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.
Clinical CareNew Round of Medicare Readmission Penalties Hits 2,583 Hospitals
Of the 3,129 general hospitals evaluated in the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, 83% received a penalty.
Clinical CareHeart Valve Infection Risk on the Rise in Hospitals
Rutgers study calls for improved prevention strategies for potentially lethal infections.
Clinical CareUse of 'High Risk' Antibiotics in Hospitals May Up Risk for C. Diff
Four antibiotic classes linked with heightened infection risk.
Clinical Care14 Care Team Factors Linked to Safety for Older Hospital Patients
Care team factors associated with patient safety include teamwork, a multidisciplinary approach, knowing each other, and openness to questions from...
Clinical CareClinical Deterioration Factors of Hospitalized Cancer Patients Identified
Researchers call for early warning system to improve the care of cancer inpatients.
Clinical CareDartmouth Atlas Study Questions NICU Use
Researchers suggest that the NICU growth over the past three decades may be driven more by hospital competition than by...
FinanceOpinion: How Your Beloved Hospital Helps To Drive Up Healthcare Costs
Hospital prices increased a whopping 42% from 2007 to 2014 for inpatient care and 25% for outpatient care, compared with...
Clinical CareAVP Hormone Treatment Stems Blood Loss in Trauma Patients
Penn Medicine researchers believe their findings show that administering AVP to trauma patients with severe bleeding could become standard practice...
Clinical CareTwins, Triplets at Higher Risk for Mislabeling in NICU
'Multiples with very similar names can be easily confused with each other,' study says
Clinical CareWeight Loss Shortens Hospital Stays, Improves Outcomes for Obese Knee Surgery Patients
Weight loss of at least 20 pounds was also associated with a 72% reduction in the odds of being discharged...
Clinical CareFocus on 3 Areas When Caring for Vision-Impaired Hospital Patients
Measures designed for vision-impaired patients include focusing on discharge and medication management, patient safety, and special accommodations.