This is the letter sent by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to patients having Remicade. It was adapted from an example provided by the NHS PrescQIPP programme.
Estimates suggest that more than 230 million patients undergo surgery worldwide each year, with reported mortality rates between 1% and 4%. Complications and deaths are most frequent among high-risk patients,… read more →
Pay-for-performance programs and economic constraints call for solutions improving the quality of health care without increasing costs . In this respect, the American Society of Anesthesiology is developing a perioperative… read more →
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