Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) with higher levels of employee organizational satisfaction also tend to have higher safety scores and patient satisfaction ratings, according to new research published in theAmerican Journal of Medicine.
An internal review by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital uncovered 13 cases in which heart surgery patients were harmed by medical care from 2015 to 2018 but that went unreported until recently. Florida law requires such incidents to be reported within 15 days, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Prior authorization that requires physicians to get approval from health insurers for certain drugs, tests and treatments isn’t good for patients, according to a survey of 1,000 practicing physicians from the American Medical Association (AMA).
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, could lose its Medicare funding if it doesn’t shape up after a recent inspection found serious problems at the institution, The Tampa Bay Times reported.
Hospitals are becoming safer places for patients, after a decline in hospital-acquired conditions saved approximately 20,000 lives and $7.7 billion in costs, according to data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).