1 in 20 U.S. Adults Affected by Outpatient Diagnostic Errors

Diagnostic errors--missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence--occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study published in the April 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety. The study, partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), estimates that approximately 12 million … [Read more...]

New Information about Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Research findings on Quality of Care are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Purpose of the Study: Culture change models are intended to improve the quality of life for nursing home residents, but the impact of these models on quality of care is unknown. We evaluated the … [Read more...]