Automated Defibrillator and Cost-Effectiveness

Automated Defibrillator and Cost-Effectiveness There had been several studies relating to the automated defibrillator and cost-effectiveness of it. The Multi-center Automated Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT) took up a study to decide the same. The study showed improved survival in selected asymptomatic patients with coronary disease and un-sustained ventricular tachycardia. To decide the cost-effectiveness of the automated defibrillator the patients were regularly followed up and their use of healthcare services was taken in to account. These included visits to hospitals or physicians, laboratory tests procedures, medications etc. To decide the cost-effectiveness the study was randomized against the use of defibrillators and other conventional medical treatments. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were calculated by relating these costs to the increased survival associated with …

Minor Car Accidents – A Minute By Minute Survival Guide

What do you do if you have a minor collision with another vehicle on the road? First 30 seconds: 1.Stay in the car. 2.Put your emergency flashers and headlights on full beam. 3.Switch off the engine. 4.Apply the handbrake. 5.Take deep breaths. 6.Check your passengers, especially children and old people are OK. Second 30 seconds, if no-one is more than shaken up: 1.Check for signs of aggression from the other driver 2.If other driver is aggressive, stay in the car and ring the police. 3.If other driver is behaving in a reasonable way then open your door and get out. 4.Remember that everyone has elevated adrenaline levels in this situation and strive to think – calm. 5.Call the police Next …

W.H.O. gets cancer

W.H.O. gets cancer Below The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) summarise what we know about cancer from scientific research: Cancer is largely preventable: by stopping smoking, providing healthy food and avoiding the exposure to carcinogens. Some of the most frequent cancer types are curable by surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The chance of cure increases substantially if cancer is detected early. Quality of life of cancer patients and their families can be greatly improved by the provision of palliative care. Cancer control is a public health approach aimed at reducing causes and consequences of cancer by translating our knowledge into practice. Recommendations from the World Health Organisation concerning cancer include action in the following areas: minimising or eliminating exposure to cancer causes …

The Essential Conflict in Humans is between our Species Nature and our Consciousness

The Essential Conflict in Humans is between our Species Nature and our Consciousness The two parts of our beings: One part of our beings is our DNA-based species’ nature, which includes the elements of our brain activity and awareness that evolved to contribute to our survival in the world and especially, the survival of our unique individual DNA, generation to generation. The other part is an “accidental” outcome of DNA’s survival activities in the world – Consciousness. The nature of consciousness: Consciousness came about as an “emergent” property from the individual organism’s need to be able to make survival “decisions” moment-to-moment, rather than generation-to-generation as it was in simpler times, biologically speaking. As the complexity of the organ that evolved …