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Part 1: Hepatitis A through C Explained

Part 1: Hepatitis A through C Explained

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver – ranging in severity from A through E. The liver is responsible for purifying blood, producing essential substances, storing sugars, fats, and vitamins, and building chemicals. When the liver is infected, it cannot...
Tips for Planning PACs

Tips for Planning PACs

A 2015 article published by Propublica gives an overview of a patient’s life that was lost due to several missteps in her care. One of the comments by Paul Levy to this story reads, “But those of us involved in quality and safety training for medical students and...

Partnering with Patients for Increased Safety: Introducing PACs

Medical errors and the lack of patient safety is a leading cause of death in the United States and this why healthcare organizations must set patient safety as a top priority. The foundation of a safe healthcare visit is the partnership between medical providers and...
Patient Safety is not All About Filming, Wrong Site Surgery, etc.

Patient Safety is not All About Filming, Wrong Site Surgery, etc.

Patient safety at its core involves commitment from healthcare providers, entities etc., to practice safely and do no harm. A report released in 2016 by CRICO strategies states communication failures were a factor in 30 percent of malpractice cases. The report cites...
Weight-Loss Surgery Safety: Are We There Yet?

Weight-Loss Surgery Safety: Are We There Yet?

Patient safety and quality of care are significant concerns within the United States healthcare system. According to the CDC more than a third of the US adults suffer from obesity.  Additionally, obesity is a chronic disease in the U.S. and is considered the second...