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Medical Error as Cause of Death

According to a recent report in the BMJ medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.  The chart below shows where the estimated number of deaths from medical error fit into known mortality data.   656 more words

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Medicare Penalizes Hospitals -- safety problems

Hospitals in the lowest quartile of safety scores from Oct 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2015 were recently penalized 1% of Medicare billings as detailed on the… 259 more words

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Can social media really tell you which hospital offers the best care?

For many of us, social media is about tapping into our passions, reaching out, sharing, learning, friendship and entertainment.

As a healthcare marketer, I’ve also taken note in social media’s emerging role in driving patient volume and brand preference. 387 more words