad adquiere el carácter de agente de socialización, al incorporar los contenidos de los mensajes publicitarios en las conversaciones con sus pares. Finalmente, este trabajo concluye que la publicidad entre los jóvenes chilenos estudiados, se presenta como una realidad sociocultural de primer orden, en cuanto actor central de su vida cotidiana.This work analyzes the impact of advertising among Chilean youngsters of different socioeconomic background. We aim to identify the relationship that this group establishes with advertising and, in particular, the way they incorporate it in their socialization strategies. We do not address what advertising does to youngsters, but instead what youngsters do with advertising in their practices of appropriation and reception of it. The research design included focus groups of male and female youngsters living in Santiago de Chile between 15 and 24 years of age coming from both high and low-income background. The conclusion of our research is that advertising is assumed

  14. La reinterpretación del artículo 1547 del Código Civil chileno: el fin de una antigua presunción

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    Hugo A. Cárdenas Villarreal

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo intentamos sistematizar y dar una explicación a algunas de las soluciones que la doctrina chilena ha ido adoptando al recepcionar la distinción obligaciones de medios/obligaciones de resultado para resolver casos de responsabilidad civil por actos médicos. Se trata de una aproximación dogmática de carácter tópica a un tema de gran complejidad sustantiva y procesal, por lo que parte importante del tratamiento del régimen jurídico de las obligaciones de medios ha sido deliberadamente postergado, para concen- trarnos y dar a conocer al medio colombiano los problemas y las eventuales soluciones que se han suscitado a propósito de la recepción de la distinción en el ordenamiento jurídico chileno.En lo medular, sostendremos que el artículo 1547.3 del CC.CH ( 1608.3 del CC.CO no contiene un principio general de presunción de culpa aplicable a todo tipo de obligaciones contractuales, y que al no ser aplicable a las obligaciones indeterminadas de actividad (obligaciones de medios, el mismo no es un obstáculo para la recepción de la distinción y del más controvertido de sus efectos: la variación de la regla dogmática que distribuye la carga de la prueba de la culpa.

  15. Actos asertivos y cortesía: las diferentes estrategias utilizadas por brasileños y chilenos en el contexto académico

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    Adriana Marcelle de Andrade Freitas

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Con foco en la manifestación de la cortesía, en esta investigación buscamos describir y contrastar estrategias pragmáticas, en portugués y español, en comunidades de habla en São Paulo y Santiago de Chile. Nos proponemos indagar qué recursos los interlocutores, universitarios en encuentros orales con fines de estudio, utilizan en la actividad de imagen en actos asertivos. Para tanto, presentamos aquí una propuesta metodológica que pretende delinear el trasfondo de las construcciones discursivas. El corpus de este estudio se compone de veinticinco horas de videograbaciones y ochenta test de hábitos sociales (Hernández Flores, 2002; Contreras, 2004 y Bernal, 2007. En un análisis sincrónico, identificamos en el contexto brasileño, la tendencia del individuo a proyectar la imagen de cordialidad, cooperación y semejanza en la gestión de la autoimagen. Entre los interlocutores chilenos, la imagen de orden y la imagen de jerarquía fueron las que se evidenciaron. Destacamos contrastes, además de semejanzas, entre algunas estrategias pragmáticas, en relación con el fenómeno de la atenuación asertiva e intensificación, mecanismos de autorrepetición y alorrepetición. Los resultados, que encontraron eco en estudios de otras ciencias del comportamiento humano, en el análisis del corpus y en las respuestas de los informantes al test de hábitos sociales, pueden facilitar la proyección de experiencias específicas de un corpus a un estilo de cortesía que se extienda a otras situaciones de comunicación sin prescindir de la enorme diversidad del uso del lenguaje (Bravo, 2004a.

  16. Los fuertes fronterizos chilenos : resistencia e interacción en la frontera de Chile en los siglos XVI y XVII

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    Ricardo Alonso de la Calle

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante los años de su conquista y colonización, e incluso en el período republicano, el territorio chileno fue un espacio que marcó como ningún otro de la América hispana los rasgos del fenómeno fronterizo. Las peculiares circunstancias de su ocupación forjaron una tipología humana ciertamente singular, el hombre de frontera, una figura que hizo de la transgresión de las normas de su sociedad de origen una pauta de vida. Las condiciones en las que se desarrolló la ocupación de Chile determinaron que la actividad colonial girara en torno a los fuertes fronterizos, centros militares en los que se concentró el intercambio de especies entre indígenas e hispanos. Los contactos, unas veces violentos y otras pacíficos, entre las diferentes sociedades propiciaron, a la larga, un proceso de mestizaje que pone en entredicho el enfrentamiento denodado entre dos grupos antagónicos que nos han querido hacer ver las crónicas indianas.During the years of the Conquest and Colonization and even during the Republican period, the Chilean territory showed, rather than any other Spanish American, the features of the frontier areas. The special circumstances of the Spanish settlement created a peculiar human typology: the frontier man, whose standard of life involved the permanent transgression of every rule (political, social or religious of his community of origin. This peculiarity caused that the colonial activity took place around the border forts (fuertes, military centers where the intercourse between natives and Spanish tended to concentrate. The contacts between the communities were sometimes violent, sometimes pacific, but, in the long term, they favoured the croosbreeding (mestizaje. This fact cast doubt on the image of a continuous fight between two rival groups that the American chronicles have reported to us.

  17. Screening de trastornos de estrés postraumático en población afectada por el terremoto chileno de 2010

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    Roberto Ariel Abeldaño

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó un screening de trastornos de estrés postraumático en habitantes chilenos, como consecuencia del terremoto de febrero de 2010; a partir de una Encuesta Post Terremoto con una muestra multietápica de 24.982 personas mayores de 18 años, a quienes se aplicó la Escala de Trauma de Davidson. La prevalencia de screening positivo para los trastornos de estrés postraumático fue del 11% en el país, pero a menor nivel de desagregación llegaron a observarse prevalencias del 30%. El modelo de regresión logística para la estimación de la variable trastornos de estrés postraumático identificó como factores de riesgo el hecho de pertenecer un hogar pobre, haber sufrido daños en la vivienda, haber tenido algún problema de salud en el último mes y ser mujer (p<0,05. También se encontró que el afrontamiento del sismo en familia resultó como un factor protector, en relación a afrontarlo con otros colectivos sociales (vecinos, la mayor cantidad de años de educación formal también fue identificada como un factor de protección (p<0,05. Se observaron claras desigualdades sociales en las personas que presentaron un screening positivo.

  18. Parámetros funcionales y su relación con la velocidad de marcha en adultos mayores chilenos residentes en la comunidad

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    Christopher Rybertt

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    Full Text Available Introducción. La velocidad de marcha es una prueba para medir la capacidad funcional en adultos mayores. Sin embargo, los factores que influyen en esta variable han sido poco descritos en la población sudamericana. Objetivo. Determinar la relación existente entre la velocidad de marcha usual y máxima, y los parámetros de funcionalidad en chilenos adultos mayores de la comunidad. Material y métodos. Este estudio cuantitativo, observacional y descriptivo, de corte transversal, incluyó 69 adultos mayores. La velocidad de marcha normal y la máxima se asociaron con la composición corporal (índice de masa corporal, la fuerza de las extremidades superiores (pruebas de flexiones de brazos e inferiores (pararse y sentarse en 30 segundos, la funcionalidad general (índice de Barthel, la flexibilidad de los tobillos (rango de movimiento, el equilibrio estático y dinámico (timed Up & Go test y la capacidad aeróbica (test de marcha en dos minutos. Resultados. La flexibilidad de los tobillos, la fuerza de las extremidades inferiores y la capacidad aeróbica, influyeron sobre la velocidad de marcha máxima (R2=0,65; p<0,001. La marcha normal se vio influida por la fuerza de las extremidades superiores e inferiores, y la capacidad aeróbica (R2=0,51; p<0,001. Conclusión. La velocidad de marcha, tanto normal como máxima, está influenciada principalmente por la fuerza de las extremidades inferiores y la capacidad aeróbica.

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  1. Estudio de los textos de Historia y de Ciencias Sociales chilenos entre 2000 y 2010 Estudo dos textos de historia e de ciências sociais chilenos entre 2000 e 2010 Study of Chilean History and Social Science Textbooks between 2000 and 2010

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    Raquel Soaje-de Elias

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Analizar la calidad de los textos de Historia y de Ciencias Sociales, entregados por el Ministerio de Educación chileno a los estudiantes de establecimientos oficiales y subvencionados, es el objetivo de este trabajo. Se examinaron 35 textos editados entre 2000 y 2010. En la investigación de aplicó una encuesta a docentes de colegios subvencionados y de realizaron cuatro "focusgroup" con docentes de colegios particulares de alta calidad. En el estudio se tuvieron en cuenta las siguientes variables-, estructura y organización, contenido y metodología de los libros y se concluyó que sus contenidos presentan falencias, que se deben revisar para optimizar su uso como herramienta fundamental en el proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje.Analisar a qualidade dos textos de história e de ciências sociais, entregues pelo Ministério da Educação chileno aos estudantes de estabelecimentos oficiais e subsidiados, é o objetivo deste trabalho. Examinaram-se 35 textos editados entre 2000 e 2010. Na pesquisa se aplicou uma enquête com docentes de colégios subsidiados e se realizaram quatro "focusgroup"com docentes de colégios particulares de alta qualidade. No estudo se consideraram as seguintes variáveis: estrutura e organização, conteúdo e metodología dos livros. Concluiu-se que seus conteúdos apresentam falências que se devem revisar para melhorar seu uso como ferramenta fundamental no processo de ensino e aprendizagem.The objective of this study was to analyze the quality of history and social science textbooks provided by the Chilean Ministry of Education to students at public and subsidized schools. Fifteen (is textbooks published between 2000 and 2010 were examined for that purpose. Teachers at subsidized schools were surveyed and four focus groups were conducted with teachers from several top-rated private schools. The study took into account the following variables-, structure and organization, content and methodology of the textbooks

  2. La nueva estética del teatro chileno bajo el régimen militar. Una revisión de la práctica escénica neoexpresionista chilena en los años ochenta

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    Sergio Pereira Poza

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Dentro de la reciente historia del teatro chileno hay un acontecimiento que no puede dejar de ser advertido como una de las señales más claras del cambio de perspectiva que empieza a gestarse en lo que llamaremos aquí el nuevo teatro chileno. Nos referimos a los hechos que rodearon al frustrado estreno de Lo crudo, lo cocido y lo podrido, del médico psiquiatra y dramaturgo Marco Antonio de la Parra en 1978. Al margen de la imagen no realista del mundo que entregaba la obra y, por lo mismo, ajena a los códigos artísticos dominantes, la dimensión grotesca de las diferentes escenas de Lo crudo, lo cocido y lo podrido aparecía ante los ojos de espectadores y lectores poco avisados como una burla que atentaba contra las venerables instituciones tradicionales del país y sus hombres. Ésta fue la lectura que hizo el entonces Vicerrector de Extensión de la Universidad Católica de Chile, Hernán Larraín.

  3. Diagnóstico de la competencia comunicativa en inglés de un grupo de escolares chilenos: puntos de encuentro con su perfil estratégico

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    María Gabriela Sanhueza

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Recientemente, el Ministerio de Educación de Chile aplicó por primera vez una evaluación de las habilidades receptivas en inglés a todos los estudiantes de tercer año de enseñanza media del país. Este diagnóstico permitió advertir que en las áreas de comprensión auditiva y comprensión lectora alcanzan niveles insuficientes. Sin embargo, aún es muy poco lo que se ha investigado, en el contexto educacional chileno, acerca del estado de la competencia comunicativa de nuestros jóvenes en lengua inglesa. La presente investigación se propone establecer algunos puntos de encuentro entre la descripción de la competencia comunicativa en inglés de un grupo de escolares chilenos y el perfil de estrategias de aprendizaje de lengua extranjera que les caracteriza. Este estudio corresponde a uno descriptivo, transversal, de caso único. Los datos analizados provienen de los informes de resultados de la aplicación del examen First Certificate in English y de un perfil estratégico de aprendizaje de inglés como idioma extranjero obtenido a partir del cuestionario Strategy Inventory for Language Learning.

  4. LOS CLUBES DEPORTIVOS CHILENOS Y SU RELACIÓN CON SU ENTORNO. EL CASO DE LA REGIÓN DEL BIOBÍO

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    Carlos Matus Castillo

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Verificar y analizar la relación de los clubes deportivos chilenos con las organizaciones públicas y privadas con y sin fines de lucro. Problemática: Las organizaciones deportivas son un objeto carente de análisis en Latinoamérica y también en Chile. En este país, las exiguas investigaciones no se han enfocado exclusivamente en la figura del club, por lo tanto no existen mayores evidencias respecto a sus relaciones con el entorno, lo cual ha generado un desconocimiento de información que podría emplearse en el diseño de estrategias que permitieran abordarlos. Referentes teóricos: La comprensión de la relación de los clubes con otras organizaciones de la sociedad se enfoca a partir de la teoría del tercer sector (Levitt, 1973; Salamon et al., 1999. Junto a ello, se observan las características de los clubes (Heinemann, 1999 que permiten distinguirlos de otras organizaciones del deporte. Los anteriores onstructos teóricos se sitúan desde el deporte como un sistema abierto (Puig y Heinemann, 1991. Metodología: Se trata de un estudio descriptivo, experimental y de corte transversal, con enfoque cuantitativo. Se aplicó un cuestionario a ciento cincuenta dirigentes deportivos provenientes de clubes de la región del Biobío. La muestra fue probabilística y estratificada, y el análisis de los datos se realizó a través de estadística descriptiva. Conclusiones: Se observó que los clubes presentaban una importante cercanía con las instituciones públicas. Llamó la atención también que tuvieran más vínculos con otras organizaciones de la sociedad que no están relacionadas directamente con el deporte.

  5. Democracia formal y derechos indígenas. Una aproximación a la relación actual entre el estado chileno y el pueblo mapuche

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    Tito Tricot

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available No es posible entender la relación entre el pueblo mapuche, el Estado chileno y la democracia, sin entender el tipo de vínculo histórico que se ha verificado entre el Estado y el mapuche a partir de la génesis de Chile como país. Por lo mismo, el objetivo general del presente trabajo es explorar el tipo de vínculo que existe entre el Estado de Chile y el pueblo mapuche y, el objetivo específico, analizar la situación de los derechos indígenas en el marco del sistema democrático formal actualmente vigente en nuestro país. Para lograr dichos objetivos realizaremos una breve contextualización histórica de la relación Estado-Pueblo mapuche; se analizará el modelo económico, principalmente en lo concerniente a la inversión forestal y la ejecución de megaproyectos en territorio mapuche; la Ley indígena en general y el concepto de pueblo indígena en particular; el denominado conflicto mapuche y la Ley anti-terrorista. Todo ellos, esperamos, servirán de elementos de juicio y antecedentes importantes para aproximarnos al problema de la relación entre la democracia formal y los derechos indígenas._______________________ABSTRACT:It is not possible to understand the relation between the Mapuche Nation, the Chilean State and the democracy, without understanding the type of historical bond that has occurred between the State and the Mapuche nation from the onset of Chile as a Country. For the same reason, the general purpose of the present work is to explore the type of connections existing between the State of Chile and the Mapuche Nation and the specific aim is to analyze the situation of the indigenous rights in the democratic system context that is actually in force in our country. In order to obtain these aims we will make a brief historical contextualización of the relation State-Mapuche Nation; the economic model will be analyzed, mainly as for the forest investment and the implementation of superproyects in the Mapuche land

  6. El significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos parejas de histerectomizadas O significado da histerectomia para um grupo de homens chilenos parceiros de histerectomizadas The meaning of hysterectomy for a group of chilean men partners of women who have undergone hysterectomy

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    Alejandra Araya Gutiérrez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se objetivó conocer el significado de la histerectomía para un grupo de hombres chilenos, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas (HPMH. Estudio cualitativo, con entrevistas en profundidad realizadas a 15 hombres, parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas, entre Mayo y Septiembre del 2010, previa aprobación de dos Comités de Ética. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó la perspectiva fenomenológica descrita por Giorgi, y se realizó el análisis de contenido según Krippendorff. Los criterios de Creswell fueron utilizados para evaluar la credibilidad del análisis y asegurar la validez descriptiva. Emergieron cinco dimensiones que representan aspectos únicos del significado de la histerectomía para los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas: síntomas, comentarios, atributos del útero, preocupaciones, y cambios en la sexualidad. Educar los hombres parejas de mujeres histerectomizadas es una acción fundamental para apoyar a las mujeres que serán sometidas a una histerectomía, siendo necesaria su incorporación en el plan de cuidados de ellas.O objetivo deste estudo foi conhecer o significado da histerectomia para um grupo de homens chilenos, parceiros de mulheres histerectomizadas (HPMH. A pesquisa qualitativa foi realizada com entrevistas em profundidade, realizada com um total de quinze homens parceiros de mulheres histerectomizadas, entre maio e setembro de 2010, com aprovação prévia dos Comitês de Ética. Para a análise dos dados foi utilizada a perspectiva fenomenológica descrita por Giorgi e realizada a análise de conteúdo de acordo com Krippendorff. Os critérios de Crestwell foram utilizados para avaliar a credibilidade da análise e garantir a validez descritiva. Surgiram cinco dimensões que representam aspectos únicos do significado da extração do útero para os homens parceiros de mulheres histerectomizadas: sintomas, comentários, atribuições do útero, preocupações e mudanças na sexualidade. Educar os

  7. Motivação para aprender: o autorrelato de professores brasileiros e chilenos Motivación para aprender: medida del auto-relato de profesores brasileños y chilenos Motivation to learn: measuring the self-report of Brazilian and Chilean teachers

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    Sandra Maieski

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi objetivo deste estudo verificar a percepção de professores de duas realidades culturais diferentes: Brasil e Chile, quanto às qualidades do comportamento motivado ou desmotivado de seus alunos para aprender. Trata-se de um estudo do tipo descritivo com delineamento de levantamento e tratamento por meio da análise de conteúdo. Participaram 16 professores do ensino fundamental, sendo 7 brasileiros e 9 chilenos. Os dados foram mensurados, mediante de uma entrevista aberta com o professor e categorizados de acordo com os comportamentos motivado e desmotivado apresentados pelos alunos na visão de seus professores. Para tanto, geraram-se dados inerentes ao comportamento motivado e desmotivado apresentado pelos alunos na visão de seus professores. Os dados revelaram muita semelhança na forma como os professores das duas realidades culturais percebem as qualidades relacionadas ao comportamento motivado ou desmotivado de seus alunos. A discussão dos resultados levantados se dá em termos de algumas implicações educacionais.Fue el objetivo de este estudio verificar la percepción de profesores de dos realidades culturales distintas: Brasil y Chile, en cuanto a las cualidades del comportamiento motivado o desmotivado de sus alumnos para aprender. Se trata de un estudio de tipo descriptivo, con delineamiento de levantamiento y tratamiento por medio de análisis de contenido. Participaron 16 profesores de la enseñanza básica, siendo 7 brasileños y 9 chilenos. Los datos fueron medidos por medio de una entrevista abierta con el profesor y categorizados. Para eso, se generaron datos inherentes al comportamiento motivado y desmotivado presentado por los alumnos en la visión de sus profesores. Los datos revelaron mucha semejanza en la forma como los profesores de las dos realidades culturales perciben las cualidades relacionadas al comportamiento motivado o desmotivado de sus alumnos. La discusión de los resultados levantados se da en t

  8. Xenofobia y Homofobia como Efectos de la Orientación Política, Religión y Sexo Mediados por Clasismo y Patriocentrismo en Jóvenes Universitarios Chilenos

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    La presente investigación examina, en estudiantes universitarios chilenos, la relación entre xenofobia, homofobia y las variables: sexo, religión y orientación política. También se evalúa el papel mediador del clasismo y patriocentrismo en la relación entre las variables sociodemográficas y la xenofobia y homofobia. Se utilizó metodología cuantitativa con diseño descriptivo correlacional. Los participantes fueron 509 estudiantes, con promedio de 20.81 años de edad (dt=2.25). Se utilizó un cue...

  9. Teatro chileno y anarquismo (desde comienzos de siglo XX hasta el período dictatorial Chilean Theatre and Anarchism (from the beginning of 20th century to the dictatorship

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    Sara Rojo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio analiza la relación entre el pensamiento anarquista y el teatro en Chile desde comienzos de siglo hasta el período de la dictadura militar. Comienza con un recorte teórico del concepto de anarquismo dentro del marco histórico chileno, para posteriormente analizar, de manera cronológica, producciones teatrales específicas del período anteriormente citado.This study analyzes the relationship between anarchist thinking and theatre in Chile from the beginning of the century up to the time of the military dictatorship. It begins with a theoretical highlight of the concept of anarchism in Chilean history and later chronologically analyzes theater plays that are specific to the abovementioned period.

  10. LA EXTERNALIZACIÓN LABORAL Y LA CESIÓN ILEGAL DE TRABAJADORES EN EL SISTEMA JURÍDICO CHILENO Labor outsourcing and illegal cession of workers at the chilean law system

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    Irene Rojas Miño

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo identifica a la cesión ilegal de trabajadores como manifestación ilícita de la externalización laboral. A la vez, analiza la configuración de la cesión ilegal de trabajadores en el ordenamiento jurídico chileno, sus concretos efectos jurídicos y, además, un particular problema que se ha planteado con la eficacia de la norma jurídica que establece este ilícito laboral.This work identifies the illegal cession of workers, as the illicit manifestation of the labor outsourcing. At the same time, it analyzes the illegal cession of workers configuration at the Chilean law system, its specifics legal effects and a particular problem derived of the efficiency of the law that establishes this labor illicit.

  11. La protección de la capacidad de los adultos mayores a través de la autonomía de la voluntad en el Derecho chileno y comparado

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    Yasna Otálora Espinoza

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene por objetivo resolver si en el sistema chileno una persona capaz podría designar anticipadamente, en virtud de la autonomía de la voluntad, a otra que se hará cargo del cuidado de su persona y bienes, esto es, nombrar una persona para cuando ya no esté en situación de protegerse a sí misma, de modo que su familia no sea obligada a recurrir a procedimientos judiciales de incapacitación, y, de ser posible, determinar cuál podría ser la figura jurídica idónea para que las personas puedan expresar esta voluntad.

  12. UNIPERSONALIDAD Y SOCIEDAD CON UN SOLO SOCIO; ALCANCES DE SU RECONOCIMIENTO EN LA ESTRUCTURA DOGMÁTICA DEL DERECHO CHILENO Unipersonality And Company With Only One Partner; Some Scope Of His Insertion In De Dogmatic Structure Of Chilean Law

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    Eduardo Jequier Lehuedé

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación surge a partir del definitivo reconocimiento en Chile delfenómeno de la unipersonalidad y, recientemente, de la Sociedad por Acciones -SpA- con un solo socio en su vertiente originaria. Apunta en concreto a explorar el real impacto de la figura unipersonal en la estructura dogmática del derecho chileno y del derecho de sociedades en particular, construida a partir del concepto de sociedad contemplado en el artículo 2053 del Código Civil. Se analiza el origen de la unipersonalidad en el derecho comparado y sus concretas manifestaciones en el derecho chileno vigente, incluida la Empresa Individual de Responsabilidad Limitada -EIRL-, explicando en definitiva la incardinación y los efectos que genera la nueva figura de la sociedad de un solo socio en un sistema positivo inspirado, originariamente al menos, en la noción contractualista de la sociedad en general y en la concepción corporativa tradicional de la sociedad de capital en particular.The present investigation arises from the definitive recognition in Chile of the one man company phenomenon and, recently, of the Stock Company -SpA- with only one partner, in its original aspect. Its objective specifically points out to explore the real impact of this figure in the dogmatic structure of the Chilean law and specially of the company law, built from the concept of a company considered in the article 2053 of the Civil Code. What is being analyzed here is the one man company figure in compared law and its concrete declarations in the current Chilean law, including the Individual Limited Liability Corporation, explaining ultimately the incardination and the possible effects that can arise the one man company figure in a positive system, inspired originally at least, in the contractual sense of the company in general and the traditional corporative conception of the capital company particularly.

  13. Connectedness Among Chilean Adolescents: Factor Analysis of the Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness La Conectividad Entre Adolescentes Chilenos: Un Análisis Factorial de la Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness

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    Benedict T McWhirter

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The construct of connectedness was investigated among 390 Chilean adolescents using the Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness (Hemingway; Karcher, 2003. Participants were 7th-12th graders at an urban Santiago Catholic school. Results of a principal-axis exploratory factor analysis revealed an 11 factor structure that accounts for 61.92% of total explained variance of adolescent connectedness measured by the Hemingway, similar to results found in the adolescent samples in the United States. Two additional Hemingway subscales (connectedness to siblings and to boyfriend/girlfriend are also described. Correlations between domains of connectedness and additional data obtained from these adolescents, their parents, and their teachers support the construct validity of the measure in this Chilean sample. Connectedness is an important protective factor among adolescents across many national contexts and the Hemingway is a promising measure for use with Chilean adolescents.Se examinó el constructo conectividad en 390 adolescentes chilenos en un colegio urbano y católico de Santiago. Mediante un análisis factorial exploratorio de la escala Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness (Hemingway, Karcher, 2003 se observó una estructura de 11 factores que da cuenta de un 61,92% de la varianza explicada de la conectividad de los adolescentes medida por la escala Hemingway, lo cual es muy similar a los resultados obtenidos en muestras de adolescentes estadounidenses. También se describen dos subescalas adicionales (la conectividad con los/las hermanos/as y con los/las pololos/as. Las relaciones entre los factores de conectividad y los datos reportados por los adolescentes, sus padres y profesores contribuyen también a la validez de constructo de la escala en esta muestra chilena. Para los adolescentes de distintos contextos culturales la conectividad es un factor importante de protección y la escala Hemingway es un instrumento de uso prometedor

  14. Hospital staffing and hospital costs.

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    Andrew, R R

    1976-08-07

    A comparative study of costs per bed per day in teaching hospitals affiliated with Monash University compared with large non-teaching metropolitan hospitals (1964 to 1974) shows they are much higher in teaching hospitals. There is no evidence that this is due to the additional costs arising from the clinical schools. Research in the teaching hospitals and the accompanying high professional standards and demands on services are major factors accounting for the difference. Over the decade studied, the resident staff have increased by 77% and other salaried staff by 24%. The index of expenditure for the three teaching hospitals in the decade has increased by 386%.

  15. Estatura de padres e hijos chilenos de diferente etnia y vulnerabilidad social Height of Chilean parents and their children, from different ethnicity and social status

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    Hugo Amigo

    2000-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analizar y comparar la estatura de niños que ingresan a la escuela y la de sus padres, de acuerdo con sus antecedentes étnicos y nivel socioeconómico. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal, realizado entre 1997 y 1999, en Santiago y la zona centro-sur de Chile, en 351 escolares indígenas y 531 no indígenas, y sus padres, provenientes de comunas de tres niveles de vulnerabilidad social: muy alta (pobreza, mediana y muy baja. Escolar indígena era el que tenía sus cuatro apellidos mapuches, el no indígena tenía sus cuatro apellidos de origen chileno-español. La estatura se comparó en medidas estandarizadas (puntaje Z utilizando como referencia la medición del cambio nutricional propuesta por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Se estimaron las diferencias de medias de estatura padres-hijos con análisis de varianza y se determinó el origen de tales diferencias al aplicar el procedimiento de Scheffe. RESULTADOS: Los progenitores en ambas etnias aumentaron sus promedios de estatura al mejorar las condiciones sociales, excepto las madres indígenas que no presentaron incremento significativo. Los padres de la muy alta vulnerabilidad midieron 4 cm menos que los de la muy baja vulnerabilidad y las madres 2 cm menos (pOBJECTIVE: To analyze and compare the heights of first-year school children and their parents, according to ethnic background and socioeconomic status. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of indigenous and non-indigenous school children and their parents, belonging to three levels of social vulnerability: very high (poverty, medium, and very low. An indigenous school child was defined as any child having all four parental surnames of Mapuche origin; non-indigenous were those having Hispanic parental surname. Height was compared using Z scores, using WHO nutritional change reference values. Statistical analysis consisted in comparing differences of mean heights between parents and their children

  16. Hospital Inspections

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  17. Desafíos claves del fortalecimiento de la gestión de los gobiernos subnacionales chilenos en Educación Desafios-chave do fortalecimento da gestão dos governos subnacionais chilenos na educação Key challenges in the strengthening of management of Chilean subnational governments in education

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    Sebastián Donoso Díaz

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Chile necesita profundizar la gestión de los gobiernos subnacionales en educación como una medida estratégica para su desarrollo. Aunque el diagnósticos obre la materia concita apoyo casi unánime, reconociéndose la necesidad de emprender decididamente esta tarea, no se ha avanzado con la velocidad y profundidad requerida, producto de lo cual, los logros en este campo son menores de lo esperado, materia que se constituye en uno de los desafíos principales, permanentes y más relevantes que es la potenciación de la capacidad de gestión de los gobiernos subnacionales. El trabajo revisa la noción del Estado y del Gobierno aplicada en el caso chileno, por cuanto los procesos de descentralización, constituyen el marco en el cual se inscriben los desafíos de gestión de los gobiernos subnacionales. Más adelante se establecen algunos criterios de reforma en la gestión del Estado, para avanzar hacia la relación Gobiernos subnacionales y el desarrollo de la educación, aspecto que en lo medular analiza resultados de la reforma educativa chilena y los procesos de gestión del gobierno nacional y subnacionales, identificando aquellos aspectos que requieren de una revisión más detenida, en materias como las políticas de financiamiento del sistema educativo, los resultados en materia de calidad y las dificultades de los procesos de gestión en el actual contexto legal. Finalmente se refuerza el rol de la educación pública como opción de desarrollo democrático, en una visión de liderazgo convocante de los otros agentes que participan en el campo educacional, y con un claro sentido de generador de una identidad local.O Chile precisa aprofundar a gestão dos governos subnacionais em educação como uma medida estratégica para o seu desenvolvimento. Embora os diagnósticos sobre a matéria reconheçam a necessidade de se empreender esta tarefa, não se tem avançado com a velocidade e a profundidade requerida, cujos ganhos neste campo s

  18. Hospital marketing.

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    Carter, Tony

    2003-01-01

    This article looks at a prescribed academic framework for various criteria that serve as a checklist for marketing performance that can be applied to hospital marketing organizations. These guidelines are drawn from some of Dr. Noel Capon of Columbia University's book Marketing Management in the 21st Century and applied to actual practices of hospital marketing organizations. In many ways this checklist can act as a "marketing" balanced scorecard to verify performance effectiveness and develop opportunities for innovation.

  19. La circulación de las ideas y la inserción de los cientistas económico-sociales chilenos en las redes conosureñas durante los largos 1960

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    Eduardo Devés Valdés

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El tema de este artículo, la circulación de las ideas (a través hacia y desde Chile en los largos 60, es una manera de modular dos problemas teóricos que se entrelazan: cuáles fueron las redes intelectuales a las que se articularon los intelectuales chilenos y cómo circulan las ideas en el mundo periférico. Dialogando con diferentes intérpretes del pensamiento chileno y latinoamericano de la época, se intenta elaborar un modelo que trascienda (no que niegue ni menos que ignore la noción colonial-colonialista de influencia desde el pensamiento central. Los objetivos específicos del trabajo son dos: determinar entre los cientistas económico-sociales chilenos o residentes cuáles son los 10 con mayor inserción metanacional y, a partir de allí, determinar cuáles son las ideas que ingresaron durante el período, cómo se hibridaron entre ellas y/o con las ya existentes, cómo fueron mutando y dieron origen a otras que salieron, siendo altamente apetecidas en el mercado internacional de las ideas sobre todo dentro de la propia América Latina, pero también en universidades de Europa, incluso del Este, del Caribe anglófono, de Norteamérica incluido Canadá y también África. Se ha pretendido desarrollar este trabajo eidológico (estudio de las ideas en buena medida como una ciencia de la vida acogiendo categorías como genética, nicho, ecosistema, hibridación y mutación, entre otras.The subject of this article _the circulation of ideas to, from and through Chile in the long `60s_ is a way to approach two connected theoretical problems: in what intellectual networks were the Chilean intellectuals inserted and how do ideas circulate in the periphery. A dialog with different representatives of Chilean and Latin American thought in the period should help to create a model that transcends the notion of "colonial-colonialist" influence from the center. The specific objectives of this work are to establish who are the ten social

  20. The need for a hydromorphological approach to Chilean river management La necesidad de un enfoque hidromorfológico para la gestión de los ríos chilenos

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    ANDREA ANDREOLI

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The manuscript reflects the opinion of the authors about the need for a hydromorphological approach for the management of Chilean rivers. A brief state-of-the-art of the recent scientific advances on hydromorphological approach to river management is presented, as well as a general overview of the conditions of Chilean rivers and the mayor disturbances they suffer. Moreover, the need to take into account both direct and indirect services provided by rivers in the decision making process on river management is underlined. Hydromorphology is claimed to be a main element to be considered while assessing the ecological state of rivers. Understanding how the hydrological and morphological variables interact dynamically is indeed key to assess the presence or absence of dynamic equilibrium, a condition that, in turn, promotes both habitat diversity and self-sustainable aquatic and riparian ecosystems. The authors also emphasized the need for a change of paradigm in current Chilean rivers management practices, by developing a unified framework to assess hydromorphological and ecological river conditions. In addition, the implementation of specific legislation aimed at promoting ecological and geomorphological standards in river management practice, and the strengthening and widening of the academic teaching of fluvial ecology and geomorphology is suggested.El manuscrito refleja la opinión de los autores acerca de la necesidad de aplicar un enfoque hidromorfológico para la gestión de los ríos chilenos. Se presenta una breve reseña de los últimos avances científicos sobre el enfoque hidromorfológico en la gestión de ríos, así como una visión general de las condiciones de los ríos chilenos y sus mayores perturbaciones. Por otra parte, se hace énfasis en la necesidad de incluir en la toma de decisiones los servicios directos como los indirectos proporcionados por los ríos. Se afirma que la hidromorfología es un elemento fundamental a

  1. Xenofobia y Homofobia como Efectos de la Orientación Política, Religión y Sexo Mediados por Clasismo y Patriocentrismo en Jóvenes Universitarios Chilenos

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    Fuad Hatibovic Díaz

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación examina, en estudiantes universitarios chilenos, la relación entre xenofobia, homofobia y las variables: sexo, religión y orientación política. También se evalúa el papel mediador del clasismo y patriocentrismo en la relación entre las variables sociodemográficas y la xenofobia y homofobia. Se utilizó metodología cuantitativa con diseño descriptivo correlacional. Los participantes fueron 509 estudiantes, con promedio de 20.81 años de edad (dt=2.25. Se utilizó un cuestionario abreviado basado en la Encuesta de Tolerancia y No Discriminación. Los análisis de varianza mostraron que existen diferencias significativas en función de sexo, religión y orientación política. Las mujeres obtuvieron puntajes significativamente menores que los hombres en homofobia; las personas no religiosas y de izquierda obtuvieron menores puntuaciones en todas las dimensiones analizadas, comparado con las personas religiosas y de derecha. Los análisis de mediación múltiple mostraron que las variables mediadoras explican esas diferencias en la homofobia y la xenofobia.

  2. El "retorno de lo reprimido": el papel de la sexualidad en la recepción del psicoanálisis en el círculo médico chileno, 1910-1940

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    Mariano Ruperthuz Honorato

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Aborda la recepción del psicoanálisis en el circuito médico chileno a partir de la década de 1910. Los hallazgos permitieron reconstruir cómo el freudismo fue primeramente rechazado por la incipiente escena psiquiátrica local, acusándolo de pansexualista. En la década de 1930 este panorama cambiará, ya se apreciará una revaloración del psicoanálisis a nivel local, calificándolo precisamente como un saber especializado en la sexualidad. El realce del mecanismo de la "sublimación", estimado por su capacidad de hacer transmutar la peligrosidad del "ello" en productos culturalmente aceptados, será el hito que marcará este "retorno de lo reprimido" del factor sexual del psicoanálisis en Chile. Se discutirán las posibles variables sociales, políticas y económicas que influyeron en este fenómeno.

  3. Epístolas Sacrílegas. Las declaraciones públicas de líderes evangélicos chilenos ante el gobierno militar de Pinochet (1974 y 1986

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    Miguel Ángel Mansilla

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La relación establecida entre el mundo evangélico y la dictadura militar chilena es uno de los episodios más significativos de la historia política y religiosa reciente en Chile. Si bien este fenómeno ha sido investigado tanto por las ciencias sociales como por la teología, sus posturas han tendido a desarrollarse de manera desvinculada, ofreciendo una imagen parcelada de la problemática. El presente artículo intenta ser un aporte en este ámbito específico, para lo cual se ha fijado un objetivo concreto: analizar los elementos ideológicos y políticos distintivos de las declaraciones públicas realizadas por el mundo evangélico ante el gobierno militar, vinculándolas con los contextos ideológicos en los cuales se emitieron estas declaraciones. Para ello, metodológicamente se han analizado dos declaraciones fundamentales realizadas por los líderes y pastores evangélicos ante el régimen militar chileno (fuentes primarias, lo cual permitirá complejizar la imagen que se posee sobre la relación entre el mundo evangélico y la dictadura militar chilena.

  4. Evaluación psicométrica de la escala de conducta delictiva y violenta en el aula, en estudiantes chilenos (Psychometric Assessment Of The Criminal And Violent Behavior Scale In The Classroom, In Chilean Students

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    Daniela Vera-Bachmann

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se reporta evidencia empírica sobre las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de conducta delictiva y violenta en el aula, en una muestra de 877 estudiantes secundarios chilenos, cuyas edades están comprendidas entre los 13 y los 20 años (M = 15.94, DT = 1.31. Los análisis factoriales exploratorios y confirmatorios han aportado evidencia de validez cruzada, corroborando la estructura original de dos factores; factor conducta violenta disruptiva y factor victimización. Las medidas de consistencia interna y homogeneidad fueron satisfactorias para ambas subescalas, así como su correlación con medidas de clima social escolar. Se concluye que esta escala brinda garantías de confiabilidad y validez para su uso en Chile. ABSTRACT: Empirical evidence is reported on the psychometric properties of the Scale of criminal and violent behaviorin the classroom, in a sample of 877 Chilean high school students, between the ages of 13 and 20 (M = 15.94, DT = 1.31 . Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis have provided evidence of cross validity, corroborating the original two factor structure; the violent behavior disruptive factor and the victimization factor. Measures of internal consistency and uniformity were satisfactory for both subscales, as well as their correlation with school social climate measures. It is concluded that this scale provides guarantee of reliability and validity for its use in Chile.

  5. Algunas consideraciones respecto del fallo del tribunal constitucional chileno relativo a la distribución de la “píldora del día después”

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    Juan Pablo Beca Frei

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo damos los fundamentos jurídicos de por qué resulta plenamente legítimo que el Tribunal Constitucional chileno se pronuncie sobre algunos aspectos de las Normas Chilenas sobre Fertilidad, en lo que concierne a la entrega de anticonceptivos de emergencia. En este fallo, el Tribunal Constitucional determinó que las normas contenidas en el Decreto Supremo Nº 48, de 26 de enero de 2007, del Ministerio de Salud son –desde el punto de vista jurídico– incompatibles con nuestras normas constitucionales. El segundo aspecto que analizamos desde el punto de vista jurídico es a quién corresponde el peso de la prueba. A nuestro parecer, lo que se prueba en cualquier juicio son hechos positivos, no hechos negativos, y quien debe probar es quien alega la ocurrencia de estos hechos. En consecuencia, consideramos que el Tribunal Constitucional debió haber exigido que los recurrentes probaran que el levonorgestrel impide el implante o anidación de un óvulo fecundado y no exigir al recurrido probar un hecho negativo, cual es que el mencionado producto no impide esta anidación. Reflexionamos además sobre ciertas imprecisiones del fallo, como aquellas relacionadas con el comienzo de la vida humana y la constitucionalidad de la consejería a menores.

