- Concerns raised about saline in intravenous fluid
A new set of studies has explored the saline used in intravenous fluids in hospitals and found that they may not be as safe as earlier believed.
- Learn These Post-Birth Warning Signs
- Fewer U.S. hospitals can care for children
In Massachusetts, a child who winds up in an emergency room - whether for a routine or a serious problem - is likely to be transferred to a second hospital.
- How to Manage the Challenge of Preventing and Detecting Sepsis
Identifying sepsis can be difficult, but the deadly condition can be contained by following the proper protocols and acting quickly
- Today We Celebrate 'the Power of Rural'
National Rural Health Day spotlights the huge benefits small hospitals bring to their communities.
- Quality and Patient Safety: Hospitals Respond to Measurement Fatigue
In response to unsustainable health care spending and the need to improve patient outcomes, new chronic disease management models are focused on care coordination among all of a patient’s providers across all health care settings.
- How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital - And Avoid Readmission
Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle. But after leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old soon found herself in a bad way.
- 'Lost In Translation:' Hospitals' Language Service Capacity Doesn't Always Match Need
Luis Ascanio, 61, works as a medical interpreter at La Clinica del Pueblo, a D.C.-based clinic geared toward providing health care to the surrounding Latino community.
- Adverse Events in Rehabilitation Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries
This report is part of a series on adverse events in health care settings, defined as harm resulting from medical care.
- Geriatric ERs reduce stress, risks for older patients
ERs can be dangerous for elderly patients, who can have chronic diseases on top of illness or injury. Geriatric emergency rooms are spreading across the country, provide seniors with more expertise.
- Patients pay a higher share of hospital bills, study finds Patients, even those with employer-sponsored health plans, may face another condition after they are discharged from a hospital stay: acute sticker shock.
- Preventing Infections in the Hospital
- Safety As You Go from Hospital to Home
- CMS' Partnership for Patients The Partnership for Patients initiative is a public-private partnership working to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans.
- Eight Recommendations to Drastically Improve Patient Safety The National Patient Safety Foundation revisits 'To Err is Human' and renews the call to action for safer care.
- Got enough nurses? Nurse groups cite Kentucky case to support push for staffing ratio laws Last March, a nursing assistant noticed a large pressure ulcer on the backside of a patient needing intensive care at the Hazard (Ky.) ARH Regional Medical Center. It was about 10 days after the patient had been admitted for leg ulcers and complications related to diabetes and renal disease.
- What hospitals can do to tackle the deadly threat of sepsis
Lancet commission calls for better treatment, awareness, research.
- What's Missing From Your Patient Experience Strategy?
New report says HCAHPS surveys are missing the mark in gauging the health care user's visit.
- Docs Report Patient Safety Often at Risk in ER to Inpatient Handoff
Both ER, inpatient physicians say patient safety is at risk during handoff
- Big Push: Hospitals Turn To 'Laborists' For Safer Deliveries
When the only hospital in this southern Delaware town saw two of its four obstetricians move away, it knew it had to do something to ensure women in labor could always get immediate medical help.