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PHT claims costs are one-third of SC average
The average cost per claim, at closure, for Palmetto Hospital Trust members for claims closed during the twelve month period ending June 30, 2014, was slightly less than $4,000. This represents a 35% decrease from the average cost per claim, at closure, for the twelve month period ending June 30,...[MORE]
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Article 2064 U.S. tackles antibiotic resistance
President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $1.2 billion for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria in fiscal 2016. It is unclear if Congress would approve the ambitious request, which would nearly double the federal funds allotted in fiscal 2015. Earlier this year, the White House ...[MORE]
Article 2063 Infection control saves lives and money
Preventing infections in the ICU saves lives and money, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control and highlighted by HealthLeaders Media. The study found that elderly patients admitted to ICUs are about 35% more likely to die within five years of ...[MORE]
Article 2062 Treating pressure ulcers
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently published two evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in the Annals of Internal Medicine for preventing and treating pressure ulcers. The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest ...[MORE]
Article 2061 Group calls for more nurses on hospital boards
Some of the largest healthcare systems in America do not have any nurses serving on their boards of directors and a recently formed coalition aims to change that within five years. The Nurses on Boards Coalition will implement a national strategy aimed at bringing nurses’ valuable perspective to ...[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.