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Artikler : Patientsikkerhed

INSIGHT-In PIP implant scandal, a ragged safety net exposed: article by Kate Kelland»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2012 for the United Kingdom

The article criticizes the lack of transatlantic communication and medical device regulation in Europe.

Medical Alert Dogs for diabetic and autistic persons: article by Melisa Tuya Sánchez »pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2012 for Spain

The article reveals the case of a diabetic Spanish baby and how dogs can help in detecting low blood sugar levels

When the right hand doesn't know what the left one is doing, by Kasper Krogh and Bjarne Steensbeck»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winners 2011 for Denmark

During a stay in a care home Henry Hyrpel developed bed sores that were so bad that he had to be admitted to hospital – where he died. According to the experts his case shows that the elderly risk ending up in limbo between care home, GP and hospital where nobody takes responsibility.

Hospitals - are patients at risk of starving to death? by Eva Boburkova »pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Czech Republic

Starvation, malnutrition and associated diseases are the cause of death for up to five percent of patients in European hospitals. Inadequate feeding of patients is a cause for concern at Czech hospitals and healthcare facilities, although in reality little concern is shown.

The great failure, by Line Holm Nielsen, Morten Crone, Kasper Krogh and Jesper Woldenhof »pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, 3rd place, 2010 National winners for Denmark

When 16 year old Christian Dam Midtgaard died it was one of the most meaningless and welldocumented failures by the Danish health service in recent times. Christian’s parents have appealed strongly to the Minister for Health for all of the accident and emergency departments in the country to learn from the mistakes which cost their 16 year old son his life. But so far the system has failed in this task.

Thalassaemia patients lodge a complaint against Cyprus with Europe, by Sophia Theodosiou»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2010 for Cyprus

"The legislation on the quality and safety of blood has been adopted but never applied!"

Never again, by Matthijs Buikema»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2010 for Netherlands

"The paediatric cardiologist was so busy I didn't dare call"

Dr. Hiller's cocktail, by Iskra Tsenkova and Vladimir Mitev»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winners 2010 for Bulgaria

Nine years on, the Israeli physician is here again, promising to cure addicts with his revolutionary method. His misleading advert guarantees swift deliverance from all vices. The method is expensive, not proven effective and even dangerous. Is there a place for Dr. Hiller on our health market?

I will please, by Anita Kazai»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Hungary

A medium-sized blue tablet and a small red capsule lie on a table. If both effectively alleviate anxiety, which one would you take? And which one would you choose if they were for reducing blood pressure? In the first case, patients get better with the blue one, whereas the red one will reduce blood pressure even if it contains no active substance but patients believe it will work. Some say placebos are the key issue in medicine.

Digital (r)evolution in public health, by Luc Smeesters»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Belgium

Although doctors usually examine their patients using simple analogue devices (stethoscope, tensiometer, thermometer, etc), the health profession is also introducing state-of-the-art electronics and computing. Digital technologies are being showcased by the highest public authorities – with the European Commission leading the way. The EU's "e-Health" programme is being actively promoted, and there are frequent conferences on the subject.

A warning to patients: Pharmacists' advice not always reliable, by Lenka Petrasova, Ondrej Carnanskyv and Lucie Frydecka»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, Winners, national winners 2009 for Czech Republic

Prague. Mistakes in the way prescription drugs are combined kill around 4 000 people every year in the Czech Republic. Although prescribed by doctors and sold by chemists - both of whom should know best, their intention being to help - a mismatch of prescription drugs is often lethal. Hard to believe? Then read on.

Test Tube Baby for 10m lev, by Slava Anachkova»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Bulgaria

The top administration at home is getting a name for messing things up, especially when money is involved. The latest example is from early this month when the government "nobly" decided to give part of its surplus to childless families in the country.

End-of-life care nurtures and provides security, by Ilpo Salponen»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Finland

The article emphasizes the fact that hospice care is about attending to the person, not the illness. The article covers several Europe for Patients initiatives, such as, cancer, mental health and patient safety, and also has a European dimension.

Fewer deaths, more fear, by Broer Scholtens»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Netherlands

The author explains very clearly the diversity in European approaches to the prevention and patient safety.

Lifesaving checklist in the operating room: article by Agnese Codignola»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Italy

The article focuses on patients needs and on the quality of health staff and the risks they run.

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