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- Senator Boxer’s report on patient safety shows progress within California
Report cites specific examples of patient safety improvements throughout the state, identifying common themes for preventing medical errors
- Head of CDC Anthrax lab steps down
The head of the CDC lab where workers potentially exposed their colleagues to live anthrax resigned July 22, according to a report from the Associated Press.
- What to do after The Joint Commission leaves
You survived the survey. Here's a primer on what you should be doing to get ready for the next one.
- Suspicious device temporarily closes down Pennsylvania hospital
A suspicious device attached to a staff member’s car in the parking lot of an Allentown, Pennsylvania hospital caused some tense moments at the facility on July 20, according to a report on the news website Lehighvalleylive.com.
- CDC: We "may never know" how bird flu mishap occurred
The CDC admits it “may never know” how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory to be studied by poultry researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in March, according to a report from Reuters News Service.
- Experts: Hospitals no safer than 15 years ago
A group of healthcare experts told a Senate subcommittee July 17 that patients in American hospitals are no safer than they were 15 years ago, when a then-groundbreaking report from the Institute of Medicine estimated that preventable events were responsible for up to 98,000 deaths a year, according to a report in Outpatient Surgery magazine.
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