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2013-05-23 10:27:30

Private insurers rather than hospitals would reap the most savings by supporting programs to prevent these avoidable complications Johns Hopkins researchers report that hospitals may be reaping enormous income for patients whose hospital stays are complicated by preventable bloodstream infections contracted in their intensive care units. In a small, new study, reported online in the American Journal of Medical Quality, the researchers found that an ICU patient who develops an avoidable...

2011-02-02 01:12:35

A Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units throughout Michigan appears to have also reduced deaths by 10 percent, a new study suggests. Although prior research showed a major reduction in central-line related bloodstream infections at hospitals using the checklist, the new study is the first to show its use directly lowered mortality. "We knew that when we applied safety science principles to the delivery of...

2011-02-02 01:11:16

Current system provides few incentives for them to do so, Johns Hopkins experts argue Efforts to keep hospital patients safe and continually improve the overall results of health care can't work unless medical centers figure out a way to get physicians more involved in the process. "Physicians' training and perspectives on patient care make their contributions to improvement efforts essential," says Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., a Johns Hopkins patient safety expert and co-author of a...

2011-02-01 08:59:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study reveals a Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units (ICUs) throughout Michigan also appears to have reduced deaths by 10-percent. "We knew that when we applied safety science principles to the delivery of health care, we would dramatically reduce infections in intensive care units, and now we know we are also saving lives," Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of...

2011-01-13 09:30:00

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) today announced the election of Peter J. Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D. to serve as an independent member of Cantel's Board of Directors. "Dr. Pronovost is a world renowned leader of patient safety and quality, serving as a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician, professor, researcher, lecturer and international patient safety leader," said Charles M. Diker, Chairman of Cantel. "His wealth of...