Evidence-based care models that address the specialized needs of elderly patients exist, but nearly one third of survey respondents say they "frequently" experience age-related discrimination from doctors or hospitals.
A paper by the chairman of the Department of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center finds "very little evidence" that the 30-day readmissions measure of quality "has any effect on overall survival." In fact, he says it, "drives a lot of...
Nebraska's move brings to 20 the number of states allowing nurse practitioners full practice authority, putting it "in line with the future of collaborative models of health care," according to one state lawmaker.
Preventing two of the most common healthcare-associated infections reduces the cost of patient care by more than $150,000. The cost of running an infection prevention program in the ICU is about $145,000.