The Medicare program will revisit how it pays for the hospice care benefit in an attempt to avoid duplicate payments, Kaiser Health News has reported. However, some advocates worry that any changes could make it more difficult for terminally ill patients to decide to switch to hospice care.
Nursing homes could wind up being the primary setting for elderly patients to receive much of their care in the future, the New York Times has reported.
Though "surgery is an integral, indivisible part of healthcare," 5 billion people worldwide lack access to safe and affordable surgical care, according to a new commission from The Lancet.
Even as the White House has unveiled an aggressive, $1.2 billion plan to fight antibiotic-resistant infections, a new study suggests that U.S. hospitals don't do enough to prevent one particularly dangerous superbug from harming patients.
The individual mandate penalties may be too low to entice consumers to purchase coverage on the health insurance exchanges, according to a recent report from Avalere Health.
As incentives grow for hospitals and health systems to improve the patient experience, an increasing number choose to weave patients and families into their leadership structures, Kaiser Health News reports.
Nursing homes may edge out hospitals as the primary healthcare option for elderly patients, according to the New York Times.
The use of a drug called spice--a synthetic substance that mimics the effects of marijuana--has sparked a troubling rise in visits to emergency departments and calls to poison control, the New York Times reports.
A Philadelphia hospital system's successes can serve as a blueprint for hospitals that aim to reduce the threat of sepsis, Hospitals & Health Networks reports.
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