Risk Management

Rate of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals Drops

Among patients in U.S. hospitals, about one in 30 has one or more healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) on a given day, according to the CDC.


Big Drop in Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Research, Bulletins on Health Risks

Testosterone use decreased dramatically from 2013 to 2016, amid an outpouring of study results and FDA alerts regarding associations between testosterone products and risk of stroke, heart attack and/or death.


Study Links Rising Burnout To EHR Expansion

Physician burnout is not new. The speed at which it is spreading may be.


Mothers of Infants with Heart Defects Face Elevated Cardiovascular Risk Later, Researchers Find

Women who give birth to infants with congenital heart defects (CHD) have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life than women whose babies do not have CHD, a Canadian study found.


Orthopedic Spotlight

About half of U.S. adults have a musculoskeletal condition, creating well over $200 billion in lost wages and costs for care each year. In addition, many orthopedists face a staggering clinical and bureaucratic workload.


Advice on Advisers

James M. Dahle, MD, wants to be clear: “Salespeople” and “bad people” are not synonymous.


Rotating Inspectors at Medical Device Plants May Reduce Recalls

Less familiarity between FDA investigators and management at medical device manufacturing plants may mean fewer recalls down the road, research in the journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management suggests.


Sitting: A New Growth Industry in Liability?

With extended periods of sitting being associated with a range of health issues, healthcare facilities may risk future liability if they do not provide options that get more employees on their feet.

Researchers at Drexel University argue that permitting employees to have a cause of...


Taking Vaccines to the Next Level

Vaccine development is staggeringly expensive and time-consuming. By some estimates, a single vaccine can cost $200 million and require a minimum of one decade in research and testing.


Protecting Your Patients — and Your Investment

The time-tested exhortation “Above all, do no harm” applies to maintenance of the physical structure in which care is provided as well as to care itself. Safety-enhancing upkeep not only protects patients; it also helps preserve the value of the building and its contents.

A key component...