In this presentation you will learn of one family’s experience with two serious medical system failures and hear about the creation of national and international consumer-led initiatives dedicated to consumer involvement.
Ensuring the safety of patient care is a signifi cant challenge for all health services around the world, whether situated in developed or developing countries.
Hospitals have always played a pivotal role in the global healthcare system. They have power, authority and professional competences in both the rich and poor worlds. But what if we all begin to re-think the mission of hospital care and re-design the way we deliver it in order to increase access to health?
As the highest centres that are expected to provide a high standard of healthcare, training and applied research, hospitals play a pivotal role in the healthcare system. Hospitals wealth of accumulated knowledge and experience can also be used to effectively influence professional practice in other health facilities and behaviours of individuals, families and communities.
Hospitals are an essential part of our healthcare system. In hospitals we see the progress of medical science. But how content can we be with the current status of our hospitals? What are the main issues in hospital care in most developed countries? Wherever we measure, we see a huge variation in the way care […]
Hospitals play a critical role in the delivery of health services and are often the first point of access to healthcare. They are highly regarded by citizens and by politicians. They cannot, however, work in isolation and, as the pattern of disease changes in many parts of the world with increases in long-term, chronic conditions, […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS10, Thursday, August 31 2006, 11:00-12:30 Chair(s): Peter Suter, Switzerland, Peter Saladin, Switzerland Social Accountability of Medical Schools in a Globalized World Kendall Ho, Continuing Professional Development & Knowledge Translation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Troped Network: Bringing Together European Institutions for Higher Education in International Health Jean-Pierre Gervasoni, Unit for Cardiovascular Disease and […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS08, Wednesday, May 28 2008, 11:00-12:30, Room 3 Chair(s): Eric de Roodenbeke, Incoming Director General, International Hospital Federation, France, Denis Hochstrasser, Head, Department of Genetic and Laboratory Medecine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland Integration of Hospitals in Health Systems Jean-Pierre Unger, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium Faith-Based Health Facilities […]
Our project aims to focus on pathogen inactivation (PI) in donated whole blood. We be-lieve it is possible in the future to be able to stop transcription and replication of RNA and DNA in contaminating cells of donated human whole blood units.
Women and men differ in their serum uric acid (SUA) levels and fat distribution. As very few large scale population-based studies have systematically assessed sex differences in the relationship between SUA and markers of adiposity, we explored these associations in the CoLaus study.