  6. Propuestas para la formación en educación en medios en profesores chilenos Criteria of Media Education Program for Chilean teachers: A proposal for Continuous Training

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    María del Mar de Fontcuberta Balaguer

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo, desarrollado por un grupo de investigación chileno, expone los resultados de una investigación sobre la presencia de la educación en medios en el currículum de la enseñanza media chilena, los problemas que plantea y la formación y actitudes de los profesores de Lengua Castellana y Comunicación en ese ámbito. Para su análisis adopta las definiciones y parámetros contemplados por la UNESCO en Viena (1999 y Sevilla (2002 que indican, entre otros aspectos, que la educación en medios trata sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje «con» y «sobre» los medios, más que «a través» de los medios. El estudio concluye con una propuesta para implementar la formación continua de profesores en ese campo. The article explains the results of a research about Media Education in Chilean Secondary School curriculum, its problems, and training and attitudes of teachers of Spanish Language and Communication. The analysis applies definitions and parameters adopted by UNESCO in Viena (1999 and Seville (2002 which indicate that Media Education means to teach and learn «with»» and «about» media more than «through» media. It proposes a schedule for continuous training of teachers in this field.

  7. Academic Hospitality

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    Phipps, Alison; Barnett, Ronald

    2007-01-01

    Academic hospitality is a feature of academic life. It takes many forms. It takes material form in the hosting of academics giving papers. It takes epistemological form in the welcome of new ideas. It takes linguistic form in the translation of academic work into other languages, and it takes touristic form through the welcome and generosity with…

  8. Hospitality and hostility in hospitals

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    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the adoption of healthcare information systems (HIS) from a user perspective. Our case study concerns how a group of orthopaedic surgeons experienced and reacted to the adoption and mandatory use of an Electronic Patient Record system in a Danish hospital. We...... propose to use the concepts of hospitality and hostility to turn our attention to the interaction between the host (the surgeons) and the guest (the information system) and consider how the boundaries between them evolved in the everyday work practices. As an alternative to previous studies on technology...

  9. Hospital Malnutrition

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    Asumadu-Sarkodie, Samuel

    2012-01-01

    Malnutrition seen in hospitals usually occurs as some form of protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). Primary PEM results from an acute or chronic deficiency of both protein and calories. Secondary PEM, or cachexia, results from a disease or medical condition such as cancer or gastrointestinal disease that alters requirements or impairs utilization of nutrients. This record was migrated from the OpenDepot repository service in June, 2017 before shutting down.

  10. Nuevas aproximaciones para el análisis de sistemas de protección social: La noción de desempeño institucional y su aplicación al sistema de pensiones chileno

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    Aldo Madariaga Espinoza

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El sistema de pensiones de capitalización individual en Chile constituye un ejemplo paradigmático de las transformaciones llevadas a cabo en los sistemas de seguridad social en los años ochenta en los países de América Latina y en todo el mundo en desarrollo. Al cabo de un cuarto de siglo de su implantación este fue seriamente cuestionado respecto de su impacto en los elementos considerados sus grandes fortalezas, lo que derivó en una reforma que introduce avances importantes en la protección de los y las más vulnerables. No obstante ello, la estructura y los principios fundantes del sistema se mantienen en gran medida intactos. Se plantea la existencia de un déficit a nivel conceptual y metodológico como una de las principales piedras de tope que ha influido en el fracaso de estos sistemas y sus reformas. El presente trabajo propone la necesidad de reconstruir el aparataje conceptual y analítico utilizado por las ciencias sociales para dar cuenta de los problemas sociales y de las dinámicas de protección que ponen en movimiento los sistemas de pensiones en tanto mecanismos de protección social. Los conceptos y relaciones propuestas son aplicados exploratoriamente al análisis del desempeño para el caso del sistema de pensiones chileno, proponiendo una estrategia metodológica denominada "análisis de desempeño institucional".

  11. El amparo constitucional contra los actos de la administración del Estado en Iberoamérica: un análisis comparado con el recurso de protección chileno

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    Juan Carlos Ferrada Bórquez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo los autores realizan un estudio comparativo entre el Recurso de Protección chileno y los procesos de amparo de derechos fundamentales en los ordenamientos mexicano, argentino y español, en particular contra actos de los órganos de la Administración del Estado. Para ello se aborda, en primer lugar, el estudio de algunos aspectos generales de estos procedimientos judiciales; luego se analiza las situaciones jurídicas subjetivas objeto de amparo en cada caso y la actividad administrativa sujeta a este control jurídico; posteriormente, se estudian las diversas pretensiones que se pueden deducir contra la Administración del Estado en este tipo de procedimientos; finalmente, se analizan algunos aspectos concretos del procedimiento dispuesto para el Amparo. Este análisis permite distinguir estos procesos de amparo de los procedimientos ordinarios de control contencioso administrativo, estableciendo sus relaciones y diferencias conceptuales en el Derecho comparadoThis article offers a comparative study of the Chilean recourse about violation of constitutional rights and their equivalents in the Mexican, Argentine and Spanish constitutional systems, with particular reference to the complaints against the administrative decisions. After a general overview of these judicial procedures, the article proceeds to analyze the legal cases for which the recourse is granted, and the types of administrative decisions subject to this control. Next, we study the different kinds of petitions available to complainants. Finally, procedural matters are analyzed in more detail. A distinction is proposed between these constitutional recourses and the ordinary control procedures against administrative decisions, and their relationships, and conceptual differences, are explored in light of Comparative Law

  12. Técnicas de ensamblaje anatómico aplicadas al análisis de entierros secundarios: el caso del sitio Laguna los Chilenos 1 (ptdo. de Tornquist, pcia. de Buenos Aires

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    Carlotto, Ana

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    Full Text Available En los estudios bioarqueológicos contemporáneos, la unidad de análisis principal es el individuo, en tanto integrante de una muestra con significado poblacional. De allí la necesidad de identificar, aislar y reconstruir individuos a partir de conjuntos óseos con distinto grado de preservación e integridad debido a la acción de diferentes procesos pre y postdepositacionales. En los entierros secundarios, que consisten usualmente en agrupaciones desarticuladas de elementos óseos, la unidad individual se pierde, siendo necesario implementar técnicas de ensamblaje anatómico (bilateral e intermembral para su restitución. En el caso del entierro secundario del sitio Laguna Los Chilenos 1 (NISP= 2033; NMI= 14; 470 ± 80 años radiocarbónicos AP, localizado en la llanura situada al sur del sistema serrano de Ventania (Pcia. de Buenos Aires, se aplicaron diversas técnicas de identificación y de ensamblaje anatómico. Las mismas se basaron en el registro, para cada unidad anatómica, de a sexo y edad probable, b atributos no métricos tales como textura, coloración, marcas de corte, estado de conservación, etc. y c atributos métricos longitudinales y transversales de huesos largos y de elementos de las cinturas escapular y pélvica. En el presente trabajo se expondrán los resultados obtenidos, y se discutirá la eficiencia de las técnicas empleadas a través del uso de diferentes indicadores (v.g. índice de integridad anatómica individual.

  13. Prevalencia de Caries Temprana de la Infancia y sus Factores Asociados en Niños Chilenos de 2 y 4 Años

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    Zaror Sánchez, Carlos; Pineda Toledo, Patricia; Orellana Cáceres, Juan José

    2011-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio de corte transversal durante el año 2008 con una muestra 301 niños de 2 y 4 años que asisten por primera vez al servicio dental del Hospital de Calbuco, cuyo objetivo fue determinar la prevalencia de caries temprana de la infancia (CTI), severa caries temprana de la infancia (CTI-S) y sus factores asociados. El diagnóstico de caries siguió los criterios establecidos por la OMS, considerando a las caries incipientes dentro del componente caries. Además se investigó su rel...

  14. De la Araucanía a Lima: los usos del concepto "civilización" en la expansión territorial del Estado chileno, 1855-1883 = From Araucanía to Lima: uses of the concept of "civilization" in the territorial expansion of the Chilean State, 1855-1883

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    Cid, Gabriel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho analisa os usos do conceito de civilização no debate público chileno entre l855 e l883. Enfatiza-se a utilização do conceito para legitimar a expansão territorial do Estado chileno tanto para o sul do rio Bio-Bio como para o norte do deserto de Atacama, pondo o acento na condição de “barbárie” de seus ocupantes, quer dizer, das etnias indígenas – particularmente os mapuches – e da Bolivia e do Peru. A “civilização” transformou-se num conceito funcional na linguagem da elite chilena, para lhes atribuir um sentido de missão histórica, e justificar a utilização da violência associada à incorporação desses territórios a soberania nacional

  15. Hospital Outpatient PPS Partial Hospitalization Program LDS

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Partial Hospitalization Program LDS This file contains select claim level data and is derived from 2010 claims...

  16. Can hospitals compete on quality? Hospital competition.

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    Sadat, Somayeh; Abouee-Mehrizi, Hossein; Carter, Michael W

    2015-09-01

    In this paper, we consider two hospitals with different perceived quality of care competing to capture a fraction of the total market demand. Patients select the hospital that provides the highest utility, which is a function of price and the patient's perceived quality of life during their life expectancy. We consider a market with a single class of patients and show that depending on the market demand and perceived quality of care of the hospitals, patients may enjoy a positive utility. Moreover, hospitals share the market demand based on their perceived quality of care and capacity. We also show that in a monopoly market (a market with a single hospital) the optimal demand captured by the hospital is independent of the perceived quality of care. We investigate the effects of different parameters including the market demand, hospitals' capacities, and perceived quality of care on the fraction of the demand that each hospital captures using some numerical examples.

  17. Delitos que Vulneran la Intimidad de las Personas: Análisis crítico del artículo 161-A del Código Penal Chileno

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo 161-A del Código Penal chileno es una muestra de los resultados que se obtienen al legislar materias tan importantes, como lo es la protección penal de la intimidad de las personas, de forma acelerada. La norma en análisis resiste innumerables críticas; su redacción es confusa e imprecisa, lo que conlleva arduas tareas de interpretación. Este trabajo pretende contribuir en esta labor, reflexionando acerca de puntuales problemas asociados a la tipificación de los delitos recogidos en la citada disposición, así respecto al inciso primero se analiza, especialmente, si se penaliza la indiscreción o deslealtad en las comunicaciones y actuaciones privadas, mientras que en cuanto al inciso segundo se medita acerca de si se exige el conocimiento de la obtención subrepticia del material por parte de quien lo difunde. Además, se destaca la necesaria interpretación restrictiva de estos tipos, se analiza el interés público como fundamento de la autorización legal o judicial para ejecutar las conductas tipificadas, y de ¡egeferendae, se indican las ventajas que tendría introducir un elemento subjetivo del tipo distinto del dolo como la finalidad de vulnerar ¡a intimidad de otro, a fin de salvar las incertidumbres que existen en la actual legislaciónThe article 161-A of the Chilean Penal Code is a sample of the results that are obtained when so important matters, like the penal protection of the privacy, are legislated precipitately. The norm in analysis resists innumerable critiques; its draft is confused and vague, giving us an arduous interpretation work. This paper tries to contribute in this analysis, thinking over punctual problems, for example, regarding to the first clause we studied, specially, if the indiscretion or disloyalty is penalized in the communications and private performances, while as for the second clause it is pondered if who diffuse the information must to know about that it was obtained illegally

  18. La "capacidad vial" del plan regulador chileno, ¿es lo suficientemente buena para dar forma a un entorno edificado sostenible?/ The "road capacity" of the chilean master plan is it good enough for shaping a sustainable built environment?

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    Cárdenas Jirón, Luz Alicia

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available The "road capacity" of the Chilean Master Plan is a tool developed to measure the capacity of streets in terms of supporting the size of vehicle flow. This tool considers topics such as land use, population density and street width. The purpose of this technique is to incorporate it to the Master Plan, as a town planning instrument, so as to cope with traffic forecasting and congestion. However, the technique does not embrace any sustainability concept, this is due to a disregard of any district ´s social or environmental needs. Therefore a sustainable urban development would doubtfully be reached. It is argued that some other approaches are required for shaping a sustainable built environment in which it is understood that the streets are a public space for people rather than a platform for moving vehicles only. This means, to promote accessibility as well as mobility. In this paper the author reviews borrowed concepts such as "carrying capacity" and "environmental capacity" from bioregionalist and ecological disciplines using a case study in outskirts of Santiago´s metro area./La "capacidad vial" del Plan Regulador chileno es una herramienta desarrollada para medir la capacidad de las calles en términos de apoyar el tamaño del flujo de vehículos. Esta herramienta considera temas como el uso de la tierra, la densidad de población y ancho de la calle. El propósito de esta técnica es su incorporación al Plan Maestro, como un instrumento de planificación de la ciudad, con el fin de hacer frente a la previsión del tráfico y la congestión. Sin embargo, la técnica no incluye ningún concepto de sostenibilidad. Por lo tanto un desarrollo urbano sostenible dudosamente sería alcanzado. Se argumenta que algunos otros enfoques son necesarios para dar forma a un medio ambiente sostenible integrado, en el que se entiende que las calles son un espacio público para las personas en lugar de una plataforma para mover los vehículos solamente

  19. La estrategia del Estado Chileno a la problemática de las violencias contra las mujeres (2005-2014=The strategy of the State of Chile regarding the issue of violence against women (2005-2014

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    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo busca mostrar los efectos de la incursión del Estado chileno en la lucha contra las violencias hacia las mujeres en el ámbito doméstico. Para esto acudimos a dispositivos legales y políticos. Se mostrará el rol de las instituciones de justicia y del Servicio Nacional de la Mujer (SERNAM en tanto que instrumentos de atención y protección a las personas afectadas por la problemática, durante los gobiernos de Michelle Bachelet (2006-2010 y de Sebastián Piñera (2010-2014. Durante el desarrollo del análisis, se caracterizará cómo entra en tensión el enfoque familiarista de la ley con los dispositivos propuestos por el Estado. Avanzando que el género como categoría crítica si bien es invisibilizado, de igual modo aparece como ordenador de relaciones de poder y dominación. Lo anterior ocurre tanto en la construcción de la legislación, como en la intervención de la problemática en niveles locales.   Abstract This article seeks to show the effects of the incursion of Chilean State in the struggle against violence towards women in the domestic sphere. For this, we focus on political and legal devices. We will show the role of the Courts of Justice and National Women’s Service (SERNAM as instruments of attention and protection for the people affected by the issue, during the latest governments of Michelle Bachelet (2006 – 2010 and Sebastian Piñera (2010-2014. During the development of the analysis, it will be characterized how the familiarist approach of the law comes into tension with the devices proposed by the State. Stating that gender as a critical category, while being invisible, likewise appears as a power and domination relation ordering. This occurs both in the construction of legislation and in the intervention of the main issue at local levels.

  20. Help prevent hospital errors

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000618.htm Help prevent hospital errors To use the sharing features ... in the hospital. If You Are Having Surgery, Help Keep Yourself Safe Go to a hospital you ...

  1. Hospital marketing revisited.

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    Costello, M M

    1987-05-01

    With more hospitals embracing the marketing function in their organizational management over the past decade, hospital marketing can no longer be considered a fad. However, a review of hospital marketing efforts as reported in the professional literature indicates that hospitals must pay greater attention to the marketing mix elements of service, price and distribution channels as their programs mature.

  2. Hospital Library Administration.

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    Cramer, Anne

    The objectives of a hospital are to improve patient care, while the objectives of a hospital library are to improve services to the staff which will support their efforts. This handbook dealing with hospital administration is designed to aid the librarian in either implementing a hospital library, or improving services in an existing medical…

  3. Propiedades psicométricas de tres escalas de evaluación del trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad en escolares chilenos Psychometric properties of three rating scales for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Chilean students

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    Alfonso Urzúa; Marcos Domic; Mireya Ramos; Andrea Cerda; Jael Quiroz

    2010-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Evaluar en escolares chilenos la fiabilidad y la validez de tres escalas que miden el trastorno de déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH): el inventario para déficit de atención (IDDA), la escala de evaluación del déficit de atención con hiperactividad (EDAH) y la adaptación española de la escala para la gradación del déficit de atención con hiperactividad IV (EGDAH IV). MÉTODO: Estudio instrumental con los tutores (n = 612) y los profesores (n = 82) de una muestra intenciona...

  4. Validez predictiva del instrumento de evaluación de riesgos y recursos para la intervención FER-R, en adolescentes chilenos infractores de ley / Predictive Validity at the Instrument Risk and Resources (FER-R for Intervention Assessment with Young Offenders: Preliminary Study

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    Paula Alarcón

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la validez predictiva del instrumento Ficha de Evaluación de Riesgos y Recursos (FER-R para adolescentes infractores de ley, en un lapso de dos años (2009-2011. La FER-R consta de 60 ítems y permite el registro de 10 dominios, riesgos criminogénicos, recursos y el registro de un índice de escalada delictiva. La muestra estuvo conformada por 101 adolescentes varones, entre 14 y 19 años de edad, judicializados y deriva- dos a programas de intervención en medio libre. Los principales resultados muestran que el índice general de riesgo medido por la FER-R, presenta un 68.3 % de aciertos, con un área bajo la curva ROC = 0.73, indicando una magnitud predictiva fuerte de la escala total para predecir reincidencia en los adolescentes infractores chilenos.

  5. ELEMENTAL FORMS OF HOSPITALITY

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    2010-01-01

    Modern studies emphasized on the needs of researching the hospitality as relevant aspects of tourism and hospitality fields. Anyway, these approaches are inextricably intertwined to the industry of tourism and do not take seriously the anthropological and sociological roots of hospitality. In fact, the hotel seems to be a partial sphere of hospitality at all. Under this context, the present paper explores the issue of hospitality enrooted in the political and economic indo-European principle ...

  6. Temperature, energy acquisition and energy use in the Chilean silverside Basilichthys australis Eigenmann (Atherinopsidae Temperatura, adquisición de energía y uso de energía en el pejerrey chileno Basilichthys australis Eigenmann (Atherinopsidae

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    LEOPOLDO FUENTES

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    Full Text Available We evaluated the influence of water temperature (Tw on the energy acquisition and use in the chilean silverside Basilichthys australis (Eigenmann 1927, an endemic species inhabiting freshwater ecosystems in Chile. We tested the effect of Tw (11.5, 14.0, 18.0, 22.0 and 26.0 °C on food intake, digestibility, food transit time and metabolic rate. As expected, this study demonstrated that many physiological variables under study were significantly affected by Tw, as well as the net energy balance of this species. Nevertheless, the net energy balance was not strictly related to the range of Tws evaluated. At Tws lower than 14 °C the energy budget was depressed, because food intake was lower than at Tws between 14 and 26 °C, where food intake was higher and independent of Tw. Consequently, at these temperatures the energy balance was positive and also independent of Tw. Physiologically, B. australis appears to be a tolerant species with respect to the wide range of water temperature in habitats at different depths. Thus, its distributions may extend through the entire profile of lakes and rivers, even in systems characterised by spatial and temporal thermal variabilityEn este trabajo evaluamos la influencia de la temperatura del agua (Ta en la adquisición de energía y su uso por parte del pejerrey chileno Basilichthys australis (Eigenmann 1927, una especie endémica que habita los ecosistemas dulceacuícolas de Chile. Investigamos el efecto de Ta (11,5, 14,0, 18,0, 22,0 y 26,0 °C en la ingesta de alimento, digestibilidad, tiempo de transito del alimento y tasa metabólica. De acuerdo a lo esperado, este estudio demostró que varias de las variables fisiológicas bajo estudio fueron significativamente afectadas por Ta, así como el balance energético de esta especie. Sin embargo, el balance neto de energía no estuvo estrictamente relacionado al rango de Tas evaluadas. En Tas inferiores a 14 °C el presupuesto de energía fue deprimido, debido a

  7. Hospitable Classrooms: Biblical Hospitality and Inclusive Education

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    Anderson, David W.

    2011-01-01

    This paper contributes to a Christian hermeneutic of special education by suggesting the biblical concept of hospitality as a necessary characteristic of classroom and school environments in which students with disabilities and other marginalized students can be effectively incorporated into the body of the classroom. Christian hospitality, seen…

  8. Hospitality Healthscapes: The New Standard for Making Hospitals More Hospitable

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    Courtney Suess Raeisinafchi

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    Full Text Available What comes to mind when you think of a hospital room? Stark. Sterile. Bare. Clinical. What might it mean for patients if the association with the environment shifted to something like: Comforting. Bright. Elegant. Personal?

  9. The application of hospitality elements in hospitals.

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    Wu, Ziqi; Robson, Stephani; Hollis, Brooke

    2013-01-01

    In the last decade, many hospital designs have taken inspiration from hotels, spurred by factors such as increased patient and family expectations and regulatory or financial incentives. Increasingly, research evidence suggests the value of enhancing the physical environment to foster healing and drive consumer decisions and perceptions of service quality. Although interest is increasing in the broader applicability of numerous hospitality concepts to the healthcare field, the focus of this article is design innovations, and the services that such innovations support, from the hospitality industry. To identify physical hotel design elements and associated operational features that have been used in the healthcare arena, a series of interviews with hospital and hotel design experts were conducted. Current examples and suggestions for future hospitality elements were also sought from the experts, academic journals, and news articles. Hospitality elements applied in existing hospitals that are addressed in this article include hotel-like rooms and decor; actual hotels incorporated into medical centers; hotel-quality food, room service, and dining facilities for families; welcoming lobbies and common spaces; hospitality-oriented customer service training; enhanced service offerings, including concierges; spas or therapy centers; hotel-style signage and way-finding tools; and entertainment features. Selected elements that have potential for future incorporation include executive lounges and/or communal lobbies with complimentary wireless Internet and refreshments, centralized controls for patients, and flexible furniture. Although the findings from this study underscore the need for more hospitality-like environments in hospitals, the investment decisions made by healthcare executives must be balanced with cost-effectiveness and the assurance that clinical excellence remains the top priority.

  10. Community Hospital Telehealth Consortium

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    Williams, Elton

    2004-01-01

    The Community Hospital Telehealth Consortium is a unique, forward-thinking, community-based healthcare service project organized around 5 not-for-profit community hospitals located throughout Louisiana and Mississippi...

  11. The interstices of hospitality

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    School of Hospitality and Tourism, Anhembi Morumbi University, São Paulo, Brazil ... aspects of hospitality, and the approach of the social sciences, which study the dynamics of ..... in the virtual media, the ritual always begins with an invitation.

  12. Community Hospital Telehealth Consortium

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    Williams, Elton

    2003-01-01

    The Community Hospital Telehealth Consortium is a unique, forward-thinking, community-based healthcare service project organized around 5 not-for-profit community hospitals located throughout Louisiana and Mississippi...

  13. Unplanned Hospital Visits - National

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Unplanned Hospital Visits – national data. This data set includes national-level data for the hospital return days (or excess days in acute care) measures, the...

  14. The Hospitable Meal Model

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    Justesen, Lise; Overgaard, Svend Skafte

    2017-01-01

    This article presents an analytical model that aims to conceptualize how meal experiences are framed when taking into account a dynamic understanding of hospitality: the meal model is named The Hospitable Meal Model. The idea behind The Hospitable Meal Model is to present a conceptual model...... that can serve as a frame for developing hospitable meal competencies among professionals working within the area of institutional foodservices as well as a conceptual model for analysing meal experiences. The Hospitable Meal Model transcends and transforms existing meal models by presenting a more open......-ended approach towards meal experiences. The underlying purpose of The Hospitable Meal Model is to provide the basis for creating value for the individuals involved in institutional meal services. The Hospitable Meal Model was developed on the basis of an empirical study on hospital meal experiences explored...

  15. Structural Measures - Hospital

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of hospitals and the structural measures they report. A structural measure reflects the environment in which hospitals care for patients, for example, whether...

  16. Hospital Compare - Archived Data

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. This information can help...

  17. Research in Hospitality Management

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    Research in Hospitality Management (RHM) is a peer-reviewed journal ... to the quintessential managerial areas of Finance, Human Resources, Operations, ... competency and career development of hospitality management students · EMAIL ...

  18. Community Hospital Telehealth Consortium

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    Williams, Jr, Elton L

    2007-01-01

    The Community Hospital Telehealth Consortium is a unique, forward-thinking, community-based healthcare service project organized around 5 not-for-profit community hospitals located throughout Louisiana and Mississippi...

  19. Un discurso chileno de Amado Alonso

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    2007-01-01

    Informo de la existencia de un discurso que Amado Alonso leyó en los actos de celebración del centenario de la Facultad de Filosofía y Educación, de la Universidad de Chile. Edito, en segunda edición, el mencionado discurso.

  20. Inteligencia y Conductas Delictuales en Adolescentes Chilenos

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio compara el rendimiento intelectual de 100 jóvenes varones (12-17años que han infringido la ley, con el de 100 jóvenes no infractores. Los resultados indican quelos jóvenes infractores de ley presentan una mayor proporción de CIs totales inferiores al promedioen comparación con los jóvenes no infractores. Al descontar el efecto de la escolarización y NSE,las diferencias de CI entre ambos grupos siguen siendo significativas, aunque menos extremas. Losresultados concuerdan con los hallazgos de otros estudios respecto al menor CI en jóvenes infractores de ley, particularmente en el CI verbal. Estos resultados son de importancia en la planificación deestrategias de rehabilitación, reescolarización y reinserción social de estos adolescentes

  1. Costo día cama servicio pensionado para una enfermedad en un hospital de Chile

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    Alex Medina Giacomozzi

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    Full Text Available Uno de los temas de mayor complejidad en salud es la determinación de los costos involucrados en una atención de una enfermedad, por la gran cantidad de costos indirectos incurridos que provienen de los diversos servicios que directa o indirectamente intervienen, por lo que su asignación al usuario requirente, afectado por un problema de salud, ya sea de recuperación o rehabilitación, es sin lugar a dudas el problema más importante a resolver de cualquier sistema de costos. Además, es un problema ineludible pues la organización necesita tener información confiable, oportuna y lo más exacta posible sobre el costo de sus productos, para una correcta toma de decisiones, por lo que el objetivo del presente artículo es calcular el costo indirecto incurrido por procedimiento y su asignación por inductor de costos a un caso real para una atención cerrada en la unidad de pensionado de un hospital público chileno. La metodología seguida implicó identificar todas las actividades y costos involucrados en una atención, mediante la identificación de los inductores de costos y su distribución a una enfermedad en particular, siguiendo el criterio de costo por paciente-enfermedad. El resultado demuestra que es posible incorporar la valorización del día cama y, por tanto, reconocer los costos indirectos incurridos en la atención de una enfermedad en particular, lo que permite contar con un instrumento de identificación de costos, que responda a las necesidades de información para un establecimiento en concreto y que es posible replicar, con las adecuaciones pertinentes, a otros establecimientos de salud.

  2. Medicare Hospital Spending Per Patient - Hospital

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  3. Hospitality and prosumption | Ritzer | Research in Hospitality ...

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    Research in Hospitality Management. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 5, No 1 (2015) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

  4. Service Robots for Hospitals

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    services to maintain the quality of healthcare provided. This thesis and the Industrial PhD project aim to address logistics, which is the most resource demanding service in a hospital. The scale of the transportation tasks is huge and the material flow in a hospital is comparable to that of a factory. We......Hospitals are complex and dynamic organisms that are vital to the well-being of societies. Providing good quality healthcare is the ultimate goal of a hospital, and it is what most of us are only concerned with. A hospital, on the other hand, has to orchestrate a great deal of supplementary...... believe that these transportation tasks, to a great extent, can be and will be automated using mobile robots. This thesis consequently addresses the key technical issues of implementing service robots in hospitals. In simple terms, a robotic system for automating hospital logistics has to be reliable...

  5. Hospitality and Institutional Meals

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    Justesen, Lise; Strøjer, Anna-Lise

    2017-01-01

    Abstract: There is a growing interest in articulating institutional meal serving practices as a hospitality activity involving host and guest interactions. This study aims to qualify institutional hospitality and meal activities by exploring private hospitality events. The study is based......-structured interview, students reflected on their hospitality experiences. The interviews were transcribed and analyzed using a thematic analysis method. The emerging themes on hospitality activities were identified. It was found that hospitality activities could be characterized as a process where the individual...... was transformed into a guest. Information on purpose of the event and other information given in the invitation were part of this process. Furthermore, hospitality activities could be characterized by blurred host-guest relations and by being able to embrace unexpected events as well. The activities were...

  6. Hospital turnaround strategies.

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    Langabeer, James

    2008-01-01

    Despite reports of higher profitability in recent years, hospitals are failing at a faster rate than ever before. Although many hospitals leave decisions regarding revenues and costs to chief financial officers and their staff, this is a recipe for disaster. From research conducted over the last 4 years on hospital bankruptcies and turnarounds, the author found that a common series of actions will help organizations evade collapse. The author explored these turnaround strategies through research and analysis of a variety of hospitals and health systems that had a high probability of immediate financial crisis or collapse. His continued observation and analysis of these hospitals in subsequent years showed that most hospitals never emerge from their bleak financial conditions. However, a few hospital administrations have successfully turned around their organizations.

  7. ELEMENTAL FORMS OF HOSPITALITY

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    Maximiliano Emanuel Korstanje

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Modern studies emphasized on the needs of researching the hospitality as relevant aspects of tourism and hospitality fields. Anyway, these approaches are inextricably intertwined to the industry of tourism and do not take seriously the anthropological and sociological roots of hospitality. In fact, the hotel seems to be a partial sphere of hospitality at all. Under this context, the present paper explores the issue of hospitality enrooted in the political and economic indo-European principle of free-transit which is associated to a much broader origin.  Starting from the premise etymologically hostel and hospital share similar origins, we follow the contributions of J Derrida to determine the elements that formed the hospitality up to date.

  8. Hospital diversification strategy.

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    Eastaugh, Steven R

    2014-01-01

    To determine the impact of health system restructuring on the levels of hospital diversification and operating ratio this article analyzed 94 teaching hospitals and 94 community hospitals during the period 2008-2013. The 47 teaching hospitals are matched with 47 other teaching hospitals experiencing the same financial market position in 2008, but with different levels of preference for risk and diversification in their strategic plan. Covariates in the analysis included levels of hospital competition and the degree of local government planning (for example, highly regulated in New York, in contrast to Texas). Moreover, 47 nonteaching community hospitals are matched with 47 other community hospitals in 2008, having varying manager preferences for service-line diversification and risk. Diversification and operating ratio are modeled in a two-stage least squares (TSLS) framework as jointly dependent. Institutional diversification is found to yield better financial position, and the better operating profits provide the firm the wherewithal to diversify. Some services are in a growth phase, like bariatric weight-loss surgery and sleep disorder clinics. Hospital managers' preferences for risk/return potential were considered. An institution life cycle hypothesis is advanced to explain hospital behavior: boom and bust, diversification, and divestiture, occasionally leading to closure or merger.

  9. Biomechanical and ecological relationships of wing morphology of eight Chilean bats Relaciones biomecánicas y ecológicas de la morfología alar de ocho quirópteros chilenos

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    MAURICIO CANALS

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    low speed but increased maneuverability, their aspect ratios and wing loading were relatively low; (4 Lasiurus cinereus was in the zone of fast speed flight and the low aspect ratio predicts an increased agility. The functional groups (2 and (3 exploit similar habitats but with different life styles, the molossids foraging in open areas at fast flight speed and the vespertilionids foraging in more wooded areas with maneuverable and slow flight. Desmodus rotundus clearly constitute a single group that may be related to flights from a far communal roost and their particular mode of locomotionComparamos la morfología alar de ocho quirópteros chilenos, incluyendo dos especies previamente estudiadas. Correlacionamos los hallazgos con la información ecológica disponible. Estimamos la razón de aspecto, envergadura, la superficie, y la carga alar del molosido Mormopterus kalinowskii, el phyllostomidae Desmodus rotundus y los vespertilionidos Histiotus montanus, Histiotus macrotus, Lasiurus borealis, and Lasiurus cinereus. Los murciélagos de cola libre, T. brasiliensis, M.kalinowskii y D. rotundus, sin uropatagio, mostraron una baja superficie alar, pero mientras los molósidos mostraron alta razón de aspecto, la de D. rotundus fue sólo moderada. Desmodus rotundus mostró la menor envergadura alar, relativa a su masa, y la mayor carga alar. El segundo momento del área del húmero de M. chiloensis es menor que lo esperado a partir de las predicciones alométricas, sugiriendo una pobre resistencia a la fuerzas de flexión y a la torsión. Todos los demás vespertiliónidos mostraron un alto segundo momento del área, lo que puede ser explicado por su energéticamente costosa forma de locomoción, especialmente en especias con alta potencia parásita a consecuencia de sus largas orejas. El alto Ih que mostró D. rotundus puede ser explicado por su moderada razón de aspecto y por su elevada masa corporal que incrementa el torque producido por el peso. El análisis de

  10. Zoogeografía de los crustáceos decápodos chilenos marinos y dulceacuícolas Zoogeography of Chilean marine and freshwater decapod crustaceans

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    Marco A Retamal

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Sobre la base de 77 familias, más de 200 géneros y 431 especies que habitan aguas chilenas, se ha tratado de revelar el patrón zoogeográfico subyacente a estos taxa comparando áreas sobre la base del número de especies, géneros y familias que las comparten. Para obtener este patrón zoogeográfico se dividió la costa y las islas oceánicas en 16 áreas, que abarcan la mayor parte de la placa de Nazca, incluyendo la isla de Pascua, isla Salas y Gómez, islas Desventuradas y archipiélago de Juan Fernández, así como las cordilleras submarinas de Salas y Gómez y Nazca (5 áreas, la costa sudamericana occidental desde Arica (ca., 18°S hasta el cabo de Hornos (56°S (10 áreas y la península Antartica y áreas adyacentes (1 área. Los cuatro dendrogramas obtenidos coinciden en mostrar seis áreas provinciales: a Chileno-Peruana (18°-42°S; b Magallánica (42°-56°S; c Antartica, que incluye la península Antartica y los archipiélagos del arco de Escocia; d Archipiélago de Juan Fernández (33°40'S, 79°00'W, incluyendo las islas Desventuradas (ca. 26°20'S, 80°W; e Isla de Pascua (27°09'S, 109°25'S; y, f cordilleras sumergidas de Salas y Gómez & Nazca (ca. 25°S; ca. 75°W-100°W. El dendrograma que se basa exclusivamente en las familias compartidas entre las diversas áreas geográficas muestra dos grandes conjuntos: el primero reúne a todas las áreas oceánicas sobre la placa de Nazca y el segundo las diez áreas sudamericanas y la Antartica. Adicionalmente, los decápodos del cono sur de América del Sur se extienden desde el Pacífico suroriental magallánico hasta el Atlántico suroccidental magallánico, llegando hasta el archipiélago de las islas Kerguelen en el límite de los océanos índico y Antartico.Using more than 200 genera and 431 species that comprise the 77 families of decapods crustaceans inhabiting Chilean waters, we attempted to reveal the underlying zoogeographical pattern of these taxa by comparing areas

  11. Hospital Dermatology, Introduction.

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    Fox, Lindy P

    2017-03-01

    Inpatient dermatology is emerging as a distinct dermatology subspecialty where dermatologists specialize in caring for patients hospitalized with skin disease. While the main focus of inpatient dermatology is the delivery of top-quality and timely dermatologic care to patients in the hospital setting, the practice of hospital-based dermatology has many additional components that are critical to its success. ©2017 Frontline Medical Communications.

  12. Hospital-acquired listeriosis.

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    Graham, J C; Lanser, S; Bignardi, G; Pedler, S; Hollyoak, V

    2002-06-01

    We report four cases of listeriosis that occurred over a two-month period in north east England. Due to the apparent nosocomial acquisition of infection and the clustering of cases in time and place, extended epidemiological investigation was performed and the outbreak was traced to a caterer who was providing sandwiches for hospital shops. We discuss the difficulties in preventing food-borne listeriosis in the hospital setting. Copyright 2002 The Hospital Infection Society.

  13. Hospital Management Software Development

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    sobogunGod, olawale

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis was to implement a hospital management software which is suitable for small private hospitals in Nigeria, especially for the ones that use a file based system for storing information rather than having it stored in a more efficient and safer environment like databases or excel programming software. The software developed within this thesis project was specifically designed for the Rainbow specialist hospital which is based in Lagos, the commercial neurological cente...

  14. Fraud in Hospitals

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    Musau, Steve; Vian, Taryn

    2008-01-01

    Hospitals are vulnerable to corruption. In the U.S., health care fraud has been stimated to cost $60 billion per year, or 3% of total health care expenditures - much of it in the hospital sector. Hospitals account for 50% or more of health care pending in many countries. Fraud and corruption in hospitals negatively affect access and quality, as public servants make off with resources which could have been used to reduce out-of-pocket expenditures for patients, or improve needed services. This...

  15. Diagnóstico de la competencia comunicativa en inglés de un grupo de escolares chilenos:: puntos de encuentro con su perfil estratégico A diagnosis of the English communicative competence of a group of Chilean students: - Some common issues with their strategic profile

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    María Gabriela Sanhueza Jara

    Full Text Available Resumen Recientemente, el Ministerio de Educación de Chile aplicó por primera vez una evaluación de las habilidades receptivas en inglés a todos los estudiantes de tercer año de enseñanza media del país. Este diagnóstico permitió advertir que en las áreas de comprensión auditiva y comprensión lectora alcanzan niveles insuficientes. Sin embargo, aún es muy poco lo que se ha investigado, en el contexto educacional chileno, acerca del estado de la competencia comunicativa de nuestros jóvenes en lengua inglesa. La presente investigación se propone establecer algunos puntos de encuentro entre la descripción de la competencia comunicativa en inglés de un grupo de escolares chilenos y el perfil de estrategias de aprendizaje de lengua extranjera que les caracteriza. Este estudio corresponde a uno descriptivo, transversal, de caso único. Los datos analizados provienen de los informes de resultados de la aplicación del examen First Certificate in English y de un perfil estratégico de aprendizaje de inglés como idioma extranjero obtenido a partir del cuestionario Strategy Inventory for Language Learning.Abstract Recently, the Chilean Ministry of Education has applied for the first time, an assessment of the receptive skills in the English language of every Chilean third year high school student. This diagnosis evinced that in the areas of listening and reading comprehension, the students'level was unsatisfactory. Nevertheless, what has been investigated with respect to the Chilean school students'level of communicative competence in English has been very little. The present investigation seeks to establish some common issues between the description of the communicative competence of the Chilean students and their typical, foreign language learning strategic profile. This unique case study is one that is descriptive and transversal. Analyzed data was gathered from the First Certificate in English examination reports and a strategic

  16. Going to the Hospital

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    ... and therapists will show you how to use pieces of equipment, like crutches, if you need them. Some hospitals have child life specialists. Their job is to make sure kids in the hospital understand what's going on around them and help them feel more ...

  17. Hospitality Services Reference Book.

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    Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.

    This reference book provides information needed by employees in hospitality services occupations. It includes 29 chapters that cover the following topics: the hospitality services industry; professional ethics; organization and management structures; safety practices and emergency procedures; technology; property maintenance and repair; purchasing…

  18. GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND HOSPITALS

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    In recent years in South Africa the position of the general practi- tioner in hospitals has ... ments, and it is in these hospitals that difficulties have arisen. On the other hand, ... great extent deprived of contact with his colleagues. He comes to ... eventually lose interest in the results of treatment and advances in medicine. In fact ...

