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Nurses afraid to speak out about dangerous staff shortages

While it's become clear that patient safety suffers if nurses are spread too thin, individuals who speak up about staff shortages often face harsh reprisals from their employers.

Does Medicare's preventable-complication policy actually work?

A Forbes column questions whether Medicare's strategy to deny hospital payments to treat preventable complications actually has improved outcomes. 

When hospital success stories aren't the whole picture

Personal stories and anecdotes can be a valuable tool in healthcare, but some hospitals use them to obscure lackluster care quality ratings while the media look the other way, argues an opinion piece from Health News Review.

The changing role of the hospital CCO

Hospital chief compliance officers are taking on more responsibilities in a post-Affordable Care Act landscape as more high-level executives retire, according to a new survey from Deloitte.

How ERs can improve their relationship with police

Emergency departments deal frequently with high-risk patients and victims of violence, and as a result they often face heightened security concerns. Therefore, it's imperative that they strive to cooperate with the police without compromising patient privacy, according to a recent paper published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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