Tag Archives: Mortality

Qualitative Research Into the Acute Hospital Care Weekend Effect (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary While much recent research has cast doubt upon the validity of the “Weekend Effect” construct, the authors of this qualitative research focus instead on the perceptions of patients and hospital workers regarding the quality and safety of care at … Continue reading

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Global Burden of Disease (Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 1990-2016) Study: 2018 Update (Lancet Neurology)

Summary An update to the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study of 2016 has been published. The number of people living with dementia globally appears to have more than doubled between 1990 to 2016. “In the … Continue reading

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Literature Review: Dementia and Co-Occurring Chronic Conditions (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary This review of the literature identified topics for future research, which include hospitalisation, disease-specific outcomes, diabetes, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, depression, falls, stroke, and multiple chronic conditions. “…living with significant cognitive impairment or dementia negatively impacts mortality, institutionalization, and … Continue reading

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UK “Health at a Glance 2017” Using OECD Indicators (BBC News / OECD)

Summary The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Health at a Glance provides “the latest comparable data and trends on the performance of health systems in OECD countries”. Britain appears to be the “most obese nation” in Western Europe, … Continue reading

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Dementia-Related Mortality: a Statistical Anomaly for Health Inequalities in Wales (BBC News)

Summary Some unexpected patterns of health inequality in Wales. The possible reasons are unclear. “ …decreased mortality for other conditions is leading to more people living longer and thus becoming at higher risk for developing dementia as age is a determining … Continue reading

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Global Burden of Disease Study: 2016 Update (Lancet)

Summary This year’s update to the Global Burden of Disease Study again includes trends for Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, based on meta-analysis of prevalence studies. There was an increase of almost 40% in the total deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease … Continue reading

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A Natural Limit to Human Life Expectancy? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Despite recent historical trends in the seemingly endless increase in human life expectancy, researchers analysing global demographic data believe they may have detected signs that the maximum lifespan may be limited to around 115 years “Our results strongly suggest … Continue reading

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