patient safety

Cath Lab Changes to Cut Radiation Exposure

Radiation dose received by patients during invasive cardiology procedures has the potential to cause skin damage and is assumed to include a small cancer risk. To help ensure patient safety, it is desirable to minimize patient...

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A Nationwide Program for Improving Quality & Safety

Throughout the United States, efforts are being made to improve the overall quality of healthcare, reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and provide models for national reform. One such effort is the Aligning Forces for Quality...

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Chronic Pain: Analyzing the Public Health Burden

There has been greater recognition over the past several decades of the pervasiveness of poorly assessed, poorly treated chronic pain, culminating recently in an Institute of Medicine report quantifying this healthcare issue....

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