  19. Hospital 360°.

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    Giraldo Valencia, Juan Carlos; Delgado, Liliana Claudia

    2015-01-01

    There are forces that are greater than the individual performance of each hospital institution and of the health system structural of each country. The world is changing and to face up to the future in the best possible way, we need to understand how contexts and emerging trends link up and how they affect the hospital sector. The Columbian Association of Hospitals and Clinics, ACHC, has thus come up with the Hospital 360° concept which uses hospitals capable of anticipating changing contexts by means of the transition between present and future and takes on board the experience of global, socio-economic, demographic, political, environmental and technological fields as its model. Hospital 360° is an invitation to reinvent processes and institution themselves allowing them to adapt and incorporate a high degree of functional flexibility. Hospital 360° purses goals of efficiency, effectiveness and relevance, but also of impact and sustainability, and is coherent with the internal needs of hospital institutions and society for long-term benefits.

  20. Hospitality services generate revenue.

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    Bizouati, S

    1993-01-01

    An increasing number of hospitals are undertaking external revenue-generating activities to supplement their shrinking budgets. Written at the request of Leadership, this article outlines an example of a successful catering service -- a money-generating business that more Canadian hospitals could profitably consider.

  1. Virtual Pediatric Hospital

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    ... Thoracopaedia - An Imaging Encyclopedia of Pediatric Thoracic Disease Virtual Pediatric Hospital is the Apprentice's Assistant™ Last revised ... pediatric resources: GeneralPediatrics.com | PediatricEducation.org | SearchingPediatrics.com Virtual Pediatric Hospital is curated by Donna M. D' ...

  2. Hospitality Services. Curriculum Guide.

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    Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.

    This guide, which was developed as part of Texas' home economics education program, is intended to assist teachers of a hospitality services course focusing on the food and lodging segments of the hospitality and tourism industry. The first 40% of the approximately 600-page guide consists of strategies for teaching each of 29 essential…

  3. Hospitality Occupations. Curriculum Guide.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Homemaking Education.

    This curriculum guide on the hospitality occupations was developed to help secondary and postsecondary home economics teachers prepare individuals for entry-level jobs in the hospitality industry. The content is in seven sections. The first section presents organizational charts of a medium-size hotel, food and beverage division, housekeeping and…

  4. Towards the collaborative hospital

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    Prætorius, Thim; Hasle, Peter; Edwards, Kasper

    2015-01-01

    Hospitals are increasingly faced with conflicting demands as they have to respond to increasing patient demands as well as financial, clinical and quality challenges. To handle these demands the hospital need to reconfigure its organization, and we propose to build on a concept for the collaborat......Hospitals are increasingly faced with conflicting demands as they have to respond to increasing patient demands as well as financial, clinical and quality challenges. To handle these demands the hospital need to reconfigure its organization, and we propose to build on a concept...... of the collaborative hospital concern the creation of an appropriate balance between standardization and local autonomy, shared purpose centred around providing the best possible care, and use of enabling structures that sustain the new ways of collaborative work. The chapter builds on the theoretical framework...

  5. On spaces of hospitality

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    Greve, Anni

    Although specialists in hospitality have worked extensively on hospitality with respect to relations between different nations or between nations and individuals of a different nationality, for instance when they seek asylum, Jacques Derrida preferred to focus instead upon the relationship between...... the guest and the host. This has provided a much-needed rethinking of how to understand hospitality as a way of relating, as an ethics and as a politics. Within this work, there have often appeared discussions of ‘spaces of hospitality’, but these spaces have remained largely abstract. This is where...... this paper comes in: It will re open discussions of spaces of hospitality with an introduction into an on-going research project that studies the performative, structural and social dynamics of cultural encounters focusing on forms of hospitality that are related to particular sites in the city, namely...

  6. Hjertestop uden for hospital

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    Frandsen, F; Nielsen, J R; Gram, L

    1989-01-01

    During the period 1.10.1986-30.9.1987, all patients with cardiac arrest outside hospital brought to the casualty department in Odense Hospital were registered. Out of 160 patients, 133 (83%) could be primarily resuscitated, 19 (12%) were resuscitated but died later in hospital and eight patients (5......%) were resuscitated and could be discharged alive from hospital. Out of the eight patients who were discharged alive, only two (1%) had retained reasonable cerebral function as assessed by dementia testing. Treatment of the cardiac arrest prior to the arrival of the ambulance, duration of the cardiac...... arrest for less than six minutes and staffing of the ambulance with three first-aid men were factors of decisive importance for survival of the patients. The results of this investigation demonstrate that treatment of cardiac arrest outside hospital is unsatisfactory. Proposals for improvement...

  7. Análisis psicométrico de las escalas Ryff (versión española en una muestra de adolescentes chilenos [Psychometric Analysis of the Psychological Well-Being Scales (Spanish Version in a Sample of Chilean Teenagers

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    Ismael Gallardo Cuadra

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza las propiedades psicométricas de la escala de bienestar psicológico de Ryff (en su versión en español, en adolescentes chilenos. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 335 adolescentes de la comuna de Talca, Chile, a quienes se aplicó la escala de bienestar psicológico en su versión de 39 ítems validada para población española. Se realizaron análisis de confiabilidad y de validez de constructo encontrándose que la confiabilidad de la escala general fue buena, aunque por dimensiones tomó valores entre aceptables y malos. En cuanto a la validez, el modelo propuesto por Ryff fue el que mostró el mejor ajuste teórico a los datos entre los modelos comparados, propiedades que mejoraron al reducir la escala siguiendo criterios estadísticos.

  8. La cultura política del ciudadano y la comunicación política en TV en la transición política del plebiscito chileno (octubre 1988. I. Metodología. II. Conclusiones

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    JOSÉ LUIS PIÑUEL RAIGADA

    1990-01-01

    Full Text Available Exposición de la acotación material y formal del objeto al que se destina la investigación realizada, y cuyo campo de observación es la situación histórica brindada con la campaña política del plebiscito chileno del 5 de octubre de 1988. La prefiguración teórica de este objeto es la responsable de la selección y consistencia de los datos que se han recolectado y procesado, y la que ha motivado a escoger como campo de observación la COMUNICACIÓN POLÍTICA televisiva y la CULTURA POLÍTICA del ciudadano en el Chile Plebiscitario. De la investigación se concluye que la Mediación comunicativa del Plebiscito ha implantado en la Transición chilena un proceso de resignificación cuyo sentido radica más en la "afirmación del cambio" que en la "afirmación de opciones contra", curiosamente ligadas estas últimas, por la vía de la comunicación, a la opción política cuya práctica no era de cambio, sino de continuidad.

  9. Patient Survey (PCH - HCAHPS) PPS-exempt Cancer Hospital - Hospital

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of hospital ratings for the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). HCAHPS is a national, standardized survey of hospital...

  10. Premier Hospital Historical Data

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — To provide a historical overview of the participating hospitals, before the first project report, Premier Healthcare Informatics has used data already available for...

  11. [Ryazan hospital--80 years].

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    Klimov, A S; Gromov, M F

    2012-02-01

    In December 2011 marked 80 years of the founding of the Ryazan garrison hospital, originally housed in two buildings: "Redut housed"--a monument of architecture of the XVIII century and the former almshouses room "for the maimed in the war", was built in 1884 now Ryazan garrison hospital (from 2010--Branch No 6 FSI "in 1586 the district military hospital in the Western Military District", the Defense Ministry of Russia)--a multi-field medical preventive institution on the basis of which soldiers, military retirees, family members and military retirees from Ryazan, Moscow, Tambov regions are treated. Every year more than 7 thousand patients get treatment here. During the counterterrorism operations in Chechnya over 800 wounded were brought to the hospital from the battle area.

  12. Hospital Compare Data

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — These are the official datasets used on the Medicare.gov Hospital Compare Website provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These data allow you to...

  13. Hospital Outpatient PPS

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Section 4523 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) provides authority for CMS to implement a prospective payment system (PPS) under Medicare for hospital...

  14. VT Hospital Site Locations

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — (Link to Metadata) This data layer contains point locations of all major community, regional, comprehensive health, and healthcare provider hospitals in the state of...

  15. Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)

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    ... for Success Am I Rural? Evidence-based Toolkits Economic Impact Analysis Tool Community Health Gateway Sustainability Planning ... hospitals and improve access to healthcare by keeping essential services in rural communities. To accomplish this goal, ...

  16. Physician-Owned Hospitals

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Section 6001 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 amended section 1877 of the Social Security Act to impose additional requirements for physician-owned hospitals to...

  17. Hospitals as health educators

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    ... offer discounts to healthy activities in the area: Biking, hiking, or walking tours Museums Fitness clubs Farms Festivals Your hospital may offer discounts for: Retail stores such as sporting goods, health food, and art stores Acupuncture Skin care Eye ...

  18. Hospital Readmission Reduction

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In October 2012, CMS began reducing Medicare payments for Inpatient Prospective Payment System hospitals with excess readmissions. Excess readmissions are measured...

  19. Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In October 2012, CMS began reducing Medicare payments for Inpatient Prospective Payment System hospitals with excess readmissions. Excess readmissions are measured...

  20. Research in Hospitality Management

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    Research in Hospitality Management. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 5, No 1 (2015) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

  1. Allegheny County Hospitals

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — The data on health care facilities includes the name and location of all the hospitals and primary care facilities in Allegheny County. The current listing of...

  2. Practice Hospital Bed Safety

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    ... Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Practice Hospital Bed Safety Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it More sharing options ... It depends on the complexity of the bed." Safety Tips CDRH offers the following safety tips for ...

  3. Ionizing radiation in hospitals

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    Blok, K.; Ginkel, G. van; Leun, K. van der; Muller, H.; Oude Elferink, J.; Vesseur, A.

    1985-10-01

    This booklet dels with the risks of the use of ionizing radiation for people working in a hospital. It is subdivided in three parts. Part 1 treats the properties of ionizing radiation in general. In part 2 the various applications are discussed of ionizing radiation in hospitals. Part 3 indicates how a not completely safe situation may be improved. (H.W.). 14 figs.; 4 tabs

  4. Preventing falls in hospital.

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    Pearce, Lynne

    2017-02-27

    Essential facts Falls are the most frequent adverse event reported in hospitals, usually affecting older patients. Every year, more than 240,000 falls are reported in acute hospitals and mental health trusts in England and Wales, equivalent to more than 600 a day, according to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). But research shows that when nurses, doctors and therapists work together, falls can be reduced by 20-30%.

  5. Nutrition support in hospitals

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    Kondrup, Jens

    2005-01-01

    Nutrition support in hospitals is becoming an area of focus because of the evidence showing improved clinical outcome with nutrition support, its status as a human rights issue and its integration into quality assurance.......Nutrition support in hospitals is becoming an area of focus because of the evidence showing improved clinical outcome with nutrition support, its status as a human rights issue and its integration into quality assurance....

  6. [Hospital organizational structure].

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    Bittar, O J

    1994-01-01

    The basic point for an Institution to work is the existence of a definite organizational structure that puts together similar areas allowing decisions and the operationalization of different tasks. Knowledge and analysis of structures of private and public hospitals and a bibliography review about the issue is the purpose of this paper. Suggestions are given about the elaboration of small structures and the utilization of matrix management in order to accomplish the hospitals objectives.

  7. Hospital waste management in nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow City, India

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    Manish Kumar Manar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To assess hospital waste management in nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow city. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted on the staffs of nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow from September 2012 to March 2013. A total of eight hospitals were chosen as the study sample size. Simple random sampling technique was used for the selection of the nonteaching hospitals. A pre-structured and pre-tested interview questionnaire was used to collect necessary information regarding the hospitals and biomedical waste (BMW management of the hospitals. The general information about the selected hospitals/employees of the hospitals was collected. Results: Mean hospital waste generated in the eight nonteaching hospitals of Lucknow was 0.56 kg/bed/day. About 50.5% of the hospitals did not have BMW department and colored dustbins. In 37.5% of the hospitals, there were no BMW records and segregation at source. Incinerator was used only by hospital A for treatment of BMW. Hospital G and hospital H had no facilities for BMW treatment. Conclusion: There is a need for appropriate training of staffs, strict implementation of rules, and continuous surveillance of the hospitals of Lucknow to improve the BMW management and handling practices.

  8. Hospitals look to hospitality service firms to meet TQM goals.

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    Hard, R

    1992-05-20

    Hospitals that hire contract service firms to manage one or all aspects of their hospitality service departments increasingly expect those firms to help meet total quality management goals as well as offer the more traditional cost reduction, quality improvement and specialized expertise, finds the 1992 Hospital Contract Services Survey conducted by Hospitals.

  9. Impacto de Dos Métodos Alternativos de Asignación de Costos Indirectos Estructurales de Hospitales Públicos Chilenos en el Costo Final de Producción de Servicios Sanitarios.

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    Luis Roberto, Reveco Sepúlveda; Carlos Alberto, Vallejos Vallejos; Patricio Reinaldo, Valdes Garcia; Herenia Gutiérrez Ponce

    2012-12-01

    The main goal of this study is to measure the impact of two alternative methods of overhead cost allocation of chilean public hospitals into the final production cost of 256 health care services which are recurrent in health problems whose burden of disease is high in Chile. A purposively sample of six important hospitals of metropolitan region in Chile was considered. A survey was applied to them in order to collect analytic cost data of resource use (labor, medical supplies and use of capital) in the production of health care services. The data of overhead cost (electricity, central heating, laundry, administrative support, transport, maintenance, etc.) were obtained from the Information System of each hospital. The final cost of each health care service was calculated from the perspective of health public system, in two ways: (1) using a proxy rate of common use, and (2) using overhead cost rates as a result of a step-down methodology. The final costs calculated with each method were compared and analized. Considering that the gold standard method for allocation of overhead cost is the step-down methodology, the results using proxy rate revealed that 185 services (72,3%) are under costing, and 71 health care services (27,7%) are over costing. The use of proxy rates to allocate overhead costs into the final cost lead to important under costing and over costing of health services. This finding is important at least by two reasons: (1) for the management of hospitals, (2) in economic evaluations, the variations in cost can modify the ratio of cost-effectiveness, cost-utility or cost-benefit, influencing the health public decision. Copyright © 2012 International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Trick questions: cosmopolitan hospitality

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    Eleanor Byrne

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Byrne’s paper consists of two parallel texts. The first explores the limits of cosmopolitanism in practice, taking as its subject the Life in the UK Citizenship Test, inaugurated under the Labour Government in 2005. It argues that the test exemplifies the predicament of all attempts at cosmopolitan hospitality as unconditional welcoming, through a discussion of the relation between questioning and welcoming the stranger. Establishing the relationship between cosmopolitanism and hospitality as envisaged in Derrida’s reading of Kant it asks what kind of cosmopolitan hospitality is either possible or desirable by exploring what Derrida calls the ‘perversions’ inherent in the structures of hospitality. It focuses on the concept of the ‘trick questions’ that the state asks the foreigner observed by Derrida in his reading of The Apology of Socrates; questions that seem to invite answers but foreclose the possibilities of a free response. The second text asks how this logic that Derrida identifies can be pushed or coaxed into new ways of addressing the perceived threats of ‘unconditional’ hospitality through a reading of ‘unconditional hospitality’ as queer in the work of Tove Jansson.

  11. [Communication among hospital leaders].

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    Haberey-Knuessi, Véronique; Heeb, Jean-Luc; De Morgan, Paula Emilie

    2013-12-01

    New management styles imposed on hospital institutions in recent years, have fundamentally changed the organization of the latter. Many texts discuss the consequences, specifically on the field of communication. The aim of this study was to understand the real impact of new management methods on communication by managers in hospital, but also on care teams in termes of satisfaction and/or stress. This two-year study was conducted among 900 executives in hospitals in Western Switzerland using a mixed methodology. A first phase of questionnaires highlighted the problematic areas, while a second phase in the form of organized group interviews in each hospital, had the objective of achieving a better understanding of the relationship between management and communication. The latter proved to be particularly significant in terms of results, and this is the one we focused on in this article.These results indeed show that a crucial role is given to communication by carers, and, at the same time a lessening of the time devoted to relationships, both among peers and with patients. Frustration then arises, which is not without consequences both for the management of patients and the institutions themselves. It is by means of these results that awareness is raised of the omnipresence of communication at all levels and the major advantages that positive dynamic supports. And, on the contrary, of the serious problems which may arise from management practice that do not give due importance to the dimension of communication, present in all sectors of the hospital.

  12. Rural hospital wages

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    Hendricks, Ann M.

    1989-01-01

    Average fiscal year 1982 wages from 2,302 rural American hospitals were used to test for a gradient descending from hospitals in counties adjacent to metropolitan areas to those not adjacent. Considerable variation in the ratios of adjacent to nonadjacent averages existed. No statistically significant difference was found, however. Of greater importance in explaining relative wages within States were occupational mix, mix of part-time and full-time workers, case mix, presence of medical residencies, and location in a high-rent county within the State. Medicare already adjusts payments for only two of these variables. PMID:10313454

  13. Hospital mergers: a panacea?

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    Weil, Thomas

    2010-10-01

    Hospital mergers in Europe and North America have been launched to scale down expenditure, enhance the delivery of health care and elevate quality. However, the outcome of mergers suggest that they neither generated cost savings nor improved the quality of care. Almost all consolidations fall short, since those in leadership positions lack the necessary understanding and appreciation of the differences in culture, values and goals of the existing facilities. In spite of these shortcomings, hospital mergers will continue to be pursued in order to improve market share, eliminate excess capacity, gain access to capital and enhance the personal egos of the organizations' leaders.

  14. Costs of hospital malnutrition.

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    Curtis, Lori Jane; Bernier, Paule; Jeejeebhoy, Khursheed; Allard, Johane; Duerksen, Donald; Gramlich, Leah; Laporte, Manon; Keller, Heather H

    2017-10-01

    Hospital malnutrition has been established as a critical, prevalent, and costly problem in many countries. Many cost studies are limited due to study population or cost data used. The aims of this study were to determine: the relationship between malnutrition and hospital costs; the influence of confounders on, and the drivers (medical or surgical patients or degree of malnutrition) of the relationship; and whether hospital reported cost data provide similar information to administrative data. To our knowledge, the last two goals have not been studied elsewhere. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed on data from the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force prospective cohort study combined with administrative data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Subjective Global Assessment was used to assess the relationship between nutritional status and length of stay and hospital costs, controlling for health and demographic characteristics, for 956 patients admitted to medical and surgical wards in 18 hospitals across Canada. After controlling for patient and hospital characteristics, moderately malnourished patients' (34% of surveyed patients) hospital stays were 18% (p = 0.014) longer on average than well-nourished patients. Medical stays increased by 23% (p = 0.014), and surgical stays by 32% (p = 0.015). Costs were, on average, between 31% and 34% (p-values < 0.05) higher than for well-nourished patients with similar characteristics. Severely malnourished patients (11% of surveyed patients) stayed 34% (p = 0.000) longer and had 38% (p = 0.003) higher total costs than well-nourished patients. They stayed 53% (p = 0.001) longer in medical beds and had 55% (p = 0.003) higher medical costs, on average. Trends were similar no matter the type of costing data used. Over 40% of patients were found to be malnourished (1/3 moderately and 1/10 severely). Malnourished patients had longer hospital stays and as a result cost more than well

  15. Optimal Hospital Layout Design

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    Holst, Malene Kirstine

    foundation. The basis of the present study lies in solving the architectural design problem in order to respond to functionalities and performances. The emphasis is the practical applicability for architects, engineers and hospital planners for assuring usability and a holistic approach of functionalities...... a correlation matrix. The correlation factor defines the framework for conceptual design, whereby the design considers functionalities and their requirements and preferences. It facilitates implementation of evidence-based design as it is prepared for ongoing update and it is based on actual data. Hence......, this contribution is a model for hospital design, where design derives as a response to the defined variables, requirements and preferences....

  16. Hospitality, Tourism, and Politics

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    Stephen W. Litvin

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Government policy has a significant impact on the hospitality and tourism industry, but it is unclear if political leaders fully understand this economic sector when crafting policies. This article offers new research about the direct involvement of industry practitioners in the political process, by analyzing the backgrounds of legislators in the six New England states. The data indicate that only 3% of these legislators have current or former careers related to hospitality and tourism. The author suggests that practitioners should seek election to political office, to better influence government policy.

  17. Hospital Prices Increase in California, Especially Among Hospitals in the Largest Multi-hospital Systems

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    Glenn A. Melnick PhD

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available A surge in hospital consolidation is fueling formation of ever larger multi-hospital systems throughout the United States. This article examines hospital prices in California over time with a focus on hospitals in the largest multi-hospital systems. Our data show that hospital prices in California grew substantially (+76% per hospital admission across all hospitals and all services between 2004 and 2013 and that prices at hospitals that are members of the largest, multi-hospital systems grew substantially more (113% than prices paid to all other California hospitals (70%. Prices were similar in both groups at the start of the period (approximately $9200 per admission. By the end of the period, prices at hospitals in the largest systems exceeded prices at other California hospitals by almost $4000 per patient admission. Our study findings are potentially useful to policy makers across the country for several reasons. Our data measure actual prices for a large sample of hospitals over a long period of time in California. California experienced its wave of consolidation much earlier than the rest of the country and as such our findings may provide some insights into what may happen across the United States from hospital consolidation including growth of large, multi-hospital systems now forming in the rest of the rest of the country.

  18. EL MATRIMONIO RELIGIOSO EN EL RÉGIMEN JURÍDICO CHILENO: EL SISTEMA MATRIMONIAL CONSAGRADO POR EL ARTÍCULO 20 DE LA LEY N° 19.947 RELIGIOUS MARRIAGE IN THE CHILEAN JURIDICAL REGIME: THE MARRIAGE SYSTEM UNDER THE ARTICLE 20 OF THE LAW N° 19.94

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    Jorge del Picó Rubio

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El Derecho matrimonial chileno ha sido objeto de una reforma de gran magnitud, como consecuencia de la aprobación y entrada en vigor de la nueva Ley de Matrimonio Civil, de 2004. Una de las instituciones más relevantes, introducidas por la reforma, ha sido el reconocimiento legal de efectos civiles al matrimonio celebrado en forma religiosa, sustituyendo el sistema de matrimonio civil obligatorio vigente desde 1884, por el sistema facultativo de tipo anglosajón o protestante. Este trabajo proporciona una visión de conjunto de la institución del matrimonio religioso en Chile, entregando los antecedentes del contexto material de la ley, señalando las características del sistema de reconocimiento civil del matrimonio celebrado en sede eclesiástica, indicando la regulación de sus requisitos y en especial la exigencia de personalidad jurídica de Derecho público requerida a las entidades religiosas, el procedimiento legal para la celebración del matrimonio religioso y una referencia analítica a la producción de efectos civiles.Chilean Marriage Law has suffered a great change, as a result of the approval and application of the 2004, new Civil Marriage Law. One of the most relevant institutions brought in by the reform, has been the recognition of civil effects to the religious marriage, replacing the obligatory civil marriage system, used since 18 84, by the Anglo-Saxon protestant facultative system. This work gives a global vision of religious marriage in Chile, providing the context law backgrounds, pointing out the civil recognition system characteristics for marriages celebrated in ecclesiastics sees, indicating its requisites regulation, specially the religious institutions requirements of being a juridical person of Public Law, the legal procedure to the marriage celebration and civil effects production analysis.

  19. Hacking the hospital environment

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    Boisen, Kirsten A; Boisen, Anne Bank; Thomsen, Stine Legarth

    2017-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There is a need for youth-friendly hospital environments as the ward environment may affect both patient satisfaction and health outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To involve young people in designing youth-friendly ward environment. METHODS: We arranged a design competition lasting 42 h (Hackathon...

  20. Vocabulary of hospitality

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    Bedir, M.

    2014-01-01

    Attitudes about refugees begin with the words we ascribe them. In Turkey – which has historically absorbed newcomers from a variety of outside conflicts – the term ‘guest’ is commonly used. Taking this as a starting point, Merve Bedir questions the laws of hospitality in Turkey, and the inherent

  1. Innovations in Hospitality Industry

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    Dzhandzhugazova, Elena A.; Blinova, Ekaterina A.; Orlova, Liubov N.; Romanova, Marianna M.

    2016-01-01

    The article focuses on the study of the role and importance of innovation, its classification, the problems of its application in the hotel industry with emphasis on the application of sensory marketing tools in the development of the innovative marketing mix within the hospitality industry. The article provides an analysis of the "seven…

  2. Drawing Hospital Foodscapes

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    Tvedebrink, Tenna Doktor Olsen; Fisker, Anna Marie; Kirkegaard, Poul Henning

    This poster presents a series of drawings depicting the initial considerations made with the Ph.D. project for an improved ‘Interior Design for Food’ in a Danish hospital ward. The project concerns a study on the ontological and symbolic interrelationship possibly existing between food...

  3. Nigerian Hospital Practice

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    Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives. Journal Homepage Image. The aim of the Nigerian Hospital Practice Journal is to aid in enhancing the advancement of medicine globally by acting as a medium for disseminating information on current clinical and drug practices in ...

  4. American Hospital Association

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    ... Central Office-Coding Resources AHA Team Training Health Career Center Health Forum Connect More Regulatory Relief The regulatory burden faced by hospitals is substantial and unsustainable. Read the report . More AHA Opioid Toolkit Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic More ...

  5. Responsible Hospitality. Prevention Updates

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    Colthurst, Tom

    2004-01-01

    Responsible Hospitality (RH)--also called Responsible Beverage Service (RBS)--encompasses a variety of strategies for reducing risks associated with the sale and service of alcoholic beverages. RH programs have three goals: (1) to prevent illegal alcohol service to minors; (2) to reduce the likelihood of drinkers becoming intoxicated; and (3) to…

  6. Nigerian Hospital Practice: Submissions

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    It also publishes miscellaneous articles – hospital administration, business practice, accounting, Law for health practitioners and letters about published papers. All manuscript will be subject to blinded peer-review and the decision of the editor would be final. Articles submitted for consideration by the author should not have ...

  7. Hospitals as food arenas

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    Poulsen, Signe; Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard

    2010-01-01

    also identified. Research limitations: The assessment of the dietary changes based on the canteen take-away food was only based on indirect assessments based on interviews with users and non-users and furthermore based on a questionnaire at one of the hospitals. Value/originality: Canteen take...

  8. Tygerberg Hospital, 1980

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    haematocrit, cord bilirubin, number of liveborn babies, birth weight, neonatal death, hyaline membrane disease .... report the outcome of babies of mothers with severe. Rh disease treated at Tygerberg Hospital since 1980 by ..... Walker W. Haemolytic disease of the newborn. In: Gairdner D, Hull 0, eds. Recent Advances iD ...

  9. Hospitals : a design manual

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    Wagenaar, C.; Mens, N.

    Hospitals as a building type have undergone a substantial evolution in the past years. Changes in healthcare, the impact of evidence-based medicine and aspects of healthcare economics (such as the clustering of diagnostic procedures in specialized clinics) pose new and different challenges for the

  10. Surgery, Hospitals, and Medications

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    ... involved in your hospital care that you have Sjögren’s syndrome. • Share information about your dryness symptoms and routine ... neck, jaw, or back. For more information on Sjögren’s syndrome, visit the SSF Web site at www.sjogrens. ...

  11. Drama Therapies in Hospitals

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    Goodman, Judith; Prosperi, Mario

    1976-01-01

    Explores the use of drama as a therapeutic tool at various hospitals and records specific therapy groups dialogues. Available from: The Drama Review, 51 West 4th Street, Room 300, New York, N.Y. 10012. Subscription Rates: $12.50 per year. (MH)

  12. Official Centre Hospitality

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    Approved by the Management Executive Committee. - 1 -. Version 3.1.0 effective 2017-06-28. Official Centre Hospitality. 1. Objective. 2. Application. 3. Definitions. 4. Roles and Responsibilities. 5. Authorization. 6. Consultants and Contractors. 7. Reimbursement. 1. Objective. To define the circumstances under which ...

  13. Enhancing hospital productivity

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    van Hulst, B.L.

    2016-01-01

    Healthcare expenditure in Western countries is substantial and outpaces economic growth, therefore cost containment in healthcare is high on the political agenda. One option is to increase productivity in healthcare, do more with less. This thesis uses the Dutch hospitals as a case-study and

  14. Hospital emergency preparedness

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    Tamara Shefer

    to make informed decisions about prioritising hazards in view of limited resources ... contingency plan, for instance, the Oshikoto Regional Council has identified ..... hospital relies on exercises conducted by the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) ... Small scale exercises can also be done in which certain elements of the plan ...

  15. Phylogenetic relationships of Chilean leptodactylids: a molecular approach based on mitochondrial genes 12S and 16S Relaciones filogenéticas de los leptodactílidos chilenos: una aproximación molecular basada en los genes mitocondriales 12S y 16S

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    CLAUDIO CORREA

    2006-12-01

    relationships recovered in this study suggest a multiple origin for Chilean temperate forest frogs and reveal an unexpected level of taxonomic diversity and evolutionary divergence among Chilean leptodactylidsLa mayoría de los anfibios chilenos pertenece a la subfamilia Telmatobiinae (Anura, Leptodactylidae. Varios estudios filogenéticos de Leptodactylidae y Telmatobiinae, basados principalmente en caracteres morfológicos, han sugerido implícitamente relaciones más estrechas de algunas especies de Telmatobiinae con miembros de otras subfamilias de leptodactílidos, incluyendo el género leptodactilino Pleurodema presente en Chile. Además, un número creciente de estudios moleculares sugieren un estatus no monofilético para Telmatobiinae, aunque ninguno de estos estudios ha investigado las relaciones filogenéticas de esta subfamilia. Secuencias parciales de los genes ribosomales mitocondriales 12S y 16S fueron comparadas para determinar las relaciones filogenéticas de los leptodactílidos chilenos y su posición dentro de los anuros modernos (Neobatrachia. Se incluyeron 22 especies de nueve de los diez géneros de telmatobinos presentes en Chile (Alsodes, Atelognathus, Batrachyla, Caudiverbera, Eupsophus, Hylorina, Insuetophrynus, Telmatobufo y Telmatobius, dos especies del género Pleurodema y una especie de Rhinodermatidae la cual es considerada una familia derivada de los leptodactílidos por algunos autores. Se incluyeron además 51 especies que representan la mayoría de las familias que componen Neobatrachia. Las reconstrucciones filogenéticas se realizaron utilizando los métodos de máxima parsimonia, máxima verosimilitud e inferencia bayesiana. Las topologías obtenidas en todos los análisis indican que Telmatobiinae es un ensamblaje polifilético, compuesto por especies que pertenecen a Hyloidea (la mayoría de los géneros y especies más relacionadas con taxa de Australasia (el clado Caudiverbera + Telmatobufo, definido como la tribu Calyptocephalellini

  16. [Leadership in the hospital].

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    Schrappe, Matthias

    2009-01-01

    Current concepts in leadership and governance on the level of supervisory board, management and departments are often considered as insufficient to cope with the profound structural change which actually takes place in the German health care system. While vertical and horizontal disconnecting is typical of the professional bureaucracy of hospitals, transition from functional to divisional structure further increases this risk. Accordingly, medical experts are oriented towards their professional peers and patient care on the one side; on the other side the management gets isolated and looses operative and strategic control. Several studies provide evidence for the relevance of role models to serve as agents of change, which are now developed into the concept of "Clinical Governance": evidence-based medicine, guidelines, continuous quality improvement, safety culture, resource accountability and organisational learning. The present situation makes it necessary to extend this conception, which focuses on the departmental level in an organisation with divisional features, to one of "Clinical Corporate Governance". This term, which also includes supervisory structures and the management board and is relevant for the total hospital and company, respectively, is based on the corporate governance concept. Inside the hospital, the management and the heads of the departments have to agree that (1) experts really need to be integrated into the decision process, and that (2) the outcomes of the entire hospital have to be regarded as equal or superior to the aims of a single department. The public image of the hospital should be one of a strong and reliable partner in health care and health care business on a local, regional and national level. Members of the supervisory board should clearly put corporate aspects above political and other implications and pay attention to personal independence from the leaders of the medical departments.

  17. El hospital universitario

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    José Félix Patiño-Restrepo

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Según el Diccionario de la Real Academia Española (1, el vocablo hospital viene del latín hospitālis y en su primera acepción se define como: “1. m. Establecimiento destinado al diagnóstico y tratamiento de enfermos, donde a menudo se practican la investigación y la docencia”. Sin embargo, las otras acepciones se refieren a sus orígenes medievales: “2. m. Casa que servía para recoger pobres y peregrinos por tiempo limitado. 3. adj. ant. Afable y caritativo con los huéspedes. 4. adj. ant. Perteneciente o relativo al buen hospedaje”. El hospital moderno, en realidad, es la combinación de ciencia, tecnología, hospedaje y humanitarismo. ¿Cuándo nació el hospital y cuál es su historia? En la Edad Media temprana surgieron los xenodochia, albergues para pobres y peregrinos fundados por la iglesia católica en el marco del sentido humanitario del cristianismo. En los comienzos del siglo XIII, cuando las ciudades acumularon riqueza para sostener sus propios ejércitos, se presentó un fenómeno de crecimiento en el número de albergues y estos empezaron a caracterizarse por atender enfermos; ya para esta época no eran solo fundados por la iglesia, sino también por autoridades civiles. Aunque se siguió el modelo del Hospital del Santo Spirito de Roma, construido por orden del papa Inocencio III (1161-1216, en Francia se fundaron los Hôtel-Dieu, generalmente en la vecindad de las catedrales, que aún conservaban la característica de ser más bien albergues para los más necesitados y desamparados.

  18. The founding of Zemun Hospital

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    Milanović Jasmina

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This year Zemun Hospital - Clinical Hospital Center Zemun celebrates 230th anniversary of continuous work, thus becoming the oldest medical facility in Serbia. The exact date of the hospital founding has been often questioned in history. Various dates appeared in the literature, but the most frequent one was 25th of February 1784. Until now, the document which confirms this has never been published. This article represents the first official publication of the document which confirms that Zemun Hospital was indeed founded on this date. The first hospitals started emerging in Zemun when the town became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy. The first sanitary facility ever formed was the “Kontumac” - a quarantine established in 1730. Soon after, two more confessional hospitals were opened. The Serbian (Orthodox Hospital was founded before 1769, whereas the German (Catholic Hospital started working in 1758. Both hospitals were financed, amongst others, by the Town Hall - the Magistrate. In order to improve efficiency of these hospitals, a decision was made to merge them into a single City Hospital. It was founded on 25th February 1784, when the General Command ordered the Magistrate of Zemun to merge the financess of all existing hospitals and initiate the construction of a new building. Although financially united, the hospitals continued working in separate buildings over a certain period of time. The final, physical merging of these hospitals was completed in 1795. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 47030

  19. Hospital pharmacy workforce in Brazil.

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    Santos, Thiago R; Penm, Jonathan; Baldoni, André O; Ayres, Lorena Rocha; Moles, Rebekah; Sanches, Cristina

    2018-01-04

    This study aims to describe the distribution of the hospital pharmacy workforce in Brazil. Data were acquired, during 2016, through the Brazilian National Database of Healthcare Facilities (CNES). The following variables were extracted: hospital name, registry number, telephone, e-mail, state, type of institution, subtype, management nature, ownership, presence of research/teaching activities, complexity level, number of hospital beds, presence of pharmacists, number of pharmacists, pharmacist specialization. All statistical analyses were performed by IBM SPSS v.19. The number of hospitals with a complete registry in the national database was 4790. The majority were general hospitals (77.9%), managed by municipalities (66.1%), under public administration (44.0%), had no research/teaching activities (90.5%), classified as medium complexity (71.6%), and had no pharmacist in their team (50.6%). Furthermore, almost 60.0% of hospitals did not comply with the minimum recommendations of having a pharmacist per 50 hospital beds. The Southeast region had the highest prevalence of pharmacists, with 64.4% of hospitals having a pharmaceutical professional. This may have occurred as this region had the highest population to hospital ratio. Non-profit hospitals were more likely to have pharmacists compared to those under public administration and private hospitals. This study mapped the hospital pharmacy workforce in Brazil, showing a higher prevalence of hospital pharmacists in the Southeast region, and in non-profit specialized hospitals.

  20. Hospitality within hospital meals—Socio-material assemblages

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    Justesen, Lise; Gyimóthy, Szilvia; Mikkelsen, Bent E.

    2016-01-01

    Hospital meals and their role in nutritional care have been studied primarily from a life and natural science perspective. This article takes a different approach and explores the idea of hospitality inspired by Jacques Derrida’s work on the ontology of hospitality. By drawing on ethnographic fie...... and management involved in hospital food service and in nutritional care to work more systematically with the environment for improved hospital meal experiences in the future......Hospital meals and their role in nutritional care have been studied primarily from a life and natural science perspective. This article takes a different approach and explores the idea of hospitality inspired by Jacques Derrida’s work on the ontology of hospitality. By drawing on ethnographic...

  1. Planning Study Hospital, Cape Town The Hospital Information at ...

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    Tile HOspital Information Plan- ning Study ... Hospital, and based on. the Business Systems Plan- ... technology can be of considerable benefit in dealing with these issues. .... coherenr, flexible information systems with a minimum of data.

  2. The impact of HMO and hospital competition on hospital costs.

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    Younis, Mustafa Z; Rivers, Patrick A; Fottler, Myron D

    2005-01-01

    This study examines the impact of HMO penetration and competition on health system performance, as measured by hospital cost per adjusted admissions. The study population consisted of acute-care hospitals in the United States. The findings of this study suggest that there is no relationship between HMO competition and hospital cost per adjusted admission. Governmental efforts to stimulate competition in the hospital market, if focused on promoting HMOs, are not likely to produce cost-containing results quickly.

  3. Pediatric out-of-hospital deaths following hospital discharge: a ...

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    Background: Out-of-hospital death among children living in resource poor settings occurs frequently. Little is known about the location and circumstances of child death following a hospital discharge. Objectives: This study aimed to understand the context surrounding out-of-hospital deaths and the barriers to accessing ...

  4. The Hospital Information Planning Study at Groote Schuur Hospital ...

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    Information is an increasingly important resource in an academic hospital. Effective planning and control of this resource are essential in order to maximize its usefulness. Tile HOspital Information Planning Study (HIPS) undertaken at Groote Schuur Hospital, and based on. the Business Systems Planning (BSP) ...

  5. [Hospital emergency rooms].

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    Tudela, Pere; Mòdol, Josep Maria

    2003-05-17

    Overuse of hospital emergency rooms (HERs) is parallel to their controversy. To understand this problem, some concepts should be first clarified. In HERs, there are some intrinsic aspects which are directly related to the emergency itself and thus cannot be modified (intermittent patient flow, need to prioritize, difficulty to achieve a rapid diagnosis, influence of time on treatment, value of clinical follow up, patient's expectations, impact of HER on the overall hospital working dynamics). On the other hand, there are some extrinsic aspects which indeed are not related to HER itself but are rather historically associated with it (precarious structure, delay on admission, lack of privacy, inadequate triage of cases, lack of professionalization); these latter aspects may be potentially modified and should be reconsidered.

  6. HOSPITALITY TODAY AND TOMORROW

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    Ray F. IUNIUS

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available As a wise man once said, “Don’t worry about what you don’t know. Be worried about what you think you know, but don’t.” Regarding different ways “hospitality” is understood, the root of the problem lies in part in the different interpretations that hospitality has in different cultures and languages. In American English, for example, when we speak about “hospitality” we first think of it as an industry and only secondarily as an attribute of an individual or community. In other cultures, the primary meaning of hospitality is more a characteristic of people, or of a country or city, etc., and encompasses such ideas as welcome, reception, amiability, generosity, etc. – not an industry! Even in American English, other words are sometimes used to describe the same economic activity: lodging, accommodation, etc.

