Category Archive: Quality

Ebola containment efforts in Congo prove effective, health officials say

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For-profit hospitals readmit more patients, study finds

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Despite Red Flags At Surgery Centers, Overseers Award Gold Seals

A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the same centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, a Kaiser Health News investigation finds.

Scientists create cooling system for outbreak responders’ protective suits

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Scientists create cooling system for outbreak responders’ protective suits

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71% of VA hospitals improved overall quality, agency finds

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South Carolina hospitals see spike in snake bites after Florence

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1 in 3 foster kids receive psych drugs with no clinical surveillance, HHS finds

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Association between physician burnout and patient safety, professionalism, and patient satisfaction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Panagioti M, Geraghty K, Johnson J, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Sep 4; [Epub ahead of print].

Epidemiology of and risk factors for harmful anti-infective medication errors in a pediatric hospital.

Modi A, Germain E, Soma V, Munjal I, Rinke ML. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Jun 13; [Epub ahead of print].

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