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December 24, 2020

More hospital observation units could save $3.1 billion a year

“Making Greater Use Of Dedicated Hospital Observation Units For Many Short-Stay Patients Could Save $3.1 Billion A Year,” published in Health Affairs, states that only about a […]
December 24, 2020

Study: Case management after discharge reduces mortality in heart failure patients

A Cochrane Review found that using a case management approach, where patients are monitored by telephone calls and home visits, usually by a nurse, reduced mortality one-year after […]
December 24, 2020

Study: Family caregivers provide complex, chronic care

“Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care, ” from AARP and United Hospital Fund, found that almost half (46%) of family caregivers perform medical/surgical tasks […]
December 24, 2020

Practical strategies to prevent surgical sharps injuries

Perioperative professionals are among the healthcare professionals at highest risk for sharps injuries—getting stuck by a suture needle or cut by a scalpel. About 30% of […]