Are you ready for the Flu Vaccination Challenge?
The 2010-2011 Flu Vaccination Challenge began August 18 and will continue through April 2011. The challenge will measure vaccination coverage among healthcare workers who receive the seasonal flu vaccine, which will offer protection against the 2009 H1N1 flu strain. For details on the 2009-2010 results and for information on how healthcare organizations can help improve flu vaccination coverage, visit the Flu Vaccination Challenge website.
Rise in office visits for older patients
From 1998 to 2008, the proportion of physician office-based visits in the United States became increasingly concentrated on those aged 45 and over, according to a new CDC report.
Study offers lessons learned from healthcare-associated infections reporting
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The Joint Commission has issued a “roadmap” to help hospitals advance effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care.
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