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Connecticut’s Latest Hospital Inspection Reports Available On C-HIT

October 5, 2016
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Connecticut’s Latest Hospital Inspection Reports Available On C-HIT

By Cara Rosner Several patient deaths, including the death of a newborn who was given an overdose of medication, were among various violations found at Connecticut hospitals, according to newly released inspection reports from state health officials. The reports, which can be found in C-HIT’s Data Mine section, cover inspections that took place at...

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Connecticut Hospitals Wake Up To The Need For Sleep

September 6, 2016
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Connecticut Hospitals Wake Up To The Need For Sleep

By Karen Weintraub Clattering carts, overly bright lights and frequent disruptions make hospitals a tough place to get a good night’s sleep.But now, hospitals across Connecticut are launching efforts to help patients sleep longer and better. At Yale-New Haven Hospital, researchers are expanding a pilot program that successfully reduced noise in the medical ICU...

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Acute Drug Shortages Forcing Workarounds In Hospitals

July 11, 2016
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Acute Drug Shortages Forcing Workarounds In Hospitals

By Cara Rosner In hospitals across Connecticut and nationwide, workarounds to compensate for medication shortages are daily routines for treating patients – and health experts say it’s not about to change any time soon. Some acute-care drugs in short supply nationally are antibiotics, antipsychotics, intravenous saline, and morphine, according to the most recent shortage...

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Connecticut Hospital Inspection Reports Now Available On C-HIT

May 18, 2016
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Connecticut Hospital Inspection Reports Now Available On C-HIT

By Lisa Chedekel Lapses in cleanliness, infection-control procedures and in the treatment of patients with behavioral health problems were among the most common violations found in Connecticut hospitals inspected by the state health department in 2015, reports collected by C-HIT show. Inspection reports from the state Department of Public Health, spanning 2013 through 2015...

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