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January 1, 2013

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  • Combating drug diversion — what you can do to help

    Many in healthcare will tell you outright that drug diversion isnt a big problem in their organization, says Commander John Burke of the Warren County Drug Task Force in Lebanon, OH. That is people putting their heads in the sand, he says.
  • Salaries on the rise

    Two years ago, when Hospital Peer Review did its salary survey, we were in the midst of the deepest recession that this country had known since the Great Depression.
  • New help to keep healthcare equal

    No one likes to think that their care differs based on some external element of the patient the way they look or talk, their perceived class. But study after study shows that we arent as blind to difference as wed like to think.
  • Readmissions are on more shoulders now

    You know that you are going to get dinged for any unplanned readmissions related to a patients original hospitalization. You have probably felt the heat about that for some time and have worked on how to make sure no one bounces back unless its part of the plan.
  • Underappreciated source of pain

    One in five. That was the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers in 2007 at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, NC.
  • TJC expands core measure sets

    On Jan. 1, 2014, The Joint Commission will start holding accredited hospitals responsible for two more core measure sets.