Tammy Worth, Author at Renal and Urology News
Tammy Worth

Tammy Worth

Contributing Writer https://www.renalandurologynews.com
Tammy Worth is a freelance health care reporter. As a contributing author to Renal & Urology News, she writes monthly HIPAA and practice management columns. Tammy received a bachelor’s degree in english from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to her work with Haymarket Media, she has written for more than a decade for outlets including the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Health.com, WebMD.com, and KCPT. More of her work can be found at www.tammyworth.com.

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Better Communication Cuts Down on Surgery-Related Deaths

South Carolina hospitals use a checklist to increase safety in the operating room. As part of a novel program, 14 hospitals in South Carolina reduced post-surgery mortality rates by 22% through the simple act of using a checklist in their operating rooms. The hospitals, which account for almost 40% of the state’s inpatient surgeries, completed…