Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

November_December 2017 IC_CQ

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November 2017 • Vol. 2017 No. 6 BECKER'S Infection Control & Clinical Quality Becker's Hospital Review 6 th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable November 13-15, 2017 Westin Michigan Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 112 Great Health System Executives Speaking with 122 Speakers Total 67 CEOs and 26 CFOs from Great Hospitals and Health Systems Speaking To learn more & register, visit: SAVE THE DATE 55+ STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue Inside The Issue The 2 Most Effective Operating Room Practices to Reduce SSIs P. 8 Every Extra Patient on a Nurse's Caseload Increases Mortality Risk 7% P. 12 The Most Crucial Aspect of Patient Interactions Physicians Often Miss P. 16 Sepsis Initiatives May Hinder Antibiotic Stewardship, Boost C. Diff Rates P. 23 Study: Online Physician Ratings Not Indicative of Care Quality P. 28 Healthgrades: 25 Cities Leading the Way in Healthcare P. 32 Where Are the 15 Leapfrog F Hospitals? P. 33 What Patients Really Want Physicians to Do After a Medical Error Medical errors pose numerous safety risks and financial consequences for both patients and healthcare providers. Researchers assessed the aftermath of medical errors at three hospitals and found patients often have one simple desire from their physician after a serious error occurs — to be heard. See the full story on page 17. CMS' 'Meaningful Measures' Initiative Seeks to Curb Burden of Quality Reporting Healthcare providers face numerous regulatory hurdles associated with quality reporting. To reduce this burden, CMS plans to simplify the measures hospitals and physicians must report on, zeroing in on the most important factors to improve care quality and patient outcomes. Patient Safety Issues Rarely Spur Joint Commission to Withdraw Seal of Approval e Joint Commission seldom revokes its seal of approval for hospitals who do not comply with Medicare regulations, even aer serious patient safety violations occur, according to an investigation by e Wall Street Journal. See the full story on page 28 See the full story on page 33

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