The most recent round of administrative penalties for hospital deficiencies constituting immediate jeopardy includes two patient falls resulting in deaths, a wrong-site surgery, and a retained surgical object. >>>
Research findings call on hospital leaders to take a deeper look at how staff—primarily nurses—interact with patients, to determine a way for patients at highest risk for infection to come into contact with fewer workers. >>>
The latest round of scores that measure rates of errors and infections, indicators of safe practices, shows an increase in the number of hospitals that earned the lowest score. Leapfrog's CEO Leah Binder calls that "a troubling trend." >>>
Interns observed interacting with hospitalized patients exhibited five basic behaviors associated with etiquette-based medicine during only 4% of all encounters. >>>
A study finds reductions in emergency department usage can be achieved through patient education, interventions in patient financial incentives, and the adoption of population health strategies such as patient-centered medical homes. >>>
On a mission to improve health literacy among its employees as a pathway toward improving health outcomes, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota found a solution that not only engaged them, it turned some into "change prophets." >>>
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has been tracking the use of antibiotic treatment in adults with acute bronchitis since 2006 and has found that compliance with not prescribing antibiotics has been "strikingly and perpetually low." >>>
Despite the lukewarm climate for overall employment, healthcare job growth figures have yet to reflect any slowing demand for physicians, clinicians, and executives. Merritt Hawkins saw its physician and advanced practice recruiting assignments increase by 14% from 2012 to 2013. >>>
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