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Study Confirms Effectiveness of Standards in Improving Surgical Quality

July 10, 2024
American College of Surgeons Quality Verification Program provides evidence-based, standardized method for establishing, measuring, and improving hospital-wide quality infrastructure...
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Hospitals Recognized for Patient Safety Endeavors
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PCAST Report Recommends ‘National Enterprise’ to Accelerate Patient Safety

Sept. 11, 2023
Working group recommends that HHS should incentivize the adoption of evidence-based solutions and require quarterly public reporting within five years
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Michigan Hospital Group Seeks to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing at Discharge

Sept. 1, 2023
Members of the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium are engaging in a 40-hospital trial of an effort to reduce overuse of antibiotics at discharge
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CDC Defines 7 Core Elements to Bolster Hospital Sepsis Programs

Aug. 29, 2023
The Sepsis Core Elements are intended to be a ‘manager’s guide’ to organizing staff and identify the resources that will help bring sepsis rates down and survival rates up
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Study: To Avoid Burnout, Clinicians Want More Than Resilience Training

July 10, 2023
Forty-seven percent of nurses and 32 percent of physicians experienced high burnout, according to 2021 survey in 60 Magnet-recognized hospitals
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Leapfrog Group Report Identifies Racial Disparities in Patient Safety

June 7, 2023
Black patients experience a higher incidence of surgery-related complications than white patients, including 34 percent higher rates of sepsis after surgery, report finds