Tag Archives: Morbidity

Ongoing Observations on Obesity and Diabetes (BBC News / ifpri / NHS England)

Summary Malnutrition takes different forms, including the epidemic of obesity, according to the International Food Policy Research Institute (ifpri)’s “Ending Malnutrition by 2030” report covering 129 countries. The authors of this Global Nutrition report assert that every $1 (70p) spent … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2014 (Alzheimer’s Association / Lancet)

Summary A recent report from the US Alzheimer’s Association provides a statistical summary of United States data concerning Alzheimer’s Disease. While this report is geared primarily to the United States it is of wider interest internationally for a review of … Continue reading

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Stroke Statistics (Stroke Association)

Summary A statistical overview from the Stroke Association. Full Text Link Reference Stroke statistics. London: Stroke Association, January 2013.

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Hospital Delirium Prevention Programmes and Patient Safety Strategies: Systematic Review (Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary Delirium in hospitalised patients is a common problem (estimated rates of delirium ranging from 14% to 56%) which increases the risks of patient morbidity and mortality. This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness and safety of in-house multi-component delirium prevention programmes. … Continue reading

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The European Health Report 2012 (WHO/Europe)

Summary This World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Europe, report covers the overall improvements to health in the WHO European Region, and analyses the health inequalities within and across countries. A road-map is provided to Europe’s health policy goal, … Continue reading

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Chief Medical Officer’s First Annual Report: Volume 2 (BBC News / Department of Health / NHS Choices)

Summary Volume Two of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies’s first annual epidemiology and surveillance report offers a comprehensive overview of the threat of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases. Volume One appeared late last year. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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General Practice in London (King’s Fund)

Summary This broad-ranging report, from the King’s Fund and Imperial College London, analyses the challenges for general practice in London and suggested improvements. “Dementia presents unique challenges for London. London spends an estimated £1 billion on health and social care … Continue reading

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