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The Clinical Pharmacist’s Role in Safe Transitions

One of the ways clinical pharmacists can be a key toward ensuring patients’ safe transitions from the hospital or SNF to home is by reconciling discharge medications with them and their providers within 24 to 48 hours of discharge, explains … finish reading The Clinical Pharmacist’s Role in Safe Transitions

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Death Rate Measure Used to Judge Hospital Quality May be Misleading

Hospitals, health insurers and patients may have to reconsider previously established approaches to asessing hospital quality. A new study from the Yale School of Medicine supports measuring patient deaths over a period of 30 days from admission even after they … finish reading Death Rate Measure Used to Judge Hospital Quality May be Misleading

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U.S. Heart Attack Patients More Likely To Be Readmitted to Hospital

Patients in the United States suffering a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) following a heart attack were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days than patients in other countries, according to a study published in JAMA. … finish reading U.S. Heart Attack Patients More Likely To Be Readmitted to Hospital

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