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IOM Cancer Report Highlights Harmful Care

Cheryl Clark

Doctors and hospitals "are doing a lot of things based on what we learned 20 or 30 years ago," says Patricia Ganz, MD, chair of the Institute of Medicine's cancer report committee and an oncologist at UCLA School of Medicine & Public Health. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

1 in 5 ICU Patients Get 'Futile' Care

A report from researchers at UCLA is intended to be a wake-up call about the use of medical technologies and tools that if not appropriately applied, "end up extending the dying process, not benefiting the patient in the ICU bed." >>>

IOM: Cancer Care System in Crisis

Care for oncology patients is not as patient-centered, accessible, coordinated, or as evidence-based as it could be, an Institute of Medicine report concludes. >>>

Acing Acute Care for Elders

Special hospital units designed and staffed to treat geriatric patients are improving outcomes and reducing costs. >>>

Racial Disparity Seen in Trauma Center Mortality Rates

Several mechanisms "end up leading to minority and uninsured patients having a higher death rate after trauma and I think that the hospital that they go to certainly plays a major role," says the lead author of a study that analyzed records from the National Trauma Data Bank. >>>

How the Medical Home May Save Primary Care

Years ago, with his office in chaos, Peter Anderson, MD, looked for a better way to practice primary care. He found it by developing "family team care," a model that looks a lot like what we call today the patient centered medical home. >>>

It's OK to Break the Rules, Sometimes

A nurse leader advocates for "positive deviance" in nursing—bending or tweaking rules or guidelines in the interest of positively affecting patient care, even though there is no outcomes data to support the practice. >>>

Further Proof That Transitional Care Works for Medicaid Patients

Research on Medicaid patients in North Carolina validates with data what we've known anecdotally for some time: Transitional care works, both to improve population health, and to save money. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Physician Alignment in the New Shared Risk Environment

As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Myriad languages, cultures challenge health reform

SFGate.com / Associated Press, September 12, 2013

Why the University of Washington wants its surgeons to play videogames

All Things D, September 12, 2013

Paying doctors for better care improves quality

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 11, 2013

EHR tied to fewer hospitalizations

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 11, 2013

FDA orders starker warnings on opioid painkillers

Boston.com / Associated Press, September 11, 2013

Fitbit gadget could improve hospital care

InformationWeek, September 11, 2013

The next step for end-of-life care

The Atlantic, September 11, 2013

CA lawmakers pass prescription drug reform bills

The Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2013

Blood pressure cuff may misdiagnose thousands

Star Tribune, September 10, 2013

Faster care is not lowering heart attack death rates

Time, September 6, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Approaches to Patient Experience

The simplest and most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

 

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