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  September 25, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Physicians' Stance on Nurse Practitioners is Dangerous

Alexandra Wilson Pecci

By saying that 'substituting NPs for doctors cannot be the answer' to the nation's primary care shortage, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests that there are two classes of care. And therein lies the danger to our system of healthcare. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Family Physicians Rap 'Stopgap' Use of Nurse Practitioners

Advocating "independent practice by a single health professional," namely nurse practitioners in place of physicians, "flies in the face" of studies supporting the cost-effectiveness and quality outcomes of the physician-led care team approach, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. >>>

Drug Shortages: 10 Ethics Rules for Hospitals

Clinicians at Duke University Medical Center have created an ethically defensible drug rationing plan which aims to help healthcare providers make fair and equitable choices about how to allocate medications when they are scarce. >>>

Joint Commission 'Top Performers' List Adds 200 Hospitals

Largely absent from the Joint Commission's roster of 620 acute care hospitals named "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" are academic medical centers, which routinely show up on other "best hospital" lists. >>>

Mandatory Flu Shots Mean You're Serious About Patient Safety

Healthcare leadership is supposed to be about putting patients first. It's shocking that any organization that purports to be in the business of helping patients would not mandate flu vaccines for its employees. >>>

Pronovost Calls for an 'SEC' for Healthcare Quality

One of the nation's top quality leaders, Peter Pronovost, MD, characterizes the proliferation of quality and patient safety rankings as "confusing," in part, because they "measure different aspects of care. And none of them are really audited, like financial reports." >>>

How to Make a Medical Home Deliver

Medical home certification is a designation to be sought for prestige and reimbursement incentives from payers. But does something get lost in translation? Some leaders think so and are working to ensure that what patients experience and internalize about their medical home matches what the organization thinks it's delivering. >>>

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News Headlines

When surgeons leave objects behind

The New York Times, September 25, 2012

Trauma centers springing up as profits rise

USA Today / Kaiser Health News, September 25, 2012

New system for patients to report medical mistakes

The New York Times, September 24, 2012

Patient Non-Compliance a Pricey Problem

HealthLeaders Media, September 24, 2012

Hospital Shootings Rare, But Preparedness Still Warranted

HealthLeaders Media, September 24, 2012

Filipino nurses win language discrimination settlement

Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2012

Obesity Fight Needs Non-traditional Partners

HealthLeaders Media, September 19, 2012>>>

LA health groups sue Insurance Commissioner over Hurricane Isaac action

Shreveport Times / Associated Press, September 19, 2012


Two-Way Data Archive Aims to Control Costs

HealthLeaders Media, September 18, 2012



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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from UnitedHealth Group and other coding experts how to assess your organization's existing structure, create a transition process, and move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.


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