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Why Do ASCs Fail? - August 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 2 5 A U G U S T 2 0 1 5 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E • Hospitals are accountable for con- taining costs as well as delivering quality care in joint replacements under a new payment model that Medicare will be testing in select surgical markets start- ing next year. osmag.net/RNhvZ0 • Are your infection preventionists required to spend more time col- lecting and reporting data on SSIs than observing, preparing and edu- cating staff to prevent them? osmag.net/YH6zvF • Healthcare workplaces are among the nation's most dangerous, says OSHA, which is why visiting surveyors will be on the lookout for patient handling injuries, slips, trips and falls, sharps risks, workplace violence and other on-the-job hazards. osmag.net/b4WtNA • The $5.1 million malpractice verdict sparked by a Pennsylvania ASC's drug mix-up highlights the importance of properly and diligent- ly labeling your medications. osmag.net/FlPJ4g • A patient sued an Oregon hospital after surgical lights allegedly caused severe third-degree burns on her foot. The lawsuit blames the hospital's unfiltered halogen bulbs. osmag.net/3oaHGM I N C A S E Y O U M I S S E D I T … Recent news from outpatientsurgery.net

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