The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality cut infections by 40 percent in intensive care units in a four-year project that could become the national model for patient safety.
Amid calls to improve care, a new study suggests physicians and nurses may give themselves higher marks than they deserve for care quality for hospital patients prior to a serious complication.
Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas will pay $1 million to the Texas health department to settle patient safety accusations.
Meticulous care and patient engagement can cut one in five central-line infections over two years, according to a Johns Hopkins study published online yesterday in the October issue of Pediatrics.
Fourteen California hospitals, including Kaiser, face a combined $825,000 in fines for not complying with requirements that prevent patient safety risks.
Medical bills are the biggest factor sending people into bankruptcy, which makes "do no financial harm" a great addition to the oath.
The people who are most likely to catch the medication errors are registered nurses, according to a study in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
Crisis remains at Dallas-based Parkland Memorial Hospital, which is still suffering from oversight issues following multiple reported patient safety breaches in June, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Johns Hopkins plans on using an $8.9 million grant to arm patients with iPads and other tablet devices to follow their providers' points of care and communicate through videoconferences.
Nearly one in two American doctors has experienced symptoms of professional burnout--a serious problem with implications on both the physician shortage and patient safety.