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Patient Safety: Pay Now or Pay Later

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

Some hospitals believe they can't afford investing in assistive technologies that improve patient safety and protect nurses from injury. Can they afford not to? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Public Health Nurse Recruitment Barriers Detailed

While public health nurses report high levels of job satisfaction, they are "extremely unsatisfied" with their salaries, lack education and training resources, and don't see opportunities to grow into leadership roles, survey data shows. >>>

Healthcare Quality Metrics 'Abysmal,' Senate Panel Hears

Quality experts, including the CEO of the National Quality Forum and a former CMS administrator, caution members of the Senate Finance Committee that healthcare quality measures must be better coordinated to be effective. >>>

Killer Metric Separates Good Hospitals From Bad

A hospital's low 30-day mortality rates for three key diagnoses might be an indicator of good survival rates for patients who receive hospital treatment for other conditions as well, researchers say. >>>

C-Section Rate Reductions Panned

The rate of U.S. births by cesarean section is holding steady at 31%, says the CDC. But "we are seeing an increase in cesareans for longer gestational ages—for full term. That is very disturbing," says the head of a hospital quality watchdog group. >>>

DOMA's Death Raises Questions for HR Executives

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act was clear, but in its wake are questions about precisely how employer-sponsored benefits will be affected. >>>

Gun Injury Hospitalizations Drop 67% in CA

Two decades of declining firearm-related injuries in California is good news for population health, but the costs of treating patients who have been shot have risen drastically. >>>

Population Health is Not a New Concept

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is only now putting a spotlight on the good work that's been going on in community health programs for decades. This week, five hospital-led collaboratives will be recognized for their work. >>>



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News Headlines

American way of birth costliest in the world

The New York Times, July 2, 2013

Hospital-lab mishaps detailed that cost OSU $1M

The Columbus Dispatch, July 2, 2013

Emergency rooms take toll on older patients

Kaiser Health News, July 2, 2013

Mercy Health abandons AR hospital deal

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 1, 2013

Healthcare law aims to reduce need to rehospitalize Medicare patients

PBS, July 1, 2013

The gulf between doctors and nurse practitioners

HealthLeaders Media, June 28, 2013

No more chemo: Doctors say it's not so far-fetched

Time, June 28, 2013

Hospital officials complain to senate panel about Medicare efforts on observation care

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, June 27, 2013

Hospital deports stroke patient

NJ Today, June 27, 2013

Parkland Memorial Hospital still struggling to hire enough registered nurses

The Dallas News, June 26, 2013



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