Unnecessary surgeries and Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratios
- Association Between Hospital-Reported Leapfrog Safe Practices Scores and Inpatient Mortality. Kernisan, Leslie P.; Sei J. Lee; Boscardin, W. John; Landefeld, C. Seth; Dudley, R. Adams // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/1/2009, Vol. 301 Issue 13, p1341
The article reports on the results of research which was conducted in an effort to determine the relationship between hospitals' Safe Practice Scores and risk-adjusted inpatient mortality rates. Researchers performed an observational analysis of discharge data for all urban U.S. hospitals...
- Survive your stay at the hospital. // Consumer Reports;May2014, Vol. 79 Issue 5, p44
The article presents information on U.S. hospital safety, with a focus on deaths caused by medical errors in hospitals as of May 2014. Particular attention is paid to research by John James, founder of the Patient Safety America advocacy organization, which was published in the "Journal of...
- Stress on the Ward: Evidence of Safety Tipping Points in Hospitals. Kuntz, Ludwig; Mennicken, Roman; Scholtes, Stefan // Management Science;Apr2015, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p754
Do hospitals experience safety tipping points as utilization increases, and if so, what are the implications for hospital operations management? We argue that safety tipping points occur when managerial escalation policies are exhausted and workload variability buffers are depleted. Front-line...
- Risk assessment scores in cardiac surgery. Varma, Praveen Kerala // Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia;Apr-Jun2015, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p170
The article discusses research being done on the operative mortality for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). It references the study "A Method of Uniform Stratification of Risk for Evaluating the Results of Surgery in Acquired Adult Heart Disease," by V. Parsonnet, D. Dean and A. D. Bernstein...
- Sterility assurance: Who's responsible? Guinn, Hank // Materials Management in Health Care;Mar96, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p54
Focuses on sterility assurance in hospitals. Experience of the author while looking for a replacement for a sterile processing system to meet the needs of the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center where he works; Gas plasma-based sterilization; Identification of...
- Contractor Review Committee: One hospital's approach to facilities development quality & safety. Fagan, John L.; Monte, Tyrone // Professional Safety;May98, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p33
Provides information on employee protection programs while highlighting the Hartford Hospital's safety coordinator program. Detailed information on the program; What the effectiveness of a safety program depends on; Description of job safety analysis.
- Wrong-site surgery prompts hospital review. // Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2009, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p81
The article reports on the consent of officials to perform an extensive examination on the safety procedures in the surgery department at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.
- How to stay safe in a hospital. Aviv, Sari; Gallia, Katherine // Natural Health;Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p23
Presents safety precautions for patients in hospitals. Importance of keeping good company; Strategies for reducing the risks of drug side-effects.
- Correction. // Consumer Reports;Oct2012, Vol. 77 Issue 10, p5
A correction to the article "How Safe is Your Hospital?" that was published in the August 2012 issue is presented.