Preventing injuries from falls has been a flagship topic in health care quality improvement and patient safety for nearly two decades. The complications that can follow injurious falls in older adults can cause many adverse outcomes, including death.
A survey of adults ages 65 and older in 11 countries found U.S. respondents were sicker than their counterparts in other countries and, despite universal coverage under Medicare, faced more financial barriers to health care.
When an unauthorized immigrant suffers a brain injury, who decides when treatment is withdrawn? An ethical dilemma touches on issues of clinician autonomy and justice versus patient and family autonomy.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report shows quality of health care continues to improve gradually each year but gains remain uneven among minorities.
The Partnership for Patients, launched in April 2011, is a national quality improvement initiative from the Department of Health and Human Services that has set ambitious goals for U.S. providers to improve patient safety and care transitions...