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CAH Study Author Defends Surprising Data

John Commins

In an interview, Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH, the lead author of a study suggesting that mortality rates in critical access hospitals are getting worse, offers her interpretation of the research findings. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Mortality Rates at CAHs Ratcheting Higher

Researchers comparing 30-day mortality rates of CAHs and non-CAHs in urban and rural settings find that while rates on several key measures were comparable in 2002, CAHs have fallen behind significantly. >>>

Scores Predict Readmission Likelihood

Researchers say they have developed a formula that can identify roughly one-fourth of a hospital's patient population with the highest likelihood of being readmitted within 30 days. >>>

Q&A: Lucian Leape Wants Tougher Patient Safety Regs

The man known as the father of the modern patient safety movement is calling for the creation of a special federal regulatory agency to compel safer hospital practices. >>>

Doctor-Hiring Rush is On

The fervor by physicians to become employed stems from the decline in reimbursements. But if a hospital's financial and clinical goals aren't clearly defined, the employment arrangement can be disjointed from the outset. >>>

After an Adverse Event, Staff Needs Support

Evidence suggests the second victims of a medical error or adverse event—the healthcare providers—may contribute to further patient safety problems if not given the correct support. >>>

Phishing a Real Threat to Healthcare, No Fooling

When the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court falls prey to credit card fraud, you know that anyone, and any organization, is a potential target for email fraud scams and data theft. >>>

AHA Objects to New Patient Experience Surveys

Plans by CMS to introduce surveys about hospital outpatient surgical departments and ambulatory surgical centers would be burdensome and expensive for hospital administrators, the American Hospital Association contends. >>>



Roundtable

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News Headlines

Senator: Hospitals profited on drugs

Charlotte Observer, April 3, 2013

Johnston Health partnering with UNC Health Care

News & Observer, April 3, 2013

Hospitals seek payment from military healthcare program

Thomson Reuters, April 3, 2013

Small firms' offer of plan choices under health law delayed

The New York Times, April 2, 2013

Ascension Health adds Marian Health System

St. Louis Business Journal, April 2, 2013

Hospitals take on building projects despite MaineCare debt

Bangor Daily News, April 2, 2013

Sequester threatens medical education and patient care

Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 29, 2013

Talk of Medicare changes could open way to budget pact

The New York Times, March 29, 2013

It's not exactly the Mayo Clinic

Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2013

Economic changes hurt the bottom line for rural GA hospitals

Kaiser Health News, March 28, 2013



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