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As hospitals nationwide work to improve patient safety and avert federal penalties for hospital-acquired conditions (HACs), children's hospitals have made some of the most significant progress, according to U.S. News & World Report .
In January 2009, Ohio's eight children's hospitals formed the Ohio Children's Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety Network with state business leaders and Cardinal Health Foundation, with the goal of eliminating serious patient harms
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Former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam today called for an urgent and coordinated action across all government sectors and society to prevent the threat posed by antibiotic resistance in healthcare.
Speaking on the eve of Doctors Day,Kalam discussed about how the world was moving towards "post-antibiotic era", in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades can once again become serious.
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When you think of safety mishaps at hospitals, what likely comes to mind is patients who got surgery on the wrong leg or were exposed to deadly bacteria. Those are problems that have received widespread attention from safety experts.
A recent report by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority highlights another potential danger in hospitals: food.
Snicker all you like about the quality of hospital food. That's