Clinical CarePatients Want A 'Good Death' At Home, But Hospice Care Can Badly Strain Families
When it comes to where we die, the U.S. has reached a tipping point. Home is now the most common...
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 CareShould We Be Doing More Autopsies?
'Much more can be learned from the dead'
Clinical CareDespite Reforms, Problems Remain When Selecting Heart Transplant Candidates
Study finds large discrepancies in the severity of illness among patients when they receive heart transplants.
Clinical CareMedicare Fraud Carries Heavy Price Tag for Scammed Patients
Medicare patients treated by clinicians who are later banned for fraud and abuse are 14% to 17% more likely to...
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 CareHeart Valve Infection Risk on the Rise in Hospitals
Rutgers study calls for improved prevention strategies for potentially lethal infections.
InnovationDeclining Patients Get Attention Faster; Nurses Work Smarter: How Froedtert Did It
A predictive analytics tool based on nursing assessments, combined with remote monitoring, leads to earlier intervention of patients in clinical...
Clinical CareMinority Women More Likely to Die from Pregnancy-Related Complications
Pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births for black, American Indian and Alaska Native women older than 30 were four to...
Clinical CareMiracle Machine Makes Heroic Rescues — And Leaves Patients In Limbo
Experts caution that as ECMO becomes more available, it is also being used as a last-ditch attempt to buy more...
Clinical CareA Final Comfort: 'Palliative Transport' Brings Dying Children Home
The practice, which appears to be spreading, lets families move critically ill children from the hospital intensive care unit to...
Clinical CarePregnancy and Heart Disease Guidelines Target Maternal Mortality
Most women who die of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy or the postpartum period were not aware that they had cardiac...