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PHTS joins The Risk Authority Stanford
Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors, The Risk Authority Stanford (TRA Stanford) and PHT Services, Ltd have completed TRA Stanford’s acquisition of PHTS and the official launch of TRA Stanford Global Service Center in South Carolina. "We are very pleased to be able to share...[MORE]
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Article 2612 ER physicians express concern over drug shortages, lack of preparation
In a poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), nine in 10 emergency physicians who responded say in the past month they experienced shortages or absences of critical medicines in their emergency departments. In addition, nearly all (93% of 247 doctors) say their ...[MORE]
Article 2611 Patients at risk when nurses are overworked
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare reports on a study from Finland which found that when nurses are overworked the risk of a patient dying increased by more than 40%. The study was published in BMJ. The researchers, who looked at 36 units in four hospitals in Finland, collected ...[MORE]
Article 2610 How to improve your antimicrobial stewardship program
Antibiotic resistance is a major national and international concern and in recent years the CDC, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Joint Commission, among others, have all emphasized the importance of antimicrobial stewardship programs. In the February 2018 issue of The ...[MORE]
Article 2609 A different approach to treating sepsis
A small clinical trial at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that a drug that revs up the immune system holds promise in treating sepsis. The approach goes against the grain of earlier strategies that have relied on antibiotics and inflammatory medications to tamp down the ...[MORE]
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Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program (PHLIP) was founded in 2001 in response to the growing need for a stable source for professional and general liability insurance for South Carolina hospitals and health systems. Operating as a risk purchasing group pursuant to the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986, PHLIP serves its members by providing access to group self-insurance options as an alternative to commercial insurance. PHLIP currently offers its members group self-insurance alternatives for healthcare professional & general liability and medical stop-loss coverage.