Are you an ‘A’, a ‘B’ an ‘AB’ or an ‘O’?

This may be an abstract question, however the answer may one day save your life. Doctors, Nurses, AHP and HSS candidates will tell you that listed in the title of this post are our four main blood groups.  Phlebotomists can go further still, stating just how blood flows around the body and how, when in […]

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Should hospitals have cash incentives to reduce death rates?

Long term effects of monetary bonus dwindling Researchers have found that the Advancing Quality scheme, which uses financial incentives to reduce hospital death rates, has seen it’s initial success begin to falter. Under the scheme, 24 hospitals based in the North West of England were offered financial rewards for reducing the number of patients dying […]

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328,000 patients die from prescription drugs

Are new drugs effective or hazardous? Researchers have discovered that new prescription drugs have a one in five chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved, with systematical reviews revealing that 1.9 million hospitalisations a year are attributed to using new medication. The Harvard Law report explained that 840,000 patients given new drugs […]

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