Medical error is the third leading cause of death in U.S., behind only heart disease and cancer, according to a study published in The BMJ.
Healthcare experts have long warned drug-resistant superbugs are a "looming global threat," and left unchecked, they may kill someone every three seconds by 2050, according to a new report.
As provider-sponsored health plans grow in popularity, it may be tempting for hospitals to start their own plans but there are several factors that healthcare leaders must first consider before making the leap, according to a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute.
Despite controversy over the definition of medical errors used in a new study that finds these mistakes lead to 10 percent of deaths in the United States each year, it's clear that the industry has to do something to catch and prevent these errors.
As many as 250,000 deaths occur each year due to a medical mistake, according to The BMJ study, confirming previous research from 2013. That's roughly 685 people a day.
I can't imagine that we'd turn a blind eye to these statistics if that many people died each day in plane crashes.
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With reports suggesting that drug-resistant superbugs could kill 10 million people a year by 2050, healthcare experts have compiled a playbook that offers hospitals across the country tools and solutions to improve antibiotic stewardship.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to launch a series of "Hospital Improvement and Innovation Networks" to strengthen patient safety, improve hospital care quality and reduce readmissions.
The Department of Veterans Affairs aims to expand the scope of practice of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who work for the agency in order to provide veterans with greater and timely access to care.
A collaborative care program that incorporates mental health treatment and screening into primary care has helped the country's largest public healthcare system improve depression symptoms in more than half of enrolled patients, according to a blog post for NEJM Catalyst.
The more than 60,000 veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in California can now be referred to a MinuteClinic for treatment of acute health issues.
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Under legislation proposed last month by Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Billy Long (R-Mo.) in the wake of continued cyberattacks on the healthcare industry, the president would appoint a chief information security officer (CISO) for the Department of Health and Human Services. However, witnesses at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday focusing on the bill voiced concern about potentially politicizing such a position.
Most accountable care organizations reported "significant" ongoing costs of operation and even more plan to leave the program if ACOs are excluded from a federal list of alternative payment models proposed as part of the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.