One Arkansas hospital system has cut readmissions nearly 90 percent by addressing both direct and indirect contributing factors, according to Executive Insight.
The former chief financial officer of a California hospital is one of five people changed in a $600 million healthcare kickback scheme,
Off-label prescribing is a common practice for physicians, particularly when treating some of their sickest patients for whom other remedies have failed, according to an article from the Wall Street Journal. But the incidence of side effects also rises sharply when drugs are given to patients for other than their intended purposes, new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed, spurring a call for physicians to monitor their off-label prescribing more closely.
Rather than being reactive, healthcare professionals must understand the various reasons workplace violence occurs, according to an article by StatNews.
Amid increased concerns about misdiagnoses in healthcare, unreliable, inaccurate medical testing is also a major obstacle to patient safety, hiking unnecessary medical and drug expenses as well as prompting unneeded medical procedures, according to a new report from the Food and Drug Administration,
Despite news that the nation's largest health insurer is struggling to make a profit on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, some conservative groups want to continue limiting the government's ability to cushion the companies' losses.
Patients may be hungry for easy electronic communications with their doctors, such as text messages and email, but practices are wise to consider the risks before they proceed.
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Federal data on hospital-acquired infections, intended to help consumers choose hospitals, actually confuses them, a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology found.
Hospital violence is on the rise, but healthcare leaders face the difficult task of taking measures to prevent it without compromising the open, healing environment of their organizations. The key, according to an article by StatNews, is to develop effective strategies that go beyond simply reacting to individual incidents.