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A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
Chronic illnesses driving up MI’s healthcare costs
Chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, are costing Michigan big bucks, according to a study...
Can chance make you a killer?
Imagine you are a hospital doctor. Some patients die. But how many is too many before you or your hospital are labelled...
Stent risks are significant
Coronary stents, which have became a multibillion-dollar medical industry, might not be as safe — or as...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
  Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Web Exclusive: In-Hospital Mortality Rates Higher for the Uninsured
Patients who are uninsured or on Medicaid are more likely to die in the hospital when being treated for heart attack...
Web Exclusive: Childhood Mortality Rates Improve, But U.S. Falls Further Behind
A new study of worldwide childhood and infant mortality rates contains both good and bad news about a major measure of...
Hospital Mortality Is Not the Way to Judge Quality
To truly evaluate quality, hospitals would do better to look at avoidable events such as bloodstream infections, which...
Web Exclusive: Study: Higher-Volume Hospitals Have Lower Mortality Rates in Three Conditions
Higher-volume hospitals saw lower mortality for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia, according...
Mortality, Quality Gulfs Persist in Hospitals
Patients at highly-rated hospitals have a 52% lower chance of dying compared with the U.S. hospital average, a quality...

Webcast: Cultivating Physician-Hospital Alignment in the ACO Era
The physician-hospital relationship has always been important but with reform, fortifying these partnerships is now an...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: Tackle Physician Turnover Costs, Rev Up Recruitment
Physician turnover can cause millions to walk out your front door. Losing just one physician can mean a $1 million hit...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...
Handbook: Peer Review and Quality Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Credentials Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Department Chair Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Handbook: Medical Executive Committee Essentials Handbook
The Medical Staff Leadership Online Training Library offers a new, easily accessible way for physician leaders to...
Book: The Medical Executive Committee Manual
Give physician leaders the knowledge and tools to confidently and effectively carry out their MEC responsibilities and...