Rebecca Weintraub, Benjy Renton, and Georges C. Benjamin pen a perspective in the Boston Globe on the need to vaccinate children ahead of the school year.
Research from the HealthPrism and Safe Surgery/Safe Systems team published in Annals of Surgery Open compares expected versus experienced postoperative health-related quality of life among patients undergoing cancer surgery.
A decade after the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist was introduced, researchers examined its use by surgeons around the world and found most reported it enhanced patient safety.
President Biden has nominated Ariadne Labs’ founder and Chair, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH to serve as Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID leads the country’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.
An assessment of the current use of the Safe Childbirth Checklist found that it had been widely adopted and adapted to local contexts.
A study of the TeamBirth model, created to enhance the safety and dignity of childbirth care, found it improved communication and teamwork between clinicians and patients.