States aren't doing an adequate job of providing consumers with accessible information regarding physician quality, according to a report card from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.
Accidental overdoses from prescription painkillers have quadrupled over the past decade, creating a catch-22 for physicians who must determine the best way to treat patients suffering from severe pain.
Thirty percent of adults say either they or a relative delayed medical treatment for financial reasons in the past year, according to a new Gallup poll.
A new project by the Medical Mediation Foundation, aimed at breaking down tension between family members and health professionals when there is a disagreement about a child's course of treatment, is in full swing at Evelina London Children's Hospital, The Guardian reported.
Undocumented immigrants will make up a greater proportion of the uninsured population in Connecticut next year, further straining the state's safety net hospitals, the Middletown Press reports.
An Austin, Texas hospital improved the efficiency of its emergency department by taking inspiration from an unlikely model: the assembly line.
As hospitals and healthcare systems pinch pennies and look for ways to operate more efficiently, a new CentralLogic rep ort reveals six simple steps they can take to reduce length o f stay and increase on-time discharge.
Patients are 24 percent more likely to die on Friday than if they had their operation earlier in the week, a new report from the United Kingdom revealed.
Digital updates on emergency room wait times may reduce stress and make patients more manageable, according to an article in Slate.
The number of healthcare-acquired infections reported at California hospitals dropped slightly from 2011 to 2012, according to d ata released by the California Department of Public Health.