Researchers say they have developed a formula that can identify roughly one-fourth of a hospital's patient population with the highest likelihood of being readmitted within 30 days. >>>
Getting hospitals and health systems to invest more in nursing is a tough sell. Ironically, it's made tougher by good outcomes. >>>
Researchers found that handoffs, a known risk factor for medical errors, increased 130% to 200% under rules limiting consecutive hourly duty limits for house staff interns. >>>
Evidence suggests the second victims of a medical error or adverse event—the healthcare providers—may contribute to further patient safety problems if not given the correct support. >>>
Limiting blood transfusions to cases where it is really needed can reduce patients' adverse events, cut lengths of stay, drop hospital costs by millions of dollars a year, and even prevent mortality. >>>
Plans by CMS to introduce surveys about hospital outpatient surgical departments and ambulatory surgical centers would be burdensome and expensive for hospital administrators, the American Hospital Association contends. >>>
The man known as the father of the modern patient safety movement is calling for the creation of a special federal regulatory agency to compel safer hospital practices. >>>
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