When tragic medical mistakes harm patients, defensive attitudes and behavior can make litigation more likely and prolonged, and can add more anxiety and suffering to the affected patients and their families, says an Institute for Healthcare Improvement report. >>>
A New Mexico provider finds that patient navigators can improve care and slash costs by diverting non-emergent patients from the emergency department, helping them obtain primary care, and providing guidance on appropriate use of the ED. >>>
A state-issued report based on hospital patient discharge data shows that 30-day death rates from bariatric surgery in California rose between 2005 and 2008, while one-year complications rates declined. >>>
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