Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

July / August 2018 IC_CQ

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July/August 2018 • Vol. 2018 No. 4 SAVE THE DATE INSIDE THE ISSUE: 13 Statistics on Never Events p. 6 Healthgrades Honors 458 Hospitals for Patient Safety p. 7 Infection Prevention Programs May Need Up to 66% More Staffing p. 8 US News Adds Patient Experience Ratings to Physician Profiles p. 10 Physicians Battle First Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak p. 19 Fewer Medical Mistakes Saved Hospitals $2.9B From 2014-16 p. 20 CMS Postpones July Hospital Star Ratings Update p. 22 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety | 2018 BECKER'S Clinical Leadership & Infection Control ese 50 industry leaders serve as prominent advocates for patient safety. Individuals featured on this list range from researchers and professors to administrators and healthcare providers, but all share the same passion to prevent patient harm. See the full story on page 12 25+ STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue Are Hospital Readmissions an Accurate Quality Measure? 2 Researchers Aren't So Sure Current readmission measures do not consider observation stays, which two healthcare researchers describe as a crucial component missing from the quality equation. See the full story on page 21 How Intermountain Researchers Are Helping Smaller Hospitals Cut Antibiotic Use Researchers at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health are studying how small community hospitals can create the most effective antibiotic stewardship program possible. See the full story on page 17 Becker's Hospital Review Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference September 19 - 22, 2018 Hyatt Regency | Chicago, Illinois 200+ Great Hospital and Health System Executives Speaking with 255+ Speakers Total To learn more & register, visit:

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