Tag: Surveys

US News & World Report updates ‘Best Hospital’ ranking methodology

Editor's Note The latest "Best Hospitals" rankings from U.S. News & World Report have been released with significant updates to methodology in response to recent controversies. MedPage Today reported the news July 16. Among the chief changes this year is the inclusion of Medicare Advantage data in the rankings, a…

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By: Matt Danford
July 18, 2024
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Survey: Physician burnout reaches lowest point since pandemic

Editor's Note Less than half of physicians surveyed by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2023 reported feeling burned out—the first time the figure has dropped below the 50% mark since 2020. These findings evidence continued decline in burnout from the record-high 62.8% in 2021 and 53% in 2022, according…

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By: Matt Danford
July 15, 2024
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Study: Depression, lack of support outweighed pandemic-specific influences on nurses leaving jobs in 2020

Editor's Note Coworker and employer support strongly influence nurses' intentions to remain in their jobs, while symptoms of depression are associated with nurses planning to leave, according to a study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Available to the public September 30…

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By: Matt Danford
June 14, 2024
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CMS releases 2023 top citations for ASCs

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published 2023 survey data for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), highlighting top citations, ASC Focus June 7 reports. Due to system migrations, public data updates halted since May 2022, but CMS staff provided data to ASCA on May 30, 2024. The…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 12, 2024
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Study: Surgeon video consults up since pandemic, but challenges remain

Editor's Note Need for physical examination, technological limitations, care quality concerns, and malpractice risk topped the list of perceived barriers to employing video visits in surgical care in a study published May 10 in the journal Surgery. This study was reportedly the first to comprehensively survey surgeons on their perception…

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By: Matt Danford
May 30, 2024
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Nurse union survey: AI patient safety threats prove need for strict guardrails

Editor's Note Artificial intelligence (AI) threatens patient safety by undermining the judgment of human nurses, according to a survey by National Nurses United (NNU). “The findings, coupled with anecdotal reports from nurses at hospitals nationwide, underscore the urgent need for stricter regulation and greater input from nurses and health care…

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By: Matt Danford
May 24, 2024
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Mental health, violence top list of concerns in biennial nursing report

Editor's Note The 2024 Nurse Salary and Work-Life Report, a biennial survey from nurse.com, asked participants for the first time this year about workplace violence and how work affects their mental health and wellness. According to an April 9 press release, 64% reported verbal abuse and 23% reported physical assault…

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By: Matt Danford
May 10, 2024
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Physician opinions on generative artificial intelligence reverse course, trend positive

Editor's Note Nearly 7 in 10 physicians responding to a recent Wolters Kluwer Health survey report that their views on the healthcare benefits of generative artificial intelligence (AI) have shifted in a positive direction during the past year. Detailed in an April 16 report, the survey also reveals that 40%…

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By: Matt Danford
May 3, 2024
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Study finds workforce readiness gap in new nurses

Editor's Note A study published March 30 in Nurse Education in Practice found that the majority of nurses with less than 2 years of work experience are uncomfortable performing more complex procedures independently. Conducted by Singapore General Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital, and Singapore Institute of Technology, the study aimed to…

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By: Brita Belli
April 25, 2024
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Getting ready for the OAS CAHPS Survey 2025 requirement

Editor's Note Starting in 2025, Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) will be required to participate in the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (OAS CAHPS) Survey to comply with the ASC Quality Reporting Program, reports the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) and Outpatient Surgery Magazine…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 24, 2024
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