  7. [Play therapy in hospital].

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    Gold, Katharina; Grothues, Dirk; Leitzmann, Michael; Gruber, Hans; Melter, Michael

    2012-01-01

    The following article presents an overview of current research studies on play therapy in the hospital. It highlights individual diagnoses for which play therapy has shown reasonable success. The aim of this review is to describe the current status of the scientific debate on play therapy for sick children in order to allow conclusions regarding the indications for which play therapy is or might be useful.

  8. Hospital nurses' work motivation.

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    Toode, Kristi; Routasalo, Pirkko; Helminen, Mika; Suominen, Tarja

    2015-06-01

    The knowledge surrounding nurses' work motivation is currently insufficient, and previous studies have rarely taken into account the role of many influential background factors. This study investigates the motivation of Estonian nurses in hospitals, and how individual and organisational background factors influence their motivation to work. The study is quantitative and cross-sectional. An electronically self-reported questionnaire was used for data collection. The sample comprised of 201 Registered Nurses working in various hospital settings in Estonia. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, two-sample Wilcoxon rank-sum (Mann-Whitney) test, Kruskal-Wallis equality-of-populations rank test and Spearman's correlation. Both extrinsic and intrinsic motivations were noted among hospital nurses. Nurses were moderately externally motivated (M = 3.63, SD = 0.89) and intrinsically strongly motivated (M = 4.98, SD = 1.03). A nurses' age and the duration of service were positively correlated with one particular area of extrinsic work motivation, namely introjected regulation (p extrinsic motivation (p = 0.016) and intrinsic work motivation (p = 0.004). The findings expand current knowledge of nurses' work motivation by describing the amount and orientation of work motivation among hospital nurses and highlighting background factors which should be taken into account in order to sustain and increase their intrinsic work motivation. The instrument used in the study can be an effective tool for nurse managers to determine a nurse's reasons to work and to choose a proper motivational strategy. Further research and testing of the instrument in different countries and in different contexts of nursing is however required. © 2014 Nordic College of Caring Science.

  9. Patient life in hospital

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    Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid

    Patient life in hospital.A qualitative study of informal relationships between hospitalised patients Introduction Within a patientology framework, this PhD dissertation is about an empirical study on patient life that provides insight into the nature of informal relationships between patients...... are created through stories about three roughly framed aspects of hospitalisation: A. Being together with fellow patients entails a constant dilemma, B. Relationships between patients are restricted and extended and C. Shifting perspectives in solidarity. Conclusion Patients' hospitalisation is strongly...

  10. Hospital Presbiteriano Valley

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    Luckman, Charles

    1964-12-01

    Full Text Available This hospital is built on the circular system. This arrangement has economic and functional advantages. The nurses walk 40 % less distance than in a hospital of similar size, of conventional layout. The rooms are situated along the external perimeter and the beds are orientated towards the corridor, rather than towards the window. However, the patients can see out of doors by turning on their side. The hospital is most carefully fitted out, and is very comfortable. There is air conditioning, and patients can control their own TV sets. There are also curtains separating each bed form the rest, thus providing maximum independence. Warm colours have been adopted in the decoration of rooms facing north, whilst those facing south are painted in cooler tones. The circular design arrangement makes the distribution far more flexible, and it will be easier to include further units later on; by adding small adjustments to the central building. To reduce external noise, and to improve the surrounding landscape, small sand hills have been provided in the garden, and the parking site also serves to partially absorb the noise.Presenta esta solución de unidades circulares numerosas ventajas de tipo económico, ahorra espacio y da eficiencia a la circulación— las enfermeras recorren un 40 por 100 menos de camino que en otro hospital de dimensiones similares—. Las habitaciones están distribuidas a lo largo del perímetro exterior y tienen las camas orientadas hacia los corredores, en lugar de hacia las ventanas, pero de tal modo que los pacientes puedan contemplar el exterior al volverse sobre uno de sus costados. Están cuidadosamente diseñadas y dotadas de las máximas comodidades: aire acondicionado y aparatos de televisión controlados por el paciente; así como cortinas divisorias que le proporcionan el grado de aislamiento deseado.

  11. [Trends in hospital care].

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    Vecina Neto, Gonzalo; Malik, Ana Maria

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyses trends in the delivery of hospital services in Brazil, considering the setting, the current situation and its challenges, examining what still remains to be done. The variables studied for the analysis of the setting are: demography, epidemiological profile, human resources, technology, medicalization, costs, review of the role of the citizen, legislation, equity, hospital-centricity and regionalization, care fractioning and bed availability. The Brazilian setting was studied through the supplementary healthcare model, financing and the healthcare area production chain. The observations of the current situation present external evaluation models, outsourcing, public-private relationships, de-hospitalization and financing. The analysis of the challenges examines the need for long range planning, the quest for new legal models for the 'business', the use of information and information systems, cost controls and the need for enhanced efficiency and compliance with legal directives, guaranteed universal access to full healthcare facilities, the inclusion of primary prevention in healthcare procedures, integrating the public and private sectors and engaging physicians in solving problems.

  12. Facts about Hospital Worker Safety

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    ... statistics show that hospitals are still relatively hazardous workplaces, and they have much room to improve. OSHA has developed this factbook to help hospital safety managers and other stakeholders understand the challenges of worker ...

  13. HSIP Hospitals in New Mexico

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — Hospitals in New Mexico The term "hospital" ... means an institution which- (1) is primarily engaged in providing, by or under the supervision of physicians, to...

  14. Pseudomonas aeruginosa from hospital environment

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    Milind Davane

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Hospital acquired infection is an additional affliction to the patient admitted to the hospital for some serious illness and is caused by pathogens which are prevalent in hospital environment. In the hospital, microbes are ubiquitous; and can reach the sick patient through various sources, such as air, water, food, contaminated equipments, linen, catheters, scopes, ventilators, contaminated disinfectants and other preparations used for treatment, visitors, infected patients, etc.

  15. Parametric Optimization of Hospital Design

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    Holst, Malene Kirstine; Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Christoffersen, L.D.

    2013-01-01

    Present paper presents a parametric performancebased design model for optimizing hospital design. The design model operates with geometric input parameters defining the functional requirements of the hospital and input parameters in terms of performance objectives defining the design requirements...... and preferences of the hospital with respect to performances. The design model takes point of departure in the hospital functionalities as a set of defined parameters and rules describing the design requirements and preferences....

  16. Exploring hospitality within hospital meals by means of visual methodologies

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    Justesen, Lise

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT This paper reflects the application of visual methodologies adapted in an explorative study on hospitality and hospital meals. It takes point of departure in a multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork placed at a general hospital in 2012. Visual methodologies were applied in multiple ways....... This includes visual methodologies as part of observation and interview strategies. The paper presents and discusses how the application of different visual methodologies can contribute to the construction of ethnographical knowledge on hospitality and hospital meals. Finally ethical considerations as well...

  17. On Hospital Design – Identifying Building Attributes of Hospital Design

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    Holst, Malene Kirstine; Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Christoffersen, Lars D.

    The present paper surveys the input parameters in hospital design and describes them formally as building attributes in preparation for facilitating planning and designing of hospitals with the aim of a more optimal design process. The overview of the hospital functionalities, bonds, logistics...... and needs is based on an approach of understanding the complexity of the hospital functionalities based on capacities, qualities and times beforehand specific department or units are described. This approach attempts to create an overview of the hospital functionalities respecting capacities, qualities...

  18. Income smoothing by Dutch hospitals

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    Boterenbrood, D.R.

    2014-01-01

    Research indicates that hospitals manage their earnings. However, these findings might be influenced by methodological issues. In this study, I exploit specific features of Dutch hospitals to study income smoothing while limiting these methodological issues. The managers of Dutch hospitals have the

  19. Hospitality Services. Student Activity Book.

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    This student activity book contains pencil-and-paper activities for use in a hospitality services course focusing on the food and lodging segments of the hospitality and tourism industry. The activities are organized into 29 chapters on the following topics: hospitality services industry; professional ethics; organization/management structures in…

  20. Library Hospitality: Some Preliminary Considerations

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    Johnson, Eric D. M.; Kazmer, Michelle M.

    2011-01-01

    Library scholars and practitioners have frequently reflected on the various factors that in combination make up a hospitable library, but there has been little theoretical synthesis of the notion of the library as a place of hospitality. The hospitality industry provides a rich vein of theoretical material from which to draw definitions of…

  1. Hospitality in College Composition Courses

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    Haswell, Janis; Haswell, Richard; Blalock, Glenn

    2009-01-01

    There has been little discussion of hospitality as a practice in college writing courses. Possible misuses of hospitality as an educational and ethical practice are explored, and three traditional and still tenable modes of hospitality are described and historicized: Homeric, Judeo-Christian, and nomadic. Application of these modes to…

  2. Hospitality Studies: Escaping the Tyranny?

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    Lashley, Conrad

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore current strands in hospitality management education and research, and suggest that future programs should reflect a more social science informed content. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews current research in hospitality management education and in the study of hospitality and…

  3. Nursing magnet hospitals have better CMS hospital compare ratings

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    Robbins RA

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: There has been conflicting data on whether Nursing Magnet Hospitals (NMH provide better care. Methods: NMH in the Southwest USA (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico were compared to hospitals not designated as NMH using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS hospital compare star designation. Results: NMH had higher star ratings than non-NMH hospitals (3.34 + 0.78 vs. 2.86 + 0.83, p<0.001. The hospitals were mostly large, urban non-critical access hospitals. Academic medical centers made up a disproportionately large portion of the NMH. Conclusions: Although NMH had higher hospital ratings, the data may favor non-critical access academic medical centers which are known to have better outcomes.

  4. The Impact of Hospital Size on CMS Hospital Profiling.

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    Sosunov, Eugene A; Egorova, Natalia N; Lin, Hung-Mo; McCardle, Ken; Sharma, Vansh; Gelijns, Annetine C; Moskowitz, Alan J

    2016-04-01

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) profile hospitals using a set of 30-day risk-standardized mortality and readmission rates as a basis for public reporting. These measures are affected by hospital patient volume, raising concerns about uniformity of standards applied to providers with different volumes. To quantitatively determine whether CMS uniformly profile hospitals that have equal performance levels but different volumes. Retrospective analysis of patient-level and hospital-level data using hierarchical logistic regression models with hospital random effects. Simulation of samples including a subset of hospitals with different volumes but equal poor performance (hospital effects=+3 SD in random-effect logistic model). A total of 1,085,568 Medicare fee-for-service patients undergoing 1,494,993 heart failure admissions in 4930 hospitals between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2008. CMS methodology was used to determine the rank and proportion (by volume) of hospitals reported to perform "Worse than US National Rate." Percent of hospitals performing "Worse than US National Rate" was ∼40 times higher in the largest (fifth quintile by volume) compared with the smallest hospitals (first quintile). A similar gradient was seen in a cohort of 100 hospitals with simulated equal poor performance (0%, 0%, 5%, 20%, and 85% in quintiles 1 to 5) effectively leaving 78% of poor performers undetected. Our results illustrate the disparity of impact that the current CMS method of hospital profiling has on hospitals with higher volumes, translating into lower thresholds for detection and reporting of poor performance.

  5. Mobile Robots for Hospital Logistics

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    Özkil, Ali Gürcan

    2012-01-01

    Hospitals are complex and dynamic organisms that are vital to the well-being of societies. Providing good quality healthcare is the ultimate goal of a hospital, and it is what most of us are only concerned with. A hospital, on the other hand, has to orchestrate a great deal of supplementary services to maintain the quality of healthcare provided. Logistics is the most resource demanding service in a hospital. The scale of the transportation tasks is huge and the material flow in a hospital is...

  6. Strategic management process in hospitals.

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    Zovko, V

    2001-01-01

    Strategic management is concerned with strategic choices and strategic implementation; it provides the means by which organizations meet their objectives. In the case of hospitals it helps executives and all employees to understand the real purpose and long term goals of the hospital. Also, it helps the hospital find its place in the health care service provision chain, and enables the hospital to coordinate its activities with other organizations in the health care system. Strategic management is a tool, rather than a solution, that helps executives to identify root causes of major problems in the hospital.

  7. An ideal hospital.

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    Chandrasiri, Singithi Sidney

    2017-07-03

    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore a novel overarching strategy in tackling the key issues raised by the recent inquiry into bullying, harassment and discrimination in surgical practice and surgical training in Australian and New Zealand hospitals. Design/methodology/approach The approach taken is an analysis of the available evidence-based literature to inform the proposed viewpoint. The theoretical subject scope presented is a discussion of how and why the various strategies put forward in this paper should be integrated into and led from an overarching workforce engagement platform. Findings The key themes isolated from the Inquiry into Australian and New Zealand surgical practice ranged from abuse of power by those in leadership positions, gender inequity in the surgical workforce, opaque and corrupt complaints handling processes, excessive surgical trainee working hours to bystander silence secondary to a fear of reprisal. A workforce engagement perspective has elicited the potential to counter various impacts, that of clinical ineffectiveness, substandard quality and safety, inefficient medical workforce management outcomes, adverse economic implications and the operational profitability of a hospital. Generic strategies grounded in evidence-based literature were able to then be aligned with specific action areas to provide a new leadership framework for addressing these impacts. Originality/value To the author's knowledge, this is one of the first responses providing a framework on how medical managers and hospital executives can begin to lead a comprehensive and practical strategy for changing the existing culture of bullying, harassment and discrimination in surgical practice by using a staff engagement framework.

  8. Hospital Web site 'tops' in Louisiana. Hospital PR, marketing group cites East Jefferson General Hospital.

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    Rees, Tom

    2002-01-01

    East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La., launched a new Web site in October 2001. Its user-friendly home page offers links to hospital services, medical staff, and employer information. Its jobline is a powerful tool for recruitment. The site was awarded the 2002 Pelican Award for Best Consumer Web site by the Louisiana Society for Hospital Public Relations & Marketing.

  9. Radiation protection in hospitals

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    MOuld, R.F.

    1985-01-01

    A book on radiation protection in hospitals has been written to cater for readers with different backgrounds, training and needs by providing an elementary radiation physics text in Part I and an advanced, comprehensive Part II relating to specific medical applications of X-rays and of radioactivity. Part I includes information on basic radiation physics, radiation risk, radiation absorption and attenuation, radiation measurement, radiation shielding and classification of radiation workers. Part II includes information on radiation protection in external beam radiotherapy, interstitial source radiotherapy, intracavitary radiotherapy, radioactive iodine-131 radiotherapy, nuclear medicine diagnostics and diagnostic radiology. (U.K.)

  10. Hospital Ship Replacement

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    2011-08-01

    serious contender. Although it is a proven hull design for stability, integrating the ability to quickly transfer patients aboard is challenging . The...Waste management afloat is a constant challenge for the Navy. It is even more so when designing a hospital ship. In addition to the typical waste...0.97 Optbrs: Corrmon rail fuellrijacllon,crude oil. Rated power generating sets 61:ili:ln()q;to~ 50Htl760rpm &.gne type -1801.\\ Vlc )l ~W.’/cyl SI;O k

  11. Hospital Acquisitions Before Healthcare Reform.

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    McCue, Michael J; Thompson, Jon M; Kim, Tae Hyun

    2015-01-01

    The hospital industry has experienced increased consolidation in the past 20 years. Since 2010, in particular, there has been a large rise in the number of hospital acquisitions, and observers have suggested this is due in part to the expected impact of federal healthcare reform legislation. This article reports on a study undertaken to identify the market, management, and financial factors affecting acute care, community hospitals acquired between 2010 and 2012. We identified 77 such hospitals and compared them to other acute care facilities. To assess how different factors were associated with acquisitions, the study used multiple logistic regressions whereby market factors were included first, followed by management and financial factors. Study findings show that acquired hospitals were located in markets with lower rates of preferred provider organization (PPO) penetration compared with nonacquired hospitals. Occupancy rate was found to be inversely related to acquisition rate; however, case-mix index was significantly and positively related to a hospital's being acquired. Financial factors negatively associated with a hospital's being acquired included age of plant and cash flow margin. In contrast to the findings from earlier studies of hospital acquisitions, our results showed that acquired hospitals possessed newer assets. However, similar to the findings of other studies, the cash flow margin of acquired hospitals was lower than that of nonacquired facilities.

  12. Strategic management for university hospitals

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    Martha Isabel Riaño-Casallas

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: There are several approaches and schools that support strategic management processes. University hospitals require the implementation of a strategic approach to their management, since they are a particular type of organization with the triple mission of providing health care, education and research. Objective: To propose a strategic profile for a university hospital. Materials and methods: The theoretical framework of strategic management was analyzed and some particular components of hospital management were studied; based on these criteria, the strategic management process in three high complexity hospitals of Bogotá, D.C. was examined and a profile of both the objectives and the functional strategies for the hospital was proposed. Results: The main strategic thinking schools are presented; the processes and components of strategic management are described, and a strategic management profile for a university hospital is proposed. Conclusion: The strategic orientation of management for an institution with the characteristics of a university hospital facilitates achieving organizational objectives.

  13. Hospitals - HOSPITALS_HAZUS_IN: Hospitals and Clinics in Indiana, Derived from HAZUS (Federal Emergency Management Agency, Point Shapefile)

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    NSGIC State | GIS Inventory — HOSPITALS_HAZUS_IN is a point shapefile that shows locations of hospitals and clinics in Indiana. HOSPITALS_HAZUS_IN was derived from the shapefile named "HOSPITAL."...

  14. [Long-term psychiatric hospitalizations].

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    Plancke, L; Amariei, A

    2017-02-01

    Long-term hospitalizations in psychiatry raise the question of desocialisation of the patients and the inherent costs. Individual indicators were extracted from a medical administrative database containing full-time psychiatric hospitalizations for the period 2011-2013 of people over 16 years old living in the French region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. We calculated the proportion of people who had experienced a hospitalization with a duration of 292 days or more during the study period. A bivariate analysis was conducted, then ecological data (level of health-care offer, the deprivation index and the size of the municipalities of residence) were included into a multilevel regression model in order to identify the factors significantly related to variability of long-term hospitalization rates. Among hospitalized individuals in psychiatry, 2.6% had had at least one hospitalization of 292 days or more during the observation period; the number of days in long-term hospitalization represented 22.5% of the total of days of full-time hospitalization in psychiatry. The bivariate analysis revealed that seniority in the psychiatric system was strongly correlated with long hospitalization rates. In the multivariate analysis, the individual indicators the most related to an increased risk of long-term hospitalization were: total lack of autonomy (OR=9.0; 95% CI: 6.7-12.2; P<001); diagnoses of psychological development disorders (OR=9.7; CI95%: 4.5-20.6; P<.001); mental retardation (OR=4.5; CI95%: 2.5-8.2; P<.001): schizophrenia (OR=3.0; CI95%: 1.7-5.2; P<.001); compulsory hospitalization (OR=1.7; CI95%: 1.4-2.1; P<.001); having experienced therapeutic isolation (OR=1.8; CI95%: 1.5-2.1; P<.001). Variations of long-term hospitalization rates depending on the type of establishment were very high, but the density of hospital beds or intensity of ambulatory activity services were not significantly linked to long-term hospitalization. The inhabitants of small urban units had

  15. Characterization of Hospital Residuals

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    Blanco Meza, A.; Bonilla Jimenez, S.

    1997-01-01

    The main objective of this investigation is the characterization of the solid residuals. A description of the handling of the liquid and gassy waste generated in hospitals is also given, identifying the source where they originate. To achieve the proposed objective the work was divided in three stages: The first one was the planning and the coordination with each hospital center, in this way, to determine the schedule of gathering of the waste can be possible. In the second stage a fieldwork was made; it consisted in gathering the quantitative and qualitative information of the general state of the handling of residuals. In the third and last stage, the information previously obtained was organized to express the results as the production rate per day by bed, generation of solid residuals for sampled services, type of solid residuals and density of the same ones. With the obtained results, approaches are settled down to either determine design parameters for final disposition whether for incineration, trituration, sanitary filler or recycling of some materials, and storage politics of the solid residuals that allow to determine the gathering frequency. The study concludes that it is necessary to improve the conditions of the residuals handling in some aspects, to provide the cleaning personnel of the equipment for gathering disposition and of security, minimum to carry out this work efficiently, and to maintain a control of all the dangerous waste, like sharp or polluted materials. In this way, an appreciable reduction is guaranteed in the impact on the atmosphere. (Author) [es

  16. [Satisfaction of hospitalized patients in a hospital in Apurimac, Peru].

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    Sihuin-Tapia, Elsa Yudy; Gómez-Quispe, Oscar Elisban; Ibáñez-Quispe, Vladimiro

    2015-01-01

    In order to determine the satisfaction of hospitalized patients in the Sub-regional Hospital of Andahuaylas, 175 patients were surveyed using the Servqual multidimensional model. The estimate of variables associated with the satisfaction of the hospitalized patients was performed by using bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis. We found 25.0% satisfaction. Lower levels of satisfaction were associated with having a secondary level education (aOR: 0.05; 95% CI: 0.01 to 0.64) and with having been hospitalized in the surgery department (aOR 0.14, CI: 95%: 0.04 to 0.53). It was concluded that there was a low level of satisfaction with the quality of care received by hospitalized patients and this was associated with the level of education and type of hospital department.

  17. Hospitality and Collegial Community: An Essay.

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    Bennett, John B.

    2000-01-01

    Explains a collegial ethic of hospitality as a cardinal academic virtue and suggests a way of building a "collegium," the covenantal community of academe. Discusses how academicians can develop hospitable teaching, hospitable scholarship, and hospitable service. (Author/SLD)

  18. Electronic Cigarettes on Hospital Campuses

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    Clare Meernik

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Smoke and tobacco-free policies on hospital campuses have become more prevalent across the U.S. and Europe, de-normalizing smoking and reducing secondhand smoke exposure on hospital grounds. Concerns about the increasing use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes and the impact of such use on smoke and tobacco-free policies have arisen, but to date, no systematic data describes e-cigarette policies on hospital campuses. The study surveyed all hospitals in North Carolina (n = 121 to assess what proportion of hospitals have developed e-cigarette policies, how policies have been implemented and communicated, and what motivators and barriers have influenced the development of e-cigarette regulations. Seventy-five hospitals (62% completed the survey. Over 80% of hospitals reported the existence of a policy regulating the use of e-cigarettes on campus and roughly half of the hospitals without a current e-cigarette policy are likely to develop one within the next year. Most e-cigarette policies have been incorporated into existing tobacco-free policies with few reported barriers, though effective communication of e-cigarette policies is lacking. The majority of hospitals strongly agree that e-cigarette use on campus should be prohibited for staff, patients, and visitors. Widespread incorporation of e-cigarette policies into existing hospital smoke and tobacco-free campus policies is feasible but needs communication to staff, patients, and visitors.

  19. Electronic Cigarettes on Hospital Campuses.

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    Meernik, Clare; Baker, Hannah M; Paci, Karina; Fischer-Brown, Isaiah; Dunlap, Daniel; Goldstein, Adam O

    2015-12-29

    Smoke and tobacco-free policies on hospital campuses have become more prevalent across the U.S. and Europe, de-normalizing smoking and reducing secondhand smoke exposure on hospital grounds. Concerns about the increasing use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and the impact of such use on smoke and tobacco-free policies have arisen, but to date, no systematic data describes e-cigarette policies on hospital campuses. The study surveyed all hospitals in North Carolina (n = 121) to assess what proportion of hospitals have developed e-cigarette policies, how policies have been implemented and communicated, and what motivators and barriers have influenced the development of e-cigarette regulations. Seventy-five hospitals (62%) completed the survey. Over 80% of hospitals reported the existence of a policy regulating the use of e-cigarettes on campus and roughly half of the hospitals without a current e-cigarette policy are likely to develop one within the next year. Most e-cigarette policies have been incorporated into existing tobacco-free policies with few reported barriers, though effective communication of e-cigarette policies is lacking. The majority of hospitals strongly agree that e-cigarette use on campus should be prohibited for staff, patients, and visitors. Widespread incorporation of e-cigarette policies into existing hospital smoke and tobacco-free campus policies is feasible but needs communication to staff, patients, and visitors.

  20. Controlling hospital library theft.

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    Cuddy, Theresa M; Marchok, Catherine

    2003-04-01

    At Capital Health System/Fuld Campus (formerly Helene Fuld Medical Center), the Health Sciences Library lost many books and videocassettes. These materials were listed in the catalog but were missing when staff went to the shelves. The hospital had experienced a downsizing of staff, a reorganization, and a merger. When the library staff did an inventory, $10,000 worth of materials were found to be missing. We corrected the situation through a series of steps that we believe will help other libraries control their theft. Through regularly scheduling inventories, monitoring items, advertising, and using specific security measures, we have successfully controlled the library theft. The January 2002 inventory resulted in meeting our goal of zero missing books and videocassettes. We work to maintain that goal.

  1. Breath of hospitality.

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    Škof, Lenart

    2016-12-01

    In this paper we outline the possibilities of an ethic of care based on our self-affection and subjectivity in the ethical spaces between-two. In this we first refer to three Irigarayan concepts - breath, silence and listening from the third phase of her philosophy, and discuss them within the methodological framework of an ethics of intersubjectivity and interiority. Together with attentiveness, we analyse them as four categories of our ethical becoming. Furthermore, we argue that self-affection is based on our inchoate receptivity for the needs of the other(s) and is thus dialectical in its character. In this we critically confront some epistemological views of our ethical becoming. We wind up this paper with a proposal for an ethics towards two autonomous subjects, based on care and our shared ethical becoming - both as signs of our deepest hospitality towards the other.

  2. Does outsourcing affect hospital profitability?

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    Danvers, Kreag; Nikolov, Pavel

    2010-01-01

    Organizations outsource non-core service functions to achieve cost reductions and strategic benefits, both of which can impact profitability performance. This article examines relations between managerial outsourcing decisions and profitability for a multi-state sample of non-profit hospitals, across 16 states and four regions of the United States. Overall regression results indicate that outsourcing does not necessarily improve hospital profitability. In addition, we identify no profitability impact from outsourcing for urban hospitals, but somewhat positive effects for teaching hospitals. Our regional analysis suggests that hospitals located in the Midwest maintain positive profitability effects with outsourcing, but those located in the South realize negative effects. These findings have implications for cost reduction efforts and the financial viability of non-profit hospitals.

  3. RFID solution benefits Cambridge hospital.

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    James, Andrew

    2013-10-01

    Keeping track of thousands of pieces of equipment in a busy hospital environment is a considerable challenge, but, according to RFID tagging and asset tracking specialist, Harland Simon, RFID technology can make the task considerably simpler. Here Andrew James, the company's RFID sales manager, describes the positive benefits the technology has brought the Medical Equipment Library (MEL) at Addenbrooke's Hospital, one of the world's most famous teaching hospitals.

  4. Lower Mortality in Magnet Hospitals

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    McHugh, Matthew D.; Kelly, Lesly A.; Smith, Herbert L.; Wu, Evan S.; Vanak, Jill M.; Aiken, Linda H.

    2014-01-01

    Background Although there is evidence that hospitals recognized for nursing excellence—Magnet hospitals—are successful in attracting and retaining nurses, it is uncertain whether Magnet recognition is associated with better patient outcomes than non-Magnets, and if so why. Objectives To determine whether Magnet hospitals have lower risk-adjusted mortality and failure-to-rescue compared with non-Magnet hospitals, and to determine the most likely explanations. Method and Study Design Analysis of linked patient, nurse, and hospital data on 56 Magnet and 508 non-Magnet hospitals. Logistic regression models were used to estimate differences in the odds of mortality and failure-to-rescue for surgical patients treated in Magnet versus non-Magnet hospitals, and to determine the extent to which differences in outcomes can be explained by nursing after accounting for patient and hospital differences. Results Magnet hospitals had significantly better work environments and higher proportions of nurses with bachelor's degrees and specialty certification. These nursing factors explained much of the Magnet hospital effect on patient outcomes. However, patients treated in Magnet hospitals had 14% lower odds of mortality (odds ratio 0.86; 95% confidence interval, 0.76–0.98; P = 0.02) and 12% lower odds of failure-to-rescue (odds ratio 0.88; 95% confidence interval, 0.77–1.01; P = 0.07) while controlling for nursing factors as well as hospital and patient differences. Conclusions The lower mortality we find in Magnet hospitals is largely attributable to measured nursing characteristics but there is a mortality advantage above and beyond what we could measure. Magnet recognition identifies existing quality and stimulates further positive organizational behavior that improves patient outcomes. PMID:24022082

  5. Determinants of Hospital Casemix Complexity

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    Becker, Edmund R.; Steinwald, Bruce

    1981-01-01

    Using the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities' Resource Need Index as a measure of casemix complexity, this paper examines the relative contributions of teaching commitment and other hospital characteristics, hospital service and insurer distributions, and area characteristics to variations in casemix complexity. The empirical estimates indicate that all three types of independent variables have a substantial influence. These results are discussed in light of recent casemix research as well as current policy implications. PMID:6799430

  6. IK Brunel's Crimean war hospital.

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    Merridew, C G

    2014-07-01

    "Those wonderful huts…" (Florence Nightingale). This is the story of the British Civil Hospital, erected in 1855 at Renkioi on the south Dardanelles coast of Turkey. The spectacular hospital was a portable one designed by British engineer IK Brunel. It was his only health-related project, and it was known as a Civil Hospital because its staff were all civilians, despite its patients being military.

  7. Hospital waste management in Lebanon

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    Chaker, Alissar

    1999-01-01

    Hospital wastes comprises approximately 80% domestic waste components, also known as non-risk waste and 20% hazardous or risk waste. The 20% of the hospital waste stream or the risk waste (also known as infectious, medical, clinical wastes) comprises components which could be potentially contaminated with infections, chemical or radioactive agents. Therefore, it should be handled and disposed of in such a manner as to minimize potential human exposure and cross-contamination. Hospital risk waste and be subdivided into seven general categories as follows: infections, anatomical/pathological, chemical, pharmaceutical, radioactive waste, sharps and pressurised containers. These waste categories are generated by many types of health care establishments, including hospitals, clinics, infirmaries.... The document presents also tables of number of hospitals and estimated bed number in different regions in Lebanon; estimated hospital risk and non-risk waste generation per tonnes per day for the years 1998 until 2010 and finally sensitivity analysis of estimated generation of hospital risk waste in Lebanon per tonnes per day for the years 1998 until 2010. The management, treatment and disposal of hospital risk waste constitute important environmental and public safety issues. It is recognised that there is alack of infrastructure for the safe and environmentally acceptable disposal of hospital waste in Lebanon

  8. Electronic Cigarettes on Hospital Campuses

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    Meernik, Clare; Baker, Hannah M.; Paci, Karina; Fischer-Brown, Isaiah; Dunlap, Daniel; Goldstein, Adam O.

    2015-01-01

    Smoke and tobacco-free policies on hospital campuses have become more prevalent across the U.S. and Europe, de-normalizing smoking and reducing secondhand smoke exposure on hospital grounds. Concerns about the increasing use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and the impact of such use on smoke and tobacco-free policies have arisen, but to date, no systematic data describes e-cigarette policies on hospital campuses. The study surveyed all hospitals in North Carolina (n = 121) to assess w...

  9. Appropriateness of pediatric hospitalization in a general hospital in Kuwait.

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    Shafik, Magdy H; Seoudi, Tarek M M; Raway, Tarek S; Al Harbash, Nowair Z; Ahmad, Meshal M A; Al Mutairi, Hanan F

    2012-01-01

    To determine the rate of inappropriate pediatric admissions using the Pediatric Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (PAEP) and to examine variables associated with inappropriateness of admissions. A prospective study was conducted in the Department of Pediatrics, Farwania General Hospital, Kuwait, to examine successive admissions for appropriateness of admission as well as several sociodemographic characteristics over a 5-month period (August 2010 to December 2010). A total of 1,022 admissions were included. Of the 1,022 admissions, 416 (40.7%) were considered inappropriate. Factors associated with a higher rate of inappropriate admission included older age of patients and self-referral. The rate of inappropriate hospitalization of children was high in Farwania Hospital, Kuwait, probably due to the relatively free health care services, parental preference for hospital care, easy access to hospital services, and insufficient education about the child's condition. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  10. Steering patients to safer hospitals? The effect of a tiered hospital network on hospital admissions.

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    Scanlon, Dennis P; Lindrooth, Richard C; Christianson, Jon B

    2008-10-01

    To determine if a tiered hospital benefit and safety incentive shifted the distribution of admissions toward safer hospitals. A large manufacturing company instituted the hospital safety incentive (HSI) for union employees. The HSI gave union patients a financial incentive to choose hospitals that met the Leapfrog Group's three patient safety "leaps." The analysis merges data from four sources: claims and enrollment data from the company, the American Hospital Association, the AHRQ HCUP-SID, and a state Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Changes in hospital admissions' patterns for union and nonunion employees using a difference-in-difference design. We estimate the probability of choosing a specific hospital from a set of available alternatives using conditional logistic regression. Patients affiliated with the engineers' union and admitted for a medical diagnosis were 2.92 times more likely to select a hospital designated as safer in the postperiod than in the preperiod, while salaried nonunion (SNU) patients (not subject to the financial incentive) were 0.64 times as likely to choose a compliant hospital in the post- versus preperiod. The difference-in-difference estimate, which is based on the predictions of the conditional logit model, is 0.20. However, the machinists' union was also exposed to the incentive and they were no more likely to choose a safer hospital than the SNU patients. The incentive did not have an effect on patients admitted for a surgical diagnosis, regardless of union status. All patients were averse to travel time, but those union patients selecting an incentive hospital were less averse to travel time. Patient price incentives and quality/safety information may influence hospital selection decisions, particularly for medical admissions, though the optimal incentive level for financial return to the plan sponsor is not clear.

  11. Hospital evacuation : Exercise versus reality

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    Haverkort, J. J Mark; Biesheuvel, Tessa H.; Bloemers, Frank W.; de Jong, MB; Hietbrink, Falco; van Spengler, Lukas L.; Leenen, Luke P H

    Introduction: The Dutch Major Incident Hospital (MIH) is a standby, highly prepared, 200-bed hospital strictly reserved to provide immediate, large-scale, and emergency care for victims of disasters and major incidents. It has long-standing experience training for various major incident scenarios,

  12. Latex in the Hospital Environment

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    LATEX in the Hospital Environment Updated Fall 2015 This list provides a guide to some of the most common objects containing latex and offers some ... remover–Sepha Pharm) 1 LATEX in the Hospital Environment (continued) Frequently contains LATEX OR/Infection Control masks, ...

  13. Segmentation in local hospital markets.

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    Dranove, D; White, W D; Wu, L

    1993-01-01

    This study examines evidence of market segmentation on the basis of patients' insurance status, demographic characteristics, and medical condition in selected local markets in California in the years 1983 and 1989. Substantial differences exist in the probability patients may be admitted to particular hospitals based on insurance coverage, particularly Medicaid, and race. Segmentation based on insurance and race is related to hospital characteristics, but not the characteristics of the hospital's community. Medicaid patients are more likely to go to hospitals with lower costs and fewer service offerings. Privately insured patients go to hospitals offering more services, although cost concerns are increasing. Hispanic patients also go to low-cost hospitals, ceteris paribus. Results indicate little evidence of segmentation based on medical condition in either 1983 or 1989, suggesting that "centers of excellence" have yet to play an important role in patient choice of hospital. The authors found that distance matters, and that patients prefer nearby hospitals, moreso for some medical conditions than others, in ways consistent with economic theories of consumer choice.

  14. SPINE INJURY IN MULAGO HOSPITAL

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    the best outcome in patients with Cervical Spine injury ICSI}. ... which indicates the likely level and pattern of injury ... All trauma patients with altered level ... from arrival In hospital to review bya clinician. ... one ofthe 29 patierns had an op-en mouth view taken. .... Domeier, H_ M. Time reliability of pre-hospital c inical.

  15. Hospitality Management Education and Training.

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    Brotherton, Bob, Ed.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Seven articles on hospitality management training discuss the following: computerized management games for restaurant manager training, work placement, real-life exercises, management information systems in hospitality degree programs, modular programming, service quality concepts in the curriculum, and General National Vocational Qualifications…

  16. Antifungal therapy in European hospitals

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    Zarb, P; Amadeo, B; Muller, A

    2012-01-01

    The study aimed to identify targets for quality improvement in antifungal use in European hospitals and determine the variability of such prescribing. Hospitals that participated in the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Point Prevalence Surveys (ESAC-PPS) were included. The WHO...

  17. Brief hospitalizations of elderly patients

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    Strømgaard, Sofie; Rasmussen, Søren Wistisen; Schmidt, Thomas Andersen

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Crowded departments are a common problem in Danish hospitals, especially in departments of internal medicine, where a large proportion of the patients are elderly. We therefore chose to investigate the number and character of hospitalizations of elderly patients with a duration of less...

  18. Faculty Internships for Hospitality Instructors

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    Lynn, Christine; Hales, Jonathan A; Wiener, Paul

    2007-01-01

    Internships can help hospitality faculty build industry relationships while also ensuring the best and most current training for their students. Many hospitality organizations have structured faculty internships available or are willing to work with faculty to provide individualized internship opportunities. Career and technical educators in…

  19. Practicing Hospitality in the Classroom

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    Burwell, Rebecca; Huyser, Mackenzi

    2013-01-01

    This article explores pedagogical approaches to teaching students how to practice hospitality toward the other. Using case examples from the college classroom, the authors discuss the roots of Christian hospitality and educational theory on transformative learning to explore how students experience engaging with others after they have…

  20. Comparing Candidate Hospital Report Cards

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    Burr, T.L.; Rivenburgh, R.D.; Scovel, J.C.; White, J.M.

    1997-12-31

    We present graphical and analytical methods that focus on multivariate outlier detection applied to the hospital report cards data. No two methods agree which hospitals are unusually good or bad, so we also present ways to compare the agreement between two methods. We identify factors that have a significant impact on the scoring.

  1. Two Belgian University Hospitals

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    M. Huylebrouck

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Bevacizumab (BEV, a humanized immunoglobulin G1 monoclonal antibody that inhibits VEGF has demonstrated activity against recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGG in phase II clinical trials. Patients and Methods. Data were collected from patients with recurrent HGG who initiated treatment with BEV outside a clinical trial protocol at two Belgian university hospitals. Results. 19 patients (11 M/8 F were administered a total of 138 cycles of BEV (median 4, range 1–31. Tumor response assessment by MRI was available for 15 patients; 2 complete responses and 3 partial responses for an objective response rate of 26% for the intent to treat population were observed on gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted images; significant regressions on T2/FLAIR were documented in 10 out of 15 patients (67%. A reduced uptake on PET was documented in 3 out of 4 evaluable patients. The six-month progression-free survival was 21% (95% CI 2.7–39.5. Two patients had an ongoing tumor response and remained free from progression after 12 months of BEV treatment. Conclusions. The activity and tolerability of BEV were comparable to results from previous prospective phase II trials. Reduced uptake on PET suggests a metabolic response in addition to an antiangiogenic effect in some cases with favorable clinical outcome.

  2. State of malnutrition in hospitals of Ecuador

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    Sylvia Gallegos Espinosa; Marcelo Nicolalde Cifuentes; Sergio Santana Porbén

    2014-01-01

    Rationale: Hospital malnutrition is a global health problem affecting 30-50% of hospitalized patients. There are no estimates of the size of this problem in Ecuadorian hospitals. Hospital malnutrition might influence the quality of medical assistance provided to hospitalized populations. Objectives: To estimate the current frequency of malnutrition among patients admitted to Ecuadorian public hospitals. Materials and methods: The Ecuadorian Hospital Malnutrition Study was conducted between No...

