Clinical CareAntibiotic Stewardship is Tough in Hospital Wards, But Even Tougher in ICU
The difficulties of achieving appropriate administration of antibiotics in intensive care units include early treatment of patients due to severity...
Clinical CarePowerful Antibiotics Frequently Prescribed for Discharged Patients
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful antibiotics for their patients, many of those patients still head...
Clinical Care4 Steps to Manage Antibiotics in Acute Care Settings
This simple framework helps guide clinicians through condition diagnosis, prescribing, patient monitoring, and deciding therapy duration.
FinancePlanned Orthopedic Surgery Costs Increase 44% in 8 Years
Knee replacements are up by 17% and hip replacements are up 33% from 2010-2017, finds a review of medical claims...
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.
FinanceAverage Inpatient Stay Costs More than $22,000
That hefty price tag means that the United States exceeds every other nation in total healthcare costs.
FinanceTenet, Humana Renew Multiyear Contract
The early renewal of a four-year contract ensures that Humana's 21 million members will have in-network access to Tenet hospitals...
Clinical CareMaximize Performance of Your Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine shares successful managerial and organizational strategies.
Clinical CareShorter Hospital Stays Don't Increase Pediatric Readmissions
In adults, shortened length of stay has been linked to higher readmission rates for some conditions.
Clinical CareHospital Readmissions Reduction Program's Impact Downgraded
The reduction in readmission rates is about half as large as previously reported, researchers say.
Clinical CareDisruptions of Patients During Hospitalization Raise Readmission Risk
Health systems and hospitals can adopt effective strategies to address disruptions of patient sleep, mobility, nutrition, and mood.
Clinical CarePatients' End-of-Life Surrogates Aren't as Ready as They Think
Selection of a surrogate for end-of-life decisions is just the starting point for effective advance care planning.