Clinical CareMost Sepsis-Associated Deaths Could be Caused by Severe Coexisting Conditions
New research contradicts the perception that better sepsis care alone can reduce mortality.
Clinical CareRegional Cardiac Arrest Centers Increase Odds of Survival
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death and some hospitals are equipped to play leading role in care.
Clinical CareFinancial Penalties in Hospital Readmissions Linked to Higher Mortality
Nearly $2 billion in penalties have been imposed on hospitals since the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program began in 2012, but...
Clinical Care7-Component CPR Model Improves In-Hospital Resuscitation of Children
The John Hopkins Children's Center approach to cardiopulmonary resuscitation increases compliance with American Heart Association guidelines.
Clinical CareNo Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Require Proof Of Payment.
More than 114,000 people are waiting for organs in the U.S. and fewer than 35,000 organs were transplanted last year....
Clinical CareU.S. News' Top-Ranked Cardio Hospitals Really Do Provide Higher Quality Care
The magazine's renowned list of 50 top-ranked hospitals for cardiovascular care outperformed 3,500 non-ranked hospitals on key metrics, but saw...
Clinical Care4 Strategies to Prevent Stroke and Other Cardiovascular Disease Events
Healthcare organizations are being urged to help patients address cardiovascular disease risk factors such as hypertension and smoking.
Clinical Care10 Approaches to Reduce Readmissions for Heart Failure and COPD
Patients with both heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a high cost of care, but there are multiple...
Clinical CareYou're Probably Wasting Money on Cardiac Telemetry Overuse
Inappropriate utilization of cardiac telemetry is wasteful spending with no significant clinical benefit.
FinanceFederal Inspectors Cite St. Luke's in Houston for Problems in a Heart Transplant
Defibrillator paddles did not work during a patient's heart transplant in January, and a backup set was not nearby. The...
InnovationCould Nanotechnology Innovation Reduce Blood Clotting and Infections From Implants?
McMaster researchers develop surface coating that repels bacteria, viruses, and living cells.
Clinical CareGuard Against Sepsis in Your Chronic Heart Failure Patients
Sepsis is particularly deadly for CHF patients, and predictors of mortality include older age and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.