December 23, 2014

Health Care Safety Index December 2014

Recent changes in drug labels: The following drugs had modifications to the contraindications, warnings or precautions section of their labels: Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) for Injection; Arava […]
November 9, 2014

Health Care Safety Index November 9, 2014

NEJM published a study revealing that by merely adopting an I-PASS patient hand-off system (“I” illness severity,  “P” patient summary,  “A” action list,  “S” situation awareness […]
August 16, 2014
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Health Care Safety Index – July to August 2014

Jessica Firger, for CBS News,  on increased reports of West Nile Virus in western, central and southern states. Early signs and symptoms of the disease include […]
June 21, 2014
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Health Care Safety Index – June 2014

Tim Darragh reported that there are 43% fewer medical malpractice cases being filed in Pennsylvania today than there were ten years ago. The article attributes the […]