News tagged with quality care

The patient satisfaction chasm

Quality is a central component of any discussion around health care and one of the key dimensions and measurements of quality care is the patient experience. However, many healthcare organizations struggle to become 'patient ...

Mar 01, 2013
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Report discusses impact of ACGME 2011 requirements

(HealthDay)—Although many residency program directors approve of individual components within the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements introduced in 2011, ...

Feb 21, 2013
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Post-hospital care the weak link in trauma system

The first study to examine in detail the experience of patients in Victoria's trauma system has found that post-discharge care and poor communication were low points in an otherwise high-quality experience.

Feb 18, 2013
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Lawmaker looks outside VA to fill mental care gap

(AP)—The head of the House panel that oversees veterans' issues says patients who have trouble getting timely mental health care from Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics should have another option: access to the thousands ...

Jan 29, 2013
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Experts propose overhaul of ethics oversight of research

The longstanding ethical framework for protecting human volunteers in medical research needs to be replaced because it is outdated and can impede efforts to improve health care quality, assert leaders in bioethics, medicine, ...

Jan 23, 2013
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Longer CPR extends survival in both children and adults

Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national studies showing that extending CPR longer than previously thought useful saves lives in both children and adults. The research ...

Jan 21, 2013
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