Modern Healthcare's Never Events Database
Effective Oct. 1, 2008, the CMS stopped reimbursing healthcare providers for 11 “never events” -- considered reasonably preventable errors in healthcare delivery. What are the "never event" policies for the various insurers and state associations? Modern Healthcare is tracking those decisions through its Never Events Tracking System.
Vital Signs
Wachter urges focus on reduction of diagnostic errors
Andis Robeznieks | September 26, 2013
At the sixth International Conference on Diagnostic Error in Medicine on Wednesday, Dr. Robert Wachter gave a quick history of patient safety and...

Healthcare called key driver of federal deficit
Andis Robeznieks | March 22, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A sober discussion on trimming $4 trillion from the national debt got off to an unusual start. Erskine Bowles, who was co-chairman of a commission on...

Modern Physician
Researcher: U.S. 'nowhere near' where it should be on medical never events
Maureen McKinney | December 19, 2012
They might be known by the term "never events," but a newly released analysis from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, finds that serious surgical...

Project seen cutting colorectal surgical-site infections
Andis Robeznieks | November 28, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Seven institutions participating in a Joint Commission and American College of Surgeons quality-improvement project to reduce colorectal...



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