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I originally published this in 2014. This topic is still relevant today. In fact, since I wrote this article the response rate has dropped to an absolute shameful 28%. (Reference link below) Current Table: July 2017 Public Report: October 2015 – September 2016 discharges When reading the article understand that the waste is much greater…

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Physicians and nurses are on duty while the world celebrates the holidays. It doesn’t matter if it is Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s Eve, hospitals toil while the world is filled with revelry. Clinicians are the keepers of the flame as it were and always at the ready to help those who need emergency medical…

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There are a lot of wise sayings about mistakes and how they make us better human beings but if they are so good for us, why do they feel so bad and why is it so hard to admit them at work? Most people will say they feel that that admitting an error is tantamount…

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As populations shift and global migration increases, the number of different cultures and languages faced by healthcare providers will continue to expand. Understanding how to successfully deliver healthcare to patients of diverse cultural, sexual and socioeconomic backgrounds is now mission critical to achieving positive patient outcomes. A world in flux According to the IOM Global…

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If you said to any top athlete that the secret to winning gold was to learn how to properly wash your hands, you’d probably receive a fairly fiery response. But when British track cyclists won 7 out of 10 track cycling gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and then again in the London 2012…

To view original post click here By Terry Bauer Healthcare Management Consultant, CEO and Entrepreneur | Stroudwater Prehab Counts: FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – When I had surgery shortly before Christmas last year, I had the opportunity to view the state of American healthcare firsthand. Much of my knowledge of current industry trends was confirmed, but…

To view original post click here PUBLISHED BY: David Lee Scher A hospital can be an intimidating place for a patient and their family members — medical terms can seem like a different language, nurses and doctors can prove hard to find, and things occur at either warp speed or not quickly enough. Many opportunities…

To view original post on KevinMd click here CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, MD | CONDITIONS | MARCH 30, 2016 The debate over the safety of giving birth at home, both for the mother and for the infant, has been debated for years. I’ve written about the issue myself. From time immemorial until about 75 years ago or so most babies were born…

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