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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...

2011-08-26 07:00:00

In a recent Business901 Podcast, Simplifying Lean and Six Sigma for Government and Healthcare, Jay Arthur author of numerous books on Lean And Six Sigma and most recently, Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals discussed making these methodologies available to the masses. Denver,CO (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 In a recent Business901 Podcast, Simplifying Lean and Six Sigma for Government and Healthcare, Jay Arthur author of numerous books on Lean And Six Sigma and most recently, Lean Six Sigma for...

2011-06-17 21:08:13

How dramatic reduction in infection at 100 intensive care units was achieved is revealed A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a programme, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world's most successful patient safety programmes. Funded in part by the Health...

2011-05-09 16:48:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Intensive care units (ICUs) in both large and small hospitals stopped central line-associated bloodstream infections for up to 2 years after using a targeted quality improvement initiative funded in part by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The initiative, known as the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, or CUSP, was implemented through the Keystone Intensive Care Unit Project in Michigan hospitals. The study, "The...

2011-02-17 13:04:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospital staff in Michigan intensive care units (ICUs) cut by more than 70 percent the rate of pneumonia in patients who are on ventilators by using a targeted quality improvement initiative funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This reduction in the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia was sustained for the duration of the study's follow-up, a period of up to two and a half years. Ventilator-associated...

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...

2011-02-01 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...

2011-01-31 18:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older Americans who were treated in Michigan intensive care units (ICUs) saw larger decreases in their likelihood of dying while hospitalized than similar ICU patients in other Midwestern hospitals, according to a new study evaluating an innovative quality improvement initiative funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The initiative, known as the Keystone Project, targeted ways to reduce the number of...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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