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Infection control experts, regulators begin staggered update of HAI compendium
It's been six years since a group of infection prevention organizations, hospital associations, and regulators assembled to release the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals. Now the go-to resource for infection control is getting a needed update.
Government report shows improvement in patient harm and readmissions
Data released in May by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows improvements in patient safety have saved thousands of lives and billions in healthcare costs.
Should hospitals ban handshakes to prevent infections?
One group of UCLA researchers argues that the handshake, although steeped in social custom, has no business in healthcare.
Senator Boxer's report on patient safety shows progress within California
A new report details some of the steps that California hospitals are taking to prevent the most common medical errors and adverse events, but many say there is still work to be done throughout the state.
Maine is number one again
Updated scores from The Leapfrog Group shows a 6.3% overall improvement in scores, and highlights Maine as one of the top states for patient care
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