The nurse is caring for Mr. Adrian, an 82-year-old man with CHF who has a past medical history of diabetes and renal insufficiency. He is prescribed digoxin (Lanoxin) 0.125 mg IV and then 0.125 mg PO daily. a) What are the therapeutic effects of cardiac glycosides? b) Is this patient at risk for digoxin toxicity? Explain. c) What are the adverse effects of digoxin? d) Discuss the nursing considerations for digoxin administration
Most hospitals in Great Britain are owned by the government (part of the National Health Service), and the doctors who work in them are employees of the hospital. In what ways do you think their behavior would differ from comparable doctors in a not-for-profit hospital in the US?
What necessarily happens to average quality in a hospital market when the generosity of insurance coverage increases? How does this relate, if at all, to the data appearing in Chapter 1 on increases in hospital spending through time in the hospital sector?