  3. Biological risk among hospital housekeepers.

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    Ream, Priscilla Santos Ferreira; Tipple, Anaclara Ferreira Veiga; Barros, Dayane Xavier; Souza, Adenícia Custódia Silva; Pereira, Milca Severino

    2016-01-01

    Although not directly responsible for patient care, hospital housekeepers are still susceptible to accidents with biological material. The objectives of this study were to establish profile and frequency of accidents among hospital housekeepers, describe behaviors pre- and postaccident, and risk factors. This was a cross-sectional study with hospital housekeepers in Goiania, Brazil. Data were obtained from interviews and vaccination records. The observations were as follows: (1) participating workers: 94.3%; (2) incomplete hepatitis B vaccination: 1 in 3; and (3) accident rate: 26.5%, mostly percutaneous with hypodermic needles, and involved blood from an unknown source; roughly half occurred during waste management. Upon review, length of service less than 5 years, completed hepatitis B vaccination, and had been tested for anti-HBs (hepatitis B surface antigen) influenced frequency of accidents. These findings suggest that improper disposal of waste appears to enhance the risk to hospital housekeepers. All hospital workers should receive continued training with regard to waste management.

  4. Functional textiles in hospital interiors

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    Mogensen, Jeppe

    This PhD thesis explores the possibilities and design qualities of using functional textiles in the interior of hospital environments, and is the result of a three years collaboration between Aalborg University, Department of Civil Engineering, and VIA University College, VIA Design. The project...... that the physical environments affect the patients’ level of stress and influence their process of recovery and healing. However, although research in this field of hospital design has increased substantially in recent years, knowledge on the use of new materials and textiles in hospital interiors is still rather...... limited. Concerned with the design potentials of using textiles in hospital interiors, the purpose of the PhD project has been to explore the possibilities and design qualities of using these materials in hospital design. Relating to both technical and aesthetic aspects of using functional textiles...

  5. Mobile Robots for Hospital Logistics

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    Özkil, Ali Gürcan

    services to maintain the quality of healthcare provided. Logistics is the most resource demanding service in a hospital. The scale of the transportation tasks is huge and the material flow in a hospital is comparable to that of a factory. We believe that these transportation tasks, to a great extent, can...... be and will be automated using mobile robots. This talk consequently addresses the key technical issues of implementing service robots in hospitals. In simple terms, a robotic system for automating hospital logistics has to be reliable, adaptable and scalable. Robots have to be semi-autonomous, and should reliably...... navigate in large and dynamic environments in the hospital. The complexity of the problem has to be manageable, and the solutions have to be flexible, so that the system can be applicable in real world settings. This talk summarizes the efforts to address these issues. Upon the analysis...

  6. Hospital transformation and organisational learning.

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    Ho, W

    1999-12-01

    Kwong Wah Hospital was founded by the charity organisation Tung Wah Group of Hospitals some 88 years ago, with management transfer to the Hong Kong Hospital Authority in 1991. Capitalizing both from the traditional caring culture of its founder, as well as opportunities in the new management environment, the hospital has scored remarkable successes in service quality, community partnership, organisational effectiveness, and staff development. Underpinning these transformations were Structure, Process, People, and Culture strategies. The learning imperative is heavily mandated or the success of each of these strands of development. Indeed, the embodiment of a learning organisation culture provides the impetus in sustaining the change momentum, towards achieving the Vision of becoming a 'Most Preferred Hospital' in Hong Kong.

  7. Early discharge hospital at home.

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    Gonçalves-Bradley, Daniela C; Iliffe, Steve; Doll, Helen A; Broad, Joanna; Gladman, John; Langhorne, Peter; Richards, Suzanne H; Shepperd, Sasha

    2017-06-26

    Early discharge hospital at home is a service that provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital inpatient care. This is an update of a Cochrane review. To determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients with early discharge hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. We searched the following databases to 9 January 2017: the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group (EPOC) register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, and EconLit. We searched clinical trials registries. Randomised trials comparing early discharge hospital at home with acute hospital inpatient care for adults. We excluded obstetric, paediatric and mental health hospital at home schemes.   DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: We followed the standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane and EPOC. We used the GRADE approach to assess the certainty of the body of evidence for the most important outcomes. We included 32 trials (N = 4746), six of them new for this update, mainly conducted in high-income countries. We judged most of the studies to have a low or unclear risk of bias. The intervention was delivered by hospital outreach services (17 trials), community-based services (11 trials), and was co-ordinated by a hospital-based stroke team or physician in conjunction with community-based services in four trials.Studies recruiting people recovering from strokeEarly discharge hospital at home probably makes little or no difference to mortality at three to six months (risk ratio (RR) 0.92, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.57 to 1.48, N = 1114, 11 trials, moderate-certainty evidence) and may make little or no difference to the risk of hospital readmission (RR 1.09, 95% CI 0.71 to 1.66, N = 345, 5 trials, low-certainty evidence). Hospital at home may lower the risk of living in institutional setting at six months (RR 0.63, 96% CI

  8. Hospital law: the changing scene.

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    Hirsh, H L

    1978-01-01

    The liability of hospitals in tort law has been a fairly recent development. Formerly, hospitals were protected from liability under the doctrine of charitable immunity. Legal "immunity" avoids liability in tort essentially under all circumstances. It is conferred not because of the particular facts of the situation but because of the status or position of the favored defendant. It does not deny the tort, merely the resulting liability. Such immunity does not mean that conduct that would amount to a tort on the part of other defendants is not still equally tortious in character, but merely that for the protection of the particular defendant, or of the interests which he represents, he is given absolution from liability. Similarly, the "captain-of-the-ship" and the attendant "borrowed or lent servant" doctrine is being abandoned. As medical technology continues to advance, the modern hospital will undoubtedly assume a greater responsibility toward its patients--with amplified medical-legal implications. The hospital is no longer a hotel where patients stay, awaiting treatment by their private physicians. The theory that the hospital does not act through its employees--physicians, nurses, and others--no longer reflects the trend in judicial philosophy. The decisions cited reflect the current trend in judicial analysis and thinking. Medical science has provided numerous benefits to humankind, but along with those benefits, numerous risks have accrued. Whether hospitals should have to bear the responsibilities inherent in such risks is a much-argued matter. However, hospital liability, in fact, is the trend of our judicial determination. The ramifications of this trend have been many. Hospitals and physicians will closely scrutinize surgical operations and other hospitals procedures and practices. The fact remains clear that responsibility for every patient is now shared by both the physicians and the hospital--share and share alike. The present thinking is that the

  9. Hospitals: Soft Target for Terrorism?

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    De Cauwer, Harald; Somville, Francis; Sabbe, Marc; Mortelmans, Luc J

    2017-02-01

    In recent years, the world has been rocked repeatedly by terrorist attacks. Arguably, the most remarkable were: the series of four coordinated suicide plane attacks on September 11, 2001 on buildings in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, USA; and the recent series of two coordinated attacks in Brussels (Belgium), on March 22, 2016, involving two bombings at the departure hall of Brussels International Airport and a bombing at Maalbeek Metro Station located near the European Commission headquarters in the center of Brussels. This statement paper deals with different aspects of hospital policy and disaster response planning that interface with terrorism. Research shows that the availability of necessary equipment and facilities (eg, personal protective clothing, decontamination rooms, antidotes, and anti-viral drugs) in hospitals clearly is insufficient. Emergency teams are insufficiently prepared: adequate and repetitive training remain necessary. Unfortunately, there are many examples of health care workers and physicians or hospitals being targeted in both political or religious conflicts and wars. Many health workers were kidnapped and/or killed by insurgents of various ideology. Attacks on hospitals also could cause long-term effects: hospital units could be unavailable for a long time and replacing staff could take several months, further compounding hospital operations. Both physical and psychological (eg, posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]) after-effects of a terrorist attack can be detrimental to health care services. On the other hand, physicians and other hospital employees have shown to be involved in terrorism. As data show that some offenders had a previous history with the location of the terror incident, the possibility of hospitals or other health care services being targeted by insiders is discussed. The purpose of this report was to consider how past terrorist incidents can inform current hospital preparedness and disaster response planning

  10. The German hospital malnutrition study.

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    Pirlich, Matthias; Schütz, Tatjana; Norman, Kristina; Gastell, Sylvia; Lübke, Heinrich Josef; Bischoff, Stephan C; Bolder, Ulrich; Frieling, Thomas; Güldenzoph, Helge; Hahn, Kristian; Jauch, Karl-Walter; Schindler, Karin; Stein, Jürgen; Volkert, Dorothee; Weimann, Arved; Werner, Hansjörg; Wolf, Christiane; Zürcher, Gudrun; Bauer, Peter; Lochs, Herbert

    2006-08-01

    Malnutrition is frequently observed in chronic and severe diseases and associated with impaired outcome. In Germany general data on prevalence and impact of hospital malnutrition are missing. Nutritional state was assessed by subjective global assessment (SGA) and by anthropometric measurements in 1,886 consecutively admitted patients in 13 hospitals (n=1,073, university hospitals; n=813, community or teaching hospitals). Risk factors for malnutrition and the impact of nutritional status on length of hospital stay were analyzed. Malnutrition was diagnosed in 27.4% of patients according to SGA. A low arm muscle area and arm fat area were observed in 11.3% and 17.1%, respectively. Forty-three % of patients 70 years old were malnourished compared to only 7.8% of patients malnutrition was observed in geriatric (56.2%), oncology (37.6%), and gastroenterology (32.6%) departments. Multivariate analysis revealed three independent risk factors: higher age, polypharmacy, and malignant disease (all PMalnutrition was associated with an 43% increase of hospital stay (PMalnutrition is associated with increased length of hospital stay. Higher age, malignant disease and major comorbidity were found to be the main contributors to malnutrition. Adequate nutritional support should be initiated in order to optimize the clinical outcome of these patients.

  11. Legitimacy of hospital reconfiguration: the controversial downsizing of Kidderminster hospital.

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    Oborn, Eivor

    2008-04-01

    This paper examines the contested organizational legitimacy of hospital reconfiguration, which continues to be a central issue in health care management. A qualitative study which focuses on the controversial downsizing of Kidderminster Hospital, a highly publicized landmark case of district general hospital closure. Rhetorical strategies are analysed to examine how legitimacy was constructed by stakeholder groups and how these strategies were used to support or resist change. Stakeholders promoting change legitimized re-organization pragmatically and morally arguing the need for centralization as a rational necessity. Stakeholders resisting change argued for cognitive and moral legitimacy in current service arrangements, contrasting local versus regionalized aspects of safety and provision. Groups managed to talk past each other, failing to establish a dialogue, which led to significant conflict and political upheaval. Stakeholders value hospitals in different ways and argue for diverse accounts of legitimacy. Broader discourses of medical science and democratic participation were drawn into rhetorical texts concerning regionalization to render them more powerful.

  12. [Hospitals' evolution through the ages].

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    de Micheli, Alfredo

    2005-01-01

    The predecessor institutions of modern hospitals--Byzantine nosocómeion, European hospitale and Islamic maristan--were dissimilar both in their patients and their aims. The first charitable organizations in West Europe (Rome) and in the East (Cesarea in Cappadocia) were rather hospices. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire (476 A.D.), some monastic centers were prepared to provide medical assistance to religious and secular patients. Since the XI and XII Centuries in all of Christian Europe the charitable institutions, designated as hospitale, multiplied. Among the Italian ones, the Roman Santo Spirito (Holy Ghost) Hospital, built in the 1201-1204 period, reached a preeminet position. This one soon became the most important of the entire Christendom (archihospital), with a lot of affiliated hospitals in Europe and later in America. The first American hospital, Saint Nicholas Hospital, opened on December 29, 1503 in Santo Domingo, obtained in 1541 its affiliation to the Santo Spirito archihospital. Regarding continental America, the first health centers were established in Mexico: the Immaculate Conception Hospital and the Saint Lazarus Hospital, both established by Hernán Cortés. For its part, clinical teaching was systematized at the Saint Francis Hospital in Padua and by there moved to Leyden. In Mexico, the chair of medical clinics or practical medicine was established in 1806 at the Saint Andrew Hospital. During the XX century, Dr. Ignacio Chávez was the driving force behind the creation of the modern Mexican Health Institutes. These ones are dedicated to the treatment of poor patients, as well as to medical teaching and research.

  13. Hospital management structures in Maltese hospital through the ages

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    Savona-Ventura, Charles

    2001-01-01

    The spreading cult of Christ the Healer during the Medieval period led to sick-nursing being viewed as a Christian duty. This encouraged royal dignitaries and philantrophic individuals to donate funds towards the institution and maintenance of a hospital or hospice, the management of these institutions being often shared with religious authorities. The Maltese Islands have been serviced by a series of hospitals, the earliest dating to the fourteenth century. In line with the ch...

  14. Hospital enterprise Architecture Framework (Study of Iranian University Hospital Organization).

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    Haghighathoseini, Atefehsadat; Bobarshad, Hossein; Saghafi, Fatehmeh; Rezaei, Mohammad Sadegh; Bagherzadeh, Nader

    2018-06-01

    Nowadays developing smart and fast services for patients and transforming hospitals to modern hospitals is considered a necessity. Living in the world inundated with information systems, designing services based on information technology entails a suitable architecture framework. This paper aims to present a localized enterprise architecture framework for the Iranian university hospital. Using two dimensions of implementation and having appropriate characteristics, the best 17 enterprises frameworks were chosen. As part of this effort, five criteria were selected according to experts' inputs. According to these criteria, five frameworks which had the highest rank were chosen. Then 44 general characteristics were extracted from the existing 17 frameworks after careful studying. Then a questionnaire was written accordingly to distinguish the necessity of those characteristics using expert's opinions and Delphi method. The result showed eight important criteria. In the next step, using AHP method, TOGAF was chosen regarding having appropriate characteristics and the ability to be implemented among reference formats. In the next step, enterprise architecture framework was designed by TOGAF in a conceptual model and its layers. For determining architecture framework parts, a questionnaire with 145 questions was written based on literature review and expert's opinions. The results showed during localization of TOGAF for Iran, 111 of 145 parts were chosen and certified to be used in the hospital. The results showed that TOGAF could be suitable for use in the hospital. So, a localized Hospital Enterprise Architecture Modelling is developed by customizing TOGAF for an Iranian hospital at eight levels and 11 parts. This new model could be used to be performed in other Iranian hospitals. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. A Decomposition of Hospital Profitability

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    Jason Turner

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This paper evaluates the drivers of profitability for a large sample of U.S. hospitals. Following a methodology frequently used by financial analysts, we use a DuPont analysis as a framework to evaluate the quality of earnings. By decomposing returns on equity (ROE into profit margin, total asset turnover, and capital structure, the DuPont analysis reveals what drives overall profitability. Methods: Profit margin, the efficiency with which services are rendered (total asset turnover, and capital structure is calculated for 3,255 U.S. hospitals between 2007 and 2012 using data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Healthcare Cost Report Information System (CMS Form 2552. The sample is then stratified by ownership, size, system affiliation, teaching status, critical access designation, and urban or non-urban location. Those hospital characteristics and interaction terms are then regressed (OLS against the ROE and the respective DuPont components. Sensitivity to regression methodology is also investigated using a seemingly unrelated regression. Results: When the sample is stratified by hospital characteristics, the results indicate investor-owned hospitals have higher profit margins, higher efficiency, and are substantially more leveraged. Hospitals in systems are found to have higher ROE, margins, and efficiency but are associated with less leverage. In addition, a number of important and significant interactions between teaching status, ownership, location, critical access designation, and inclusion in a system are documented. Many of the significant relationships, most notably not-for-profit ownership, lose significance or are predominately associated with one interaction effect when interaction terms are introduced as explanatory variables. Results are not sensitive to the alternative methodology. Conclusion: The results of the DuPont analysis suggest that although there appears to be convergence in the behavior of

  16. A Decomposition of Hospital Profitability

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    Broom, Kevin; Elliott, Michael; Lee, Jen-Fu

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: This paper evaluates the drivers of profitability for a large sample of U.S. hospitals. Following a methodology frequently used by financial analysts, we use a DuPont analysis as a framework to evaluate the quality of earnings. By decomposing returns on equity (ROE) into profit margin, total asset turnover, and capital structure, the DuPont analysis reveals what drives overall profitability. Methods: Profit margin, the efficiency with which services are rendered (total asset turnover), and capital structure is calculated for 3,255 U.S. hospitals between 2007 and 2012 using data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Healthcare Cost Report Information System (CMS Form 2552). The sample is then stratified by ownership, size, system affiliation, teaching status, critical access designation, and urban or non-urban location. Those hospital characteristics and interaction terms are then regressed (OLS) against the ROE and the respective DuPont components. Sensitivity to regression methodology is also investigated using a seemingly unrelated regression. Results: When the sample is stratified by hospital characteristics, the results indicate investor-owned hospitals have higher profit margins, higher efficiency, and are substantially more leveraged. Hospitals in systems are found to have higher ROE, margins, and efficiency but are associated with less leverage. In addition, a number of important and significant interactions between teaching status, ownership, location, critical access designation, and inclusion in a system are documented. Many of the significant relationships, most notably not-for-profit ownership, lose significance or are predominately associated with one interaction effect when interaction terms are introduced as explanatory variables. Results are not sensitive to the alternative methodology. Conclusion: The results of the DuPont analysis suggest that although there appears to be convergence in the behavior of NFP and IO

  17. Præhospital ultralyd

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    Rognås, Leif Kåre; Christensen, Erika Frischknecht; Sloth, Erik

    2009-01-01

    Danish anaesthesiologists use ultrasound (US) to examine and treat acutely ill or traumatized patients in the emergency room, operating theatre and intensive care unit. They are also involved in pre-hospital care where US may theoretically be beneficial for both diagnostic and therapeutic purpose....... The literature concerning the potential use of emergency US in the pre-hospital setting is evaluated. Evidence from both Europe and the USA indicates that pre-hospital US improves diagnosis and visitation of acutely ill or traumatized patients. Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Aug-31...

  18. Determinants of Hospital Pharmacists’ Job Satisfaction in Romanian Hospitals

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    Magdalena Iorga

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The purpose of this study is to identify the level of job satisfaction among hospital pharmacists in Romania in relation to environmental, socio-demographic, and individual factors. Material and Methods: Seventy-eight hospital pharmacists were included in the research. The Job Satisfaction Scale was used to measure the level of satisfaction with their current jobs, and the TAS-20 was used to evaluate emotional experience and awareness. Additionally, 12 items were formulated in order to identify the reasons for dissatisfaction with jobs, such as budget, number of working hours, legislation, relationships with colleagues, hospital departments, or stakeholders. Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics version 23. Results: The analyses of the data revealed a low level of satisfaction regarding the pay–promotion subscale, a high level of satisfaction with the management–interpersonal relationship dimension, and a high level of satisfaction regarding the organization–communication subscale. Seventy-four percent of subjects are dissatisfied about the annual budget, and 86.3% are not at all satisfied with present legislation. Conclusions: These results are important for hospital pharmacists and hospital management in order to focus on health policies, management, and environmental issues, with the purpose of increasing the level of satisfaction among hospital pharmacists.

  19. Logistics in hospitals: a case study of some Singapore hospitals.

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    Pan, Zhi Xiong; Pokharel, Shaligram

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate logistics activities in Singapore hospitals. It defines various types of activities handled by a logistics division. Inventory management policy and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for logistics purposes are also discussed. The study identifies the nature of strategic alliances in Singapore's health care industry. This study was conducted by utilizing a framework for data collection, pre-testing the questionnaire and conducting interviews. Various relevant literature was reviewed to design the questionnaire. This study finds that logistics division carry out many related activities and some of them also provide engineering services. The hospitals make use of ICT. The hospitals are clustered under various groups to minimize the cost of operation, including the logistics related costs. However, hospitals do not see alliances with suppliers as a strategic option; rather they focus on outsourcing of logistics services. The findings also show that Singapore hospitals have a good stocking policy for both medical and non-medical items so that changes in patient mix can be easily handled. Singapore is continuously improving its health care industry and therefore, the findings will help hospitals in other regions to adopt some of the practices, like concentrating on local vendors, outsourcing, clustering, and maximum use of information technology as competitive factors that can improve the service and reduce the cost of operation. The paper suggests motivators and barriers to the use of ICT in logistics in the health care industry.

  20. Determinants of Hospital Pharmacists' Job Satisfaction in Romanian Hospitals.

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    Iorga, Magdalena; Dondaș, Corina; Soponaru, Camelia; Antofie, Ioan

    2017-12-11

    Aim : The purpose of this study is to identify the level of job satisfaction among hospital pharmacists in Romania in relation to environmental, socio-demographic, and individual factors. Material and Methods : Seventy-eight hospital pharmacists were included in the research. The Job Satisfaction Scale was used to measure the level of satisfaction with their current jobs, and the TAS-20 was used to evaluate emotional experience and awareness. Additionally, 12 items were formulated in order to identify the reasons for dissatisfaction with jobs, such as budget, number of working hours, legislation, relationships with colleagues, hospital departments, or stakeholders. Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics version 23. Results : The analyses of the data revealed a low level of satisfaction regarding the pay-promotion subscale, a high level of satisfaction with the management-interpersonal relationship dimension, and a high level of satisfaction regarding the organization-communication subscale. Seventy-four percent of subjects are dissatisfied about the annual budget, and 86.3% are not at all satisfied with present legislation. Conclusions : These results are important for hospital pharmacists and hospital management in order to focus on health policies, management, and environmental issues, with the purpose of increasing the level of satisfaction among hospital pharmacists.

  1. Flower and fruit production and insect pollination of the endangered Chilean tree, Gomortega keule in native forest, exotic pine plantation and agricultural environments Producción de flores y frutas y polinización por insectos de Gomortega keule en bosque nativo y en terrenos agrícolas, un árbol chileno en peligro de extinción

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    TONYA A LANDER

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was undertaken to discover whether patterns of flower and fruit production for Gomortega keule, an endangered Chilean tree, differ between exotic pine plantation, agricultural and native forest environments. A pilot study was also undertaken to identify the primary pollinators of G. keule. Although similar proportions of G. keule trees flowered in the agricultural and native forest áreas, more trees in the agricultural sites produced fruit compared to trees in the native forest sites. Flowering and fruiting of G. keule was extremely rare in the exotic pine plantations. Our data show that G. keule flowers are predominantly visited by syrphid flies in March-April, and that syrphids carry a greater proportion of G. keule pollen than the other insects collected. Native forest and low intensity agricultural systems appear to provide habitat in which syrphids forage and G. keule is able to produce fruit successfully, but exotic pine plantation does not; suggesting that a landscape made up of a mosaic of different landuse types is not necessarily inimical to the continued reproduction of G. keule, but that the combination and types of landuses and intensity of management must be carefully considered.El presente estudio fue realizado con el objetivo de establecer si los patrones de producción de flores y frutos de Gomortega keule (Gomortegaceae, un árbol chileno en peligro de extinción, son diferentes entre áreas de plantaciones de pinos exóticos, terrenos agrícolas y áreas de bosque nativo. También fue llevado a cabo un estudio piloto para identificar los principales polinizadores de G. keule. A pesar de que en tierras agrícolas y en áreas de bosque nativo floreció una proporción similar de árboles de G. keule, en zonas agrícolas fructificó una mayor proporción en comparación con los árboles de áreas de bosque nativo. La floración y fructificación de G. keule fue extremadamente rara en las áreas de plantaciones de

  2. Adsorption of glyphosate in chilean soils and its relationship with unoccupied phosphate binding sites Adsorção de glifosato em solos chilenos e sua relação com sítios de adsorção disponíveis para adsorção de fosfato

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    Marcelo Kogan

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to investigate glyphosate adsorption by soils and its relationship with unoccupied binding sites for phosphate adsorption. Soil samples of three Chilean soils series - Valdivia (Andisol, Clarillo (Inceptisol and Chicureo (Vertisol - were incubated with different herbicide concentrations. Glyphosate remaining in solution was determined by adjusting a HPLC method with a UV detector. Experimental maximum adsorption capacity were 15,000, 14,300 and 4,700 mg g¹ for Valdivia, Clarillo, and Chicureo soils, respectively. Linear, Freundlich, and Langmuir models were used to describe glyphosate adsorption. Isotherms describing glyphosate adsorption differed among soils. Maximum adjusted adsorption capacity with the Langmuir model was 231,884, 17,874 and 5,670 mg g-1 for Valdivia, Clarillo, and Chicureo soils, respectively. Glyphosate adsorption on the Valdivia soil showed a linear behavior at the range of concentrations used and none of the adjusted models became asymptotic. The high glyphosate adsorption capacity of the Valdivia soil was probably a result of its high exchangeable Al, extractable Fe, and alophan and imogolite clay type. Adsorption was very much related to phosphate dynamics in the Valdivia soil, which showed the larger unoccupied phosphate binding sites. However relationship between unoccupied phosphate binding sites and glyphosate adsorption in the other two soils (Clarillo and Chicureo was not clear.O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a adsorção de glifosato em solos e sua relação com os sítios disponíveis para adsorção de fosfato. Amostras de três solos chilenos - Valdivia (Andisol, Clarillo (Inceptisol e Chicureo (Vertisol - foram incubadas com diferentes concentrações do herbicida. O glifosato remanescente na solução foi determinado pelo método de HPLC com detector de UV modificado. A capacidade de adsorção máxima experimental foi de 15.000, 14.300 e 4.700 mg g-1 para os solos de

  3. Modelamiento y simulación computacional de la red de consultas médicas de un servicio público de salud chileno Computer modeling and simulation of the patient-visit network within a Chilean public health service

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    Mario Iván Tarride Fernández

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Modelizar y simular por computadora la red de atención de consultas médicas de un servicio de salud del sistema público chileno. MÉTODOS: El estudio se realizó bajo el enfoque de la "dinámica de sistemas". Se recolectó información de los establecimientos del servicio de salud y se construyó un modelo de derivaciones. Se determinaron las especialidades a modelizar de acuerdo con la extensión de sus listas de espera. Se definieron las ecuaciones para el cálculo de las atenciones, las derivaciones y la espera. Se diseñaron las bases de datos y se volcó en ellas la información proveniente del servicio. Se programó y validó el modelo, comparándolo con los datos reales. Se simularon escenarios que permitieran reducir la espera mediante el aumento de las horas médicas, el mejoramiento de la capacidad resolutiva en atención primaria y compleja, o ambos. RESULTADOS: Se modelizaron 22 establecimientos, 1 451 flujos de derivaciones y 12 especialidades médicas además de medicina general. Se procesaron 686 869 registros de atenciones, derivaciones y listas de espera. La validación arrojó altos coeficientes de determinación y un error porcentual de 10,43% respecto de las listas de espera reales. CONCLUSIONES: La metodología mostró su utilidad para modelizar una red asistencial. Se observó un funcionamiento autorreferencial -según la capacidad instalada-, con posibilidades de intervención para mejorar la resolutividad, tanto en los centros de salud primarios como en los centros de especialidades. Un aumento moderado de la capacidad resolutiva y de las horas médicas permitiría la eliminación total de las listas de espera por consulta médica de especialidad.OBJECTIVE: To create a computerized model and simulation of the patient visit/ referrals process for a health care services organization within Chile's public health care system. METHODS: The study was performed with a "system dynamics" focus. Data were collected

  4. Propiedades psicométricas de tres escalas de evaluación del trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad en escolares chilenos Psychometric properties of three rating scales for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Chilean students

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    Alfonso Urzúa

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar en escolares chilenos la fiabilidad y la validez de tres escalas que miden el trastorno de déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH: el inventario para déficit de atención (IDDA, la escala de evaluación del déficit de atención con hiperactividad (EDAH y la adaptación española de la escala para la gradación del déficit de atención con hiperactividad IV (EGDAH IV. MÉTODO: Estudio instrumental con los tutores (n = 612 y los profesores (n = 82 de una muestra intencional de 640 niños y niñas de 6 a 11 años de edad, estudiantes de establecimientos municipales públicos (n = 228; 35,6% del total; subvencionados (n = 200; 31,3% y privados (n = 212; 33,1% de la ciudad de Antofagasta, Chile. La validez de convergencia de los instrumentos de medición del TDAH se determinó mediante las pruebas de Stroop y de Wechsler. RESULTADOS: Las tres escalas evaluadas presentan niveles satisfactorios de consistencia interna (coeficiente alfa de Cronbach de 0,88 a 0,97 en las escalas y de 0,76 a 0,97 en las dimensiones y una estructura factorial acorde a la teórica en la mayoría de las dimensiones evaluadas, aunque solo la EGDAH IV con los tutores y los profesores, y el IDDA con los profesores mostraron índices de ajuste comparativo y de ajuste relativo superiores a 0,90. Se encontraron diferencias significativas según la edad, el sexo y el tipo de informante (tutor o profesor. CONCLUSIÓN: El IDDA y la EGDAH IV cumplieron favorablemente con todos los criterios de fiabilidad y validez, por lo que se pueden aplicar para el tamizaje y el diagnóstico en la población chilena. La escala EGDAH IV presentó las mejores propiedades psicométricas por su confiabilidad y validez.OBJECTIVE: To assess, among Chilean students, the reliability and validity of three scales that measure attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD: the ADHD Rating Scale-IV (ADHD-IV; the scale for evaluating attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity

  5. EVOLUCIÓN Y ACTUALIDAD DE LA CONCEPCIÓN DE FAMILIA: UNA APRECIACIÓN DE LA INCIDENCIA POSITIVA DE LAS TENDENCIAS DOMINANTES A PARTIR DE LA REFORMA DEL DERECHO MATRIMONIAL CHILENO The evolution and update of the family concept, an approach to the positive effect of the predominant tendencies, from the chilean marriage law reform

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    Jorge del Picó Rubio

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Las reformas específicas introducidas al Derecho de familia en las últimas décadas, tanto en Chile como en la experiencia comparada, han tenido como marco de referencia ineludible una compleja y dinámica discusión sobre el concepto de familia que, delimitado normativamente, ha sido recogido en el Derecho positivo. El trabajo, a partir de las particulares circunstancias del proceso de reforma al Derecho matrimonial chileno, iniciado en 1991 y concluido en 2004, ofrece una revisión de la concepción de familia tenida en vista con ocasión de la discusión desarrollada en dicha oportunidad, tanto en sede legislativa como doctrinaria, abordando los problemas de la delimitación conceptual, las opciones disponibles y su fundamentación ideológica, una visión contemporánea de sus funciones, la evolución apreciada de las concepciones sociales dominantes y su incidencia positiva, para concluir con una aproximación crítica a la familia en su expresión nuclear. Sobre el análisis precedente, constata la agudización del proceso de debilitamiento del modelo tradicional de ordenación familiar, propone un enfoque particular de las causas de la crisis de la familia, advierte las consecuencias jurídicas y sociales del predominio acusado de la autonomía individual en este campo y procura instalar las bases para discutir una revalorización de la familia en perspectiva social y comunitaria, en su expresión natural.The specific modifications made the past decades to the Family Law, as well in Chile as in the compared experience, have had as an unavoidable frame of reference a complex and dynamic discussion about the legally restrained family concept, which has been collected in the positive Law. This work, from the particular circumstances of the Chilean Marriage Law reform process, started in 1991 and finished in 2004, offers a revision of the family conception taken into consideration during the discussion developed in that opportunity

  6. CMS penalizes 758 hospitals for safety incidents

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    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated after 150 words. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS is penalizing 758 hospitals with higher rates of patient safety incidents, and more than half of those were also fined last year, as reported by Kaiser Health News (1. Among the hospitals being financially punished are some well-known institutions, including Yale New Haven Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center in DC, Grady Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Indiana University Health, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, University of North Carolina Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Parkland Health and Hospital, and the University of Virginia Medical Center (Complete List of Hospitals Penalized 2016. In the Southwest the list includes Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stanford Health Care, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of New Mexico Medical Center (for list of Southwest hospitals see Appendix 1. In total, CMS ...

  7. [Crisis unit at the general hospital: Determinants of further hospitalization].

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    Norotte, C; Omnès, C; Crozier, C; Verlyck, C; Romanos, M

    2017-10-01

    The availability of short-stay beds for brief admission (less than 72hours) of crisis patients presenting to the emergency room is a model that has gained a growing interest because it allows time for developing alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization and favors a maintained functioning in the community. Still, the determinants influencing the disposition decision at discharge after crisis intervention remain largely unexplored. The primary objective of this study was to determine the factors predicting aftercare dispositions at crisis unit discharge: transfer for further hospitalization or return to the community. Secondary objectives included the description of clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of patients admitted to the crisis unit upon presentation to the emergency room. All patients (n=255) admitted to the short-stay unit of the emergency department of Rambouillet General Hospital during a one-year period were included in the study. Patient characteristics were collected in a retrospective manner from medical records: patterns of referral, acute stressors, presenting symptoms, initial patient demand, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM-5) disorders, psychiatric history, and socio-demographic characteristics were inferred. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine the factors associated with hospitalization decision upon crisis intervention at discharge. Following crisis intervention at the short-stay unit, 100 patients (39.2%) required further hospitalization and were transferred. Statistically significant factors associated with a higher probability of hospitalization (P<0.05) included the patient's initial wish to be hospitalized (OR=4.28), the presence of a comorbid disorder (OR=3.43), a referral by family or friends (OR=2.89), a history of psychiatric hospitalization (OR=2.71) and suicidal ideation on arrival in the emergency room (OR=2.26). Conversely, significant factors associated with a lower probability of

  8. Pain prevalence in hospitalized children

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    Walther-Larsen, S; Pedersen, M T; Friis, S M

    2017-01-01

    admitted the same day. The single most common painful procedure named by the children was needle procedures, such as blood draw and intravenous cannulation. CONCLUSION: This study reveals high pain prevalence in children across all age groups admitted to four Danish university hospitals. The majority......BACKGROUND: Pain management in hospitalized children is often inadequate. The prevalence and main sources of pain in Danish university hospitals is unknown. METHODS: This prospective mixed-method cross-sectional survey took place at four university hospitals in Denmark. We enrolled 570 pediatric...... patients who we asked to report their pain experience and its management during the previous 24 hours. For patients identified as having moderate to severe pain, patient characteristics and analgesia regimes were reviewed. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirteen children (37%) responded that they had experienced...

  9. Hospital Quality Initiative - Outcome Measures

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In the interest of promoting high-quality, patient-centered care and accountability, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Hospital Quality...

  10. European Hospitality Without a Home

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    Mireille Rosello

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available How do European governments conceptualize what they call "hospitality" when they draft immigration laws and when they allow the concepts of asylum, of illegal immigrants, to change according to a constantly evolving political context? What consequences…

  11. Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Payments This link provides you with information about Medicaid DSH Payments. You can find information on DSH Audit...

  12. Hospital Value-Based Purchasing

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) long-standing effort to link Medicares payment system to a...

  13. Latex allergies - for hospital patients

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    ... ency/patientinstructions/000499.htm Latex allergies - for hospital patients To use the sharing features on this page, ... ADAM Health Solutions. About MedlinePlus Site Map FAQs Customer Support Get email updates Subscribe to RSS Follow ...

  14. Research in Hospitality Management: Contact

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    Principal Contact. Dr Sjoerd A Gehrels Editor-in-Chief Stenden Hotel Management School, Academy of International Hospitality Research, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands Email: sjoerd.gehrels@stenden.com ...

  15. Radiation hazard control in hospitals

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    Denley, H.V.

    1981-02-01

    This manual is designed to aid in the training of hospital personnel engaged in work with the more common sources of ionizing radiation. It emphasizes the essentials of safety procedures for users of radioisotopes and x-rays

  16. Hospital Waste Management - Case Study

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    Beatriz Edra

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The importance of waste management in hospitals is indisputable in preserving the environment and protecting public health, but management models are rarely discussed. This study presents the legal and conceptual frameworks of good waste management practices applicable to hospitals and associated indicators. As a case study, the overall performance of Hospital Centre of São João, in Porto, was analysed based on published reports. Data on the production of waste in their different typologies were collected from 2010 to 2016, enabling a correlation of the waste production with the kg/bed/day indicator. The aim of this study was to gather data and discuss trends in a real scenario of evolution over a six-year period in order to contribute to a future research proposal on indicators that can be used as reference for benchmarking the construction of methodological guides for hospital waste management.

  17. Payment of hospital cardiac services.

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    Unger, W J

    1991-01-01

    This report describes how acute-care community hospitals in the United States get paid for services when their patients either are entitled to Medicare or Medicaid benefits or subscribe to a Blue Cross or Blue Shield plan, a commercial insurance plan, a health maintenance organization, a preferred provider organization, or some other third-party payment mechanism. The focus of this report is on cardiac services, which are the most common type of inpatient services provided by acute-care community hospitals. Over the past three decades, extraordinary advances in medical and surgical technologies as well as healthier life-styles have cut the annual death rate for coronary heart disease in half. Despite this progress, cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of hospitalization. On average nationwide, diseases and disorders of the circulatory system are the primary reason for 17 percent of all patient admissions, and among the nation's 35 million Medicare beneficiaries they are the primary reason for 25 percent of all admissions. In the United States heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of morbidity. Its diagnosis and treatment are often complex and costly, often requiring multiple hospitalizations and years of medical management. To focus management attention and resources on the immense cardiology marketplace, many hospitals have hired individuals with strong clinical backgrounds to manage their cardiology programs. These "front-line" managers play a key role in coordinating a hospital's services for patients with cardiovascular disease. Increasingly, these managers are being asked to become active participants in the reimbursement process. This report was designed to meet their needs. Because this report describes common reimbursement principles and practices applicable to all areas of hospital management and because it provides a "tool kit" of analytical, planning, and forecasting techniques, it could also be useful to hospital

  18. Pricing objectives in nonprofit hospitals.

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    Bauerschmidt, A D; Jacobs, P

    1985-01-01

    This article reports on a survey of 60 financial managers of nonprofit hospitals in the eastern United States relating to the importance of a number of factors which influence their pricing decisions and the pricing objectives which they pursue. Among the results uncovered by the responses: that trustees are the single most important body in the price-setting process (doctors play a relatively unimportant role); that hospital pricing goals are more related to target net revenue than profit ma...

  19. Introduction: Special Issue on Hospitality

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    Ruth Rios-Morales; Ian Jenkins

    2012-01-01

    In the era of globalization, the economic contribution of the tourism, hospitality and leisure industry to the world’s GDP is significant. Tourism represents one of the main sources of income for many countries; tourism creates jobs, enhances exports and contributes to the economic welfare of a host country. Although the contribution of tourism, hospitality and the leisure industry in the era of globalization has been broadly recognized, there are also numerous challenges that this industry f...

  20. [Moral responsibility of hospital management].

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    Schmidt-Wilcke, Heinrich Alyosius

    2009-03-15

    The self-concept of hospitals today includes the role of service providers, and so they act accordingly. This attitude is chiefly held by hospital administrators. It means that at management level there is a shift of values toward business ethics. However, hospital management is responsible not only for the business aspects of the hospital but also for the provision of adequate medical care to patients. Therefore, hospitals as service providers must be governed by the principles of medical as well as of business ethics. These principles, although from different areas, can be made to largely coincide, but can also lead to divergent positions within a hospital. The result is what within the scope of medical ethics, too, is experienced as a conflict of principles, e.g., the principle of beneficence versus the principle of autonomy. A reconciliation of such divergent moral positions can often be effected by analyzing the actual conflict situation and thus reaching consensus. The conflict between the principles of medical ethics and business ethics takes place chiefly within the sphere of activity of those providing medical and nursing care. As a consequence, a necessary business decision taken by the management to improve the productivity of medical and nursing activities can lead to serious deficits on the staff side. In terms of business ethics, this is a lack of beneficence toward individual staff members that are perhaps overtaxed, and at the same time, in terms of medical ethics, a potential lack of beneficence toward hospital patients is implicitly accepted. In general, management has the responsibility for bringing about, in the day-to-day operation of a hospital, a plausible reconciliation of the ethical principles of two spheres of activity that are only apparently independent of each other.

