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Wisconsin Hospitals Making Progress on Central Line Infection Rates

May 24, 2013

Reducing the rate of infections can be one of the greatest challenges a healthcare organization faces, but Wisconsin has seen its hospitals tackle the greatest of these infections: central-line infections. According to Guy Boulton of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, these reduced rates are rather impressive: central-line infections in the ICU were down 56 percent in […]

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Healthcare Providers Confront Nation’s Obesity Epidemic

March 18, 2013

When looking at the state of healthcare in this country, I think it’s fair to say that we’ve arrived at the point where describing obesity as an epidemic is no longer a gross exaggeration. According to the CDC, obesity rates are at all-time highs in the United States, with 36 percent of adults being obese. […]

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A Breakdown of 2013 Hospital Quality Issues (Part 1 of 2)

January 10, 2013

Cheryl Clark over at HealthLeaders Media conveniently outlines the “Top 10 Quality Issues of 2013.” Below is an overview of the first five on her list, but we highly recommend that you read the entire article for a deeper understanding of the issues discussed. It can be found here. 1.) Cracking HACs Beginning Oct. 1, […]

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Drug rush: Prescription use shoots up over last decade

October 24, 2010

Today, it’s not unusual for even a reasonably healthy 35-year-old to be taking a handful of prescriptions — and for those 60 and over to gulp down 10 or 15 prescription meds per day. While it may seem like things have always been this way, they haven’t. These stats actually represent a major increase from 10  years ago, according […]

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