Clinical CareStudy Finds Many Hospitals Have Insufficient Volumes for High-risk Surgeries
Many hospitals and surgeons continue to perform high-risk procedures without sufficient patient volumes to ensure patient safety.
Clinical CareAre ICU Patients' End-of-Life Plans Being Ignored?
Study: More than a third who asked for limited treatment still got intensive care.
Clinical CareHow Lifesaving Organs For Transplant Go Missing In Transit
A new analysis of transplant data finds that a startling number of lifesaving organs are lost or delayed after being...
Clinical CareHow to Implement an Effective Critical Care Resuscitation Unit
University of Maryland Medical Center shares its recipe for critical care resuscitation unit success.
Clinical CarePreeminent Hospitals Penalized Over Rates Of Patients' Injuries
CMS this week identified 786 hospitals that will receive lower payments for a year under the Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program.
Clinical CareRapid Sepsis Testing Generates Value-Based Care Gains at AHN
Rapid sepsis testing benefits patients, lowers cost of care, and boosts antibiotic stewardship.
Clinical CareICU Outcomes Lag at Hospitals Serving Minorities
African-Americans treated at non-minority hospitals experienced a 3% decline in mortality each year, compared to no decline in mortality when...
Clinical CareReduce Health Costs By Nurturing The Sickest? A Much-Touted Idea Disappoints
Patients receiving extra support were just as likely to return to the hospital within 180 days as those not receiving...
Clinical CareChicago Psychiatric Hospital Will Lose Federal Money, and Its License Is Threatened After Allegations of Abuse
CMS terminated an agreement and federal funding for Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, and the Illinois Department of Public Health is moving...
Nursing4 Key Components of a Successful Substance Use Disorder Recovery Program
Nurse autonomy and peer support for patients are some of the components of RWJBarnabas Health's substance use disorder recovery initiative.
FinanceMore Than 600 Hospitals Sue HHS Over Inpatient Rate Reduction
The reduction has cost each hospital that participates in the Medicare program an average of $200,000 per year, the suit...
Clinical CareWhen it Comes to Frail Patients, There's No Such Thing as Low-Risk Surgery
Study calls for universal pre-surgery frailty screenings, even for procedures determined to be of low or moderate risk.