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Risk Management Tips: How to Properly Discharge a Patient

Discharge of a patient from care can be complex, but these patient discharge recommendations provide some guidance.

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Cell Phone Use Poses Significant Risks in Healthcare Settings

The personal use of cell phones poses a significant risk in healthcare settings as it may distract physicians and staff from the tasks at hand.

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End-of-Life Care: More Than a Conversation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would reimburse physicians for discussions they have about end-of-life care.

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Better Communication During Care Transitions May Reduce Readmissions

Ineffective communication and transfer of patient information has been associated with medical errors, patient harm and patient dissatisfaction.

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