In what researchers are calling "the largest and most comprehensive study of medical (finding) reversal," they identify 146 medical practices that have been refuted by subsequent studies, but which continue to be used by providers. >>>
The former acting head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lauds efforts such as the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aim to reduce medical interventions "for which the risks outweigh the benefits." >>>
The Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule establishes controversial terms that distinguish an inpatient admission from "observation" status, for which hospitals receive lower rates of Medicare reimbursement. >>>
Doctors groups are alerting members to be prepared to respond to public disclosures as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers begin tracking and reporting their financial interactions with physicians. >>>
Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics marks July as the third month this year in which the hospital sector lost jobs. But one analyst is not ready to call it a trend. >>>
If you are in an executive position at a hospital or healthcare system, consider blocking access to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. There's no better way to let the world know that you neither trust your employees, nor promote knowledge sharing. >>>
Hospitals can't expect to control or prevent outbreaks of infections such as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus without sharing data and coordinating with other regional providers, a Johns Hopkins researcher says. >>>
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