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December 29, 2020

Study: Reduced LOS reduces readmission, mortality

A study of 129 Veterans Administration hospitals published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that hospitals reduced length of stay over 14 years, yet readmission and mortality […]
December 29, 2020

NQF endorses more patient safety measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has endorsed 12 patient safety measures, including those related to patient falls, pressure ulcers, and healthcare-associated infections. The […]
December 29, 2020

Ensuring quality and saving time

IT’S A GIVEN that nurses want to provide quality care to our patients. But in the past few years, the stakes have been raised around quality and […]
December 29, 2020

Caring for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults

Current discussions on the unique health issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations have prompted the healthcare professions to reexamine their mission and values. […]