As leaders in patient safety and quality, and as the most important antibiotic prescribers in hospitals, hospitalists must play a central role in stewardship if we are to make meaningful progress,” ... At baseline, they assessed the appropriateness of
The results were good, said Eric Alper, FACP, a hospitalist and former patient safety officer at UMass, who began implementing changes to central line care at the 700-bed hospital with ... of medicine at the University of Michigan, where he directs the
Many of our hospitals have been recognized as promoting patient safety through this project and webinars have been conducted across the state to highlight safety programs affecting such potentially dangerous therapies ... We applaud the efforts of ACP to
Researchers conducted a direct observational secondary analysis of the individualized Comparative Effectiveness of Models Optimizing Patient Safety and Resident Education (iCOMPARE) trial, which used a cluster-randomized design to compare different
The results of this comparison were published in the February Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. ... The lack of reductions in adverse events across the board is “disappointing,” the authors wrote, though they added that the data
The latest issue of ACP Hospitalist is now available. This month's main story focuses on the tricky balance of resident autonomy and supervision, considering the competing priorities of patient safety,
However, they concluded that bar code technology within a medication administration system reduces errors and improves patient safety.
hospitals. It's now easier for Brazilians to understand why hospitalist care means quality, improved patient safety, shorter stays and reduced costs.
The IHI's AMI goal is now part of 12 patient safety interventions in its 5 Million Lives Campaign, which was announced in December 2006. ... Griffin advised. Inform your patients. Let them know you've activated a chest pain protocol team, advised
Other proposed changes to ACGME requirements mentioned in the letter focus on greater attention to patient safety and quality improvement and resident and faculty well-being. ... Residents will be expected to compare their patients' care to quality