April 17, 2017

Weekly review: Leapfrog grades 2,639 hospitals from 'A' to 'F'

Daily Briefing

    Map: The states with the most opioid-related ED visits (April 10)
    Rates of opioid-related ED and inpatient visits skyrocketed between 2005 and 2014, with Massachusetts posting the highest rates in the country as of 2014, according to data compiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

    Many hospitals do job interviews wrong. Here's how to do them right. (April 11)
    Think those unstructured, free-form interviews are helping you pick the right team? Research shows that's not the case, Jason Dana writes in the New York Times. Two Advisory Board experts lay out a better approach.

    Leapfrog grades 2,639 hospitals from 'A' to 'F.' How did yours fare? (April 12)
    The Leapfrog Group in its latest Hospital Safety Scores awarded nearly 800 hospitals an "A" grade for safety—but gave more than 1,100 organizations a grade of "C" or below.

    Should airlines bump doctors from flights—ever? Ethicists weigh in (April 13)
    Viral video of a physician being dragged off a United Airlines flight has raised an ethical conundrum: Should doctors get priority to stay in their seats when flights have more passengers than seats? Or is such an idea, as one ethicist suggested, unnecessary and even "arrogant?"

    It's not just 'wrongful death.' Some doctors are sued for 'wrongful life' (April 13)
    Hospitals and health care providers sometimes fear lawsuits when a patient under their care dies, but a new wave of cases involve patients who allegedly were subjected to undesired life-prolonging procedures, Paula Span reports for the New York Times.

    The 30 'Best Workplaces in Health Care,' according to Fortune (April 14)
    Fortune named 15 hospitals and health systems—all of which are Advisory Board members—to its 2017 list of "Best Workplaces in Health Care," which highlights companies that excel at employee engagement and satisfaction. 

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