Category: Healthcare Quality, Safety

A Tale of Two Assessments of the Risk of Disease Transmission

December 11, 2012 (updated 8-5-2014): The Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) decision in 2009 not to notify patients of the several infection-control  breaches confirmed within the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, which includes…

Infection Rates and the Evaluations of Interventions: A Common ‘Post Hoc Fallacy’?

This article provides a reply to a Wall Street Journal article entitled: “Medicare Shift Fails to Cut Hospital Infections” and posted October 10, 2012. It provides some tools to use when…