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patient safety

Physician training
Battling med school burnout
Published Aug 20, 2018
Study: Limiting the length of shifts for medical trainees improves their reported well-being but doesn't impair their education
Patient safety
Phasing out unnecessary blood testing
Published Aug 20, 2018
Eliminating widespread and unnecessary tests can improve patient health, save up to $2 million in costs each year / Hopkins Medicine
Health care
Unneeded care common, doctors say
Published Aug 20, 2018
In survey, physicians indicate overtreatment is driven by fear of malpractice, patient demand, profit motives
Opioids
Tracing Rx errors
Published Aug 20, 2018
Handwritten opioid prescriptions contain more mistakes than those produced electronically, researchers find
Interdisciplinary idea
The business of medicine
Published Aug 20, 2018
Schools should teach med students business management skills so they can effectively lead complex health care enterprises, Hopkins experts say
Patient safety
Hopkins to share surgical care protocols with 750 hospitals
Published Aug 20, 2018
Armstrong Institute receives multimillion dollar grant aimed at improving patient safety, overall experience / Hopkins Medicine
Patient experience
Physician face time
Published Aug 20, 2018
Arriving early for appointments could lead to more time face-to-face with physician, study finds / Hopkins Medicine
Patient safety
Saving lives through better diagnoses
Published Aug 20, 2018
JHM launches Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence with $5M gift
Patient safety
Superbug solutions
Published Aug 20, 2018
Armstrong Institute awarded $16M government contract to improve use of antibiotics
Patient safety
Study: Medical errors No. 3 cause of death in U.S.
Published Aug 20, 2018
Diagnostic errors, medical mistakes led to more than 250,000 deaths in 2013, researchers estimate