Healthcare Departments

Study Shows Healthcare Professionals Often Care for Patients While Ill

June 18, 2019

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of Am

Hospital-Acquired Infections May Be Lower in Closed ICUs

May 23, 2019

Three hospital-acquired infections rates appear to be lower in patients admitted to a “closed” intensive care unit, meaning that the ICU team has primary responsibility for the patient, rather than a primary care physician, according to research presented at ATS 2019.

Improvements in Surgery Quality Markers Linked to Hospital Profitability

May 16, 2019

Hospitals that perform better on steps to prevent complications after surgery also have better performance on measures of profitability, reports a study in the May/June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management, an official publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).