Doing well by doing good: Evaluating the influence of patient safety performance on hospital financial outcomes

Background: As financial pressures on hospitals increase because of changing reimbursement structures and heightened focus on quality and value, the association between patient safety performance and financial outcomes remains unclear. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate if hospitals with higher patient safety performance are associated with higher levels of profitability than those…

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AMA Tells Trump “No Way” on ACA

MEMORANDUM TO: Reporters, Editors, Producers and Interested Parties FROM: American Medical Association DATE: December 15, 2018 SUBJECT: Texas v. Azar Decision ______________________________________________________________________________ Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision is a stunning display of judicial activism. Judicial power does not extend to settling policy disputes or exercising general supervision over the other branches of the federal government. Congress…

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Johnson and Johnson’s Latest Ethical Misadventures: Settled Kickback Allegations, Reportedly Concealed Knowledge of Adverse Effects of a "Sacred Cow" Product

Giant pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ device company Johnson & Johnson has its famous “credo” which starts with We believe our first responsibility is to the doctors, nurses and patients, to mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services.  In meeting their needs everything we do must be of high quality..Nonetheless, the company has…

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! Apologies for unexpectedly going MIA last week, but your girl here decided she needed some firsthand experience with the health care system via a…

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