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Why healthcare must eliminate barriers for nurse practitioners

Increasing numbers of nurse practitioners who enter the healthcare field could help fill the gap created by a shortage of primary care physicians, according to an opinion piece on the Health Affairs Blog.

 

Beth Israel aims to prevent emotional harm to patients

The healthcare field has made great strides in preventing adverse events that cause physical harm to patients, but one Boston hospital thinks it's time that hospital quality improvement programs also work to prevent emotional harm that damages a patient's dignity.

HHS launches Ebola training program

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a National Ebola Training and Education Center to ensure American providers can safely identify, treat and transport any future patients infected with the deadly virus.

Only 6% of cardiac arrest victims survive outside hospital

Less than 6 percent of people who experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive, while less than a quarter of hospital cardiac arrest patients survive, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

Why hospitals need chief quality officers

As the healthcare industry transitions from a volume-based to a value-based model, more healthcare organizations are adding the position of chief quality officer to their payrolls, according to Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality.

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