Kidney Attack – — JAMA.
JAMA. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.4315
- John A. Kellum, MD;
- Rinaldo Bellomo, MD;
- Claudio Ronco, MD
Some forms of acute vital organ injury leading to death or severe disability have appropriately attracted significant attention among clinicians, researchers, and the public. There is almost universal public understanding of the concept of a heart attack. Many members of the public also are now familiar with the concept of a brain attack. Unlike medical expressions such as myocardial infarction or stroke, lay terms including the word attack convey a sense of urgency and importance. Such terms have helped to achieve considerable progress in treatment or outcome by focusing public attention, encouraging early clinician intervention, and establishing a research agenda.
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Aqua – Advancing Quality Alliance – News.
Annual publication highlights AQuA’s priorities for 2012-13
Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) has published its work programme for 2012-13 setting out its main priorities over the next 12 months and how its approach relates to the NHS Outcomes Framework.
Download the Work Programme here
Action plan for respiratory disease treatment published | Department of Health.
A new action plan for treatment of respiratory problems is set out in guidance published today for the NHS.
Some 45 best practice actions are outlined for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma. The two can be confused due to similar symptoms and understanding the similarities and differences will help doctors provide better treatment. A key part of the new strategy is reducing the variation in COPD diagnosis and care around the country. Extract from DH.gov