  1. Introduction: Special issue in hospitality

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    Ríos-Morales, Ruth; Jenkins, Ian

    2012-01-01

    In the era of globalization, the economic contribution of the tourism, hospitality and leisure industry to the world’s GDP is significant. Tourism represents one of the main sources of income for many countries; tourism creates jobs, enhances exports and contributes to the economic welfare of a host country. Although the contribution of tourism, hospitality and the leisure industry in the era of globalization has been broadly recognized, there are also numerous challenges that this industry f...

  2. 78 FR 15882 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    2013-03-13

    ... Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and... Register entitled ``Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2013 Rates; Hospitals...

  3. [Flexibility and safety in hospitals].

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    Fara, G M; Barni, M

    2011-01-01

    The paper explains the reasons according to which the newly-planned hospitals must adopt the concept of advanced flexibility (structural, technological, organizational, diagnostic and therapeutic), in order to avoid the risk of being already obsolete at the moment of their opening, and this due to the fact that too much time elapses in this Country between the moment of planning a new hospital and the moment of the start of its activity. Flexibility is needed at different levels: at low or medium levels for what concerns administrative spaces and also patient rooms (except, in this latter case, when differential intensity of care is adopted); at advanced levelfor what concerns diagnostic and therapeutic areas, which must be rapidly adaptable to new solutions offered by advances in technology and organization. From a different standpoint, flexibility applies also to the fact that hospital must increasingly become a node of a large net including territorial health services: the latter devoted to take care of chronicity, while hospitals should concentrate on acute pathology. Of course the territory surrounding the hospital, through its outpatient service and consultories, is in charge also for first level diagnosy and therapy, leaving the hospital to more sophisticated activities.

  4. [On comparison of hospital performance].

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    Kjekshus, L E

    2000-10-20

    The motivation to identify the causes of rising health care cost and variations across providers has intensified in all industrialized countries. These countries have an ongoing debate on efficiency and effectiveness in hospital production. In this debate, national and international comparative studies are important. There are very few international comparative studies that include Norwegian hospitals. Actually we know very little about how Norwegian hospitals are performing compared to others. This paper gives an introduction to comparative studies and to the DEA model which is often used in such studies and also a multilevel model which is not so common. A short review is given of a comparative study of Norwegian and North American hospitals. I also discuss the feasibility of comparative studies of hospitals from the Nordic countries, with references to several comparative studies performed in these countries. Comparative studies are often closely linked to national health politics, policy making and reforms; thus the outcome of such studies is important for the hospitals included. This makes such studies a sensitive field of research. It is important to be aware of the strength and weaknesses of comparative studies and acknowledge their importance beyond the development of new knowledge.

  5. Foodborne listeriosis acquired in hospitals.

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    Silk, Benjamin J; McCoy, Morgan H; Iwamoto, Martha; Griffin, Patricia M

    2014-08-15

    Listeriosis is characterized by bacteremia or meningitis. We searched for listeriosis case series and outbreak investigations published in English by 2013, and assessed the strength of evidence for foodborne acquisition among patients who ate hospital food. We identified 30 reports from 13 countries. Among the case series, the median proportion of cases considered to be hospital-acquired was 25% (range, 9%-67%). The median number of outbreak-related illnesses considered to be hospital-acquired was 4.0 (range, 2-16). All patients were immunosuppressed in 18 of 24 (75%) reports with available data. Eight outbreak reports with strong evidence for foodborne acquisition in a hospital implicated sandwiches (3 reports), butter, precut celery, Camembert cheese, sausage, and tuna salad (1 report each). Foodborne acquisition of listeriosis among hospitalized patients is well documented internationally. The number of listeriosis cases could be reduced substantially by establishing hospital policies for safe food preparation for immunocompromised patients and by not serving them higher-risk foods. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2014. This work is written by (a) US Government employee(s) and is in the public domain in the US.

  6. Candiduria in hospitalized patients in teaching hospitals of Ahvaz.

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    Zarei-Mahmoudabadi, A; Zarrin, M; Ghanatir, F; Vazirianzadeh, B

    2012-12-01

    Nosocomial infections are usually acquired during hospitalization. Fungal infection of the urinary tract is increasing due to predisposing factors such as; antibacterial agents, indwelling urinary catheters, diabetes mellitus, long hospitalization, immunosuppressive agents, use of IV catheters, radiation therapy, malignancy. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of candiduria and urinary tract infection in patients admitted in Golestan and Emam Khomeini hospitals of Ahvaz, Iran. During 14 months, a total of 744 urine samples were collected and transferred to medical mycology laboratory immediately. Ten µl of uncentrifuged sample was cultured on CHROM agar Candida plates and incubated at 37°C for 24-48h aerobically. Candida species were identified based on colony morphology on CHROM agar Candida, germ tube production and micro-morphology on corn meal agar including 1% Tween 80. In the present study, 744 hospitalized patients were sampled (49.5%, female; 50.5%, male). The prevalence of candiduria in subjects was 16.5% that included 65.1% female and 34.9% male. The most common isolates were C. albicans (53.3%), followed by C. glabrata (24.4%), C. tropicalis (3.7%), C. krusei (2.2%), and Geotrichum spp. (0.7%) Urine cultures yielded more than 10,000 yeast colonies in 34.1% of cases, and the major predisposing factor associated with candiduria was antibiotic therapy (69.1%). Candiduria is relatively common in hospitalized patients in educational hospitals of Ahvaz. In addition, there is a strong correlation between the incidence of candiduria in hospitalized patients and broad-spectrum antibiotics therapy.

  7. Hospital network performance: a survey of hospital stakeholders' perspectives.

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    Bravi, F; Gibertoni, D; Marcon, A; Sicotte, C; Minvielle, E; Rucci, P; Angelastro, A; Carradori, T; Fantini, M P

    2013-02-01

    Hospital networks are an emerging organizational form designed to face the new challenges of public health systems. Although the benefits introduced by network models in terms of rationalization of resources are known, evidence about stakeholders' perspectives on hospital network performance from the literature is scanty. Using the Competing Values Framework of organizational effectiveness and its subsequent adaptation by Minvielle et al., we conducted in 2009 a survey in five hospitals of an Italian network for oncological care to examine and compare the views on hospital network performance of internal stakeholders (physicians, nurses and the administrative staff). 329 questionnaires exploring stakeholders' perspectives were completed, with a response rate of 65.8%. Using exploratory factor analysis of the 66 items of the questionnaire, we identified 4 factors, i.e. Centrality of relationships, Quality of care, Attractiveness/Reputation and Staff empowerment and Protection of workers' rights. 42 items were retained in the analysis. Factor scores proved to be high (mean score>8 on a 10-item scale), except for Attractiveness/Reputation (mean score 6.79), indicating that stakeholders attach a higher importance to relational and health care aspects. Comparison of factor scores among stakeholders did not reveal significant differences, suggesting a broadly shared view on hospital network performance. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Hospital medicine (Part 2): what would improve acute hospital care?

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    Kellett, John

    2009-09-01

    There are so many obvious delays and inefficiencies in our traditional system of acute hospital care; it is clear that if outcomes are to be improved prompt accurate assessment immediately followed by competent and efficient treatment is essential. Early warning scores (EWS) help detect acutely ill patients who are seriously ill and likely to deteriorate. However, it is not known if any EWS has universal applicability to all patient populations. The benefit of Rapid Response Systems (RRS) such as Medical Emergency Teams has yet to be proven, possibly because doctors and nurses are reluctant to call the RRS for help. Reconfiguration of care delivery in an Acute Medical Assessment Unit has been suggested as a "proactive" alternative to the "reactive" approach of RRS. This method ensures every patient is in an appropriate and safe environment from the moment of first contact with the hospital. Further research is needed into what interventions are most effective in preventing the deterioration and\\/or resuscitating seriously ill patients. Although physicians expert in hospital care decrease the cost and length of hospitalization without compromising outcomes hospital care will continue to be both expensive and potentially dangerous.

  9. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en estudiantes universitarios chilenos

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    Chiang-Salgado María Teresa

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en universitarios asintomáticos de ambos sexos, de entre 18 y 25 años de edad. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La muestra quedó integrada por 1 301 estudiantes. En una submuestra de 293 sujetos se midieron lípidos séricos, con un analizador químico Hitachi 717. La obesidad se estimó considerando el índice de masa corporal (IMC; el antecedente familiar de infarto, así como el consumo de cigarrillos y el nivel de actividad física se determinaron mediante un cuestionario de autoevaluación. Se construyeron tablas de contingencia para estudiar asociaciones entre factores de riesgo lipídicos y no lipídicos, usando la prueba ji² de Pearson. Se realizó un análisis de regresión múltiple para determinar la relación de cada una de las variables lipídicas (colesterol total, colesterol-lipoproteína de baja densidad, colesterol-lipoproteína de alta densidad y triglicéridos, así como de las no lipídicas (edad, peso, estatura, IMC, sexo, presión arterial, conducta sedentaria y antecedente familiar de infarto precoz. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron niveles de riesgo lipídico en 29.2% de los casos para colesterol total, en 16.2% para lipoproteína de baja densidad y en 5% para lipoproteína de alta densidad. Entre los factores de riesgo no lipídicos más prevalentes, estaban el consumo de cigarrillos, con 46.1%, y el sedentarismo, que alcanzó 60.8%. La obesidad, la hipertensión arterial y el antecedente familiar alcanzaron 1.9, 4.6 y 11%, respectivamente. Se observó una asociación entre el perfil lipídico de riesgo, la obesidad, la conducta fumadora y el antecedente familiar. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados mostraron una alta prevalencia de sedentarismo y conducta fumadora, asociada a un perfil lipídico de riesgo. Se deduce la necesidad imperiosa de diseñar programas de intervención con el fin de modificar el estilo de vida y prevenir la posible presencia de enfermedades cardiovasculares en la vida adulta de los jóvenes.

  10. El Camino del Inca en el Norte Chico chileno

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    Alberto Dentice Bacigalupe

    2011-09-01

    Determine the prehispanic path "Camino del Inca" between the Santa Gracia gully and Vicuña municipality as well as its touristic use. This study is situated in Olla de Caldera, district of La Serena, IV Region, Chile, inhabited by a farming community result from the pre-Hispanic territorial occupations which were successively adapted and transformed since the days of the conquest. In the place there are archaeological and mining sites from the Incaic period, with lots of roads currently used just by locals. The study proposes an Inca path network in the area, refuting the hypothesis of the two North-South parallel paths. The area has no traces of main roads. The IV Region solves the trace with connected trails of varying magnitude. It is difficult to know the origin of these paths. So, we can not confer them an Incaic character with certainty since the roads have been used permanently through time. However, the methodology used in this study, allows to recognize its origins in the field. The review of original documents, particularly of those chroniclers which took part of the conquest, give us us the data extrapolation and the re-interpretation of the facts at its context, narrated by Spaniards, as Pedro Cieza de Leon and Cristobal de Molina, and by indigenous witnesses of the Inca Empire, as Huaman Poma de Ayala and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The study collects the original sources in a permanent exercise of contextualization. This study reviews historical and geographical records, contrasting archeological and toponymical data: Indian names of places related to transit and supply are combined and concatenated to test paths on the field. The study addresses the topography and means of transport to contrast them with well-known pre-Hispanic customs to infer their possible origin. We have studied the available maps from the voyages of conquest, especially those of Diego de Almagro and Pedro de Valdivia, passing through the colonial and republican mining boom, to the current records, and finally using Google Earth to track the territory and generate new maps. The field work includes three expeditions to Los Puntiudos - Los Infieles. The first expedition, of interdisciplinary character and archaeological orientation, accuses traces of Inca mining explotation in a wide radius that gathers all similar centers like Condoriaco, Lavaderos de La Corina, Mineral de Arqueros, among many others surrounding the administration of Altovalsol Cuzco. The discussion with archaeologists have located the field work in this Inca mining complex due the roads and its related activities that include archaeological sites, yards, trails, washes, enclosures with apacheta a strategic location with some lordship, the minimum facilities organized in a continuous line of posts, the profusion of rustic ovens of cast iron, and the existence, in a very special place, of the tomb of a lord. The study confirms the existence of a net of roads and refuses the current "two-roads model" which does not consider possible branches. This net of roads cuts through much of the IV region as we have verified thanks to the evidences obtained from the tests in the fieldwork. A second aspect concerns to the existence of straight paths for pedestrians, with a low density of use and minimal facilities. Those paths were avoided since the Spanish conquest due the exclusive practice of the mount. A key finding sets the concept of a unique territory city, continuous and with a very low population density, which was established by the Incas for all the known territory. Those territories were articulated around a network of roads related with the symbolic imaginarium that governs as well its religious-solar domain unifying and total in which the duality urban-rural has no place. The conclusions show that: the religious imposition of the Incas over the dominated ones does not require exclusive solar worship, but to adhere to practices associated with the state: mitas , taxes, collection and distribution of goods, regulation and censuses of the population, as well as population transfers and families formation related with a productive territory. The imperial interests flowed fast and silently over the network of roads, the main imperial structure. The Inca road infrastructure configured the conquered territory itself. Reading the territory implies a broad view of the historical, ecological and social context, as well as their potential and versatility to inhabit, linked to obtain profits without incurring in their deterioration, considering the density allowed by the medium in a given system. A sustainable eco-cultural tourism, of small scale, able to support the enormous human, geographical and archaeological potential that the place owns, could be managed by the local community itself, associated with its customs and traditional practices. This is consistent with the need to implement programs for heritage recognition and conservation. A minority of invited participants could be integrated in the experiential understanding of the territory, rather than just obtaining the benefit of an exotic landscape at an exotic location.

  11. Hospital benchmarking: are U.S. eye hospitals ready?

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    de Korne, Dirk F; van Wijngaarden, Jeroen D H; Sol, Kees J C A; Betz, Robert; Thomas, Richard C; Schein, Oliver D; Klazinga, Niek S

    2012-01-01

    Benchmarking is increasingly considered a useful management instrument to improve quality in health care, but little is known about its applicability in hospital settings. The aims of this study were to assess the applicability of a benchmarking project in U.S. eye hospitals and compare the results with an international initiative. We evaluated multiple cases by applying an evaluation frame abstracted from the literature to five U.S. eye hospitals that used a set of 10 indicators for efficiency benchmarking. Qualitative analysis entailed 46 semistructured face-to-face interviews with stakeholders, document analyses, and questionnaires. The case studies only partially met the conditions of the evaluation frame. Although learning and quality improvement were stated as overall purposes, the benchmarking initiative was at first focused on efficiency only. No ophthalmic outcomes were included, and clinicians were skeptical about their reporting relevance and disclosure. However, in contrast with earlier findings in international eye hospitals, all U.S. hospitals worked with internal indicators that were integrated in their performance management systems and supported benchmarking. Benchmarking can support performance management in individual hospitals. Having a certain number of comparable institutes provide similar services in a noncompetitive milieu seems to lay fertile ground for benchmarking. International benchmarking is useful only when these conditions are not met nationally. Although the literature focuses on static conditions for effective benchmarking, our case studies show that it is a highly iterative and learning process. The journey of benchmarking seems to be more important than the destination. Improving patient value (health outcomes per unit of cost) requires, however, an integrative perspective where clinicians and administrators closely cooperate on both quality and efficiency issues. If these worlds do not share such a relationship, the added

  12. OCCUPATIONAL ROLE AFTER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALIZATION

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Severe Psychiatricillness is accompanied by gross disturbances in patient's occupational role. This study presents a comparative picture of work performance before and after psychiatric hospitalization. Method: Subjects comprised 440 psychiatric admitters from Noor Medical center - Isfahan - Iran, who were followed from November 1999 to November 2000. Their work adjustment was measured by means of Weiss man's index. Data were computer analyzed using SPSS by running paired t- student and ANOVA. Results: Majority of the patients (53 % were without permanent sources of income before psychiatric hospitalization, about 12 percent of those who were working prior to hospitalization lost their job after being discharged from hospital. Better work adjustment before hospitalization was positively correlated with better work adjustment after discharge for working patients (r =0/66. Working ability of the patients after discharge was lesser than before the attack f9r patients with regular and irregular job (P < 001. Discussion: Job loss or poor working ability after psychiatric admission reported by several researchers and has bean confirmed in this study as well. These observatoins have been discussed in view of the current socio economic problems in the society and nature of psychiatric disturbances.

  13. Ethics issues in security hospitals.

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    Weinstein, Henry C

    2002-01-01

    The term 'security hospital' is used for a variety of facilities including forensic hospitals and prison hospitals, which, because of their mission, the nature of their work, and the populations they serve-or because of the authority under which they operate-place the staff at considerable risk of ethical violations related to either clinical care or to forensic activities. The problem of divided loyalties is of special concern in security hospitals. Ethics principles particularly at risk are confidentiality and informed consent. Where there are cultural disparities between the staff and the patients, differences in background, socioeconomic class, education, and other types of diversity, cultural awareness is required and must be reflected in appropriate treatment and evaluation. To counteract the risks of ethical violations, a security hospital should create an ethical climate and develop means to anticipate, prevent, and deal with ethical violations. These might include detailed and specific policies and procedures, programs of orientation, education, consultation, and liaison as well as its own ethics committee. Copyright 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  14. Navy Hospital ships in history

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Hospital ships are operated by the Naval forces in or near war zones to provide medical assistance to the wounded personnel of all nationalities and not be used for any military purpose. Hospital ships possibly existed in ancient times and the Athenian Navy had a ship named Therapia. However, it was only during the 17th century that it became a common practice for the naval squadrons to be accompanied by large ships with the facilities of carrying the wounded after each engagement. In 1860, the steamships HMS Melbourne and HMS Mauritius were equipped with genuine medical facilities. They were manned by the Medical Staff Corps and provided services to the British expedition to China. During the World War I and World War II, passenger ships were converted for use as hospital ships and were started to be used on a massive scale. RMS Aquitania and HMHS Britannic were two famous examples of hospital ships used extensively. Modern US hospital ships USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort are operated by Military Sealift Command of the US Navy. Their primary mission is to provide emergency on-site care for US combatant forces deployed in war or other operations.

  15. Hospitality and its Ambivalences : On Zygmunt Bauman

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    Welten, R.B.J.M.

    2015-01-01

    Hospitality is often understood as an ethical openness towards the other. Hospitality, in this way, is a gift. But is this really the situation of hospitality in the world today? Europeans have created another, bespoke hospitality and they insist on being given a generous welcome all over the world

  16. Children's psychological responses to hospitalization.

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    Vessey, Judith A

    2003-01-01

    The data-based literature addressing children's psychological responses to hospitalization was reviewed using methods outlined by Cooper (1989). Using a developmental science perspective, early research was reviewed and a model of variables that contribute to children's responses was constructed. This model consists of three major foci, including maturational and cognitive variables (developmental level, experience, coping style), ecological variables (family and hospital milieu), and biological variables (inborn factors and pathophysiology). Coping serves as the overarching framework for examining these variables and their contributions to children's responses to hospitalization. A variety of theoretical perspectives from the social sciences have been used, with psychoanalytic and stress and adaptation theories predominating. The majority of the research used simple case study, descriptive, or pre- and post-test designs. Methodologic issues were common. Little qualitative work has been done. Future research directions call for studies to adopt new theoretical and empirical models that are methodologically rigorous and clinically relevant and that embrace the precepts of developmental science.

  17. Are hospitals also for relatives?

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    Nissen, Nina Konstantin; Madsen, Mette; Kjøller, Mette

    2008-01-01

    at relatives of patients with cardiac diseases is sparse. This study aimed to survey the prevalence of health services for relatives of cardiac patients in Denmark. METHODS: We surveyed activities offered by Danish hospitals to the relatives of cardiac patients. Data were obtained from an Internet-based survey...... and 50 of 55 invited hospital departments participated. RESULTS: Almost all departments offer activities to relatives of cardiac patients, but only one-quarter have activities specifically aimed at supporting relatives. Large departments offer activities for relatives more often than smaller departments....... Participation rates for relatives are generally low, and the departments experience numerous barriers in providing activities for relatives of heart patients. CONCLUSIONS: Danish hospitals focus very little on relatives of cardiac patients, and this seems to be due to several factors, including lack...

  18. Evaluation methods for hospital facilities

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    Fronczek-Munter, Aneta

    2013-01-01

    according to focus areas and proposes which evaluation methods to use in different building phases of healthcare facilities. Hospital evaluations with experts and users are also considered; their subjective view on space, function, technology, usability and aesthetics. Results & solutions: This paper...... presents the different methods for evaluating buildings in use in a new model, the Evaluation Focus Flower, and proposes which evaluation methods are suitable for various aims and building phases, i.e. which is giving best input for the initial briefing process of new hospital facilities with ambition...... of creating buildings with enhanced usability. Additionally various evaluation methods used in hospital cases in Denmark and Norway are presented. Involvement of users is proposed, not just in defining requirements but also in co-creation/design and evaluation of solutions. The theories and preliminary...

  19. Enterprise resource planning for hospitals.

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    van Merode, Godefridus G; Groothuis, Siebren; Hasman, Arie

    2004-06-30

    Integrated hospitals need a central planning and control system to plan patients' processes and the required capacity. Given the changes in healthcare one can ask the question what type of information systems can best support these healthcare delivery organizations. We focus in this review on the potential of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for healthcare delivery organizations. First ERP systems are explained. An overview is then presented of the characteristics of the planning process in hospital environments. Problems with ERP that are due to the special characteristics of healthcare are presented. The situations in which ERP can or cannot be used are discussed. It is suggested to divide hospitals in a part that is concerned only with deterministic processes and a part that is concerned with non-deterministic processes. ERP can be very useful for planning and controlling the deterministic processes.

  20. HMO penetration: has it hurt public hospitals?

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    Clement, J P; Grazier, K L

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which health maintenance organization (HMO) penetration within the public hospitals' market area affects the financial performance and viability of these institutions, relative to private hospitals. Hospital- and market-specific measures are examined in a fully interacted model of over 2,300 hospitals in 321 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in 1995. Although hospitals located in markets with higher HMO penetration have lower financial performance as reflected in revenues, expenses and operating margin, public hospitals are not more disadvantaged than other hospitals by managed care.

  1. Hospital Medicine Resident Training Tracks: Developing the Hospital Medicine Pipeline.

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    Sweigart, Joseph R; Tad-Y, Darlene; Kneeland, Patrick; Williams, Mark V; Glasheen, Jeffrey J

    2017-03-01

    Hospital medicine (HM) is rapidly evolving into new clinical and nonclinical roles. Traditional internal medicine (IM) residency training likely does not optimally prepare residents for success in HM. Hospital medicine residency training tracks may offer a preferred method for specialized HM education. Internet searches and professional networks were used to identify HM training tracks. Information was gathered from program websites and discussions with track directors. The 11 HM tracks at academic medical centers across the United States focus mostly on senior residents. Track structure and curricular content are determined largely by the structure and curricula of the IM residency programs in which they exist. Almost all tracks feature experiential quality improvement projects. Content on healthcare economics and value is common, and numerous track leaders report this content is expanding from HM tracks into entire residency programs. Tracks also provide opportunities for scholarship and professional development, such as workshops on abstract creation and job procurement skills. Almost all tracks include HM preceptorships as well as rotations within various disciplines of HM. HM residency training tracks focus largely on quality improvement, health care economics, and professional development. The structures and curricula of these tracks are tightly linked to opportunities within IM residency programs. As HM continues to evolve, these tracks likely will expand to bridge clinical and extra-clinical gaps between traditional IM training and contemporary HM practice. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2017;12:173-176. © 2017 Society of Hospital Medicine

  2. Modular organization and hospital performance.

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    Kuntz, Ludwig; Vera, Antonio

    2007-02-01

    The concept of modularization represents a modern form of organization, which contains the vertical disaggregation of the firm and the use of market mechanisms within hierarchies. The objective of this paper is to examine whether the use of modular structures has a positive effect on hospital performance. The empirical section makes use of multiple regression analyses and leads to the main result that modularization does not have a positive effect on hospital performance. However, the analysis also finds out positive efficiency effects of two central ideas of modularization, namely process orientation and internal market mechanisms.

  3. Hospital management. The reflective practitioner.

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    Ian Campbell's paper, originally delivered at a conference on the development of 'The reflective practitioner' while he was Unit General Manager of Sunderland Royal Infirmary, describes the liaison between general and nurse managers in the hospital. Management must give a hospital organisation direction and must set the parameters of corporate and individual performance, but it must also be responsive to the feedback received from practising clinicians. The key concept is quality of service, and in this managers and practitioners can work together towards a common goal.

  4. Radiation protection in hospital radiopharmacy

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    Kini, K.S.; Gaur, P.K.

    1997-01-01

    Short-lived radiopharmaceuticals, such as 99m Tc labelled compounds, are prepared in the in-house pharmacy of the hospital. In addition, preparation of smaller doses for administration from the bulk material of the finished product received from the manufacturers, also involves considerable work for the radiopharmacist in the hospital. Hence they should be well informed about the radiation hazards and should be aware of the protective measures to be taken while handling radioactive materials for keeping the radiation levels in the laboratory and their personnel doses well within the specified limits. 3 refs., 5 tabs

  5. [Nutritional assessment for hospitalized patients].

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    Henríquez Martínez, T; Armero Fuster, M

    1991-01-01

    A review of the following points was performed: Factors favouring the development and presence of malnutrition among hospitalized patients. Useful parameters in nutritional evaluation. Types of malnutrition. The Chang nutritional evaluation protocol is used in our Hospital, which is simple, inexpensive, reliable, specific and easily reproduced. This is based on five variables (three anthropometric and two biochemical), randomized and based on reference tables and values. A study was made on data corresponding to 70 patients, in whom a prevalence of malnutrition was observed in critical patients. The patients were classified based on three different definitive possibilities (Marasmo, Kwashiorkor and combined), and three grades of malnutrition (slight, moderate and severe).

  6. Corporate social responsibility in hospitality

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    Snježana Gagić

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Responsible management of global hospitality companies increasingly recognizes how important are concerns about the society, the environment as well as all stakeholders in maintaining a good market position. In Serbia, the concept of corporate social responsibility is relatively unknown and insufficiently researched in all business areas, especially in the hospitality industry where small businesses are dominated. The papers task is to present particular activities that demonstrate social responsibility to employees, customers-guests, local communities as well as the environment. The paper aims to highlight the benefits of adopting the principles of corporate social responsibility and innovation applied in catering enterprises as an example of good corporate social responsibility practices.

  7. Hospital en Neuwitteisbach, Alemania Federal

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    Haindl, Friedrich F.

    1975-04-01

    Full Text Available It consists of: the actual hospital, one house for the staff, one service yard and underground garage. The hospital comprises four storeys and two basements, whilst the other building only has three floors. On the ground floor of the hospital are we located: the entrance; the nucleus of vertical communication; work rooms for the doctors and nurses; the administration section; X-ray and cobalt installations; and a small chapel. The three remaining upper floors contain 160 beds distributed over 6 wards and in single, double or triple rooms. Each floor is equipped with a service section. The first basement includes the ambulance entrance, the medical wards of the hospital, the staff dining-room, a kitchen and the heating installation. The second basement is reserved for kitchen storage rooms and the remaining installations of the building. Structure of reinforced concrete and outer walls of brick covered with panels of washed concrete.Está formado por: el hospital propiamente dicho, un edificio destinado a viviendas para el personal, patio de servicio y garaje subterráneo. El hospital consta de cuatro plantas y dos sótanos, mientras que el otro edificio sólo tiene tres plantas. En la planta baja del hospital se encuentran: la entrada; el núcleo de comunicación vertical; las salas de trabajo de médicos y enfermeras; la zona de administración; las instalaciones de rayos X y bomba de cobalto; y una pequeña capilla. En las tres plantas superiores se distribuyen 160 camas repartidas en seis unidades de hospitalización, con habitaciones de 1, 2 ó 3 camas. Cada planta cuenta, además, con una zona de servicio. En el primer sótano se hallan, además de la entrada de ambulancias, los servicios médicos del hospital, los comedores del personal, una cocina, y la instalación de calefacción. El segundo sótano se dedica, en su totalidad, a almacenes de la cocina y del resto de las instalaciones del edificio. Estructura de

  8. Command in a field hospital.

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    Bricknell, M C M

    2003-03-01

    This paper examines the challenges involved in commanding a field hospital. There are frequent, dynamic tensions between the military culture that is based on a task-focussed, hierarchical structure and the clinical culture that is based on flat, process-focussed, multidisciplinary teams. The paper outlines the cultural environment of the field hospital and then examines the deployment sequence whereby a functioning clinical facility may be created from a group of disparate individuals. There are a number of tools that may assist with this including the personality of the Commanding Officer, individual skills, the creation of an organizational identity and the choice of command structure.

  9. International overview of hospital procurement.

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    Ferrier, Maud; Lariviere, David; Laurent, Claire; Roque, Eric

    2011-01-01

    This article was written by four French hospital director students at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP-School of Public Health) from a study conducted jointly with students at the Grenoble School of Management to present an international overview of hospital procurement methods in ten countries. An analysis of these methods showed that there was a general trend towards group purchasing, with some common aims in terms of costs and performance and some differences in legislation (competition), size of the public sector and centralization or decentralization.

  10. Computer automation in veterinary hospitals.

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    Rogers, H

    1996-05-01

    Computers have been used to automate complex and repetitive tasks in veterinary hospitals since the 1960s. Early systems were expensive, but their use was justified because they performed jobs which would have been impossible or which would have required greater resources in terms of time and personnel had they been performed by other methods. Systems found in most veterinary hospitals today are less costly, magnitudes more capable, and often underused. Modern multitasking operating systems and graphical interfaces bring many opportunities for automation. Commercial and custom programs developed and used in a typical multidoctor mixed species veterinary practice are described.

  11. Disposable products in the hospital waste stream.

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    Gilden, D. J.; Scissors, K. N.; Reuler, J. B.

    1992-01-01

    Use of disposable products in hospitals continues to increase despite limited landfill space and dwindling natural resources. We analyzed the use and disposal patterns of disposable hospital products to identify means of reducing noninfectious, nonhazardous hospital waste. In a 385-bed private teaching hospital, the 20 disposable products of which the greatest amounts (by weight) were purchased, were identified, and total hospital waste was tabulated. Samples of trash from three areas were so...

  12. Developing IT Infrastructure for Rural Hospitals: A Case Study of Benefits and Challenges of Hospital-to-Hospital Partnerships.

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    Reddy, Madhu C; Purao, Sandeep; Kelly, Mary

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a study identifying benefits and challenges of a novel hospital-to-hospital information technology (IT) outsourcing partnership (HHP). The partnership is an innovative response to the problem that many smaller, rural hospitals face: to modernize their IT infrastructure in spite of a severe shortage of resources. The investigators studied three rural hospitals that outsourced their IT infrastructure, through an HHP, to a larger, more technologically advanced hospital in the region. The study design was based on purposive sampling and interviews of senior managers from the four hospitals. The results highlight the HHP's benefits and challenges from both the rural hospitals' and vendor hospital's perspectives. The HHP was considered a success: a key outcome was that it has improved the rural hospitals' IT infrastructure at an affordable cost. The investigators discuss key elements for creating a successful HHP and offer preliminary answers to the question of what it takes for an HHP to be successful.

  13. 75 FR 60640 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ...; RIN 0938-AP33 Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Changes and FY 2011 Rates; Provider... Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective...

  14. 77 FR 4908 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ... Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal... the final rule entitled ``Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2012 Rates...

  15. 77 FR 65495 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ... Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and... Federal Register entitled ``Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2013 Rates...

  16. 42 CFR 424.13 - Requirements for inpatient services of hospitals other than psychiatric hospitals.

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    2010-10-01

    ... other than psychiatric hospitals. 424.13 Section 424.13 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID... other than psychiatric hospitals. (a) Content of certification and recertification. Medicare Part A pays for inpatient hospital services of hospitals other than psychiatric hospitals only if a physician...

  17. [Hospital pharmaceutical practice in prison].

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    Harcouët, L

    2010-09-01

    Since 1994, hospital pharmaceutical teams have been in charge of pharmaceutical tasks in "unités de consultation et de soins ambulatoires" (UCSA), which are hospital consulting care units in French prisons. In 2008, pharmaceutical team in Parisian prisons received 6500 prescriptions and prepared 85,000 nominative bags containing drugs. Prisoners were 1.3% to receive treatments against HIV, 8.2% cardiovascular drugs, 7.2% opioid substitution treatments, and 52.9% psychoactive drugs, including 39.3% hypnotics, 40.5% anxiolytics, 11.3% antidepressants and 12.2% neuroleptics. In prison, the dichotomy between somatic and mental care is marked, attitudes of prisoners about their medicines are complex (important claims, embezzlement, etc.) and it is difficult for law defendants to maintain treatment confidentiality and to prepare prison outing in terms of health. To attenuate the heterogeneity of drug distribution systems in French prisons, we propose pharmaceutical analysis of prescriptions and nominative dispensation, computerization in UCSA in coordination with hospitals, a better contribution of prison medical and pharmaceutical staff in hospital "drug committees" and the redaction of pharmaceutical guidelines. Acting in concert with multidisciplinary medical staff in UCSA, pharmaceutical teams have to develop epidemiological studies to improve knowledge in prisoner's health and also prevention and health care in prison. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  18. Enterprise resource planning for hospitals

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    van Merode, Godefridus G.; Groothuis, Siebren; Hasman, Arie

    2004-01-01

    Integrated hospitals need a central planning and control system to plan patients' processes and the required capacity. Given the changes in healthcare one can ask the question what type of information systems can best support these healthcare delivery organizations. We focus in this review on the

  19. Hospital autopsy: Endangered or extinct?

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    Turnbull, Angus; Osborn, Michael; Nicholas, Nick

    2015-08-01

    To determine the hospital autopsy rate for the UK in 2013. A study of data from a 'Freedom of Information' request to all (n=186) acute NHS Trusts within England (n=160), NHS Boards in Scotland (n=14) and Wales (n=7) and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland (n=5). Hospital autopsy rates were calculated from the number of hospital autopsies performed in 2013 as a percentage of total inpatient deaths in the Trust that year. The UK response rate was 99% (n=184), yielding a mean autopsy rate of 0.69%. The mean rates were 0.51% (England), 2.13% (Scotland), 0.65% (Wales) and 0.46% (Northern Ireland). 23% (n=38) of all included respondents had a rate of 0% and 86% (n=143) a rate less than 1%. The decline in hospital autopsy has continued relentlessly and, for better or for worse, the practice is on the verge of extinction in the UK. The study highlights to health professionals and policy makers the magnitude of this decline. Further research should investigate the impact of this on patient safety, clinical audit, public health and medical education. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  20. Hospitality lighting solutions communication framework

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    Blanch, Anna

    2014-01-01

    Hospitality customers are looking for systems that involve more than just turning the light on and off. They want lighting solutions that are energy-efficient, flexible and that will help enhance the guest experience. Based on on-going research about the impact that light can have in different

  1. Organizing for the Collaborative Hospital

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    Prætorius, Thim; Hasle, Peter; Nielsen, Anders Paarup

    2016-01-01

    To meet demands for high quality and efficient care, hospitals increasingly organize horizontally around standardized processes (like lean and care pathways) and/or set-up formal structural arrangements such as using performance boards, having daily huddles or assigning specific roles. This trend...

  2. Hospitality Management: Learning, Doing, Knowing

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    Christopher Muller

    2016-01-01

    Is there something distinct about the traditional Hospitality Management curriculum? First offered in 1893 at the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne in Switzerland and launched in the United States at The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 1922, has this course of study evolved over time to focus on both of Meyer's skills - originally based on technical skills but now transforming to emotional skills?

  3. [A hospital stay without bedsores].

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    Papas, Anne; Dérémience, Virginie; Tettiravou, Lucia; De Poix, Alix Tyrel

    2013-10-01

    A hospital stay without bedsores. The skin of elderly people is thin and fragile. After extended bed-rest, the skin's resources are rapidly depleted. The risk of bedsores becomes imminent. But a high-quality multi-disciplinary partnership can prevent bedsores in elderly patients with multiple illnesses. Example around a clinical case.

  4. What is your hospitality quotient?

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    DeSilets, Lyn

    2015-03-01

    In addition to the behind-the-scenes work involved with planning and implementing continuing nursing education activities, there are additional ways we can enhance the learner's experience. This article presents ideas on how to improve your hospitality quotient. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.

  5. Flexible BEMS for Basildon hospital.

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    2014-10-01

    HEJ reports on the major benefits seen at Basildon University Hospital in Essex through the installation of a sophisticated building energy management system, which also integrates features such as access control, security, and lighting control, and whose advantages are increasingly being experienced by an ever broader range of Trust users.

  6. Research in Hospitality Management: Submissions

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    Before submitting a manuscript, authors should peruse and consult a recent issue of the Journal for format and style. ... The submission of a manuscript by the authors implies that they automatically agree to assign exclusive copyright to the publishers of the Research in Hospitality Management, NISC (Pty) Ltd. There are no ...

  7. Welcome to Naval Hospital Jacksonville

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    . Transparency in Medicine See How We're Doing Compare Military Health System Hospitals and Clinics TRICARE Online | ICE | OWA | Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 1-800-USA-NAVY | Navy Medicine | Military Health Child Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32214 This is an official U.S. Navy website. This is a Department of

  8. spine injury in mulago hospital

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    from arrival in hospital to review by a clinician. Figure i of adequate cervical spine X-rays(22, 25). High pick-up summarizes our findings. rates are only attained with adequate X-rays. Studies done elsewhere have shown that up to 45% of initial. Clinical evaluation: Not all patients were assessed for. X-rays are inadequate.

  9. Enterprise resource planning for hospitals

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    Merode, van G.G.; Groothuis, S.; Hasman, A.

    2004-01-01

    Integrated hospitals need a central planning and control system to plan patients’ processes and the required capacity. Given the changes in healthcare one can ask the question what type of information systems can best support these healthcare delivery organizations. We focus in this review on the

  10. Nursing: the hospital's competitive edge.

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    Shaffer, F A; Preziosi, P

    1988-09-01

    The health care marketplace is becoming increasingly competitive. The hospital has a built-in marketing force with the nursing department, because nurses are in constant, direct contact with the customer. Nursing must identify the case mix profile of the community and focus the hospital product lines to meet community needs. The nursing department should decentralize, change, measure, and innovate the staff mix needed to operationalize these product lines. The development of nursing practice standards for the case mix will help to identify the staff mix needed and create systems to efficiently manage the product lines. Nursing management must become aware of cross-subsidization and downward skill substitution of nursing personnel. Nursing information systems must generate quality reports that invoke cost consciousness on the part of nursing staff. Quality assurance programs must become unit based and complete with frequent audits to correlate length of stay with nursing quality. Correlations must be determined between nursing productivity and case mix to determine the hospital's niche in the marketplace. The transformation of health care into a competitive business industry has created many opportunities for nursing. The health care industry's incentives for efficiency along with the decreasing demand for inpatient hospital services will be the forces driving health care toward a competitive marketplace. The hospital's nursing department should be strategically positioned to become accountable for increasing market share and enhancing quality patient outcomes. The focus has shifted from the theoretical to the tactical, which is a step in the right direction, particularly for nursing. Nursing, if strategically positioned, will not only thrive but will also excel in this chaotic environment by capturing the opportunities and being innovative.

