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OPTIMISTIC Project Cuts 1 in 3 Preventable Hospitalizations

In 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the OPTIMISTIC project, or “Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality and Improving Symptoms Transforming Institutional Care.” The purpose of this federally-funded program is to reduce rehospitalizations among nursing home residents. Under the OPTIMISTIC project, nurses and nurse practitioners were…



Safe Driving Tips

Thousands of motor vehicle crashes take place across the U.S. every year, and the state of Wisconsin is no exception. Although you cannot control the behavior and driving habits of other drivers, you can take some simple steps to help you avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of a serious accident.…



Internal Injuries and Wisconsin Auto Accidents

Serious auto accidents often result in internal injuries to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The most common types of internal injuries include broken ribs, ruptured spleens, ruptures in the abdomen, generalized internal bleeding, and ruptures to other internal organs. The cause of these internal injuries typically is blunt force trauma resulting…



What Are the Right-of-Way Laws in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin, like every other state, has right-of-way laws that govern how motor vehicles move through intersections. The purposes of these laws is help prevent accidents at intersections. At a four-way stop, a driver must yield the right-of-way to vehicles that have entered or are approaching the intersection upon the through…



How Can I Hold a Hit-and-Run Driver Responsible?

Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are a part of American society, and they can be extremely frustrating, especially when the accident caused you property damage and potentially serious injuries. Even worse, you are not likely to have the opportunity to hold the driver responsible for your losses if police are unable to…




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