Tag: Hospital Refunds

Pressure Ulcer Prevention Tools Presented At ASHRM Conference

At a recent meeting of the New Jersey chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), health experts presented on how to prevent readmissions for pressure ulcers.

Pressure ulcers are a common hospital-acquired condition with far-reaching implications for patient safety.  It is estimated that 2.5 million patients are affected by pressure ulcers annually in the U.S.; about 60,000 patients will die nationwide directly from pressure ulcers.  The condition is extremely painful, costly (up to $11 billion each year in the U.S. alone), and largely preventable. Continue reading “Pressure Ulcer Prevention Tools Presented At ASHRM Conference”

Should Hospitals Refund for Patient Dissatisfaction or Medical Errors?

For retail department stores, the slogan “the customer is always right” was popularized and perhaps even invented by Marshall Field, whose department stores and name have very much been a part of Chicago life.

Could such a policy be good for the hospital business? Continue reading “Should Hospitals Refund for Patient Dissatisfaction or Medical Errors?”