Tag Archives: Hospitals

OIG: 46% of Medicare patients in LTC hospitals hit by adverse or harm events

Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term care hospitals experienced adverse or temporary harm events during their stays. That’s among the findings of the HHS Office of Inspector General, which conducted a two-stage medical record review using physician reviewers to identify adverse events and temporary harm events in the sampled records. One in five Medicare… Read More »

Hospitals Can and Should Support Employees Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence: Here’s How

By PATRICK HORINE Every October we recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an important opportunity to discuss this widespread social and public health problem and to take stock of what we can do better to protect victims of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, the data shows us that health care is often a dangerous profession that is also rife with domestic… Read More »