Quality of Care in the United Kingdom after Removal of Financial Incentives

Background:

The benefits of pay-for-performance schemes in improving the quality of care remain uncertain. There is little information on the effect of removing incentives from existing pay-for-performance schemes.

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Cancer patients’ experiences of living with venous thromboembolism: A systematic review and qualitative thematic synthesis - Hull York Medical School

Summary:

Cancer-associated thrombosis has an impact on patients’ lives. Many cancer patients do not know that they are at increased risk of getting thrombosis. Education for patients and clinicians should be part of routine care and further work is needed to make this patient priority equal to that of other cancer complications such as spinal cord compression or neutropenic sepsis.

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Dynamic Coagulability after Injury: Is Delaying Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis Worth the Wait?

Background:

Severely injured patients often progress from early hypocoagulable to normal and eventually hypercoagulable states, developing increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Prophylactic anticoagulation can decrease this risk, but its initiation is frequently delayed for extended periods due to concerns for bleeding. To facilitate timely introduction of VTE chemoprophylaxis, we characterized the transition from hypo- to hypercoagulability and hypothesized that trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) resolves within 24 hours after injury.

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