Hospital Suicides Much Lower Than Believed
The widely cited figure of 1,500 hospital suicides per year is debunked by a new study.
StrategyPhRMA, AHA Trade Blame, Barbs on High Drug Prices
Drug makers launch PR campaign blaming higher drug costs on hospital markups. Hospitals call the claims 'a brazen misrepresentation of...
NursingNurse Staffing Affected by Tests, Procedures
Nurse-patient ratios can increase by 50% when neurocritical care RNs travel off the unit to accompany patients to tests.
Clinical CareMayo Clinic Rips CNN Reporting as 'Inaccurate, Incomplete, Irresponsible'
Mayo 'shocked and deeply saddened by the wholly inaccurate and incomplete reporting' of alleged medical kidnapping. CNN stands by its...
FinanceCMS Finalizes 2019 Inpatient Payment Rules
The policy pleased some providers by eliminating a controversial 25% policy for long-term care hospitals.
Clinical CareAudit Finds $2.4M Medicare Overpayments at U. Wisconsin Hospitals
The health system incorrectly billed for two types of severe malnutrition, which are classified as major complications or comorbidities that...
Clinical CareHospitalists Well-Positioned to Manage Clinical Uncertainty
Uncertainty plays a key role in wasteful healthcare decisions such as ordering unnecessary medical tests, and hospitalists can help address...
Clinical CareMaternity Program Credited for Huge Drop in C-Sections
Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care hospitals lowered C-section rates to 23.7% for first-time mothers compared to 34.9% for hospitals...
Clinical CareU.S. News Ranks Nation's Top Children's Hospitals
The widely read list identifies what it says are the top pediatric hospitals that deliver high-quality care across multiple specialties.
Clinical CareBoosting Surgical Patient Nutrition Slashes Readmissions
For surgical patients who received nutritional intervention in the hospital, the 30-day readmissions rate was cut nearly in half.
Clinical CareFreestanding ERs May Have Low Hospital Admission Rates
Researchers find that patients at a hospital-based emergency department were 20% more likely to be admitted compared to patients at...
Clinical CareVeterans fear Brooklyn VA hospital may soon shut down