Swallowing Therapy Helps Oral Cancer Patients Regain Quality of Life

Swallowing Therapy Helps Oral Cancer Patients Regain Quality of Life

PATIENT SAFETY

Swallowing is something that many people take for granted — yet for those who experience difficulty doing it, the challenges can drastically alter their quality of life.

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Value-Based Care
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Americans are spending more than ever on respiratory healthcare, with COPD one of the leading factors.

Public Health

An analysis of U.S. healthcare spending on respiratory care shows a dramatic increase in recent years, with asthma and COPD among the top contributing factors.

Risk management is taking center stage as one of the strengths that single-use endoscopes bring to the table.

Patient Safety

Conversations around the transition from reusable to single-use endoscopes have covered cost and performance before expanding into the area of risk management.

Quick identification of disease can get antifungal treatments started early.

Patient Safety

As soon as fungal infection is suspected, bronchoscopy with diagnostic sampling should be performed to reduce illness and potentially save lives, according to a recent study out of Turkey.