As predi cted, the American M edical Association issued recommendations for Medicare to cover end-of-life discussions with patients, a change that could prompt physicians to initiate these conversations more often, according to an arti cle from the New York Times.
Hospitals hope new guidelines will standardize surgical care for children, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Two new studies reveal how hospitals can tailor their infectio n-control programs to best battle hos pital-acquired infections.
Several Tennessee hospitals recently expanded their vistation hours in an effort to better engage patients and families, the Times Free Press reported.
Many military hospitals are too small with too few patients to produce quality outcomes for patients, according to a New York Times investigation.
Video monitoring that can detect changes in blood flow in the face is effective in detecting atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the upper and lower chambers of the heart beat out of sync, according to a new study.
Self-monitoring by patients with hypertension led to a drop in blood-pressure levels over the course of a year, according to research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Insurers have a bone to pick with certain New Jersey hospitals. Bayonne Medical Center, in particular, is reaping the benefits from the state's regulation that restricts balance billing, reports Healthcare Dive.
Community health workers may help patients with conditions like diabetes in ways more traditional healthcare practitioners cannot, according to a New York Times blog post.
Urgent care centers are drawing patients away from hospitals In Texas, where patients are increasingly opting for the centers for alergy treatments, stitches or x-rays of broken bones as a cheaper, speedier alternative to emergency departments.