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patient safety

Physician training
Battling med school burnout
Published March 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 Oct 20, 2017
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 Sept 6, 2017
In survey, physicians indicate overtreatment is driven by fear of malpractice, patient demand, profit motives
Opioids
Tracing Rx errors
Published July 7, 2017
Handwritten opioid prescriptions contain more mistakes than those produced electronically, researchers find
Interdisciplinary idea
The business of medicine
Published March 31, 2017
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 Feb 7, 2017
Armstrong Institute receives multimillion dollar grant aimed at improving patient safety, overall experience / Hopkins Medicine
Patient experience
Physician face time
Published Jan 27, 2017
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 Oct 31, 2016
JHM launches Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence with $5M gift
Patient safety
Superbug solutions
Published Oct 18, 2016
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 May 3, 2016
Diagnostic errors, medical mistakes led to more than 250,000 deaths in 2013, researchers estimate