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.
The vital role of governing boards
The Center for Healthcare Governance examines the governing board's role in improving quality and patient safety to drive better value and outcomes for patients and communities in its new monograph Transforming Care Delivery to Focus on Patient Outcomes: Why Boards Matter.
Hospital employment rates on the rise
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in U.S. hospitals increased by 0.32% in February 2012. This equals a total number of 4,806,600 people.
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Pain and obesity
Yvonne D’Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS