Slow progress in reducing rates of 30-day hospital readmissions is partly explained "by the way healthcare systems have invested and the way they've built themselves over the years," says one of the study's principal investigators. >>>
The American Medical Association's five guidelines outline physician responsibilities during care transitions for patients recently discharged from the hospital. >>>
One in five flu patients exhales so much more of the airborne virus than others, that researchers are asking whether these "super emitters" pose a higher likelihood of transmitting the virus. >>>
It costs more, but a regimen of cleaning ICU patients with a chlorhexidine solution has been shown to fight multiple drug-resistant organisms such as MRSA more effectively than soap and water. >>>
Characterizing current discharge instructions as lacking "a systematic implementation methodology," researchers have created guidelines suggesting which post-surgical events should prompt patients to either call their doctors, or 911. >>>
Asked to estimate how often a misdiagnosis or incomplete characterization occurs in oncology, physicians vastly underestimate the actual numbers. "There's no feedback loop around this issue," says one observer familiar with the data. >>>
A carefully considered 'Valentine's Day bonus' will cost Baptist Health South Florida more than $13 million, but the strategic effort at employee appreciation could have a long-term payoff for the nonprofit organization. >>>
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