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  1. Value Based Care: Role of Perioperative Nursing

    Only 14 years into the 21st century, most nurses in the United States were, in fact, educated in the 20th century. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. OSHA Healthcare Worker Online Safety Resource Center Now Live

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an online educational resource center providing healthcare providers with tools to prevent worker injuries, improve patient safety and reduce cost. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. AHRQ Releases HAI & Design Supplement

    An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded report on healthcare-associated infections and healthcare facility design has been published in a special supplement to Health Environments Research & Design Journal.  By Ellie Rizzo -

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  1. Study: Pressure Ulcers Significantly Decrease Under Prevention Program

    In a study spanning 12 nursing homes in New York, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention module reduced pressure ulcers by 57 percent. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Experienced Surgeons, Computers Equally Good at Predicting Risk

    When it comes to predicting surgical risk, experienced surgeons and computer statistical models are on equal footing, according to an article in Journal of the American College of Surgeons. By Ellie Rizzo -
  3. New Quality Findings: 9 Things to Know

    The following are the most recent research developments in the world of quality, selected from the last two weeks of coverage and starting with the most recent. By Ellie Rizzo -
  4. FDA Announces Class I Recall on Nephros' SafeSpout, SafeShower

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a Class I recall on River Edge, N.J.-based Nephros SafeSpout and SafeShower water filtration faucets due to a potentially faulty filter that could expose patients to harmful bacteria or viruses. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. 10 Top Read Quality & Patient Safety Articles Jan. 6-10

    The following are the most popular quality articles Jan. 6-10, starting with the most read. By Ellie Rizzo -
  2. Leadership Ineffective in Patient Safety Walkrounds

    Senior leaders who disagree with the recommended principles of patient safety walkrounds may engage in counterproductive behaviors during said walkrounds, according to a study published in BMJ Quality and Safety. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Study: Patients With Learning Disabilities Receive Lower Quality of Care

    Patients with learning disabilities tend to experience poorer care quality, according to a study published in Health Services and Delivery Research. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Medical Malpractice Safe Harbor Better for Patient Safety Than Physician Liability, Study Finds

    The implementation of a medical malpractice safe harbor to protect physicians from claims when they follow evidence-based guidelines may be more effective in improving patient safety than reducing malpractice liability, according to a study published in Health Affairs. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  1. 9 Widely Implemented Readmission Reduction Strategies

    Researchers looked at a sample of hospitals participating in the American College of Cardiology and Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Hospital to Home Quality Improvement Initiative to find changes in readmission reduction strategy adoption. Their contemporary data was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. More Than Half of Americans Oppose Cost-Effective Research

    More than half of Americans oppose cost-effective research, according to study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examining a public opinion poll by Harvard researchers. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Joint Commission Announces New Patient Safety Goal

    The Joint Commission has added clinical alarm management to its 2014 National Patient Safety Goals. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. Top 10 Read Quality Articles Dec. 30 – Jan. 3

    Here are the ten most read articles on the Becker's Hospital Review quality channel for the week of Dec. 30, starting with the most-read. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. AHRQ Healthcare Quality Report: Key Findings

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released an annual National Health Quality Report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Finding Clinical Value in the EHR

    A study published in Health Services Research finds 78 percent of physicians who use an electronic health record said it enhances overall patient care and clinical value. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  7. ASC Data Collection for CMS Delayed to April 1

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has delayed data collection for three new quality measures that were finalized for inclusion in the Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program, according to an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Illinois report. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Studies, Information Lacking on Neonate Drugs

    Only 46 percent of neonatal drug labels indicate the safety and effectiveness of the drug following recent legislation requiring more testing and labeling of pediatric drugs, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  9. 10 States With Highest Volume of Registered Nurses

    Hospitals in states with low concentrations of RNs may have difficulties filling empty nursing positions, contributing to the high rate of nurse vacancies in hospitals. By Heather Punke -

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