Comarow On Quality


July 2007


Put a Ceiling on Nurses' Hours

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Q: What's the difference between a tired doctor and a drunk? A: If you're the doctor's patient, not much. A fatigued physician and someone who's legally drunk both think, focus, and perform skilled work at about the same level, according to the American Medical Student Association. Nurses might not ...

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TAGS:
patient safety
nurses

A Hospital Comes Clean

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How good is your local hospital at hand-washing? Administrators might—or might not—be tracking how faithfully their doctors, nurses, and other caregivers disinfect their hands with soap and water or an alcohol gel before touching patients. Either way, just try asking for this information. Good ...

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TAGS:
hospitals
Boston

Why We Don't Rank Emergency Room Care

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Another query I get time and again, most recently this morning, is why we don't rank hospital emergency departments. Funny, I don't recall anyone asking except emergency physicians, but it's a fair question—especially at a time when these departments are expected to deal immediately and capably ...

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TAGS:
hospitals

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