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Care Transitions: A Bridge over Troubled Water

Care transitions have been described as a bridge connecting patients from one healthcare provider or group of providers to another.  It’s easy to imagine a grand structure, like the Golden Gate Bridge in California, with awe-inspiring towers, powerful suspension, and a rock-solid foundation.  But, when patients are discharged from the hospital, the bridge they must cross looks much different:...

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Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

We’ve all heard the horrific stories about patients undergoing amputation surgery only to have the surgeon amputate the wrong body part.  We hope and pray these are isolated incidents, right?  Well a new study published last week in the BMJ shows that medical errors in hospitals and other healthcare facilities are more common than we think and are the third leading cause of death in the United...

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