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Simple Written Instructions Improve Patient Compliance

A recent study showed a significant increase in patients’ proper use of pre-operative medications when they were provided with simple written instructions.

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KHN: Clinicians Ignore EHR Alerts 49-96% of the Time

Efforts are underway by companies who create EHRs to design and implement health IT systems that produce more targeted and relevant alerts to decrease alert fatigue, while still providing beneficial warnings.

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Study: 1 in 5 Patients Released From Hospital With Unstable Vital Signs

Shortened hospital stays may be causing patients to be released from the hospital too early, resulting in increased rates of rehospitalization and death, according to a new study.

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CDC to Release New Vital Signs Report on Sepsis

The CDC is offering six opportunities for you to learn more about sepsis from the new Vital Signs report and show your support during September in honor of Sepsis Awareness Month.

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