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  • Hand Hygiene Lacking in Healthcare Settings

    Back in April, we wrote a blog about how some Florida facilities were being penalized for their unacceptably high rate of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), which are caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other less common types of pathogens. HAIs do not have to be an inevitable part of healthcare and their elimination has been made a priority by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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  • Healthcare Based on the Clock

    If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to doctors or hospitals until you need one. When you get sick or have an emergency, you expect medical practitioners to be accessible and helpful, to accurately diagnose your condition, alleviate your pain, administer proper treatment, resolve the uncertainties. Anyone who has to spend time in a hospital looks forward to going home, ...
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  • Vehicle Accidents and Traffic Flow

    Just a few years ago, the 382-mile stretch of Interstate 95 located in Florida was rated as the deadliest highway in the country. Using data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigators determined that, between 2004 and 2008, the Florida span of I-95 had 1.73 fatal accidents per mile. To the west, the 1.7 miles of the Palmetto Expressway between 41st Street and the ...
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  • Boat Insurance Claims

    Here in Florida, we have a lot of sunshine and a lot of water. Those elements combine to make us a boater’s paradise, as demonstrated by the over 870,000 boats registered here . Florida is also a haven for visitors who come by boat or bring their boat along. Although Florida law has strict registration policies, boat insurance is optional. Most boaters elect coverage, knowing there are many risks ...
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