By Michelle McCleerey – The Journal of the AMA recently published a study which revealed that more than one in four hospital readmissions are potentially preventable. The underlying issue behind many of the key factors contributing to preventative readmissions? A lack of care team communication and collaboration.
By Terry Hayes – For years, there have been studies showing that clinicians are decreasing time spent with patients due to competing demands. Nurses say that out of a 12-hour shift, only two hours are spent on direct patient care, and doctors spend only 27.5 percent of their daily working time with their patients.
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