Clinical CareUrinary Catheter Not Needed for Joint Replacement Surgeries
A retroactive study found no differences in urinary complications between patients who used a Foley catheter and patients who did...
Clinical CareHow BJC HealthCare Cut Patient Harm Events 75% by Targeting 5 Factors
To reduce patient harm, BJC HealthCare focused on pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, healthcare-associated infections, falls, and venous thromboembolisms.
Clinical CareNew York's Sepsis Protocols Lower Death Rates
Research shows 'Rory's Regulations' are saving lives, but one physician urges other states to 'proceed with caution.'
Clinical CareDoing More Harm Than Good? Healthcare Workers Often Provide Care While Sick
Organizations should clarify what symptoms require exclusion from work and develop policies for working while symptomatic, says the study's lead...
Clinical CareMedical Center's 4-Pronged Effort Reduced C. Diff Infections by 55%
At North Shore Medical Center in Massachusetts, antibiotics stewardship was the most effective intervention in reducing C. diff infections.
NursingSeattle Hospital Shuts Down ORs After Finding Fungus
The presence of mold forces the facility to reschedule or move dozens of surgeries.
FinanceMedPAC: Even Efficient Hospitals Can't Cover Costs with Medicare Reimbursement
The panel is recommending that Congress raise reimbursement rates for 2020 and restructure hospital quality incentive programs.
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 CareHospital-Acquired Infection Pragmatic Clinical Trial Shows Best Practice
Research demonstrates a method to prevent MRSA and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci infections in patients with medical devices.
FinanceMedicare Trims Payments To 800 Hospitals, Citing Patient Safety Incidents
The number is the highest since the federal government five years ago launched the Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program, created...
Clinical CarePostdischarge MRSA Decolonization Cut Infection Risk
The intervention involved bathing with antiseptic soap, use of mouthwash, and use of the nasal antibiotic ointment for 5 days...
Clinical CareHospital-Acquired Conditions Drop 13% Over Three Years
A new federal analysis shows that 910,000 fewer HACs were reported from 2014 through 2017, which helped prevent 20,500 hospital...