Forty-five percent of healthcare workers have not received a pay raise in the last year, and nearly 3 in 4 said that they would leave their current employer for a higher paying position elsewhere, according to a survey by Health eCareers.
Two new sites will allow consumers to evaluate and compare surgeons based on never-before-available information on complications rates and patient outcomes
A significant amount of the healthcare administered each year to patients in the U.S. is unnecessary, expensive and ends up doing more harm than good, says Robert Pearl, M.D., in an essay for Forbes. He offers four ways organizations can reduce this unnecessary care.
It's easy to write about the importance of effective provider-patient communication and care coordination. How fragmented care causes patients frustration, fear and can lead to readmissions. But it's another matter entirely to attempt to navigate the healthcare system and experience the lack (or at least perceived lack) of care coordination first-hand.
My family's tale began earlier this month when a relative, who falls in one of Medicare's most vulnerable populations, needed emergency surgery. After six hours of tests and consultations in a local hospital emergency room, he was transported by ambulance to a facility further away that had the resources and critical care team better equipped to handle the operation. The ER doctor who first examined him wasn't sure he'd survive the surgery and we all prayed for a positive outcome.
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