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|Hospital Quality, Death Rates, Don't Go Hand-in-Hand
Inpatient mortality rates used, by organizations
to issue report cards on the quality of individual U.S. hospitals, are
a poor gauge of how well hospitals actually perform and should be
abandoned in favor of measures that more accurately assess patient
harms and care provided, argued patient safety experts in a new study.
The study, co-authored by Dr. Peter Pronovost,
professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Richard Lilford, professor
of clinical epidemiology at the University of Birmingham in England,
appeared in the British Medical Journal.
The study said that hospital mortality rates take
into account all inpatient deaths, not just the ones that could have
been prevented with quality care. Since many patients are often too
sick to be saved by the time they are admitted to the hospital, the
researchers argue, hospital mortality rates shouldn't be the factor
that determines whether hospitals are "good" or "bad."
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LiveWell Colorado, a non-profit organization
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and active living, published a "Worksite Wellness Blueprint" to assess
the current state of worksite wellness in Colorado and to identify,
prioritize, and guide future efforts. The project was a collaborative
effort with the Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition (COPAN)
program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
To develop the "Blueprint," LiveWell Colorado
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conducted an environmental scan to understand current worksite wellness
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Based on stakeholder feedback, LiveWell Colorado
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