How do we reduce wrong-site surgery risk?
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare teamed up with eight participating healthcare organizations to identify ways to decrease wrong-site surgery risk and here’s what they found: By reinforcing quality and measurement, emphasizing a culture of safety, strengthening knowledge about wrong-site surgery, and improving consistency in surgical processes, opportunities for errors or defects can be reduced.
Adult obesity continues to "grow"
According to a new report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, adult obesity rates increased in 16 states, with obesity rates above 25% in 38 states.
Salmonella infections here to stay?
Salmonella infections haven’t decreased during the past 15 years; in fact, they’ve increased by 10%, according to a recent report by the CDC.
Equal treatment policies getting a makeover
According to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2011 Healthcare Equality Index survey, an increasing number of U.S. healthcare facilities are working toward a more welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients.
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