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More ICU beds, please

A study conducted in France suggests that a shortage of ICU beds is leading to preventable deaths. Researchers noted that almost 15% of 1,332 patients sent to one of the 10 ICUs were turned away (temporarily) due to bed shortages. The 60-day mortality rate for patients turned away was 33% versus 27% for patients immediately admitted.


CDC aims to increase HIV testing in African American women

To combat the high toll of HIV and AIDS among black women in the United States, the CDC has launched Take Charge. Take the Test., a new campaign to increase HIV testing and awareness in African American women.


Does your facility practice SAFE CARE?

The Joint Commission’s SAFE CARE program provides patients and families instant access to current safety videos at the beside. This program uses free posters with QR codes that hospitals can hang in patients’ rooms. Patients and their families then capture the QR code with their smart phones (or by texting the word “SAFE” to 411247) and they’ll be directed to SAFE CARE’s safety video library.


Disparities toolkit gets a makeover

The Health Research Education and Trust has updated its Disparities Toolkit, a free, web-based tool for hospitals, health systems, clinics, and health plans that provides information and resources for systematically collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language data from patients.



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