Chapter four of the Health of Massachusetts gives an overview of the data held by MDPH’s Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality. The Bureau focuses on patient safety and health care quality while working towards the goals of improving health and reducing growing health care costs.
The activities of the Bureau underscore DPH’s commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the health of our residents. From the licensing of health care professionals such as nurses and pharmacists, to assessing nursing home utilization rates, to monitoring adverse events and injuries in hospitals, the Bureau strives to make sure that our health care providers and facilities continually provide safe and appropriate care to our residents.
To learn more and to find additional data and resources on the topics covered in chapter four, visit our website at www.mass.gov/dph/healthofmassachusetts.
Weekly Flu Report, November 27, 2015 posted on Nov 27
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Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting posted on Nov 23
“Since passage of the Massachusetts Act to Relative to Needlestick Injury Prevention, measurable progress has been made, but significant work remains in our efforts to eradicate preventable sharps injuries. Unfortunately, healthcare workers continue to bear the brunt of the burden of these potentially life-changing exposures. …Continue Reading Preventing Sharps Injuries among Healthcare Workers: 15 Years and Counting
Eat Well by Eating Smart this Thanksgiving! posted on Nov 23
By Terri Mendoza and Gina Davin Thanksgiving is a time for food, thanks, love, family, friends, and more food. As wonderful as this time of year is, unfortunately it’s easy to get carried away with all of the holiday specialties and end up eating more …Continue Reading Eat Well by Eating Smart this Thanksgiving!