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Quality and Safety

Few seniors comparison shopping for healthcare
Nov 13, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Seniors are more likely to weigh prices for groceries, gas, cable and internet service, and even travel…
Nov 10, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Older adults with delirium have longer hospital stays, higher care costs, and increased rates of death and…
ECRI's top 10 tech hazards for 2018
Nov 07, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
ECRI Institute weighed factors like severity, likelihood that the hazard could cause serious injury or death,…
Report: Doctors must improve care in office-based practices
Nov 07, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
ACP says physicians and other healthcare professionals should work to address physician stress, burnout and organizational…
Nov 06, 2017 | Kaiser Health News
Billing data from Medicare and private insurance billing nationwide shows spending on urine screens and related genetic…
Nov 03, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Nurses say hospital leaders violated the whistleblower provisions of the Michigan Public…
Nov 03, 2017 | Susan Morse
For instance, 10 percent weight in the cost performance category is to ease the transition to a 30…
CMS holds value-based purchasing adjustment steady
Nov 03, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
But changes to the safety and clinical care domains will come in 2019, so preparation is key.
RNs better equipped to spot medication issues
Nov 03, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Researchers stressed that the most qualified practitioners should be assigned to…
4 in 10 healthcare professionals work when they’re sick
Nov 02, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Patients who are exposed to a sick healthcare worker are five times more likely to get a healthcare-associated…

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