While advance medical directives can be a benefit to patients, families, and healthcare costs, misinterpretation of these documents by clinicians is common, says a prominent emergency medicine physician, and can lead to irreversible medical errors. >>>
Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>
The autopsy, long out of favor in non-forensic cases, is enjoying new life in some hospitals as a tool for uncovering cause of death and improving quality of care. >>>
Hospital and ambulatory settings are finding that weight loss surgery can reduce the risk of cancer, cardiac disease, and diabetes in morbidly obese patients. >>>
Having already picked most of the low-hanging fruit, provider organizations are looking for—and finding—new ways to spend less on materials. >>>
The NBA acted swiftly to fine and ban for life a team owner accused of making racist comments. What can you do about bad behavior among employees in your hospital or health system? >>>
As model payment for healthcare services moves from fee-for-service to a system based on value, the health insurer Cigna is putting an emphasis on colon cancer prevention measures. >>>
The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>
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