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December 24, 2020

Improving depression screening in patients with chronic illness

Each day, nurses care for thousands of patients in a variety of healthcare settings. It’s expected that nurses assess patients thoroughly, honing in on any specific […]
December 24, 2020

Study: Report cards for hospital pressure ulcers may not be accurate

Background: Value-based purchasing programs use administrative data to compare hospitals by rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) for public reporting and financial penalties. However, validation of […]
December 24, 2020

Leapfrog Group says hospital safety improvements too slow

The Fall 2013 update to The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score shows many hospitals are making headway in addressing errors, accidents, injuries, and infections that kill […]
December 24, 2020

Quantum relationships: Time is not of the essence

A recent time and motion study of 767 nurses concluded that “more than three-quarters of all reported time was devoted to nursing practice…Patient care activities accounted for […]