patient safety

The Case for Indications on PrescriptionsPutting indications on all prescriptions may reduce errors.
Maintaining excellence in obstetrics and gynecologyFaced with dramatic changes in the practice and financing of medicine during the past 2 decades, clinicians, educators, and researchers have struggled to adapt. Obstetrics and gynecology has seen an increased emphasis on subspecialization, without equal emphasis on enhancing women’s care.
WHO Launches Program to Reduce Medication ErrorsHow a program hopes to cut errors in half.
PAC promotes patient safety
PAC promotes patient safetyFour surgical organizations, one common goal: To advance and promote patient safety in cosmetic medicine.
Top 10 states with the highest hospital safety scoresThe Leapfrog Group recently released its latest hospital safety grades, and they indicate some interesting trends on a state-by-state basis.
Staying current with therapeutic advances and expert insightsThis month we offer new insights and data to aid diagnosis and treatment of difficult conditions, as well as practical approaches to optimize outcomes.
New PSWP narrows providers’ definition of privileged information
New PSWP narrows providers’ definition of privileged informationRecent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking to clarify patient safety work product (PSWP) privilege under the Patient Safety Act has instead stoked conflicting opinions among organizations representing healthcare providers as to how the provision should be interpreted.
Antibiotic stewardship programs: 4 case studiesAll antibiotic use has the potential to contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance. That’s why it is key to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use in order to slow the growth of resistance.
Three ways providers should address drug shortagesPreventing drug shortages requires a “swat team” mentality by all, including FDA, manufacturers, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and health systems. Here’s what healthcare providers should do about the issue.
Anger is fraying the doctor-patient relationshipAn exclusive physician poll shows practices face more patient anger, and the cause is largely financial anxiety.