A Call To Recognize The Danger of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
by PSQH, December 13, 2017
The unintended consequences of the readmissions reduction program revealed in the JAMA Cardiology study demonstrates that the cost improvements may not be worth the consequences on quality.
In Era of Increased Competition, Hospitals Fret Over Ratings
by Kaiser Health News, December 13, 2017
Hospitals take their ratings seriously, despite hospital industry experts’ skepticism about their scientific methodology and studies showing that scores may not have a huge influence on patient behavior.
Don’t Downplay Physician Burnout
by Credentialing Resource Center, December 7, 2017
Burnout has the potential to threaten patient safety, lower quality of care, and ultimately increase healthcare costs.
Stopping Opioid Addiction At One Key Source: The Hospital
by Kaiser Health News, December 6, 2017
It’s a simple enough idea: Surgeons should give patients fewer pills after surgery — the time when many people are first introduced to what can be highly addictive painkillers.
Two Hospitals Share Their Sepsis Reduction Programs
by PSQH, December 6, 2017
Combination of protocols and ongoing education prove critical for early sepsis identification
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