Regions with excess hospital beds tend to provide patients with more services than they need, according to a new report by National Public Radio and Kaiser Health News.
Although sepsis mortality rates dropped over the past 20 years, there's more hospitals can do to help prevent the deadly infection.
Surgical residents who go two weeks without practicing their surgical skills will often experience a substantial decline in their technical abilities. To ensure they keep up their skills, hospitals may want to add some fun and cash prizes to simulation training.
New research finds collaboration between physicians and pharmacists can reduce asthma hospitalizations, Pharmacy Times reports.
More people in New York and New Jersey die in the hospital because the region has more than enough beds to offer, leading to more tests, treatments and prescriptions and people dying in the intensive care unit on a feeding tube or a ventilator, Kaiser Health News, National Public Radio and WNYC reported.
As the healthcare industry considers value-based healthcare models, organizations can look to physician-led accountable care organizatio ns for successful examples. Doctors lead more than 200 ACOs across the country--far greater than the ACOs run by h ospitals.
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Flu vaccine coverage is inadequate for healthcare workers, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Programs focused on healthcare "super-users"--the small percentage of Medicaid patients who make up most of the program's spending--are making progress reducing spending and hospitalizations, according to USA Today.
Healthcare leaders and providers must become comfortable talking about end-of-life care and death with patients, as the discussion is more important now than ever before, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.