Improving care and support for people living with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requires decisive action by clinicians and policymakers, according to the Living with Breathlessness study, led by Dr Morag Farquhar at the Primary Care Unit. COPD is progressive, accounting for one death every 20 minutes in England and Wales, carries a high […]
Archives for June 2016
Larger wine glasses may lead people to drink more
Selling wine in larger wine glasses may encourage people to drink more, even when the amount of wine remains the same, suggests new research from the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU) here at the Primary Care Unit. In a study published today in the journal BMC Public Health, researchers found that increasing the size […]
Is medical error really the third leading cause of death in the US?
A recent claim that medical error constitutes the 3rd leading cause of death in the US is challenged by Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, recently appointed RAND Professor of Health Services Research at CCHSR. As reported in The Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/03/medical-error-study-cause-of-death-criticized, Professor Dixon-Woods and Kaveh G. Shojania – both editors of BMJ Quality and Safety – responded to […]