Shapiro and several colleagues recently published a journal article about a five-tier hierarchy that they developed to help healthcare administrators prioritize interventions that address medical staff burnout.
The bill targets the misuse and overprescribing of antibiotics, which has led to resistant bacteria and a shortage of effective antibiotics.
On an annual basis, sepsis affects about 1.7 million American adults and the infection is linked to more than 250,000 deaths. Timely application of the 3-hour bundle has been associated with reduced mortality.
The agreement comes after Larry Nassar, DO, who had been employed by MSU, used his position of trust to sexually abuse hundreds of young women and girls, including many Olympic gymnasts, over two decades.
Conducted in June 2019, the study by InCrowd found that 68% of physicians across all specialties are dealing with burnout.
From 2015 to 2016, 39.8% of Americans over age 20 were obese, according to the CDC. For the same time period, 20.6% of adolescents were obese, the CDC says. In 2008, the estimated annual medical cost of obesity was $147 billion.
According to the Joint Commission alert, direct oral anticoagulants provide ease of use for patients, but they can lead to bleeding risks that could be serious and potentially life-threatening.
Researchers interviewed 158 hospital staff members including nurses, physicians, and administrators during site visits to nine hospitals participating in the Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation program.
Leapfrog is promoting a nine-point Never Event Policy to help health systems and hospitals address catastrophic medical errors. The nonprofit group defines a never event as egregious mistakes such as surgery performed on the wrong patient or foreign objects left inside a patient after surgery.
In 2008, St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare launched a patient safety and quality improvement initiative that was designed to dramatically reduce patient harm events over a five-year period and sustain the reductions for an additional five years.