Seniors that consistently see the same physician in an outpatient setting are more likely to avoid an emergency room visit.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ star-ratings system has already been the target of considerable criticism, and a new study finds that the…

State medical boards make it surprisingly easy for doctors accused--or even convicted--of sexually abusing their patients to keep practicing, according to a…

Patients are less likely to be put in restraints when hospitals have more registered nurses on duty, new research has found.

A Johns Hopkins research team is building a model for health providers to use when a disaster occurs by asking the public which patients should take precedence…

In a rebel-held town in Syria cut off from humanitarian aid, smartphones and apps are lifelines for the two medical workers trying to help its residents.

Further scrutiny isn’t moving the needle on medical errors in Massachusetts, where the rate of preventable errors grew 60 percent last year, according to The…

Palliative care nurses spend their workdays in one of life’s most tender, difficult and vulnerable moments. In helping patients and their families at the end…

Hospital merger-mania shows no sign of slowing down, but the wave of consolidation may not be good for patients, according to the head of the Association of…