NPR and Fierce Healthcare recently raised the question, will hospitals be held accountable if patients become addicted to opioids? According to the articles, overprescription of opioids contributes to the current crisis, and many physicians don’t understand how quickly addiction can happen.
Recent study shows an association between complete handover of anesthesia care of a patient from one anesthesiologist to another and adverse postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing major surgery.
The new edition of The Albany Report includes updates on statute of limitations legislation, tort reform and Governor Cuomo’s executive budget.
In December 2017, New York State became the first in the nation to require that new registered nurses earn a baccalaureate degree or higher within 10 years of licensure. The new educational requirement does not affect nurses who are already in practice.