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Dartmouth Atlas Challenges Ethics of 'Doctor-Centric' Care
Cheryl Clark, Senior Editor
The latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project reveals some troubling ethical quality and safety issues about what investigators are calling a "doctor-centric" medical delivery system for Medicare beneficiaries.[Read More]
March 3, 2011
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Feds: 92% of Nursing Homes Staffed By Criminals
This report from the Office of Inspector General is scary enough. What it doesn't say is how many of these individuals were actually identified and given the boot. The problem for nursing homes is the shortage of qualified staff, a huge issue the nation will have to address very soon. [Read More]

Central Line Infections Plummet 58% in ICU
A federal report shows a decline in intensive care unit central line bloodstream infections of 58% and healthcare savings of nearly $2 billion over nine years. But more can be done to further reduce infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. [Read More]

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How do some hospitals keep their sepsis mortality rates so low, and not drive up costs of care at the same time? Likewise, how do other hospitals suffer from such high mortality rates amidst horrific spending? Find out the answers. [Read More]

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I have personal family experience with this, so I know how even well-educated people can get dosages for multiple prescriptions confused. The suggestion from the Institute of Medicine to steer toward a universal four-time per day option seems like a reasonable one.[Read More]

HealthLeaders Media's Industry Survey Focuses on Quality
Dedication to mission is strong and getting stronger, but just how to accomplish that mission is less certain, according to results of the 2011 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey.[Read More]

Rounds: Orthopedic Leadership Strategies: Engage, Measure, and Perform
Forward-thinking orthopedic leaders are ensuring high performance and coordination among a carefully constructed caregiver team. Those leaders are also exploring the right metrics to know whether the outcomes they are tracking are the most meaningful to patients. Join the executive and clinical leadership team from nationally renowned MemorialCare Health System and orthopedic innovator Marshall Steele, MD, on March 29 for a three-hour dive into essential orthopedic leadership strategy.[Read More]
This Week's Headlines

Obama endorses key change to healthcare law
The Baltimore Sun, March 1, 2011

Hospitals leery of reporting serious errors
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 1, 2011

Doctors should discuss obesity with patients
The Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2011

Neurologist's Guide to Hospital Reorganization
HealthLeaders Media, February 24, 2011
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