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Strategies to Reduce Hospital Mortality in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and Resource-Limited Settings

Edited by Jasneth Mullings

The University Of The West Indies - Mona

Co-editors:

Camille-Ann Thoms-Rodriguez

University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI)

Affette M. McCaw-Binns

University of the West Indies

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Tomlin Paul

University of the West Indies

This book examines experiences in resource-limited settings, including Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and covers a mix of strategies to reduce hospital mortality in these settings. These include population-level and clinical interventions such as health literacy; clinical management guidelines around nutrition; guidelines and protocols for a multi-disciplinary team approach for surgical care; and improving hospital outcomes for elderly patients. The authors argue that robust quality-of-care systems, driven by evidence-based models/frameworks, are relevant in the matrix of solutions. Clinicians, health administrators, policy makers, academics, and students of public health and related disciplines should critically examine these strategies, inclusive of policy and programmatic interventions to reduce hospital mortality across the demographic spectrum in LMICs and other resource-limited settings.

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Strategies to Reduce Hospital Mortality in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and R...Edited by Jasneth Mullings

Published: September 25th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73957

ISBN: 978-1-83962-225-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-226-7

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Mortality and Quality of Care Systems in LMICs

By Jasneth Mullings, Affette McCaw Binns, Camille-Ann Thoms-Rodriguez, Antoinette Barton-Gooden and Tomlin Paul

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2. Health Literacy: An Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes

By Monique Ann-Marie Lynch and Geovanni Vinceroy Franklin

421

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3. Nutrition and Hospital Mortality, Morbidity and Health Outcomes

By Donnette Wright

330

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4. Improving the Quality of Care in Surgery: The Role of Guidelines, Protocols, Checklist and the Multidisciplinary Team

By Joseph Martin Plummer, Mark S. Newnham and Timothy Henry

253

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5. Inhospital Outcome of Elderly Patients in an Intensive Care Unit in a Sub-Saharan Hospital

By Martin Lankoande, Papougnezambo Bonkoungou, Oubian Soulemane, Ghislain Somda and Joachim Sanou

107

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