U.S. News & World Report disputes a study published last week in Health Affairs, which found that hospital reputations and prices did not correlate with outcomes.
Readmission rates for black children with asthma are double than those of white children, largely because of financial and social disparities, according to a study in Pediatrics.
Hospitals don't have proper staffing and guidelines to prevent common hospital acquired infections (HAI), especially catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), according to a new study in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Should hospitals screen all inpatients for the potentially deadly MRSA superbug? Some infection control advocates say yes, pointing to the success of Veterans Affairs medical centers in controlling the MRSA infections. But others argue that there are less costly ways to prevent the spread of the bacteria.
Disrespectful doctors create a "bullying culture" in hospitals, which organizations must address to improve patient care, argues a column in Aeon Magazine.
California public health inspectors determined that hospital staff failed to constantly observe a patient who wandered out of her hospital room and was found dead in a stairwell more than two weeks later, Seattle PI reported.
Proposed legislation would target how Medicare treats patients with chronic illnesses, which supporters of the bill say would create a more effective and efficient coordinated care process, according to Medscape.
Detroit hospital employee with TB puts patients at risk; Carolinas HealthCare System releases compensation data;
West Virginia legislators should allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to expand the scope of their care, according to a reent audit, but APRNs say the recommendations don't go far enough, WV Metro News reports.
Hospitals must increase mental health screenings and improve targeted follow-up practices with at risk patients to make progress on suicide prevention, according to research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Accountable care organizations yielded promising results in 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services claimed in a statement released Thursday.
Social media can help combat chronic illness, according to a new eHealth Initiative report.
Any mature adult cell could turn into the equivalent of an embryonic stem cell--avoiding the ethical concerns that surround human embryonic stem cells, according to researchers at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Only 10 percent of people who need palliative care actually get it worldwide, according to a new atlas from the World Health Organization and the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance.
Missouri hospitals will no longer use phrases like "code black" and "code orange" in high-alert situations.
Hospitals' reputations and prices have little bearing on their care quality, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
New Jersey's largest nurse and healthcare worker union, concerned that understaffing of nurses leads to inadequate patient care, is calling for legislation that would regulate nurse-to-patient ratios and enforce stricter hospital accountability, transparency and quality, according to NorthJersey.com.
Five routine critical care practices are sometimes unnecessary or even harmful to patients, according to an announcement by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
Healthcare jobs will account for one in six new jobs in the next decade, according to the most recent 10-year projection from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.