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1424 Articles Matching "safety"

Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades For Delaware, D.C., North Dakota Are Worst Among 2,600 Facilities

Nov 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
While hospitals in Texas, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, and Massachusetts have the the highest percentage of "A" graded hospitals. Leapfrog grades are based on 28 factors, including responsiveness of staff, doctor procedures and outcome measures....
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Hospitals are ill-equipped to treat behavioral health, ECRI finds

Nov 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Many hospitals aren't equipped to treat patients with behavioral health needs, according to a new report by the ECRI Institute Patient Safety...
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Vaping, e-cigarettes, JUULing: What Parents, Teens Need To Know

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
for consumers, parents and even teens, understanding terminology and the truth about e-cigarettes can be confusing. With inaccurate information wildly being spread about the safety of vaping, the intentions of e-cigarette companies and ingredients in e-cigarettes, University of Alabama at Birmingham......
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Number of Top-Scoring Hospitals in Patient Safety Increases

Nov 14, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 12—The share of hospitals earning the highest patient safety grades increased in the latest scorecard from a national organization....
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Perspectives: Doctors Won’t Be Dismissed By NRA In Efforts To End Gun Violence; Gun Safety Advocacy Played Out In Midterm Wins

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion pages focus on how to help bring about an end to gun...
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As Melatonin Use Rises, So Do Safety Concerns

Nov 13, 2018 , WebMD
One review of 15 studies involving 284 otherwise healthy subjects found that those who took melatonin before bed fell asleep 3.9 minutes faster on average and slept 13 minutes longer. Another, of 19 studies involving 1,700 people, found that melatonin users fell asleep 7 minutes faster on average and slept 8 minutes...
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Perspectives: Just Maybe, A Bipartisan Force Is Finally Emerging To Focus On Gun Safety

Nov 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on how to reduce gun...
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Leapfrog adds medication error measure to hospital patient safety grades

Nov 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The bar code medication administration measure was added to the fall 2018 edition of the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade report. Hospital performance on patient safety varied, with 32% of hospitals earning an A while 37% got a...
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Patient Safety In Hospitals Still A Concern

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Two decades ago, a landmark study by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) highlighted the prevalence of medical errors and called for a national commitment to reduce patient harm. Despite substantial investment by government and private institutions to increase patient safety, progress has been sl......
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Sleepy Drivers Involved in 100,000 Crashes a Year

Nov 08, 2018 , WebMD
Drowsy driving is a serious safety risk that few people consider, experts say. Drivers should keep the risk factors in mind, including as little as one hour of lost sleep, anti-anxiety medication and driving alone or with sleeping...
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Nursing home safety data hard to find

Nov 07, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Nursing Home Compare, a web-based tool from the U.S. government that helps consumers look into the quality of nursing homes, falls short when it comes to rating safety, a new study suggests....
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Nursing home star ratings don't reflect patient safety events

Nov 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new study finds patient safety measures don't have a strong influence on the overall star rating a nursing home will receive on CMS' Nursing Home Compare...
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More Oversight Needed To Avoid Dangerous Nursing Home Situations During Disasters, Senate Inquiry Finds

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Senate report says that state and federal officials must do more to improve safety at nursing homes, while the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services argues that new rules help clarify emergency procedures. In other nursing home news, Synergy Health Centers announces that it will close two of its 10 Massachusetts...
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France bans crop pesticide metam sodium after people fall ill

Nov 06, 2018 , Reuters
France's health safety watchdog Anses ordered a ban on products containing metam sodium, widely used in vegetable farming, on Monday after several people fell ill, saying it poses a risk to human health and the environment....
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FDA Issues Alert on Irbesartan Due to Contamination

Nov 04, 2018 , RxList
SciGen Pharmaceuticals has voluntary recalled certain lots of the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) irbesartan, owing to the presence of N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), a probable human carcinogen, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a drug safety...
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Trevena opioid painkiller fails to win FDA approval, shares plunge

Nov 03, 2018 , Reuters
Trevena Inc shares plunged 45 percent on Friday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its opioid injection for managing acute pain, citing inadequate safety data....
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FDA Experts May Reconsider Diabetes Drug Safety Rules

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
Today and tomorrow, the FDA is convening a panel of experts to give it advice on what kind of studies it should require to determine whether diabetes drugs help the heart, or hurt it....
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Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
Despite years of warnings that older adults shouldn’t take benzodiazepines—such as Xanax, Ativan and Valium—for safety reasons, the study revealed that primary care doctors are still prescribing them, a...
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The Real Reasons Parents Refuse HPV Vaccination

Oct 31, 2018 , WebMD
Parents who choose not to vaccinate their children against HPV do so most often because of safety concerns, rather than that the vaccination will lead to greater sexual activity, a new study has...
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Halloween: Keep A Close Eye on the Treats, Pets

Oct 31, 2018 , WebMD
At Halloween, all kinds of tasty treats may tempt your pooch. But for his safety, and your peace of mind, keep the chocolate and other snacks in a confined, elevated space, like a...
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