Experts Say Patient Harm Not Tracked Well Enough

Healthcare Professionals Call for Better Tracking of Patient Harm On Thursday, medical experts testified before Congress that the healthcare community was not doing enough to accurately track patient harm, which is the third leading cause of death in the US. "Our collective action in patient safety pales in comparison to the magnitude of the … [Read more...]

SC Patient Deaths Linked to Hospital Infections

Three Patient Deaths Linked to Rare Infection at Greenville Memorial Hospital On Thursday, June 26th, officials stated that a rare infection linked to unclean surgical equipment at Greenville Memorial Hospital could have played a part in at least three patient deaths. So far, 15 patients from the hospital have tested positive for the … [Read more...]

Medicare Sweep Penalizes Hospitals for Patient Infections

Nationwide, Hospitals Face Medicare Penalties for Patient Infection Rates The Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program was created in 2010 by federal health care reform laws and has helped reduce patient infections and other complications across the country. However, as part of the program, Medicare is gearing up in October to reduce payments … [Read more...]

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