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Earlier appointments post-discharge may improve cardiac rehab attendance

In short, an early appointment to [cardiac rehab], barring any individual patient safety concerns, should become the national standard of care,” they wrote.
January 2013

A lot to remember

Evidence is necessary, but patient anecdotes can provide the additional push to get everyone to believe in a checklist. ... least competent person to deal with patient safety issues,” Dr.
September 2010

Safety versus dignity: A balancing act

In the hospital, privacy is a scarce commodity often sacrificed in return for patient safety or our own convenience. ... I n the hospital, privacy is a scarce commodity often sacrificed in return for patient safety or our own convenience.
February 2009

Specific components of antimicrobial stewardship programs associated with improvements

As leaders in patient safety and quality, and as the most important antibiotic prescribers in hospitals, hospitalists must play a central role in stewardship if we are to make meaningful progress,” ... At baseline, they assessed the appropriateness of
May 2017

Quality of bloodstream infection surveillance varies widely across hospitals

The data comprised 41 twelve-month unit periods representing 241, 518 patient-days and 165, 963 central-line days. ... Public reporting of hospital-specific infection rates is touted as a means to improve patient safety, with central line-associated BSI
November 2010

Little evidence supports interventions to reduce hospital readmissions

coaches, physician continuity across the inpatient and outpatient setting, and patient-centered discharge instructions). ... This has been acknowledged to be a common limitation in the patient safety literature.”.
October 2011

Watchful eyes make for clean hands

and reminded them that this is important for patient safety.” Concurrently, the hospital launched a mass installation of alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers, which are now available both inside and outside ... Chan. GBMC has joined the Maryland
February 2010

Be smart about smartphone use

They can be a very valuable tool in medical education and patient care. ... In addition to this being a potential patient safety issue, the concept of a smartphone policy is in line with other policies that are being developed in the area of digital
January 2013

High ICU utilization for 4 common conditions may drive up costs without improving mortality, study finds

In light of these findings, hospitals and clinical decision makers should reflect on their care pathways, triage decision processes, patient safety, care effectiveness, and costs, according to an accompanying editorial. ... Although care bundles,
August 2016

Fall prevention falls short on evidence base

Q: What led you to conduct this review? A: I, for many years, was a member of the patient safety committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. ... A: What I would like to look at is whether the patient has a family member staying with them.
October 2011

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