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.
InnovationHighmark Health, Contessa Launch Home-based Acute Care Model
The joint venture will use telemedicine, in-home providers, and care management oversight to provide 'all essential elements of inpatient care...
Clinical CareSome Seniors Readmitted with the Same Infections They Took Home
As many as 5% of patients leaving the hospital with an infection have a 30-day readmission for that preexisting infection.
Clinical CarePleasant Providers Lessen Patient Pain
Survey links empathetic clinicians and higher patient pain management, satisfaction scores.
Clinical CareHigh-risk Patients Have Lower Mortality Rates at Major Teaching Hospitals
The 30-day mortality rate for these high-risk patients was 15.9% at major teaching hospitals, compared with 18.2% at non-teaching hospitals.
Clinical Care'Fear Of Falling': How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed
Hospitals have become so overzealous in fall prevention that they are producing an 'epidemic of immobility.'
Clinical Care4-Part Protocol Improves Care, Lowers Costs for Hospitalized Parkinson's Patients
Medication management is the primary focus of a new care protocol for Parkinson's disease patients in the hospital setting.