A new study in Health Affairs finds that 30-day hospital readmissions for hip and knee replacements began to decline rapidly when the federal government announced that it would penalize hospitals for certain readmissions.
To improve nurses’ listening skills and create a better patient experience, nuances regarding listening must be understood.
The group’s evidence-based recommendations are designed to provide healthcare organizations with standardized methods of measuring, evaluating, and improving emergency care and patient outcomes.
The debriefs are led by a trained operations leader, including the staff and providers involved in the event. The HHD is meant to implement immediate stopgaps or actions to reduce patient harm and the risk of harm to other patients.
A 2015 study by researchers at Northwestern University found adverse or potential adverse events occurred in approximately one in five women admitted to the hospital labor and delivery unit.
While telehealth might be the trendiest method for physicians to go directly to people’s homes, it’s not the only way. More healthcare systems and innovative tech-based startups are bringing healthcare into the home with old-fashioned house calls made new.
Estimates of annual patient deaths due to medical errors have since risen steadily to 440,000 lives, which would make medical errors the country’s third-leading cause of death.
The recent research published in BMJ Quality & Safety exposed anesthesiology residents to an impatient surgeon-actor in a simulated OR hemorrhage scenario.
The 2019 Strategic Insights Report reinforces the idea that the bold, systemic change needed to drive true transformation must come from top administration, and all teams underneath these leaders must understand their role in the journey.
The new study took a comprehensive and detailed look at the characteristics of emergency, trauma, and transport nurses and the challenges they face.