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One of the Most Chronic Conditions Today Is the Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

TASA ID: 15395

According to Buzi, Smith, and Weinman (2014), one of the most chronic conditions today is the major depressive disorder (MDD). As per the U.S department of health and human services, 8% of the U.S. population aged between 12 to 17 years had at least one MDD episode in 2010. The researchers also found out the rate of mental illness among individuals who are 18-25 years was twice as high in comparison to the rate of mental illness among elderly individuals aged 50 years and above.

Elements of an Effective Compliance Plan for Healthcare Businesses

TASA ID: 15395

In the early beginnings of compliance plans for healthcare businesses, big and small, there was a strong suggestion that all healthcare businesses, practices, hospitals and the like adopt a compliance program but there was no directive as to ensuring that the plan actually worked or was comprehensive enough to ensure the mitigation of potential issues, False Claims Act matters, kickbacks, and the like.   The important part of this in approximately 1998 was to have a plan in place, put it on a shelf and if anyone asked to review it, most practices that did implement a plan would pull it off that shelf, dust it off and provide it to the requester. 

How Digital Technology and Software have Impacted Intellectual Property in the Graphic Arts

TASA ID: 7210

Intellectual Property awareness and protection used to be a non-issue in printing, publishing, and related areas. However, with the growth of software-driven technology, the Internet and WWW, Intellectual Property awareness and protection has come to “center stage” in graphic communication. Knowledge of copyrights and patents is now essential. These areas were not previously part of required knowledge. That has changed as the industry has changed, with software infringement cases representing one of the highest areas of dispute in copyright and patent litigations.

“To Protect and Serve ALL”

S.O.P.S. (Survey of Police Service) for COPS

TASA ID: 1646

Please note: “Police” and “Law Enforcement Officer” are used interchangeably. The following questions are designed to help and enable law enforcement officers to mentally walk in the shoes of every citizen they serve. Thinking like, and feeling for, every community citizen served by law enforcement officers, are the most humanistic and humane ways to protect and serve all. Law Enforcement Officers are invited to take this 121-item survey themselves as an invaluable, progressive forward step toward thinking like the community they are sworn to serve.

 

Medical Malpractice and Post-op Medical Care

TASA ID: 3656

Optimal medical care after a patient has abdominal surgery should involve general surgery.  As an Internal Medicine expert, I was recently asked to review a case involving a bad outcome caused by poor post-operative care after urologic surgery, where care was rendered only by the urology team and medical hospitalist. 

This patient was a 60-year-old woman who’s only prior medical condition was recurrent kidney stones.  Her urologist had performed several outpatient procedures to remove kidney stones from her ureter that required placement and removal of stents.  Due to scarring in her ureter, he then opted to do Robotic ureteral re-implant surgery, which involved removing a piece of her scarred ureter and reconnecting her remaining ureter back into her bladder.

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