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Patient Care & Outcomes

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More beds mean too much care

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.

Rex Healthcare's surgical program rankles local doctors

A North Carolina hospital may set the tone for physician employment at acute care facilities in the future, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Hospitals, government take on sepsis and other drug-resistant infections

Although sepsis mortality rates dropped over the past 20 years, there's more hospitals can do to help prevent the deadly infection. 

Fun and games with surgical simulation training

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.

Pharmacist-physician collaboration cuts hospitalization, ED use

New research finds collaboration between physicians and pharmacists can reduce asthma hospitalizations, Pharmacy Times reports.

Access to hospital beds may lead to overtreatment, unnecessary care

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.

Physician-led ACOs: Secrets to success

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.

"Drive-by-doctoring" drives up hospital costs

Specialty surgeons insert themselves into medical procedures--often without the knowledge of the patient--driving up costs considerably, the New York Times reported.

5 patient-care observation tools for hospital execs

Guest post by Andrea J. Simon, Ph.D., former marketing, branding and culture change senior vice president at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She also is president and CEO of Simon...

Flu vaccinations still too low among healthcare workers

Flu vaccine coverage is inadequate for healthcare workers, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.