- Jennifer Thew, RN, March 28, 2017
Oncology patients with advanced disease benefit from palliative care consultations triggered by standardized criteria, research shows.
- Tinker Ready, March 24, 2017
Doctors have been slow to adopt a recommended short form of radiation therapy for early breast cancer. Data shows it has the potential to save millions of dollars.
- Tinker Ready, March 16, 2017
The per-patient cost of hospital care declined 19.4% for aging patients enrolled in a project that provided home-based services. Now an interdisciplinary panel is examining ways to build and pay for a "critical pathway to improved care."
- Tinker Ready, March 9, 2017
The Joint Commission warns that hospital leaders are not promoting changes needed to improve attitudes toward safety, and new research both confirms and challenges the validity of tools designed to measure patient safety culture.