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Trying for a breath of fresh air in treating asthma

An image from the Connecticut Hospital Association's "When asthma attacks" campaign, intended to change patients' perceptions about the condition.

Asthma affects Connecticut residents at higher rates than the nation’s population as a whole, and it’s on the rise. Several local efforts are trying to make headway in changing the course of the disease, using approaches some say could serve as a model for addressing other chronic illnesses that are more heavily influenced by what happens in a patient’s daily life than treatment in the medical system. Continue Reading →

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CT hospitals follow aviation, nuclear power in targeting errors

This is a picture of Dr. Setu Vora holding a list of strategies for anticipating and mitigating patient safety problems, which he keeps attached to his hospital badge.

It was a big deal at John Dempsey Hospital when a housekeeper stopped a doctor from entering a room where a procedure was taking place. The celebration that followed was part of a broader effort to improve patient safety, modeled after strategies used in aviation, nuclear power and other industries where even small mistakes can have dire consequences. Continue Reading →

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