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Innovations

Hospital Partners With Residential Treatment Facility to Offer Alternative Setting to Intoxicated Patients, Reducing Emergency Department Length of Stay 06/30/11

Through the Community Alcohol Program, the University of Louisville Hospital and a residential alcohol treatment center (called The Healing Place) offer a safe, alternate treatment...

Pharmacy Residents Work 24-Hour Hospital Shifts, Leading to Few Dosing Errors and High Levels of Guideline Adherence 08/25/10

The University of Kentucky Hospital partnered with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy to establish a program in which postgraduate first- and second-year pharmacy residents work one 24...

Proactive Reporting, Investigation, Disclosure, and Remedying of Medical Errors Leads to Similar or Lower Than Average Malpractice Claims Costs 12/14/09

A Veterans Affairs Medical Center developed a comprehensive process designed to proactively identify and remedy medical errors. Key elements of the process include widely publicizing the...

Medical Team Training Using Crew Resource Management Principles Enhances Provider Communication and Stimulates Improvements in Patient Care 02/11/08

A comprehensive medical team training program supported by crew resource management principles adopted from the aviation industry was developed and implemented in 79 Veterans Affairs Medical...

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