Clinical CareDiagnostic Errors, Managing Patient Data Top ECRI's Patient Safety List Again
A new report from the nonprofit patient safety organization pinpoints risks from EHRs, mobile health, behavioral health, clinician burnout, and...
Clinical Care4 Steps to Manage Antibiotics in Acute Care Settings
This simple framework helps guide clinicians through condition diagnosis, prescribing, patient monitoring, and deciding therapy duration.
Clinical CareTapping Patient Engagement to Reduce Diagnostic Errors
Collection of patient-generated data and embracing patient-centered communication are called crucial factors in avoiding harm from diagnostic errors.
Clinical CareGuard Against Sepsis in Your Chronic Heart Failure Patients
Sepsis is particularly deadly for CHF patients, and predictors of mortality include older age and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Clinical CarePrimary Care Doctors 'Not Doing Enough' To Curb STDs
As rates of sexually transmitted infections steadily rise nationwide, public health officials and experts say primary care doctors need to...
Fact-Check: Who's Right On Protections For Preexisting Conditions? It's Complicated
What's clear is that voters want the protections. Even majorities of Republicans told pollsters this summer that it is 'very...
Clinical CareHow to Deliver Cancer Diagnoses in Phone Calls
Best practices for giving bad news over the phone include communicating directly from physician to patient, being supportive, and arranging...
Clinical CareInitiative Spurs Dialog, Action on Misdiagnoses
The ACT for Better Diagnosis initiative that launched this week wants to heighten awareness about diagnostic errors, and give stakeholders...
Clinical Care6 Factors that Enable Diagnostic Errors
Poor handoffs, lack of feedback, limited support, and a complex diagnostic process contribute to the thousands of misdiagnosis-related hospital deaths...
Clinical CareBias in Ovarian Cancer Screening Increases Risk of Patient Harm
Despite recommendations against screening low-risk patients for ovarian cancer, personal experiences with cancer can prompt physicians to act outside the...
Clinical CareWomen Can Test Less Often for Cervical Cancer
For women aged 30 to 65, new national recommendations could mean end of Pap smear tests.
Clinical CareHow to Use Healthcare IT to Avoid Diagnostic and Medication Mix-Ups
Recommendations fall into three categories: communication, tracking, and acknowledgement of an information review and associated actions.