Limits to the number of hours residents can work in a shift have made no difference in patient safety outcomes, according to research published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient safety, some hospitals and physicians want to use less high-tech imaging in emergency rooms, and look for simpler, lower-risk diagnostic techniques, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Patient safety progress is "excruciatingly slow," mainly because hospitals lack incentive to improve care and performance measures often miss the mark, one health expert told Forbes
Disrespectful doctors create a "bullying culture" in hospitals, which organizations must address to improve patient care, argues a column in Aeon Magazine.
With a $5.3 million grant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center plans to create digital tools to further eliminate preventable harm in the intensive care unit and better engage with patients and...
Nineteen out of 20 hospitals surveyed rank alarm fatigue as a top patient safety concern, according to the results of a national survey presented last week at the annual meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia
Water taps in hospitals are full of bacteria, increasing the risk of infection in immunocompromised patients, according to a new study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Physician overconfidence can have dangerous consequences, particularly when it comes to diagnostic errors--a leading cause of medical malpractice claims. Despite these concerns, recent maintenance of certification requirements for some specialties remain controversial, as critics allege they are more burdensome than helpful.
To reduce the spread of infections like MRSA and C. diff, hospitals should encourage doctors to adopt a new dress code, according a report published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
A new report card from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is sharply critical of state policies on emergency care in the U.S., givingthem a grade of D-plus overall.