  11. Hospital Capital Investment During the Great Recession.

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    Choi, Sung

    2017-01-01

    Hospital capital investment is important for acquiring and maintaining technology and equipment needed to provide health care. Reduction in capital investment by a hospital has negative implications for patient outcomes. Most hospitals rely on debt and internal cash flow to fund capital investment. The great recession may have made it difficult for hospitals to borrow, thus reducing their capital investment. I investigated the impact of the great recession on capital investment made by California hospitals. Modeling how hospital capital investment may have been liquidity constrained during the recession is a novel contribution to the literature. I estimated the model with California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development data and system generalized method of moments. Findings suggest that not-for-profit and public hospitals were liquidity constrained during the recession. Comparing the changes in hospital capital investment between 2006 and 2009 showed that hospitals used cash flow to increase capital investment by $2.45 million, other things equal.

  12. Hospital Capital Investment During the Great Recession

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    Choi, Sung

    2017-01-01

    Hospital capital investment is important for acquiring and maintaining technology and equipment needed to provide health care. Reduction in capital investment by a hospital has negative implications for patient outcomes. Most hospitals rely on debt and internal cash flow to fund capital investment. The great recession may have made it difficult for hospitals to borrow, thus reducing their capital investment. I investigated the impact of the great recession on capital investment made by California hospitals. Modeling how hospital capital investment may have been liquidity constrained during the recession is a novel contribution to the literature. I estimated the model with California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development data and system generalized method of moments. Findings suggest that not-for-profit and public hospitals were liquidity constrained during the recession. Comparing the changes in hospital capital investment between 2006 and 2009 showed that hospitals used cash flow to increase capital investment by $2.45 million, other things equal. PMID:28617202

  13. Quality indicators for the hospital transfusion chain : A national survey conducted in 100 dutch hospitals

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    Zijlker-Jansen, Pauline Y.; Janssen, M. P.; van Tilborgh-de Jong, A. J W; Schipperus, M. R.; Wiersum-Osselton, J. C.

    2015-01-01

    Background: The 2011 Dutch Blood Transfusion Guideline for hospitals incorporates seven internal quality indicators for evaluation of the hospital transfusion chain. The indicators aim to measure guideline compliance as shown by the instatement of a hospital transfusion committee and transfusion

  14. [Hospital admissions due to varicella in a tertiary hospital].

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    Guzmán Laura, K P; Periañez Vasco, A; Falcón Neyra, M D; Croche Santander, B

    2014-06-01

    Varicella (chickenpox) can cause serious complications and admission to hospital. Several countries included the varicella vaccine in their immunization schedules. A descriptive and retrospective study of hospitalizations due to varicella and its complications was conducted in a referral center from 2005 to 2011. A total of 1192 children with varicella were seen in the emergency room, of which 99 (8.5%) required admission. The annual incidence of admissions due to varicella and varicella complications was, 19.4 and 15.3 cases per 100,000 children under 14 years, respectively. Complications were more common in children under 5 years (79.5%), and with no underlying disease (78.2%). Infection of skin and soft tissue was the most common complication (62%). The mean hospital stay was 4.5 days (SD 4). Varicella causes high morbidity, and is more frequent in absolute terms in healthy children under 5 years of age. Therefore, routine vaccination recommended by the Immunization Advisory Committee should be mandatory. Copyright © 2013 Asociación Española de Pediatría. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  15. The potential of hospital Website marketing.

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    Sanchez, P M

    2000-01-01

    In recent years, hospital website marketing has witnessed explosive growth. Industry experts cite an almost 100% growth in hospital website marketing over the last several years. At one time lagging in the adoption of Internet technology, hospitals have now begun making significant strides in catching up with other industries. In spite of the general proliferation of hospital websites, however, the full potential of the Internet with its unique characteristics has yet to be realized. In this paper, current trends fueling the growth of hospital website marketing are first explored. Secondly, barriers to realizing the potential of website marketing are investigated. Finally, recommendations for improving hospital website marketing are developed.

  16. [Historical exploration of Acapulco hospitals, Guerrero, Mexico].

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    Fajardo-Ortiz, Guillermo; Salcedo-Alvarez, Rey Arturo

    2006-01-01

    This study attempts to recount the history of the main hospitals of the port of Acapulco from colonial times until the end of the 20th century. The Augustine friars began hospital care at the end of the first part of the 16th century. Later, Bernardino Alvarez (1514?-1584), with the support of the Spanish crown, founded the first formal hospital in Acapulco called Hospital de Nuestra Señora de la Consolación (Our Lady of Consolation Hospital). During the 16th and 17th centuries, the sick were attended by friars, and by the end of the 19th century there were physicians and surgeons. From the end of the Independence War until the end of the 19th century, the port did not have any true hospital. The first degreed physicians and surgeons arrived and resided in Acapulco in 1920. In 1938, the Hospital Civil Morelos (Morelos Civil Hospital) began providing services. It was replaced by the Hospital General de Acapulco (General Hospital of Acapulco). At the fourth decade of the past century the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) was created. In 1957 the hospital services of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, Mexican Institute of Social Security), which was founded in 1963, was inaugurated with the Unidad Medico/Social (Medical and Social Unit) of the IMSS in Acapulco. This began the journey of modernity in Acapulco. In 1992, Hospital Regional Vicente Guerrero (Regional Hospital Vicente Guerrero) of the IMSS, initiated its services. In 1960, medical services for civil workers and their families were housed in the Hospital Civil Morelos (Morelos Civil Hospital). Shortly afterwards, the Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales para los Trabajadores del Estado (ISSSTE, Security and Social Services Institute for State Employees) had their own hospital. During the 20th century, Acapulco has added other hospital services to care for members of the navy and armed forces, as well as for those persons with financial resources for private care.

  17. Medication process in Styrian hospitals

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to analyse the medication process and the potential for errors during the process steps. For this purpose, a literature review was conducted and a questionnaire was developed to compare the results from the literature with the current medication process in Styrian hospitals. The questionnaire was divided into four different parts with a total of 29 questions. For the survey all 37 Styrian hospitals were contacted whereas 11 filled out the questionnaire. The survey showed that there is no standardized medication process defined and that the rate of medication errors is generally underestimated. In addition, technical solutions may help to reduce errors but are expected to be hardly used in clinical practice.

  18. CURRENT TRENDS IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

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    Full Text Available Hospitality industry is a complex product-service economic activity which besides accommodation, food and beverages offers a variety of complementary and ancillary services in order to meet modern needs, demands and desires of tourists consumers. Contemporary needs, demands and desires of tourists consumers (increased need for security and preservation of health; emphasis on ecology and healthy food; pure nature stay; growing demand for adventure activities and excitement; convention facilities and incentive offerings; visits to towns, big sports, cultural, religious, business events; new travel motivation have led to the emergence of new trends in hospitality offering design. Wellness and spa hotels, boutique hotels, all inclusive hotels, slow-food restaurants, and wine and lounge bars are just some of the main trends, and successful hoteliers and caterers will examine each of the trends and devise development politics in accordance with the new requirements and global market needs.

  19. The marketing of partial hospitalization.

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    Millsap, P; Brown, E; Kiser, L; Pruitt, D

    1987-09-01

    Health-care professionals are currently operating in the context of a rapidly changing health-care delivery system, including the move away from inpatient services to outpatient services in order to control costs. Those who practice in partial-hospital settings are in a position to offer effective, cost-efficient services; however, there continue to be obstacles which hinder appropriate utilization of the modality. The development and use of a well-designed marketing plan is one strategy for removing these obstacles. This paper presents a brief overview of the marketing process, ideas for developing a marketing plan, and several examples of specific marketing strategies as well as ways to monitor their effectiveness. Partial-hospital providers must take an active role in answering the calls for alternative sources of psychiatric care. A comprehensive, education-oriented marketing approach will increase the public's awareness of such alternatives and enable programs to survive in a competitive environment.

  20. Displacement Ventilation in Hospital Environments

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    Li, Yuguo; Nielsen, Peter V.; Sandberg, Mats

    2011-01-01

    Hospital differ from conventional buildings in terms of ventilation needs. Exhaled infectious droplets or droplet nuclei of an infected patient need to be removed in general wards, waiting areas and isolation rooms to minimize transmission to health-care workers, other patients and visitors. In m....... In most health-care environments, harmful microorganisms and infectious aerosols may exist in relatively high concentration. They are particularly harmful to patients due to reduced immunity, and to those with open wounds.......Hospital differ from conventional buildings in terms of ventilation needs. Exhaled infectious droplets or droplet nuclei of an infected patient need to be removed in general wards, waiting areas and isolation rooms to minimize transmission to health-care workers, other patients and visitors...

  1. Business Intelligence in Hospital Management.

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    Escher, Achim; Hainc, Nicolin; Boll, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    Business intelligence (BI) is a worthwhile investment, and will play a significant role in hospital management in the near future. Implementation of BI is challenging and requires resources, skills, and a strategy, but enables management to have easy access to relevant analysis of data and visualization of important key performance indicators (KPI). Modern BI applications will help to overcome shortages of common "hand-made" analysis, save time and money, and will enable even managers to do "self-service" analysis and reporting.

  2. Motivation of the hospital pharmacist.

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    Herrick, J D

    1976-04-01

    Some theories of how management can motivate employees to perform effectively, and the application of these theories to hospital pharmacy practice, are discussed. Types of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards and how they can best be allocated to encourage greater productivity are described. Management must be consistent and credible in its reward allocations in order to maintain the expectation of employees that increased effort will result in rewards. It is important also that management ascertains what employees interpret as desirable rewards.

  3. Hospitality Management: Learning, Doing, Knowing

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    Christopher Muller

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Is there something distinct about the traditional Hospitality Management curriculum? First offered in 1893 at the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne in Switzerland and launched in the United States at The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 1922, has this course of study evolved over time to focus on both of Meyer's skills - originally based on technical skills but now transforming to emotional skills?

  4. Establishing breast feeding in hospital.

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    1988-01-01

    The experience and practice of the author is described in her appointment as a breast feeding advisor to the paediatric and obstetric units at University College Hospital with special responsibility for supervising infant feeding, especially breast feeding in the maternity unit. During 1980-5 there were 13,185 mothers whose babies fed. The feeding method of 12,842 mothers was recorded on discharge from the postnatal wards and 77% were breast feeding; only 3% of these mothers gave complement f...

  5. International Journal of Hospitality Management

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    Woo, Gon Kima, 1,; Hyunjung, Limb,; Robert, A. Brymerc, 2,

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigates how managing online reviews affects hotel performance. An international hotel chain provided the hotel performance data and the online review data. A leading social media firm for the hospitality industry collected the online review data, which the hotel company purchased. The results indicate that overall ratings are the most salient predictor of hotel performance, followed by response to negative comments. The better the overall ratings and the higher the response ra...

  6. Management of hospital radioactive wastes

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    Mantrana, D.

    1986-01-01

    The general structure of a regulatory scheme for the management of hospital radioactive wastes is presented. The responsabilities of an institution in the radioactive waste management, and storage conditions are defined. The radioactive wastes are classified in physical terms, and the criteria for evaluating the activity of solid wastes are described. The container characteristics and, the types of treatments given to the wastes are specified. (M.C.K.) [pt

  7. Eliminating US hospital medical errors.

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    Kumar, Sameer; Steinebach, Marc

    2008-01-01

    Healthcare costs in the USA have continued to rise steadily since the 1980s. Medical errors are one of the major causes of deaths and injuries of thousands of patients every year, contributing to soaring healthcare costs. The purpose of this study is to examine what has been done to deal with the medical-error problem in the last two decades and present a closed-loop mistake-proof operation system for surgery processes that would likely eliminate preventable medical errors. The design method used is a combination of creating a service blueprint, implementing the six sigma DMAIC cycle, developing cause-and-effect diagrams as well as devising poka-yokes in order to develop a robust surgery operation process for a typical US hospital. In the improve phase of the six sigma DMAIC cycle, a number of poka-yoke techniques are introduced to prevent typical medical errors (identified through cause-and-effect diagrams) that may occur in surgery operation processes in US hospitals. It is the authors' assertion that implementing the new service blueprint along with the poka-yokes, will likely result in the current medical error rate to significantly improve to the six-sigma level. Additionally, designing as many redundancies as possible in the delivery of care will help reduce medical errors. Primary healthcare providers should strongly consider investing in adequate doctor and nurse staffing, and improving their education related to the quality of service delivery to minimize clinical errors. This will lead to an increase in higher fixed costs, especially in the shorter time frame. This paper focuses additional attention needed to make a sound technical and business case for implementing six sigma tools to eliminate medical errors that will enable hospital managers to increase their hospital's profitability in the long run and also ensure patient safety.

  8. Health physics operations in hospitals

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    Anderson, W.; Trott, N.G.

    1984-01-01

    The special problems of applying the basic principles of radiological protection in the environment of a hospital are outlined, the hospital being not only a workplace but also the temporary home of the patients. In these circumstances, close co-operation is needed between all groups of hospital staff. Many technical innovations have been made over the past 50 years in the applications of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation for diagnosis and therapy and, at the present time, an intensive development of these applications is in progress. Within that context, the role of health physics has become a major one. There is the need to provide high standards in radiological protection of the staff, of members of the public, and increasingly, of the patient. At the same time, there is the need to provide sound perspective on hazards arising from exposure to various forms of radiation, whether ionizing or non-ionizing, for that perspective will influence future developments in this field. (author)

  9. [Management accounting in hospital setting].

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    Brzović, Z; Richter, D; Simunić, S; Bozić, R; Hadjina, N; Piacun, D; Harcet, B

    1998-12-01

    The periodic income and expenditure accounts produced at the hospital and departmental level enable successful short term management, but, in the long run do not help remove tensions between health care demand and limited resources, nor do they enable optimal medical planning within the limited financial resources. We are trying to estabilish disease category costs based on case mixing according to diagnostic categories (diagnosis related groups, DRG, or health care resource groups, HRG) and calculation of hospital standard product costs, e.g., radiology cost, preoperative nursing cost etc. The average DRG cost is composed of standard product costs plus any costs specific to a diagnostic category. As an example, current costing procedure for hip artheroplasty in the University Hospital Center Zagreb is compared to the management accounting approach based on British Health Care Resource experience. The knowledge of disease category costs based on management accounting requirements facilitates the implementation of medical programs within the given financial resources and devolves managerial responsibility closer to the clinical level where medical decisions take place.

  10. Welfare standards in hospital mergers.

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    Katona, Katalin; Canoy, Marcel

    2013-08-01

    There is a broad literature on the consequences of applying different welfare standards in merger control. Total welfare is usually defined as the sum of consumer and provider surplus, i.e., potential external effects are not considered. The general result is then that consumer welfare is a more restrictive standard than total welfare, which is advantageous in certain situations. This relationship between the two standards is not necessarily true when the merger has significant external effects. We model mergers on hospital markets and allow for not-profit-maximizing behavior of providers and mandatory health insurance. Mandatory health insurance detaches the financial and consumption side of health care markets, and the concept consumer in merger control becomes non-evident. Patients not visiting the merging hospitals still are affected by price changes through their insurance premiums. External financial effects emerge on not directly affected consumers. We show that applying a restricted interpretation of consumer (neglecting externality) in health care merger control can reverse the relation between the two standards; consumer welfare standard can be weaker than total welfare. Consequently, applying the wrong standard can lead to both clearing socially undesirable and to blocking socially desirable mergers. The possible negative consequences of applying a simple consumer welfare standard in merger control can be even stronger when hospitals maximize quality and put less weight on financial considerations. We also investigate the implications of these results for the practice of merger control.

  11. Proprietary hospitals in cost containment.

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    Jones, D A

    1985-08-23

    Any effort to control the rise in health care costs must start with analyzing the causes, which are really quite simple. Most cost control efforts fail because they do not address the causes. The causes are large subsidies in several forms that send a false message that health care is free and should be used abundantly, and expansive reimbursement programs that reward inefficient providers with higher payments. This combination of demand stimulation and cost-plus reimbursement produced the world's most expensive health care delivery system and strident calls for reform. A long overdue change in public policy took effect October 1, 1983, when Medicare payments moved from cost-plus reimbursement to fixed, prospectively determined prices. Because it addressed one of the causes of medical inflation, this change has been effective in slowing the rise in Medicare expenditures. Sponsorship of a hospital is not a determinant of its cost-effectiveness. There are examples of efficient and inefficient hospitals in both the voluntary and the investor-owned or taxpaying hospitals. The determining factor is the will of management to keep costs under control.

  12. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hospitalized infants.

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    Hornik, Christoph P; Graham, Eric M; Hill, Kevin; Li, Jennifer S; Ofori-Amanfo, George; Clark, Reese H; Smith, P Brian

    2016-10-01

    Hospitalized infants requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) represent a high-risk group. Recent data on risk factors for mortality following CPR in this population are lacking. We hypothesized that infant demographic characteristics, diagnoses, and levels of cardiopulmonary support at the time of CPR requirement would be associated with survival to hospital discharge following CPR. Retrospective cohort study. All infants receiving CPR on day of life 2 to 120 admitted to 348 Pediatrix Medical Group neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2012. We collected data on demographics, interventions, center volume, and death prior to NICU discharge. We evaluated predictors of death after CPR using multivariable logistic regression with generalized estimating equations to account for clustering of the data by center. Our cohort consisted of 2231 infants receiving CPR. Of these, 1127 (51%) survived to hospital discharge. Lower gestational age, postnatal age, 5-min APGAR, congenital anomaly, and markers of severity of illness were associated with higher mortality. Mortality after CPR did not change significantly over time (Cochran-Armitage test for trend p=0.35). Mortality following CPR in infants is high, particularly for less mature, younger infants with congenital anomalies and those requiring cardiopulmonary support prior to CPR. Continued focus on at risk infants may identify targets for CPR prevention and improve outcomes. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Consecutive cycles of hospital accreditation

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    Falstie-Jensen, Anne Mette; Bogh, Søren Bie; Johnsen, Søren Paaske

    2018-01-01

    Objective: To examine the association between compliance with consecutive cycles of accreditation and patient-related outcomes. Design: A Danish nationwide population-based study from 2012 to 2015. Setting: In-patients admitted with one of the 80 diagnoses at public, non-psychiatric hospitals....... Participants: In-patients admitted with one of 80 primary diagnoses which accounted for 80% of all deaths occuring within 30 dyas after admission. Intervention: Admission to a hospital with high (n = 125 485 in-patients) or low compliance (n = 152 074 in-patients) in both cycles of accreditation by the Danish...... admission (adjusted OR: 1.26 (95% CI: 1.11-1.43) and a longer LOS (adjusted HR of discharge: 0.89 (95% CI: 0.82-0.95) than in-patients at high compliant hospitals. No difference was seen for acute readmission (adjusted HR: 0.98 (95% CI: 0.90-1.06)). Focusing on the second cycle alone, in...

  14. The limitation of radioactive wastes from hospitals

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    Schuurman, B.; IJtsma, D.; Zwigt, A.

    1987-01-01

    Interviews were made with radiation experts working at hospitals about the treatment and limiting of radioactive wastes. The authors conclude that with the aid of hospital personnel a decrease of the volume of radioactive waste is possible. 25 refs

  15. Hospital operations management: improving organizational efficiency.

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    2013-08-01

    Reducing operational inefficiencies represents one of the most promising sources of potential savings in hospitals today. Health Forum convened a panel of hospital executives and industry experts to discuss the daunting challenges and big opportunities that lie ahead.

  16. The management of constipation in hospital inpatients.

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    Greenfield, Simon M

    2007-03-01

    This article reviews the causes of constipation in hospital and how it can be prevented with simple measures. A review of laxatives available on hospital words is provided for the reader and recommendations are made.

  17. Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services

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    ... Educators Search English Español Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services KidsHealth / For Parents / Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services What's in this article? Giving Birth at ...

  18. Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In October 2014, CMS began reducing Medicare payments for subsection (d) hospitals that rank in the worst performing quartile with respect to hospital-acquired...

  19. Relation Between Demographic Factors And Hospitalization In ...

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    Relation Between Demographic Factors And Hospitalization In Patients With Gastrointestinal Disorders, Using Quantail Regression Analysis. ... East African Journal of Public Health ... Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate relation between demographic factors and hospitalization in gastrointestinal disorders.

  20. Research in Hospitality Management: Editorial Policies

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    Research in Hospitality Management is a peer-reviewed journal publishing papers that ... financial management, marketing, strategic management, economics, ... Articles covering social theory and the history and politics of the hospitality ...

  1. Financially fragile rural hospitals: mergers and closures.

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    Holmes, Mark

    2015-01-01

    Rural hospitals serve as major sources of health care and employment for their communities, but recently they have been under increased financial stress. What are the causes of this stress, and how have hospitals and their communities responded?

  2. tations at Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH)

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    tary Hospital. ... in collaboration with clinical faculty, were present at all times. ... Based on the approval of both students and clinical instructors, we have ... structured learning environment during clinical rotations at Rwanda Military Hospital.

  3. Acute IPPS - Disproportionate Share Hospital - DSH

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — There are two methods for a hospital to qualify for the Medicare DSH adjustment. The primary method is for a hospital to qualify based on a statutory formula that...

  4. Leaving the hospital - your discharge plan

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    ... patientinstructions/000867.htm Leaving the hospital - your discharge plan To use the sharing features on this page, ... once you leave. This is called a discharge plan. Your health care providers at the hospital will ...

  5. Poverty, Race, and Hospitalization for Childhood Asthma.

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    Wissow, Lawrence S.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Examination of Maryland hospital discharge data for 1979 to 1982 reveals that Black children are three times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma than are White children. This, however, is due to poverty, not race. (Author/BJV)

  6. Food production and service in UK hospitals.

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    Ahmed, Mohamed; Jones, Eleri; Redmond, Elizabeth; Hewedi, Mahmoud; Wingert, Andreas; Gad El Rab, Mohamed

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to apply value stream mapping holistically to hospital food production/service systems focused on high-quality food. Multiple embedded case study of three (two private-sector and one public-sector) hospitals in the UK. The results indicated various issues affecting hospital food production including: the menu and nutritional considerations; food procurement; food production; foodservice; patient perceptions/expectations. Value stream mapping is a new approach for food production systems in UK hospitals whether private or public hospitals. The paper identifies opportunities for enhancing hospital food production systems. The paper provides a theoretical basis for process enhancement of hospital food production and the provision of high-quality hospital food.

  7. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine: Submissions

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    Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine: Submissions. Journal Home > About the Journal > Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine: Submissions. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

  8. Enhancing Medicares Hospital Acquired Conditions Policy

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The current Medicare policy of non-payment to hospitals for Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) seeks to avoid payment for preventable complications identified within...

  9. Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Lim...

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Limited Data Set This file contains select claim level data and is derived from 2010 hospital outpatient PPS...

  10. Non-VA Hospital System (NVH)

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) pays for care provided to VA beneficiaries in non-VA hospitals through its contract hospitalization program as mandated by...

  11. National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) is designed to collect data on the utilization and provision of ambulatory care services in hospital...

  12. La Economía Política y las Motivaciones de Participación Socio-Política de Jóvenes Chilenos: Una Interpretación de los Hallazgos de Martínez, Silva y Hernández (2010 Political Economy and Youth Motivations of Socio-Political Participation: An Interpretation of the Findings From Martínez, Silva and Hernández (2010

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    Eduardo Silva

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available El artículo de Martínez, Silva y Hernández (en este número argumenta que los jóvenes chilenos se han distanciado de la participación sociopolítica convencional, porque perciben una falta de validación de las personas en el sistema sociopolítico actual, debido a la vulneración de derechos, inequidad social y falta de voz y poder de los ciudadanos. Esto choca con sus valores de fraternidad y desarrollo justo y digno de las personas. En este ensayo se examina si ese sentir tiene fundamentos reales en la estructura y lógica del modelo político-económico que ellos critican. Se aborda el tema desde el marco analítico de la economía política, que parte del supuesto de que las estructuras económicas y políticas determinan sujetos sociales, sus intereses y su poder relativo. Se encontró una asociación directa entre la lógica del modelo político-económico y los sentimientos de exclusión que expresaron los entrevistados.The article by Martínez, Silva, and Hernández (in this issue argues that Chilean youth have disengaged from participation in conventional socio-political institutions because they believe that the sociopolitical system does not validate the persons, violates their rights, is highly inequitable, and excludes them from having a real voice in public decision-making. This perception clashes with their values of fraternity and a just and dignified development for everyone. This essay examines if these beliefs have a real basis in the structure and logic of the economic and political model they criticize. This issue is analyzed from a political economy perspective, built on the assumption that economic and political structures determine social subjects, their interests, and their relative power. A direct association was found between the logic of Chile's political-economic model and the feelings of exclusion that the interviewees expressed.

  13. Positioning hospitals for improved access to capital.

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    Ponton, Kevin T; Sandrick, Karen M

    2002-11-01

    Hospitals need to actively position themselves in the next 18 to 24 months to ensure continued access to financing. Hospitals need to shift their focus from investment income to operations. Hospitals should recognize the importance of balance-sheet liquidity to institutional investors. Not-for-profit hospitals should focus on both sides of the balance sheet. Healthcare executives need to develop effective leadership and investor-relations skills.

  14. Current trends in hospital mergers and acquisitions.

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    Brown, Thomas C; Werling, Krist A; Walker, Barton C; Burgdorfer, Rex J; Shields, J Jordan

    2012-03-01

    Healthcare reform will impact hospital consolidation in three key areas: Payment rates will decrease, indirectly encouraging consolidation by forcing hospitals to find new ways to reduce costs and increase negotiating clout with suppliers and payers. The cost of doing business will increase as hospitals spend more on compliance, technology, and physician employment. The ACO model will encourage hospital network formation by rewarding integrated healthcare systems that can reduce costs and improve quality.

  15. Hospital Competition, Technical Efficiency, and Quality

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    C. L. Chua; Alfons Palangkaraya; Jongsay Yong

    2009-01-01

    This paper studies the link between competition and technical efficiency of public hospitals in the State of Victoria, Australia by accounting both quantity and quality of hospital output using a two-stage semi-parametric model of hospital production and Data Envelopment Analysis. On the one hand, it finds a positive relationship between efficiency and competition measured by the Hirschman-Herfindahl Index (HHI). On the other, it finds that efficiency and the number of competing hospitals, in...

  16. Recognition of dementia in hospitalized older adults.

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    Maslow, Katie; Mezey, Mathy

    2008-01-01

    Many hospital patients with dementia have no documented dementia diagnosis. In some cases, this is because they have never been diagnosed. Recognition of Dementia in Hospitalized Older Adults proposes several approaches that hospital nurses can use to increase recognition of dementia. This article describes the Try This approaches, how to implement them, and how to incorporate them into a hospital's current admission procedures. For a free online video demonstrating the use of these approaches, go to http://links.lww.com/A216.

  17. AUDIT FEE DETERMINANTS IN THE HOSPITAL SECTOR

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    2014-01-01

    Although the number of non-profit audit fee studies recently has risen, evidence in the hospital sector is rather scarce. Apart from NHS studies, hospitals are a fairly new topic and several specific fee determinants are yet to be tested. For instance, hospitals can have a private or a public status and they have a distinct number of clinical services. These and other dependent variables known from earlier research are added to a fee model and investigated. As hypothesized the hospital status...

  18. Oncology patients hospitalized in the Clinicas Hospital Dr. Manuel Quintela

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    Arostegui, M.; Borba, M.; Caldarelli, D.; Eguiia, A.; Fernandez, E.; Peleteiro, M.; Pereira, C.; Vico, M.

    2004-01-01

    This work was carried out by a nursery licensed group in the Clinicas Hospital - Dr. Manuel Quintela.The nature and functioning of Services and the allocation of resources, are essential for the analysis of the Survey of the hospitalized oncology patients in the Institution. To develop a model of care that constitutes a health care as well as teaching and research in the country regarding the quality of care was defined the following topics: lower risks for the patient, safer care, personal trained and specialized to promote relationship between the offering and the person receiving the service. The assessment and management performance of the services involved in the operation are the result of the degree of user satisfaction. Objective: To determine the human and material necessary for the care of cancer resources users, considering their number, treatment, complications and nursing care derived from each pathology and stage of disease. Methodology: A comparative descriptive study of the same population was conducted in two transverse sections in relation to two different times which are based on the design of a form that allowed hospitalized to collect information on users 6/12/03 and 6/16/04. Other instruments used were the clinical history and the daily census staff Patients and Nursing Division. Results and conclusions: A comparative descriptive analysis already mentioned are: increased internships and cancer patients; between 50 and 64 is the highest number of patients; diagnoses Face and Neck and maintain the Digestive System more cases; the number of patients doubles and Hematology Neurological from one to another period. Chemotherapy is the treatment choice and there is a decrease in the surgical and medical; more patients in the study; in the origin, Montevideo has the largest number of patients followed by Canelones. Line of nursing intervention will be carried out in short, medium and long term

  19. The visual arts in Northern Ireland hospitals.

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    Cromie, H

    1995-10-01

    Since 1989 there has been a burgeoning of the visual arts in Northern Ireland hospitals. This paper compares the three organisational models for hospital arts currently operating within the Province and in an overview discusses ways to coordinate working practice for future development of the visual arts in local hospitals.

  20. Bacteriological Evaluation of Kwale General Hospital Environment ...

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    ... Pharmacy (40.7%) and Theatre (18.5%). This study showed that Kwale General Hospital environment is heavily contaminated and therefore underlies the necessity for regular evaluation of the hospital environment. Keywords: Bacteriological evaluation, hospital, environment. Journal of Medical Laboratory Sciences Vol.

  1. The visual arts in Northern Ireland hospitals.

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    Cromie, H.

    1995-01-01

    Since 1989 there has been a burgeoning of the visual arts in Northern Ireland hospitals. This paper compares the three organisational models for hospital arts currently operating within the Province and in an overview discusses ways to coordinate working practice for future development of the visual arts in local hospitals. Images Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3 PMID:8533183

  2. A case study of hospital operations management.

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    Cheng, T C

    1987-12-01

    This paper discusses a study to investigate various operations management problems in a newly opened, modern regional hospital in Hong Kong. The findings of the study reveal that there exist in the hospital a number of current and potential problem areas. Recommendations for solving these problems are suggested with a view to improving the overall operational efficiency and effectiveness of the hospital.

  3. Patients who fall in hospital - Contributing factors

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    M.I. Bright

    1983-09-01

    Full Text Available This is a retrospective study of the factors which contributed to accidental injuries sustained by those patients who fell in a White provincial hospital in die period 1 January to 30 June 1982. The research study was undertaken by Diploma in Nursing Administration students during their 3-week hospital practice at a White provincial hospital.

  4. Service philosophies for hospital admission planning

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    Adan, I.J.B.F.; Vissers, J.M.H.; Vissers, J.M.H.; Beech, R.

    2005-01-01

    The ‘traditional’ service philosophy underlying hospital admission planning has been one of optimising the use of scarce hospital resources without paying much attention to the level of service offered to patients. As patients nowadays do not accept long waiting times for hospital admission, it

  5. Images of hospitality : validation of experiential dimensions

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    Pijls-Hoekstra, Ruth; Groen, Brenda H.; Galetzka, Mirjam; Pruyn, Ad T.H.

    2016-01-01

    Hospitality is a much-researched topic, but its definition is still debated. This paper is part of a larger research project into the perception of hospitality. Previous research using the Delphi-method (hospitality providers and experts) and the Critical Incident Technique (guests and consumers)

  6. The collaborative work of hospital porters

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    Bossen, Claus; Foss, Martin

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we describe the collaborative work of hospital porters. The profession of hospital porter is understudied in sociology and in Computer Supported Cooperative Work, despite numerous studies of healthcare IT. We describe how a new IT system for hospital logistics provided porters...

  7. Hospital outreach to support faith community nursing.

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    Messerly, Sally; King, Michalene A; Hughes, Suzanne

    2012-01-01

    A Faith Community Nurse (FCN) Program was initiated by a Magnet hospital and developed through collaboration between hospital departments and a university nurse educator. This article describes the program's development and activities that offer FCNs networking, free continuing education, and are an extension of the hospital's mission and values.

  8. State of malnutrition in hospitals of Ecuador.

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    Gallegos Espinosa, Sylvia; Nicolalde Cifuentes, Marcelo; Santana Porbén, Sergio

    2014-08-01

    Hospital malnutrition is a global health problem affecting 30-50% of hospitalized patients. There are no estimates of the size of this problem in Ecuadorian hospitals. Hospital malnutrition might influence the quality of medical assistance provided to hospitalized populations. To estimate the current frequency of malnutrition among patients admitted to Ecuadorian public hospitals. The Ecuadorian Hospital Malnutrition Study was conducted between November 2011 and June 2012 with 5,355 patients (Women: 37.5%; Ages ≥ 60 years: 35.1%; Length of stay ≤ 15 days: 91.2%) admitted to 36 public hospitals located in the prominent cities of 22 out of the 24 provinces of the country. Malnutrition frequency was estimated by means of the Subjective Global Assessment survey. Malnutrition affected 37.1% of the surveyed patients. Malnutrition was dependent upon patient's age and education level; as well as the presence of cancer, sepsis, and chronic organic failure. Hospital areas showed different frequencies of hospital malnutrition. Health condition leading to hospital admission influenced negatively upon nutritional status. Malnutrition frequency increased as length of stay prolonged. Malnutrition currently affects an important proportion of patients hospitalized in public health institutions of Ecuador. Policies and actions are urgently required in order to successfully deal with this health problem and thus to ameliorate its negative impact upon quality of medical care. Copyright AULA MEDICA EDICIONES 2014. Published by AULA MEDICA. All rights reserved.

  9. HSMR : Comparing Death Rates Across UK Hospitals

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    Ben Teeuwen; Thuy Ngo; Frans Nauta

    2011-01-01

    The Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio (HSMR) is a measurement tool that shows hospitals’ death rates. The HSMR compares deaths that occur in hospitals with death ratios that one would normally expect based on patients’ diseases. It is used as a benchmark for adjusted hospital death rates. These

  10. The diffusion of Magnet hospital recognition.

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    Abraham, Jean; Jerome-D'Emilia, Bonnie; Begun, James W

    2011-01-01

    Magnet recognition is promoted by many in the practice community as the gold standard of nursing care quality. The Magnet hospital population has exploded in recent years, with about 8% of U.S. general hospitals now recognized. The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics that distinguish Magnet-recognized hospitals from other hospitals within the framework of diffusion theory. We conceptualize Magnet recognition as an organizational innovation and Magnet-recognized hospitals as adopters of the innovation. We hypothesize that adoption is associated with selected characteristics of hospitals and their markets. The study population consists of the 3,657 general hospitals in the United States in 2008 located in metropolitan or micropolitan areas. We used logistic regression analysis to estimate the association of Magnet recognition with organizational and market characteristics. Empirical results support hypotheses that adoption is positively associated with hospital complexity and specialization, as measured by teaching affiliation, and with hospital size, slack resources, and not-for-profit or public ownership (vs. for-profit). Adopters also are more likely to be located in markets that are experiencing population growth and are more likely to have competitor hospitals within the market that also have adopted Magnet status. A positive association of adoption with baccalaureate nursing school supply is contrary to the hypothesized relationship. Because of its rapid recent growth, consideration of Magnet program recognition should be on the strategic planning agenda of hospitals and hospital systems. Hospital administrators, particularly in smaller, for-profit hospitals, may expect more of their larger not-for-profit competitors, particularly teaching hospitals, to adopt Magnet recognition, increasing competition for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses in the labor market.

  11. Mobile Technology in Hospital Schools: What Are Hospital Teachers' Professional Learning Needs?

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    McCarthy, Aidan; Maor, Dorit; McConney, Andrew

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this study was to identify hospital teachers' professional learning needs to enable effective use of mobile technology in hospital schools. Hospitalized students cannot attend their regular schools and as a result their educational progress and development can suffer. In an attempt to address this, hospital schools provide learning…

  12. Radiopharmaceuticals and hospital radiopharmacy practices: course manual for accreditation/certification of hospital radiopharmacists

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    Ramamoorthy, N.; Shivarudrappa, V.; Bhelose, Amita A.

    2000-02-01

    This manual on hospital radiopharmaceuticals and hospital radiopharmacy practices contains information and recommendations that could be of use to hospital radiopharmacists while the main focus of the book is to impart adequate exposure to basics of radiopharmaceuticals and purity and safety aspects of formulations to be made in hospital radiopharmacy. Papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately

  13. 78 FR 38679 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    2013-06-27

    ... Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed... Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and... regarding MS-DRG classifications and new technology add-on payments. Eva Fung (410) 786-7539, for...

  14. 75 FR 34614 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and...

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    ... Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates and to the Long- Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Rate Year 2010 Rates... Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates and to the Long-Term Care...

  15. 77 FR 63751 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ... [CMS-1588-F2] RIN 0938-AR12 Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2013 Rates..., 2012 Federal Register entitled ``Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for...

  16. In-hospital care and post-hospital followup.

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    Tanner, L M; Blackmon, H E; Stanley, I; English, N K

    1971-12-01

    Guidelines are given for nurses and social workers involved in abortion care before and after the in-hospital procedure. The California Nurses' Association Maternity Conference Group established guidelines for such care in October, 1970 as follows. The nurse should keep the patient informed of all aspects of the procedure, provide a supportive presence, perform standard physical monitoring during the operation and afterwards, provide contraceptive counseling, and act as a sounding board for discussion of interpersonal relationships and future plans. High quality nursing requires understanding the physical and psychosocial aspects of abortion reflecting the nurse's recognition of the cultural, religious, and socioeconomic factors involved. This requires a nurse who is fully aware of her own feelings and can adapt or defer them to the patient's needs. In cases of suction or dilation abortions, these actions are particularly important, since the patient is in the hospital only a short time and can be easily ignored. In cases of saline infusion, the nurse should be fully aware of possible complications, including retained placentae, hemorrhage, infection, or uterine perforation. If the patient is readmitted for any of these complications, the nurse should continue to play the informative, supportive role. The nurse and social worker should also be aware of the possible psychological sequelae of abortion and watch for mental health problems. It is concluded that postabortion counseling is the best time for contraceptive counseling. Conscientious professional support along these guidelines should insure a positive experience for the abortion patient.

  17. AT HOME IN HOSPITAL? COMPETING CONSTRUCTIONS OF HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENTS

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    Peter Kellett

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Large institutions housed in large buildings are frequently regarded as the antithesis of personalised, small scale, domestic, home environments. However the attribute of ‘homeliness’ appears to be used more broadly to describe places where people feel a sense of attachment, control and identification. In a large multi-disciplinary study of a hospital rebuilding project in northern England a range of users were interviewed to ascertain their responses to the original older buildings and later the new purpose built hospital. We found both staff and patients retained a strong sense of affection for the older buildings and frequently used the language of home to describe their responses. In contrast, the newer buildings were generally recognised as efficient but impersonal, lacking many of the positive qualities they were familiar with. In addition some respondents suggested that despite efforts to include art projects, the new architectural language was inappropriate for healthcare, believing that small scale, ‘home-like’ environments were more conducive to health and well-being. The authors will draw on anthropological and architectural frameworks to analyse the data which consists of extensive interview transcripts complemented by photographs. The paper aims to understand the conceptualisations which underpin the various user responses and to offer a critique of the design language of the current healthcare building programme.

  18. Corporate visual identity: a case in hospitals.

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    Alkibay, Sanem; Ozdogan, F Bahar; Ermec, Aysegul

    2007-01-01

    This paper aims to present a perspective to better understand corporate identity through examining the perceptions of Turkish patients and develop a corporate visual identity scale. While there is no study related to corporate identity research on hospitals in Turkey as a developing country, understanding consumer's perceptions about corporate identity efforts of hospitals could provide different perspectives for recruiters. When the hospitals are considered in two different groups as university and state hospitals, the priority of the characteristics of corporate visual identity may change, whereas the top five characteristics remain the same for all the hospitals.

