Clinical CareThis Care Bundle Cut Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Site Infections by 74%
The postoperative care initiative at a California-based children's hospital has 11 elements.
Clinical CareFDA: No More Mesh for Prolapse Repair
Manufacturers Boston Scientific and Coloplast have 10 days to provide exit plan for products.
Clinical Care2 Strategies to Limit Variation in Hospital Networks
Exporting best practices from high-performing hospitals and establishing regional referral centers can level variation in hospital networks' clinical outcomes.
Clinical CareRacial Differences Persist for Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
Complication rates are lower for white patients when compared with black patients.
Clinical CarePatients Question How FDA Approves Medical Devices
More ailments are being treated with medical devices, including implants. And most of these, unlike pharmaceuticals, don't go through human...
Clinical CareBiodegradable-Polymer DES Still Not Better than Durable DES
At 3 years, combined cardiac death, target vessel-related MI, and target vessel revascularization reached 10%, 8.8%, and 8.5% to the...
Clinical CareHow You Can Curb Postoperative Delirium
For patients at high risk of postoperative delirium, interventions include medication management and family education.
InnovationFitbit Shows Length-of-Stay Benefits in Every 100 Steps After Surgery
For every 100 steps taken the day after surgery, up to 1,000 steps, Cedars-Sinai researchers found that patients decreased their...
Clinical CareHow Kaiser Permanente Regionalized Lung Surgery
The California-based health system shifted serious lung cancer surgery to five centers of excellence.
Clinical CareMandatory Bundled Payments Cut Spending $800 Per Joint
A decrease in utilization of postacute care facilities accounted for most of the reduced spending on hip and knee replacement...
Clinical CareTwo New Lawsuits Allege Surgical Errors During Heart Transplants at St. Luke's in Houston
In one case, a patient claims a surgeon sewed a major vein closed, causing blood to back up in his...
Coordinated Health, CEO Pay $12.5M to Resolve Fraud Allegations
Prosecutors allege that the Pennsylvania-based, for-profit health system improperly unbundled claims billed to Medicare and other government payers in order...