Superbugs and Hospital-Acquired-Infections. By Trisha Torrey, verywell health. No discussion of patient safety would be complete without covering the growth of superbugs, infectious organisms that make patients sick and may even cause death. They are called superbugs because… Read More
From Maguire Woods. EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) is a law that governs when a patient may be 1) refused treatment in an emergency room; and 2) transferred from one hospital to...
By Erica Daniels for The National Trial Lawyers. A patient safety study estimates that more than 400,000 American deaths are associated with preventable harm done to patients in hospital settings. According to the Journal of Patient Safety study, Evidence-based… Read More
By Deborah Gesensway, Today’s Hospitalist. Studies show that it can take as long as 20 hours to recognize when an inpatient is having a stroke Because they work at a Joint Commission-certified primary stroke center,… Read More
By DENISE GRADY – The New York Times. Hospitals make money from their own mistakes because insurers pay them for the longer stays and extra care that patients need to treat surgical complications that could… Read More
Consumer Reports. Pregnant women put a lot of trust in their doctors and hospitals. But a Consumer Reports investigation of more than 1,500 hospitals in 22 states suggests that such trust may be misplaced. It… Read More
From the Medical Laboratory Observer. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered by a systemic infection, caused by bacteria, virus or parasite that ultimately affects the function of vital organs. Sepsis is a progressive shutdown of… Read More