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  THIS JUST IN August 16, 2010  
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Can performance-based accountability systems drive improvement?

Performance-based accountability systems can improve healthcare quality, as long as the rewards are meaningful and the program focuses on performance measures that matter, according to a recent RAND Corporation study.


The Joint Commission's roadmap for hospitals

The Joint Commission has issued a “roadmap” to help hospitals advance effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care.


2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccines approved

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the seasonal flu vaccines for 2010-2011, which will protect against the 2009 H1N1 virus and two other strains expected to cause the most illness.


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Unraveling Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Maria Christabelle Castro, MSHA, BSN, RN, CCRN

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