A senior director at ECRI Institute said ECRI has the opportunity to replicate much of NGC’s vast trove of evidence-based medical research and guidelines because it has played an ongoing role in the development and maintenance of the database since its inception in 1998.
The report was produced by a panel of subject matter experts convened by IHI and funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It notes that the increase of care provided in the home requires healthcare organizations to be cognizant of the many risks of harm in that setting.
While there are no new expectations for hospitals or critical access hospitals, be aware it does add a specific statement that “facilities must have water management plans” as well as a new note that testing for waterborne pathogens is left “to the discretion of the provider,” according to the letter to CMS’ Quality, Safety and Oversight group, formerly the Survey & Certification group.
One study by researchers at the NYU School of Medicine found that physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices with five or fewer physicians report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average.
A study published July 4 in Nanomedicine found that electrospun nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with a bioactive form of vitamin D spur production of an antimicrobial peptide that fights infection naturally.
After analyzing data for a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, they found some surprising results. Patients were more at risk for C. diff infections when the hospital was moderately full.
The targeted billing codes were rarely used by hospitals, and the study found that when hospitals billed for HACs during a patient’s stay, it infrequently affected the diagnosis-related group assignment, impacting hospital reimbursement.
In-depth interviews and chart reviews from more than 2,000 patients found more than half of catheterized hospital patients experienced a complication of some kind. The issues ranged from pain, bloody urine and activity restrictions while the catheter was in, to problems with urination and sexual function after it was removed.
The goal of the committee is to provide a coordinated response from the healthcare and public health sectors to reduce medical harm. The committee is creating a national action plan, which it hopes to implement by the start of next year. The group will meet quarterly, with subcommittees to work on the focus areas.
Police said the 60-year-old man, whose name was not released, died on June 21 at the hospital. Hospital officials initially treated the incident as an internal matter and did not contact police until 9:45 a.m. the following day, Mlive.com reported.