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Study Says Patients Rarely Know About Medication Errors

January 17, 2013

When your organization makes a mistake with a patient’s medication, should you inform that patient about this mistake, even if it isn’t a harmful or life-threatening mistake? According to an article from Reuters, most hospitals err on the “no” side of this question and do not tell the patients about the mistake. The researchers behind […]

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Rapid Response Teams: Needed? A sideshow?

September 27, 2010

Is having a Rapid Response Team (RRTs) in place a smart move for a hospital, or is the hospital just ducking its responsibility to keep patients stable?  That’s an issue which has become white hot since a JAMA article came out suggesting that RRTs are, more or less, a sideshow that distracts from improving quality […]

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