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Two Kinds of Interventions Reduce Physician Burnout
Researchers say these organizational and individual solutions can reduce overall physician burnout symptoms by 10%. Physician burnout has reached crisis proportions, but there are several...
ER Staffing Split Along Urban-Rural Divide
Nearly two-thirds of emergency medicine physicians work in urban communities, and the staffing mix in rural counties reflects an emergency physician shortage in those areas...
After Two-Week Review, St. Luke’s in Houston Reopens Its Heart Transplant Program
Officials said they found no “systemic issues” in the care of two patients who died last month, but that they are making staffing and policy...
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CHI St. Alexius Docs Still Unsatisfied Despite Tweaked Chain of Command
A two-week détente ended Friday, with medical staff deciding to oppose the reinstatement of three committees amid talks about system leadership. A tense relationship still simmers between...
Novant Dissolves Disparity in Pneumonia Readmissions
A North Carolina health system finds racial disparity in pneumonia patient readmission rates, identifies causes of problem, launches interventions, and eliminates gap. In less than...
5 Ways to Combat Workplace Violence
A New Jersey health system launches several efforts to prevent and contain workplace violence against healthcare workers. Workplace violence is a widespread problem within the...
Using HEOR Data to Improve Healthcare Quality and Costs
Traditionally, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) data has been used to determine effectiveness, or how a drug or intervention works in the real world....
That ‘Living Will’ You Signed? At The ER, It Could Be Open To Interpretation
"Don’t resuscitate this patient; he has a living will," the nurse told Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document. This article first appeared June 14,...
CMS Delays Hospital Star Ratings Update, Again
Policymakers say they need more time to analyze the impact of the changes on hospitals. However, some related metrics will be updated by the end...
Veterans fear Brooklyn VA hospital may soon shut down
Shuttered clinics and transferred doctors have veterans fearful the Brooklyn VA hospital is on its way to closing.
'Are you dead sir?' doctor asks patient in video that led to her removal from Los Gatos hospital
A video of a doctor speaking harshly to an emergency room patient and asking if he’s dead has led to her removal from the work...
Inside your health: Hospital cleaning procedures could lead to infections
Hospitals could unknowingly be putting patients at risk for infection, and the cause might be right under your feet. A new study found that the way...
2 Orange County doctors among 3 more charged in alleged hospital health care fraud scheme
Three more doctors are facing federal charges tied to their alleged role in a $580 million healthcare scheme centered around Pacific Hospital.
Two doctors accused of sexual harassment have cost NYC hospital system nearly $500,000 in settlements
The city hospital system has paid nearly $500,000 to settle lawsuits accusing two of its high-level doctors of being sexist sickos, a review of public...
How well-equipped is your doctor to adapt to medical practice changes?
Sometimes when new guidelines for medical practice are unveiled – such as for screening certain types of cancer – controversy ensues. Doctors differ over what really...