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H1N1 and Mass Screening for Fever

On June 11, 2009, Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, raised the level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6, and declared: “The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza… Read more »

Green Cash Flow

How does manufacturer-financed new technologyincreaseimmediatecashflowforcash-short hospitals? Francesco Pompei. First, a new technology must cost less and deliver improved patient care. In the current climate, unless both criteria are met, a new technology may not be a good deal for the… Read more »

Renewing the Oldest Vital Sign

Fever was known as a vital sign to ancient Egyptians at least 5000 years ago, using the hand as measuring instrument. Galileo invented the first thermometer 500 years ago. Carl Wunderlich, ‘Father of Clinical Thermometry,’proposed 98.6°F (37°C) as the mean… Read more »