Patient safety is critical in all healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes. However, very few studies shed any light on the level of patient safety in primary care facilities, which is just as important to medical outcomes. A new study in the United Kingdom sheds a little light on the lack of monitoring that […]

A survey that was recently conducted and the findings of which were released by the British Medical Association (BMA), showed that patient safety is being put at risk on a regular basis in hospitals and other health care facilities. This occurs due to a lack of rest time for hospital consultants after they had been […]

When the topic of patient safety comes up in hospitals or other health care facilities, many people only associate this with the implementation of procedures to ensure that patients receive the right treatments and prescriptions. These days however, it has come to include various forms of technology that are being used within hospital environments as […]

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has seen a tremendous shift towards the implementation and use of various forms of technology in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This is not only able to save a tremendous amount of time when it comes to caring for patients; it has been suggested that technological advances such […]

During the last decade or so, patient safety has become one of the biggest global concerns in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In an effort to address and deal with this issue, the World Health Organization (WHO) Patient Safety Program has introduced its Safer Primary Care project. The World Alliance for Patient Safety will also […]

In 2003, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education started recommending duty hour requirements of 24 hours for residents, which were amended in 2011 to 16-hour shifts for junior trainees and 24 hours for senior trainees. This followed preliminary evidence which showed that restricting shift times could improve patient safety levels as well as resident […]

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Imagine having your hospital discharge instructions issued to you by a pre-programmed avatar displayed on a bedside touch-screen computer. The introduction of this type of technology would not serve as a replacement for bedside nurses and doctors. Instead, it would complement them by making their jobs a lot easier, and allowing them to spend more […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia conducts studies and maintains statistics on many hospital-related issues. Research by the CDC indicates that Emergency Room (ER) wait times in the U.S. have increased by approximately 25% over the last decade while ERs across the country have been closing; leaving patients with fewer […]