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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
By 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...
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Healthcare called key driver of federal deficit
By 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...
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Researcher: U.S. 'nowhere near' where it should be on medical never events
By 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...
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Project seen cutting colorectal surgical-site infections
By 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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Conn. hospital wins award for progress against HAIs
By Maureen McKinney | October 15, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The 406-bed St. Raphael Campus of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital is the recipient of the inaugural Partnership in Prevention Award, a joint project...
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Study finds wide variation in ICU infection-control methods
By Maureen McKinney | September 28, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Despite the looming threat of multidrug-resistant organisms, authors of a new study found wide variations in hospitals' screening and...
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Magazine
Residential therapy | Hospitals take on finding housing for homeless patients, hoping to reduce readmissions, lower costs
By Melanie Evans | September 22, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Charles Sanford left a Minneapolis shelter for his own apartment in June, a move that has meant relief from the anxiety of being homeless and the joy...
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CUSP highs and lows | Program data positive, but participation uneven
By Maureen McKinney | September 15, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A four-year federally financed program aimed at reducing rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections made big strides in prevention but...
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AHRQ program lowers central line-associated infections by 40%
By Maureen McKinney | September 10, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A national project targeting central line-associated bloodstream infections has lowered overall rates of such infections by 40% among participating...
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Running out of patience | Continuing problems with errors spur group to launch $500 million safety initiative
By Maureen McKinney | September 01, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Imagine a hospital where the ICU's myriad devices seamlessly exchange data and where a patient's loss of dignity is viewed as a preventable harm on...
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Patient safety not improving
By Ashok Selvam | September 01, 2012 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A trio of independent studies released last week bolstered the view that U.S. patient safety is not improving despite the efforts of doctors,...
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Calif. beefs up infection reporting at hospitals
By San Bernardino, Calif., Sun | August 28, 2012
California health officials recently announced a drop in hospital central line infections but didn't mention that they had found flaws in the...
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N.H. hospital workers urged to get tested for hep C
By Associated Press | August 24, 2012
A New Hampshire hospital says it's notifying about 500 employees and affiliated clinicians the state is recommending they be tested for hepatitis C...
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More than 60 test positive for hepatitis; no link to Wis. clinic incident found
By Wisconsin State Journal | August 23, 2012
More than 60 Dean Clinic patients and family members tested positive for hepatitis, but the state of Wisconsin found no link to the diabetes nurse...
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Almost $49 million in grants awarded to fight infectious diseases
By Maureen McKinney | August 16, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
HHS announced nearly $49 million in grants to state health departments to help them address the spread of infectious diseases. The funds—the...
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Hospital-tied infections study cites UC Davis Medical Center
By Sacramento (Calif.) Bee | August 15, 2012
In a statewide ranking, the state Department of Public Health says that California hospitals overall reported a 10% decrease last year of a deadly...
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Report looks at hospital in outbreak of hepatitis
By New York Times | August 13, 2012
Edgar Barnes was relieved, almost buoyant, on Friday for the first time in many weeks. He had just emerged from a state-sponsored health clinic here...
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Many HAIs go unreported, Calif. review finds
By Maureen McKinney | August 10, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Despite a California law that requires hospitals to report their incidences of healthcare-associated infections, many such infections still go...
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Nurse staffing levels, burnout tied to infection rates, study finds
By Maureen McKinney | July 30, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Targeting nurse staffing levels and burnout may help hospitals reduce their rates of certain types of healthcare-associated infections, a study says.
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MRSA infections rise at academic medical centers: study
By Patrick Smith | July 27, 2012 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus doubled at academic medical centers between 2003 and 2008, according to a study...
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