According to new data, hospital-acquired condition reduction efforts resulted in an 8% decrease in events, $2.9 billion in savings and the prevention of about 8,000 deaths.
Enrollment is currently open for the next MLMIC-HANYS webinar, “The Hospitalist’s Role in Effective Coordination of Care,” on July 18. This 60-minute complimentary webinar will describe how a well-designed and implemented hospitalist program helps physicians and facilities provide optimum patient care and reduce potential liability risk.
Revised ACOG Committee Opinion on postpartum care for mothers includes recommendation of initial assessment within three weeks following delivery (instead of six) and adds a comprehensive evaluation within 12 weeks.
Researchers are looking at how better measurement of diagnostic errors may help physicians track performance, gauge the effectiveness of interventions, reduce errors and improve patient outcomes.