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Hospital Readmissions Fall By 8 Percent Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Hospital readmissions fell by 8 percent, or an estimated 150,000 fewer readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries, between January 2012 and December 2013, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This was a significant reduction in Medicare all-cause 30-day … finish reading Hospital Readmissions Fall By 8 Percent Among Medicare Beneficiaries

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Hospital Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in United States

Nearly 440,000 Americans are dying annually from preventable hospital errors, making them the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a Fall 2013 update to The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score report. The annual report, which … finish reading Hospital Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in United States

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Leapfrog Surcharge Calculator Uncovers Millions Paid for U.S. Hospital Errors: Report

Employers and purchasers concerned about the high price of healthcare can now determine in advance how much they are paying for hospital errors, according to The Leapfrog Group. To counter what has become a costly trend — reports estimate that … finish reading Leapfrog Surcharge Calculator Uncovers Millions Paid for U.S. Hospital Errors: Report

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Rural, Urban Hospitals Score Highly in Consumer Reports Surgery Ratings; Teaching Hospitals Fall Short

Location, location, location. While it definitely impacts the price of real estate, it doesn’t necessarily impact a hospital’s surgery rating, according to Consumer Reports’ first ratings survey on how patients fare during and after surgery. In fact, some hospitals do … finish reading Rural, Urban Hospitals Score Highly in Consumer Reports Surgery Ratings; Teaching Hospitals Fall Short

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Simple Tactic Slashes MRSA Infections in Sickest Hospital Patients by Nearly Half

Using germ-killing soap and ointment on all ICU patients can reduce bloodstream infections by nearly half and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in ICUs, according to a multi-disciplinary team study published in the New England Journal … finish reading Simple Tactic Slashes MRSA Infections in Sickest Hospital Patients by Nearly Half

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Updated Hospital Safety Scores Show Minimal Improvement; Massachusetts, Maine Hospitals Outperform All

Updates to the Hospital Safety Scores(SM), the scores assigned to U.S. hospitals for their rates of preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections, show that most hospitals, while making some progress, still have a long way to go to deliver … finish reading Updated Hospital Safety Scores Show Minimal Improvement; Massachusetts, Maine Hospitals Outperform All

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Nurse-Pharmacist Collaboration Could Prevent Medication Errors and Reduce Readmissions

Specially created nurse-pharmacist teams could help to prevent medication errors among those patients admitted to or recently discharged from the hospital, according to a new pilot study from Johns Hopkins. The study of more than 500 patients admitted to or … finish reading Nurse-Pharmacist Collaboration Could Prevent Medication Errors and Reduce Readmissions

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Over 2600 U.S. Hospitals Graded on Patient Safety

More than 2,600 U.S. hospitals received an A, B, C, D or F Hospital Safety Score based on their patient safety, according to the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. … finish reading Over 2600 U.S. Hospitals Graded on Patient Safety

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