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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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 […]

For the Obama Administration, healthcare reform has been at the forefront. A large part of that reform is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, (HITECH) which rewards physicians and facilities that utilize electronic health records systems (EHR) to properly enhance medical care and patient safety in the US. Let’s discuss the […]

In the medical community, there are a lot of important and dangerous things that can become a part of the healing process. It