Ideas tagged with healthcare

Home Hospital: A Radical New Platform for Healthcare

The concept of the "home hospital" is a proposed radically new platform for healthcare which will drastically cut the cost of medical treatment. Sick patients who would otherwise be required to stay in hospital wards or cabins are kept at home. Using a mobile-based application they register them...

By Syed Yusuf Saadat

The relationship between healthcare administrative costs and physician-reported efficiency measures: an international comparison.

Comparative analysis of international health systems has increased in recent years, serving to inform systemic transformations undertaken (Singapore) or explored (Vermont). Much of this analysis has focused on comparisons of various healthcare financing schemes. This analysis explores the re...

By Ryan Gamlin

Why is the rate of incidence of diabetes increasing?

The increasing rate of diabetes, often attributed to overweight associated with hypercaloric diets, has led to numerous dietary and lifestyle intervention trials. In these, the dietary components have focused particularly on controlling caloric intake through reduced fat or sugars [1](http://lin...

By Warrick Nelson

Encouraging two-handed pointing to allow pain patients to better identify the site of their pain including the dimension of depth

Effective pain management interventions rely on accurate pain assessment, hampered by the subjective nature of the experience of pain and by inefficient communication between patients and healthcare practitioners. Many aspects of pain assessment rely on nuances of language, a matter which is pre...

By Neil Thomas Stacey