Tinker Ready is a contributing writer at HealthLeaders Media.
Institutional culture changes over an eight-year period made infection prevention and control "everyone's business," researchers say. Active surveillance was a major driver.
Few doctors are sanctioned and researchers suggest action should be taken to protect patients from unsafe care delivered by outliers.
Several research teams have raised issues about the limitations of claims data to measure PSIs. Now changes are in the works.
The rate of improvement in preventing hospital readmissions is more rapid among lower-performing hospitals than among high-performing facilities, data shows.
As patient satisfaction becomes increasingly important to the bottom line, more systems are dedicating staff, money, and programs to raising their scores.
Six months after the Pulse nightclub shooting killed 49 and injured scores, clinicians who treated the dying and the wounded describe the roles they played that night, and the rules they broke.
Overuse of antibiotics was the practice most commonly cited, accounting for more than one quarter of all responses, according to survey results.
Medical doctors need to be able to confront the fear and shame that come with medical errors, for their own sake and for the sake of their patients, says a physician and author.
Nine hospitals are recognized as top children's Hospitals, 56 as top general hospitals, 29 as top teaching hospitals, and 21 as top rural hospitals.
The practice of tracking medication administration electronically promises to improve patient safety, but an early look at some of the data shows that hospitals are still working through barriers that hinder compliance.