Helpful Health Care Links: February 20, 2015

doctor checking out some reports in the room of a hospitalOur helpful health care links focus on two hot topics in health care this week– The federal government cracking down on nursing home report cards and a California hospital exposed to antibiotic resistant ‘superbug’. Both are worth your time. And, as always, if you ever come across a healthcare story that you think merits more attention, please send it our way!

Government To Grade Nursing Homes On Tougher Scale

Starting immediately, the federal government is making it harder for nursing homes to get top grades on a public report card, in part by increasing scrutiny of their use of anti-psychotic drugs and raising the bar on an array of quality measures.

‘Superbug’ Outbreak at California Hospital, More Than 160 Exposed

A potentially deadly “superbug” resistant to antibiotics has infected seven patients, including two who died, and more than 160 others were exposed at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center through contaminated medical instruments.

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