Journal for Healthcare Quality

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United States

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Study questions quality of US health data

A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers concludes that most U.S. clinical registries that collect data on patient outcomes are substandard and lack critical features necessary to render the information they collect useful ...


Complication rate low for CRNA lumbar epidural injections

(HealthDay)—Complication rates for fluoroscopic-guided lumbar epidural steroid injections (LESIs) performed by certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are similar to physician rates cited in the literature, according ...


Longer LOS for new heart failure in medicaid patients

(HealthDay)—Medicaid patients and patients with more comorbidities have a longer length of stay (LOS) for incident heart failure, compared to other hospitalized cases, according to a study published in the January/February ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patient experience of service quality predicts CRC survival

(HealthDay)—For patients with colorectal cancer, satisfaction with quality of care is associated with survival, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Journal for Healthcare Quality.


Provider reminder tool can improve screening rates

(HealthDay)—A care coordinator and clinical reminder tool can enhance providers' ordering of preventive health screenings, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Journal for Healthcare Quality.


Robotic surgery complications underreported, study suggests

Despite widespread adoption by hospitals of surgical robot technology over the past decade, a "slapdash" system of reporting complications paints an unclear picture of its safety, according to Johns Hopkins researchers.

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