From Cave to Quarantine: The Thai Rescue Continues

by Erica Mitchell | July 12 2018

The world shared a collective sigh of relief as word spread that the last of the trapped Thai soccer team was rescued from their 17-day underground ordeal. After international efforts to find the lost team, the immediate tasks centered on providing the malnourished and weak group with immediate medical care. While plans for their extraction were going full-force, the twelve boys and their coach received food, clean water, and most importantly, oxygen to the tiny rock shelf that had provided shelter as monsoon flood waters rose around them. With the entire group now safely above-ground, it appears the worst of the ordeal is behind them. As the boys recover under quarantine, medical specialists now have the task of determining what, if any, pathogens followed them out of this nightmare. Today’s post will explore some of the infection risks faced by this group as the rescue efforts continue at the patient bedside.

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Case-Mix Index Demystified: Part 3

by Erica Mitchell | July 5 2018

In our previous posts about the Case-Mix Index (CMI), we explored what it conveys and how it is calculated. Today we will look who looks that the CMI and how they use it, including both clinical and financial entities.

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