  19. Strategic management of Public Hospitals' medical services.

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    Hao, Aimin; Yi, Tao; Li, Xia; Wei, Lei; Huang, Pei; Xu, Xinzhou; Yi, Lihua

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The quality of medical services provided by competing public hospitals is the primary consideration of the public in determining the selection of a specific hospital for treatment. The main objective of strategic planning is to improve the quality of public hospital medical services. This paper provides an introduction to the history, significance, principles and practices of public hospital medical service strategy, as well as advancing the opinion that public hospital service strategy must not merely aim to produce but actually result in the highest possible level of quality, convenience, efficiency and patient satisfaction.

  20. A Computerized Hospital Patient Information Management System

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    Wig, Eldon D.

    1982-01-01

    The information processing needs of a hospital are many, with varying degrees of complexity. The prime concern in providing an integrated hospital information management system lies in the ability to process the data relating to the single entity for which every hospital functions - the patient. This paper examines the PRIMIS computer system developed to accommodate hospital needs with respect to a central patient registry, inpatients (i.e., Admission/Transfer/Discharge), and out-patients. Finally, the potential for expansion to permit the incorporation of more hospital functions within PRIMIS is examined.

  1. Incident Reporting in Mashhad Hospitals

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    Davoodi R

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: In this study, our aim was to evaluate and classify the voluntary error reports in the hospitals of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Patients have the right to receive health care in accordance to the best standards. Health care carries a risk of harm for patient safety, and with respect to today’s stressful systems with a large number of patients, it would be inevitable. The meaning of risk management is to predict adverse events and reduce their occurrence.Materials and Methods: A voluntary medical error reporting form was designed and approved by the clinical governance team of Mashhad Medical University. They were then distributed inside hospitals in the way in which everyone (health providers and patients could access them easily. The forms were collected and classified monthly in all wards. Classification was performed on the base of type, outcome and reporter. Data gathering took place from spring to autumn 2012. The data was analyzed by the SPSS software. Results: 2500 errors were extracted from 1000 voluntary error reporting forms of the 12 hospitals of Mashhad Medical University. The most frequent error type was treatment errors (36% related to drug administration, standard procedures and surgical events. Conclusions: Error reporting as a basic activity has an important role in discovering pitfalls of the health care system. To promote the reporting culture, its non punitive base must become clear for all professors and staff members, because this kind of reporting could lead to fewer medical errors and higher staff awareness about probable errors.

  2. Fungal contamination in hospital environments.

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    Perdelli, F; Cristina, M L; Sartini, M; Spagnolo, A M; Dallera, M; Ottria, G; Lombardi, R; Grimaldi, M; Orlando, P

    2006-01-01

    To assess the degree of fungal contamination in hospital environments and to evaluate the ability of air conditioning systems to reduce such contamination. We monitored airborne microbial concentrations in various environments in 10 hospitals equipped with air conditioning. Sampling was performed with a portable Surface Air System impactor with replicate organism detection and counting plates containing a fungus-selective medium. The total fungal concentration was determined 72-120 hours after sampling. The genera most involved in infection were identified by macroscopic and microscopic observation. The mean concentration of airborne fungi in the set of environments examined was 19 +/- 19 colony-forming units (cfu) per cubic meter. Analysis of the fungal concentration in the different types of environments revealed different levels of contamination: the lowest mean values (12 +/- 14 cfu/m(3)) were recorded in operating theaters, and the highest (45 +/- 37 cfu/m(3)) were recorded in kitchens. Analyses revealed statistically significant differences between median values for the various environments. The fungal genus most commonly encountered was Penicillium, which, in kitchens, displayed the highest mean airborne concentration (8 +/- 2.4 cfu/m(3)). The percentage (35%) of Aspergillus documented in the wards was higher than that in any of the other environments monitored. The fungal concentrations recorded in the present study are comparable to those recorded in other studies conducted in hospital environments and are considerably lower than those seen in other indoor environments that are not air conditioned. These findings demonstrate the effectiveness of air-handling systems in reducing fungal contamination.

  3. Practices regarding hospital waste management at public and private sector hospitals of Lahore

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    Mahmood, S.; Din, N.U.; Mohsin, J.

    2011-01-01

    Health care (Biomedical) waste is a term used for all waste arising from health care establishments. In most of health care centers of Pakistan, including Lahore, hospital wastes are simply mixed with the municipal waste in collecting bins at road-sides and disposed off similarly. Proper Management of biomedical waste, especially the hazardous one, being produced in hospital settings is important in terms of their ability to cause harm to the related per-sons and the environment as well. To Observe and compare the practices regarding Hospital Waste management of the public sector hospital with private sector hospital. Descriptive, Cross sectional. Methodology: Standardized checklist was used to assess the practices of nursing and sanitary staff. Practices regarding waste segregation were same at both hospitals. While practices regarding waste collection and transportation were better at The Children's Hospital. Public sector hospital has, paradoxically, better practices regarding hospital waste management in comparison to private sector hospital. (author)

  4. Light Atmosphere in Hospital Wards

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    by the patients in the ward. The project is based on the Danish Regulation for light in hospitals (DS703), which is a supplement to the regulation of artificial lighting in workplaces (DS700). The kick-off to the project was reading the DS703, second paragraph, chapter 2 about general requirements for lighting...... group has quite diverse needs and preferences, while the staff needs task lighting and the patient a space experienced as homely and pleasant. Categories such as ‘pleasure’ and ‘activities’ are also a part of the user aspect. The space is divided into subcategories as ‘location of the space...

  5. Modelling Hospital Materials Management Processes

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    Raffaele Iannone

    2013-06-01

    integrated and detailed analysis and description model for hospital materials management data and tasks, which is able to tackle information from patient requirements to usage, from replenishment requests to supplying and handling activities. The model takes account of medical risk reduction, traceability and streamlined processes perspectives. Second, the paper translates this information into a business process model and mathematical formalization.The study provides a useful guide to the various relevant technology‐related, management and business issues, laying the foundations of an efficient reengineering of the supply chain to reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of care.

  6. Hospitals and health care establishments

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    1999-01-01

    These guidelines have been drown up to assist all those involved in the management and maintenance of hospitals and health care establishments. Compliance with this guidance should minimise the risk of pollution occurring. The guidelines are jointly produced by the Environment Agency for England and Wales, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland, referred to as the Agency or Agencies. It includes guidelines on site drainage, sewage and waste water disposal, treatment of surface water drainage and waste management

  7. Hospitalization and aesthetic health in older adults.

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    Moss, Hilary; Donnellan, Claire; O'Neill, Desmond

    2015-02-01

    To assess the impact of hospitalization on arts engagement among older people; and to assess perceptions of whether hospitals are aesthetically deprived environments. A Survey of Aesthetic and Cultural Health was developed to explore the role of aesthetics before, during and after hospital. Study participants were n = 150 hospital in-patients aged >65. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Attendance at arts events was an important part of life for this sample and a large drop off was noted in continuation of these activities in the year post-hospital stay. Physical health issues were the main causes but also loss of confidence and transport issues. Film, dance, and music were the most popular arts for this sample prior to hospital stay. Noise pollution caused by other patients, lack of control over TV/radio, and access to receptive arts in hospital (reading and listening to music) were important issues for patients in hospital. This study identifies a trend for decreasing exposure to arts beginning with a hospital stay and concludes that older people may need encouragement to resume engagement in arts following a hospital stay. There is relatively limited evidence regarding the nature of, and potential benefit from, aesthetics in healthcare and limited studies with rigorous methodology, and further research is needed to understand the aesthetic preferences of older people in hospital. Copyright © 2015 AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Psychiatric referrals in two general hospitals.

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    Doongaji D

    1989-07-01

    Full Text Available A prospective study was undertaken to compare the patterns of psychiatric referrals in two general hospitals in Bombay viz. the King Edward Memorial Hospital (64 cases and the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre (62 cases. It was observed that depressive symptoms were the most common presenting symptoms in these patients attending either of the hospitals. Similarly, the commonest diagnoses were depression and organic mental disorder. Attempted suicide with organophosphorous compounds was the commonest reason for hospitalization at K.E.M. Hospital (p less than 0.001. A significant number of these patients were females (p less than 0.05. The psychiatric referrals at Jaslok had been hospitalized mainly for suspected medical or neurological illness (p less than 0.001. These patients belonged to higher economic strata and hence had a better paying capacity compared to patients at KEM hospital, a significant number of whom were unemployed (p less than 0.001. The duration of pre-referred illness of patients and their stay at Jaslok hospital were longer as compared to those at KEM Hospital (p less than 0.01. The number of non-relevant special investigations carried out on patients in Jaslok was more (p less than 0.01. Further analysis of diagnoses revealed that a significant number of patients at KEM Hospital were admitted as primary psychiatric illness (p less than 0.05.

  9. Total quality management in the hospital setting.

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    Ernst, D F

    1994-01-01

    With the increasing demands on hospitals for improved quality and lower costs, hospitals have been forced to reevaluate their manner of operation and quality assurance (QA) programs. Hospitals have been faced with customer dissatisfaction with services, escalating costs, intense competition, and reduced reimbursement for services. As a result, many hospitals have incorporated total quality management (TQM), also known as continuous quality improvement (CQI) and quality improvement (QI), to improve quality care and decrease costs. This article examines the concept of TQM, its rationale, and how it can be implemented in a hospital. A comparison of TQM and QA is made. Examples of hospital implementation of TQM and problems and issues associated with TQM in the hospital setting are explored.

  10. Hip fracture in hospitalized medical patients

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    Zapatero Antonio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of the present study is to analyze the incidence of hip fracture as a complication of admissions to internal medicine units in Spain. Methods We analyzed the clinical data of 2,134,363 adults who had been admitted to internal medicine wards. The main outcome was a diagnosis of hip fracture during hospitalization. Outcome measures included rates of in-hospital fractures, length of stay and cost. Results A total of 1127 (0.057% admittances were coded with an in-hospital hip fracture. In hospital mortality rate was 27.9% vs 9.4%; p  Conclusions In-hospital hip fracture notably increased mortality during hospitalization, doubling the mean length of stay and mean cost of admission. These are reasons enough to stress the importance of designing and applying multidisciplinary plans focused on reducing the incidence of hip fractures in hospitalized patients.

  11. Cultural Humility and Hospital Safety Culture.

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    Hook, Joshua N; Boan, David; Davis, Don E; Aten, Jamie D; Ruiz, John M; Maryon, Thomas

    2016-12-01

    Hospital safety culture is an integral part of providing high quality care for patients, as well as promoting a safe and healthy environment for healthcare workers. In this article, we explore the extent to which cultural humility, which involves openness to cultural diverse individuals and groups, is related to hospital safety culture. A sample of 2011 hospital employees from four hospitals completed measures of organizational cultural humility and hospital safety culture. Higher perceptions of organizational cultural humility were associated with higher levels of general perceptions of hospital safety, as well as more positive ratings on non-punitive response to error (i.e., mistakes of staff are not held against them), handoffs and transitions, and organizational learning. The cultural humility of one's organization may be an important factor to help improve hospital safety culture. We conclude by discussing potential directions for future research.

  12. Organizational culture in Qazvin hospitals (2013

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    AM. Mosadeghrad

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Organizational culture influences employees’ job satisfaction, commitment and performance. A strong corporate culture enhances organizational performance. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the type of organizational culture in Qazvin hospitals. Methods: A descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted by a survey questionnaire in Qazvin (2013 that was distributed among 800 hospital employees and managers based on stratified random sampling. Findings: The mean of hospitals’ organizational culture was 2.95 out of 5 score. Hospitals' organizational cultures were evaluated as strong in attention to details and stability dimensions and moderate in creativity, risk taking, team working and power distance dimensions. Attention to details in public hospitals was higher than private and social security hospitals. Conclusion: Organizational culture of Qazvin hospitals was evaluated as moderate. Managers for improving hospitals' performance and enhancing employees' and patients' satisfaction should create a culture of higher creativity, innovation, team working and risk taking and lower power distance.

  13. Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program in Surgery May Disproportionately Affect Minority-serving Hospitals.

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    Shih, Terry; Ryan, Andrew M; Gonzalez, Andrew A; Dimick, Justin B

    2015-06-01

    To project readmission penalties for hospitals performing cardiac surgery and examine how these penalties will affect minority-serving hospitals. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program will potentially expand penalties for higher-than-predicted readmission rates to cardiac procedures in the near future. The impact of these penalties on minority-serving hospitals is unknown. We examined national Medicare beneficiaries undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting in 2008 to 2010 (N = 255,250 patients, 1186 hospitals). Using hierarchical logistic regression, we calculated hospital observed-to-expected readmission ratios. Hospital penalties were projected according to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program formula using only coronary artery bypass grafting readmissions with a 3% maximum penalty of total Medicare revenue. Hospitals were classified into quintiles according to proportion of black patients treated. Minority-serving hospitals were defined as hospitals in the top quintile whereas non-minority-serving hospitals were those in the bottom quintile. Projected readmission penalties were compared across quintiles. Forty-seven percent of hospitals (559 of 1186) were projected to be assessed a penalty. Twenty-eight percent of hospitals (330 of 1186) would be penalized less than 1% of total Medicare revenue whereas 5% of hospitals (55 of 1186) would receive the maximum 3% penalty. Minority-serving hospitals were almost twice as likely to be penalized than non-minority-serving hospitals (61% vs 32%) and were projected almost triple the reductions in reimbursement ($112 million vs $41 million). Minority-serving hospitals would disproportionately bear the burden of readmission penalties if expanded to include cardiac surgery. Given these hospitals' narrow profit margins, readmission penalties may have a profound impact on these hospitals' ability to care for disadvantaged patients.

  14. [Prospective study in 2 hospitals].

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    Jiménez-Buñuales, M T; Martínez-Sáenz, M S; González-Diego, P; Vallejo-García, M; Gallardo-Anciano, J; Cestafe-Martínez, A

    2016-06-01

    The purpose of this study is to know the incidence rate of medication reconciliation at admission and discharge in patients of La Rioja and to improve the patient safety on medication reconciliation. An observational prospective study, part of the Joint Action PaSQ, Work Package 5, European Union Network for Patient Safety and Quality of Care. The study has taken into account the definitions of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Any unintended discrepancy in medication between chronic treatment and the treatment prescribed in the hospital was considered as a reconciliation error. A total of 750 patients were included, 9 (1.2%) of whom showed at least one discrepancy. The patients had a total of 3,156 mediations registered: 2,313 prescriptions (73.4%) showed no differences, while 821 prescriptions (26%) were intended discrepancies and 21 prescriptions (0.6%) unintended discrepancies were considered by the physician as reconciliation errors. A percentage of 1.2 of the patients, which represents 0.6% of the medicines (one in 166 medications registered) had reconciliation errors during their hospital stay. A proceeding has been implemented by means of the physician doing the medication reconciliation and reviewing it with the help of a medication reconciliation form. The medication reconciliation is a priority strategic objective to improve the safety of patients. Copyright © 2016 SECA. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  15. [Balance of power in hospitals].

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    Lameyer, A

    2000-08-01

    It is known that there is a large extent of working dissatisfaction within some professional groups of the health service system. Especially in the hospital sector, many "struggles for power" take place. Unfortunately, these struggles are often only examined with regard to individual points of view without considering the system-oriented background. The following text will reflect the discussion in social sciences as to the distribution of power within the health service system. The double meaning of the distribution of power will be explained and, by means of decisive phenomenons, the development of cost and efficiency structures on the one hand as well as the development of health political processes in decision-making on the other hand will be described. In the section "The Hospital in the 20th Century", the structures that still can be widely found nowadays will be specified and examined as to aspects in behavioural sciences. Finally, as a logical consequence, an urgently needed reorientation from administration towards management will be pointed out.

  16. Guest loyalty in hospitality industry

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    Gagić Snježana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The continuous growth of competition in the hospitality sector has created the need to retain guests and prevent them from switching company due to better offer or saturation. Loyal customers are a valuable asset for catering companies, not only because of the awareness of the effects of customer loyalty. They tend to spread word-of-mouth advertising, more tolerant to price changes, as well as they casually create a linkage to their friends, relatives, colleagues, and other probable consumers and thus enable businesses to uphold a guest's base. By recognizing loyalty guests' importance, the global hospitality industry created monetary and non-monetary rewards for loyal visitors, delayed gratification (points collection and immediate rewards, as well as numerous other reward systems that try to keep them. To win customer loyalty, together with all benefits arising from it, caterers need to become familiar with factors, which determine guests' loyalty. The paper will show the results of research regarding the impact of the service quality and guests' satisfaction to their loyalty. Many authors have confirmed that employees' satisfaction affected customers' satisfaction, so this paper will give an answer does it influence on customers' loyalty as well.

  17. [Usage of antibiotics in hospitals].

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    Ternák, G; Almási, I

    1996-12-29

    The authors publish the results of a survey conducted among hospital records of patients discharged from eight inpatient's institutes between 1-31st of January 1995 to gather information on the indications and usage of antibiotics. The institutes were selected from different part of the country to represent the hospital structure as much as possible. Data from the 13,719 documents were recorded and analysed by computer program. It was found that 27.6% of the patients (3749 cases) received antibiotic treatment. 407 different diagnosis and 365 different surgical procedures (as profilaxis) were considered as indications of antibiotic treatment (total: 4450 indications for 5849 antibiotic treatment). The largest group of patients receiving antibiotics was of antibiotic profilaxis (24.56%, 1093 cases), followed by lower respiratory tract infections (19.89%, 849 cases), uroinfections (10.53%, 469 cases) and upper respiratory tract infections. Relatively large group of patients belonged to those who had fever or subfebrility without known reason (7.35%, 327 cases) and to those who did not have any proof in their document indicating the reasons of antibiotic treatment (6.4%, 285 cases). We can not consider the antibiotic indications well founded in those groups of patients (every sixth or every fifth cases). The most frequently used antibiotics were of [2-nd] generation cefalosporins. The rate of nosocomial infections were found as 6.78% average. The results are demonstrated on diagrams and table.

  18. [Analysis of hospital mortality at a regional hospital].

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    Sánchez Bisonó, J R; Gómez Rosich, A; Amor Gea, J F; García Sánchez, M J; Campoy Domene, L F; Peña Migallón-Sánchez, P

    1997-02-01

    The hospital mortality rate in our centre es 2.34% (264 deaths from a total of 11,336 discharges between 1991 and 1993). The most frequent causes are acute myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accidents, followed in descending order by pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, congestive heart failure, upper GI haemorrhage, GI tumours, liver cirrhosis, lung tumours and arrhythmias. Our analysis reflects a mortality pattern of a rural population with an age pyramid in which 52% of the patients are older than 45 years. The pattern also reflects the little impact of accidents on our mortality. A 87% of the deaths were older than 65 years with a male to female ratio of 1, 6 and a Swaroop index of 93% and 94% for males and females respectively.

  19. Utilization of Hospital Waste Ash in Concrete

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    Shazim Ali Memon

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Hospital waste management is a huge problem in Pakistan. The annual production of medical waste produced from health care facilities, in Pakistan, is around 250,000 tons. This research paper is intended to evaluate the feasibility of using of hospital waste ash obtained from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, as partial replacement of cement. The main variable in this research is the amount of hospital waste ash (2, 4, 6 and 8% by weight of cement while the amount of cementitious material, water to cementitious material ratio, fine and coarse aggregate content were kept constant. Test results substantiate that hospital waste ash can be used in concrete. XRD (X-Ray Diffraction of hospital waste ash showed that it is rich in calcite while scanning electron micrographs indicated that the particles of hospital waste ash have highly irregular shape. The slump value, density of fresh concrete and water absorption decreased with the increase in the quantity of hospital waste ash in the mix. At 3 days of testing, the compressive strength of mixes with hospital waste ash was higher than the control mix while at 7 and 28 days the CM (Control Mix showed higher strength than the hospital waste ash mixes except the mix containing 2% hospital waste ash by weight of cement.

  20. Organization of infection control in European hospitals.

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    Hansen, S; Zingg, W; Ahmad, R; Kyratsis, Y; Behnke, M; Schwab, F; Pittet, D; Gastmeier, P

    2015-12-01

    The Prevention of Hospital Infections by Intervention and Training (PROHIBIT) survey was initiated to investigate the status of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) prevention across Europe. This paper presents the methodology of the quantitative PROHIBIT survey and outlines the findings on infection control (IC) structure and organization including management's support at the hospital level. Hospitals in 34 countries were invited to participate between September 2011 and March 2012. Respondents included IC personnel and hospital management. Data from 309 hospitals in 24 countries were analysed. Hospitals had a median (interquartile range) of four IC nurses (2-6) and one IC doctor (0-2) per 1000 beds. Almost all hospitals (96%) had defined IC objectives, which mainly addressed hand hygiene (87%), healthcare-associated infection reduction (84%), and antibiotic stewardship (66%). Senior management provided leadership walk rounds in about half of hospitals, most often in Eastern and Northern Europe, 65% and 64%, respectively. In the majority of hospitals (71%), sanctions were not employed for repeated violations of IC practices. Use of sanctions varied significantly by region (P hospitals should be a public health priority. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  1. Utilization of hospital waste ash in concrete

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    Memon, S.; Sheikh, M.

    2013-01-01

    Hospital waste management is a huge problem in Pakistan. The annual production of medical waste produced from health care facilities, in Pakistan, is around 250,000 tons. This research paper is intended to evaluate the feasibility of using of hospital waste ash obtained from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, as partial replacement of cement. The main variable in this research is the amount of hospital waste ash (2, 4, 6 and 8% by weight of cement) while the amount of cementitious material, water to cementitious material ratio, fine and coarse aggregate content were kept constant. Test results substantiate that hospital waste ash can be used in concrete. XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) of hospital waste ash showed that it is rich in calcite while scanning electron micrographs indicated that the particles of hospital waste ash have highly irregular shape. The slump value, density of fresh concrete and water absorption decreased with the increase in the quantity of hospital waste ash in the mix. At 3 days of testing, the compressive strength of mixes with hospital waste ash was higher than the control mix while at 7 and 28 days the CM (Control Mix) showed higher strength than the hospital waste ash mixes except the mix containing 2% hospital waste ash by weight of cement. (author)

  2. EARNINGS MANAGEMENT IN U.S. HOSPITALS.

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    Dong, Gang Nathan

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the hospital management practices of manipulating financial earnings within the bounds of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We conduct regression analyses that relate earnings management to hospital characteristics to assess the economic determinants of hospital earnings management behavior. From the CMS Cost Reports we collected hospital financial data of all U.S. hospitals that request reimbursement from the federal government for treating Medicare patients, and regress discretionary accruals on hospital size, profitability, asset liquidity, operating efficiency, labor cost, and ownership. Hospitals with higher profit margin, current ratio, working capital, days of patient receivables outstanding and total wage are associated with more earnings management, whereas those with larger size and higher debt level, asset turnover, days cash on hand, fixed asset age are associated with lower level of earnings manipulation. Additionally, managers of non-profit hospitals are more likely to undertake some form of window-dressing by manipulating accounting accruals without changing business models or pricing strategies than their public hospital counterparts. We provide direct evidence of the use of discretionary accruals to manage financial earnings among U.S. hospitals and the finding has profound policy implications in terms of assessing the pervasiveness of accounting manipulation and the overall integrity of financial reporting in this very special public and quasi-public service sector.

  3. Adherence to hospital drug formularies and cost of drugs in hospitals in Denmark

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    Plet, H. T.; Hallas, J.; Kjeldsen, L. J.

    2013-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate adherence rates to hospital drug formularies (HDFs) and cost of drugs in hospitals. METHODS: Data on drugs used during 2010 were analyzed for ten hospitals (two hospitals from each of the five regions), constituting 30 % of hospitals and 45 % of hospital beds in Denmark....... Drug use data from individual hospitals were retrieved from the hospital pharmacies. Adherence to the HDFs was analyzed for selected substances characterised by extensive use both in primary and secondary sectors (ATC codes A10, B03, C03, C07, C08, C09, C10, J01, N02, N05 and R03). Within each group......, we also identified the drugs constituting 90 % of the volume (= DU90%) and the adherence to the HDF in this segment (Index of Adherence). RESULTS: Substances used by hospitals varied between 598 and 1,093. The proportion of used substances that were on the HDF varied between 14 % and 44 %. University...

  4. The effects of health information technology adoption and hospital-physician integration on hospital efficiency.

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    Cho, Na-Eun; Chang, Jongwha; Atems, Bebonchu

    2014-11-01

    To determine the impact of health information technology (HIT) adoption and hospital-physician integration on hospital efficiency. Using 2010 data from the American Hospital Association's (AHA) annual survey, the AHA IT survey, supplemented by the CMS Case Mix Index, and the US Census Bureau's small area income and poverty estimates, we examined how the adoption of HIT and employment of physicians affected hospital efficiency and whether they were substitutes or complements. The sample included 2173 hospitals. We employed a 2-stage approach. In the first stage, data envelopment analysis was used to estimate technical efficiency of hospitals. In the second stage, we used instrumental variable approaches, notably 2-stage least squares and the generalized method of moments, to examine the effects of IT adoption and integration on hospital efficiency. We found that HIT adoption and hospital-physician integration, when considered separately, each have statistically significant positive impacts on hospital efficiency. Also, we found that hospitals that adopted HIT with employed physicians will achieve less efficiency compared with hospitals that adopted HIT without employed physicians. Although HIT adoption and hospital-physician integration both seem to be key parts of improving hospital efficiency when one or the other is utilized individually, they can hurt hospital efficiency when utilized together.

  5. Patients' perceptions of interactions with hospital staff are associated with hospital readmissions: a national survey of 4535 hospitals.

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    Yang, Lianping; Liu, Chaojie; Huang, Cunrui; Mukamel, Dana B

    2018-01-29

    Reducing 30-day hospital readmissions has become a focus of the current national payment policies. Medicare requires that hospitals collect and report patients' experience with their care as a condition of payment. However, the extent to which patients' experience with hospital care is related to hospital readmission is unknown. We established multivariate regression models in which 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rates were the dependent variables and patients' perceptions of the responsiveness of the hospital staff and communication (as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores) were the independent variables of interest. We selected six different clinical conditions for analyses, including acute myocardial infarction (AMI), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, hip/knee surgery, pneumonia, and stroke. Data included all acute care hospitals reporting in Hospital Compare in 2014. The number of hospitals with reported readmissions ranged from 2234 hospitals for AMI to 3758 hospitals for pneumonia. The average 30-day readmission rates ranged from 5.19% for knee/hip surgery to 22.7% for COPD. Patient experience of hospital-staff responsiveness as "top-box" ranged from 64% to 67% across the six clinical conditions, communication with nurses ranged from 77% to 79% and communication with doctors ranged from 80% to 81% (higher numbers are better). Our finding suggests that hospitals with better staff responsiveness were significantly more likely to have lower 30-day readmissions for all conditions. The effect size depended on the baseline readmission rates, with the largest effect on hospitals in the upper 75th quartile. A ten-percentage-point increase in staff responsiveness led to a 0.03-0.18 percentage point decrease in readmission rates. We found that neither communication with physicians nor communication with nurses was significantly associated with hospital readmissions. Our findings

  6. Performance of in-hospital mortality prediction models for acute hospitalization: Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio in Japan

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    Motomura Noboru

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective In-hospital mortality is an important performance measure for quality improvement, although it requires proper risk adjustment. We set out to develop in-hospital mortality prediction models for acute hospitalization using a nation-wide electronic administrative record system in Japan. Methods Administrative records of 224,207 patients (patients discharged from 82 hospitals in Japan between July 1, 2002 and October 31, 2002 were randomly split into preliminary (179,156 records and test (45,051 records groups. Study variables included Major Diagnostic Category, age, gender, ambulance use, admission status, length of hospital stay, comorbidity, and in-hospital mortality. ICD-10 codes were converted to calculate comorbidity scores based on Quan's methodology. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was then performed using in-hospital mortality as a dependent variable. C-indexes were calculated across risk groups in order to evaluate model performances. Results In-hospital mortality rates were 2.68% and 2.76% for the preliminary and test datasets, respectively. C-index values were 0.869 for the model that excluded length of stay and 0.841 for the model that included length of stay. Conclusion Risk models developed in this study included a set of variables easily accessible from administrative data, and still successfully exhibited a high degree of prediction accuracy. These models can be used to estimate in-hospital mortality rates of various diagnoses and procedures.

  7. Cybersecurity in Hospitals: A Systematic, Organizational Perspective.

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    Jalali, Mohammad S; Kaiser, Jessica P

    2018-05-28

    Cybersecurity incidents are a growing threat to the health care industry in general and hospitals in particular. The health care industry has lagged behind other industries in protecting its main stakeholder (ie, patients), and now hospitals must invest considerable capital and effort in protecting their systems. However, this is easier said than done because hospitals are extraordinarily technology-saturated, complex organizations with high end point complexity, internal politics, and regulatory pressures. The purpose of this study was to develop a systematic and organizational perspective for studying (1) the dynamics of cybersecurity capability development at hospitals and (2) how these internal organizational dynamics interact to form a system of hospital cybersecurity in the United States. We conducted interviews with hospital chief information officers, chief information security officers, and health care cybersecurity experts; analyzed the interview data; and developed a system dynamics model that unravels the mechanisms by which hospitals build cybersecurity capabilities. We then use simulation analysis to examine how changes to variables within the model affect the likelihood of cyberattacks across both individual hospitals and a system of hospitals. We discuss several key mechanisms that hospitals use to reduce the likelihood of cybercriminal activity. The variable that most influences the risk of cyberattack in a hospital is end point complexity, followed by internal stakeholder alignment. Although resource availability is important in fueling efforts to close cybersecurity capability gaps, low levels of resources could be compensated for by setting a high target level of cybersecurity. To enhance cybersecurity capabilities at hospitals, the main focus of chief information officers and chief information security officers should be on reducing end point complexity and improving internal stakeholder alignment. These strategies can solve cybersecurity

  8. Scientific literacy in hospital workers

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    Guerci, Alba M.; Pinero, Adalberto; Zubiria, M. Guillermina; Sanz, Vanesa; Larragueta, Nicolas; Puntigliano, Diego

    2008-01-01

    Full text: Previous studies realized by our group have demonstrated radio-induction of genotoxic damage in peripheral blood of hospital workers exposed to chronic X-ray. The cytogenetic and cytomolecular damage was significant in the radiologists evaluated. Accordingly, we have researched the knowledge of risk radiation in 57 workers to different health centres, private and public, in La Plata city. Most of respondents (96.4%) answered to know the risk of working with radiation ionizing, but a large portion do not carry out with the appropriate safety rules. The workers have not interest in this rules, it is evidenced by negligence in the use of protective clothing and personal dosimeters. These results suggested that individuals could be sensitising to minimize their risk. For this purpose we are working in scientific literacy conferences which are organized by 'Asociacion de Tecnicos Radiologos y de Diagnostico por Imagenes de La Plata (ASTEDIRLP)'. (author)

  9. The Safety of Hospital Beds

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    Gervais, Pierre; Pooler, Charlotte; Merryweather, Andrew; Doig, Alexa K.; Bloswick, Donald

    2015-01-01

    To explore the safety of the standard and the low hospital bed, we report on a microanalysis of 15 patients’ ability to ingress, move about the bed, and egress. The 15 participants were purposefully selected with various disabilities. Bed conditions were randomized with side rails up or down and one low bed with side rails down. We explored the patients’ use of the side rails, bed height, ability to lift their legs onto the mattress, and ability to turn, egress, and walk back to the chair. The standard bed was too high for some participants, both for ingress and egress. Side rails were used by most participants when entering, turning in bed, and exiting. We recommend that side rails be reconsidered as a means to facilitate in-bed movement, ingress, and egress. Furthermore, single deck height settings for all patients are not optimal. Low beds as a safety measure must be re-evaluated. PMID:28462302

  10. Identifying patient risks during hospitalization

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    Lucélia Ferreira Lima

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To identify the risks reported at a public institution andto know the main patient risks from the nursing staff point of view.Methods: A retrospective, descriptive and exploratory study. Thesurvey was developed at a hospital in the city of Taboão da Serra, SãoPaulo, Brazil. The study included all nurses working in care areas whoagreed to participate in the study. At the same time, sentinel eventsoccurring in the period from July 2006 to July 2007 were identified.Results: There were 440 sentinel events reported, and the main risksincluded patient falls, medication errors and pressure ulcers. Sixty-fivenurses were interviewed. They also reported patient falls, medicationerrors and pressure ulcers as the main risks. Conclusions: Riskassessment and implementation of effective preventive actions arenecessary to ensure patient’s safety. Involvement of a multidisciplinaryteam is one of the steps for a successful process.

  11. Usability Briefing for hospital design

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    Fronczek-Munter, Aneta

    This PhD thesis is a contribution to an ongoing debate in Denmark about improving the building design processes of complex buildings, especially in relation to the current hospital developments. It provides knowledge about capturing user needs and defines the process model for usability briefing...... and evaluations, can be fed into briefing and design processes. This PhD thesis proposes methods for usability briefing.Usability is a concept similar to functionality, but usability depends on: subjective view of users, context, culture, situation and experience. Understanding usability is achieved by involving...... users. This PhD thesis extends the research in usability of buildings to include all building design phases, therefore not only proposes usability evaluations, but also defines usability briefing. Briefing, also called architectural programming, is usually understood as one of the first phases...

  12. All-Round Marketing Increases Hospital Popularity.

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    Ziqi, Tao

    2015-06-01

    Xuzhou Center Hospital is in a competing medical market in Xuzhou city. This hospital has been dedicating to improve the medical skills and provide professional and individualized service to the patients in order to improve the patient's experience and increase the patient's satisfaction. On the other side, this hospital has provided an all-round marketing campaign to build up the social influence and public reputation through public-praise marketing, web marketing, media marketing, and scholar marketing. Besides, this hospital has been cooperating with foreign medical institutions and inviting foreign medical specialists to academic communication. With the combined effects of improving medical service and all-round marketing, the hospital's economic performance has been enhanced significantly and laid a solid foundation for its ambition to become the first-class hospital in Huaihai Economic Zone.

  13. FOUNDING OF THE DISTRICT HOSPITAL IN NIS

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    Misa Zivic

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available After the liberation of Nis from the Turks which took place on January 11th, 1878, there were two military hospitals: one was next to The Skull Tower and the other on the road to Leskovac and there was Islahana the civil institution which was not the forerunner of the district hospital in Nis. At first, they founded the military hospital in Nis in 1878 and then they founded The District Hospital on July 17th in 1881. The first director of the District hospital was Anton Zajicek. He is also the first graduated medical doctor in Nis. The District Hospital was situated on the left bank of the Nisava river in a private house.

  14. Medical Professionals Designing Hospital Management Models

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    Byg, Vibeke

    Health care administration in many OECD countries has undergone substantial changes in recent years as a consequence of NPM reforms, rising costs, the pace of technological innovation, heightened competition for patients and resources, quality of managed care and demographic shifts. Hospitals...... especially have been reformed due to the high proportion of resources they absorb and the apparent difficulty of prioritizing and coordinating health care within hospitals. There is abundant research literature on the topic of reforming hospital management models. Lacking from the literature, however......, is insight into how we can understand and explain how medical professionals adapt hospital management over time in relation to changing hospital management models that are global in their influence in hospital organizations. The aim of this dissertation is to understand and explain how medical professionals...

  15. Survey of Canadian hospitals radiation emergency plans

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    Davis, C [Social Data Research Ltd./The Flett Consulting Group, Inc., Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    1996-02-01

    This report documents the findings of a survey of Canadian hospitals conducted by Social Data Research Ltd. during the Spring and Summer, 1995. The main objective of the survey was to determine the state of readiness of Canadian hospitals in respect of radiation emergency planning. In addition, the AECB was interested in knowing the extent to which a report by the Group of Medical Advisors, `GMA-3: Guidelines on Hospital Emergency Plans for the Management of Minor Radiation Accidents`, which was sponsored and distributed in 1993, was received and was useful to hospital administrators and emergency personnel. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 598 acute care hospitals, and 274 responses were received. The main conclusion of this study is that, with the exception of a few large institutions, hospitals generally do not have specific action plans to handle minor radiation accidents. (author).

  16. Soft Budget Constraints in Public Hospitals.

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    Wright, Donald J

    2016-05-01

    A soft budget constraint arises when a government is unable to commit to not 'bailout' a public hospital if the public hospital exhausts its budget before the end of the budget period. It is shown that if the political costs of a 'bailout' are relatively small, then the public hospital exhausts the welfare-maximising budget before the end of the budget period and a 'bailout' occurs. In anticipation, the government offers a budget to the public hospital that may be greater than or less than the welfare-maximising budget. In either case, the public hospital treats 'too many' elective patients before the 'bailout' and 'too few' after. The introduction of a private hospital reduces the size of any 'bailout' and increases welfare. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  17. Using HL7 in hospital staff assignments.

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    Unluturk, Mehmet S

    2014-02-01

    Hospital staff assignments are the instructions that allocate the hospital staff members to the hospital beds. Currently, hospital administrators make the assignments without accessing the information regarding the occupancy of the hospital beds and the acuity of the patient. As a result, administrators cannot distinguish between occupied and unoccupied beds, and may therefore assign staff to unoccupied beds. This gives rise to uneven and inefficient staff assignments. In this paper, the hospital admission-discharge-transfer (ADT) system is employed both as a data source and an assignment device to create staff assignments. When the patient data is newly added or modified, the ADT system updates the assignment software client with the relevant data. Based on the relevant data, the assignment software client is able to construct staff assignments in a more efficient way. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Marketing strategy determinants in rural hospitals.

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    Smith, H L; Haley, D; Piland, N F

    1993-01-01

    Rural hospitals confront an inauspicious environment due to changes in patient reimbursement and medical practice. Facing a situation of declining revenues, marketing presents an option for rural hospitals to adapt to the growing constraints. This paper analyzes the determinants of marketing strategy emphasis in rural hospitals. The conceptual model adopted in this study predicts that prior performance and contextual variables explain marketing strategy emphasis. The relationships are examined in a case study of rural New Mexico hospitals. Results suggest that prior performance and several contextual variables explain variations in marketing strategy emphasis. In particular, higher gross patient revenues are associated with more emphasis on television and radio advertising. Furthermore, rural New Mexico hospitals with high numbers of licensed beds and medical staff members, or that are affiliated with a chain organization, place greater emphasis on market research and market planning. The implications for marketing practice in rural hospitals are discussed.

  19. Hospital infections waste and its proper disposal

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    Bhatti, A.Q.; Memon, A.A.; Mahar, R.B.

    2002-01-01

    Hazardous hospital waste is a unique in several ways. There are a large variety of wastes but volume is a small relative to industrial wastes. Hospital infections solid waste is getting to be serious problem day by day. This waste contribute to the overall pollution in the city; much of it is also hazardous, thus putting at risk the health of those who come into contact with it. This paper addresses the various aspects of incineration, recycling and landfill process with detailed illustration. Hospital waste management in rural hospitals of Pakistan with particular reference to Gambat Hospital is discussed in this paper, including study of existing waste management system, estimation of waste production per day from different sources of Hospital and suitable waste management system is recommended. (author)

  20. The architecture of enterprise hospital information system.

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    Lu, Xudong; Duan, Huilong; Li, Haomin; Zhao, Chenhui; An, Jiye

    2005-01-01

    Because of the complexity of the hospital environment, there exist a lot of medical information systems from different vendors with incompatible structures. In order to establish an enterprise hospital information system, the integration among these heterogeneous systems must be considered. Complete integration should cover three aspects: data integration, function integration and workflow integration. However most of the previous design of architecture did not accomplish such a complete integration. This article offers an architecture design of the enterprise hospital information system based on the concept of digital neural network system in hospital. It covers all three aspects of integration, and eventually achieves the target of one virtual data center with Enterprise Viewer for users of different roles. The initial implementation of the architecture in the 5-year Digital Hospital Project in Huzhou Central hospital of Zhejiang Province is also described.