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Web Exclusive: How Grumpy Patients Can Cost Hospitals Big Bucks
Patient experience is subjective, but survey data may show that patients from certain regions are easier to please than...
Tampa Bay hospitals ring in the new year by going tobacco-free
Hospitals around the Tampa Bay region are ringing in 2011 with a healthy resolution long in the works: extinguishing...
Web Exclusive: End-of-Life Pain Widespread, Potentially Controllable
Study finds widespread prevalence of moderate to severe pain among older people during last two years of life...
Web Exclusive: Swallowed Foreign Objects Cost $2M at RI Hospital
A Rhode Island Hospital report shows that 33 patients needed 305 medical interventions over eight years to remove...
Web Exclusive: Fatal Attack Renews Calls for Healthcare Workplace Safety
They've been spit on, hit, pushed, shoved, scratched, or kicked while on the job. And last week, RN Cynthia Barraca...
ERs turn more violent as government help shrinks for volatile mentally ill, addicted patients
Violence against nurses and other medical professionals appears to be increasing around the country as the number of...
Hospital experts debate wisdom of using stun guns to control violent patients
Stun guns have started to show up in hospital settings, a migration that has raised some concerns.  On July 8, a...
High-risk pools off to slow start
A handful of states that have begun accepting applications for their new federally funded high-risk health insurance...
CO’s Children’s Hospital develops team effort for tiniest patients
  Hundreds of newborns in need of emergency surgery to save their lives are flown to Children's Hospital each...
Carolina Medical Center feels psychiatric care strain
A surge in emergency room patients needing psychiatric care has strained Carolinas Medical Center's overall ability to...

Audio Conference: Improve Discharge Planning
New rules and regulations put additional pressures on the discharge planning process. Discharge planners must continue...
Audio Conference: Readmissions Reduction: A 360-Degree Review
During this 90-minute audio conference Beverly Cunningham, MS, RN and John Zelem, MD will explain the impact of the...