Clinical CareThese Are IBM Watson Health's Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals
The winners had significantly higher inpatient survival rates, fewer complications, and lower costs than their peers.
NursingStop Emergency Department Violence Against Nurses, Physicians
A new campaign aims to heighten awareness of the detrimental effects of emergency department violence.
Clinical CarePost-ISCHEMIA: Focus Turns to Testing for Stable Angina
Stress test no longer enough to send most stable cases to cath lab?
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.
Clinical CareWhat's Really Driving 30-day Readmission Declines?
A Harvard study offers an alternative explanation for declines in hospital readmissions.
Clinical CareLeapfrog Releases Bi-annual Hospital Safety Grades
'D' and 'F' hospitals have nearly twice the risk of mortality of 'A' hospitals.
Clinical Care4 Top Patient Safety Risks in Ambulatory Care
A new report identifies diagnostic errors as the top patient safety risk in ambulatory care settings.
Clinical CareHorror Stories Underscore FMT Risks
Two E. coli infections with one fatal, transmitted to trial patients by same donor.
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 CareWatchdog Group Surveys Outpatient Surgery Facilities for Safety and Quality
The Leapfrog Group's surveys collected data from more than 300 ambulatory surgery centers and more than 1,100 hospital outpatient departments.
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 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.