Daniel R. Levinson

Adverse events in older adults are underreported in hospitals, report says

Adverse events for Medicare beneficiaries are underreported in hospitals, where incident reporting systems only capture about 14% of errors, according to a government report released Friday.

Nursing homes should be penalized for overuse of antipsychotic medications for dementia residents, federal investigator says

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should penalize physicians and nursing homes that continue to inappropriately prescribe and administer antipsychotic medications to dementia residents, regulators urged Wednesday.