Although new research finds patients who suffer heart attacks after hospital hours have higher mortality rates and longer wait times for procedures, another study reveals a drop in adverse events among Medicare patients who experience heart attacks and congestive heart failure
Healthcare workers who received palliative care training at six medical centers improved patient outcomes in four areas, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Minnesota experienced a decline in patient deaths and injuries from falls and surgical errors during the past decade, a new report says.
Medical centers pay a high price for the convenience of email--millions of dollars each year as well as a loss in doctor productivity, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics.
Registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses (APNs) should implement 24 competencies--or combinations of skill and knowledge--to factor evidence-based care into clinical settings, according to a new study published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.
Egotistical people are more likely to reach leadership positions but not necessarily find success, according to a new study published in the journal Personal Psychology.
Nineteen out of 20 hospitals surveyed rank alarm fatigue as a top patient safety concern, according to the results of a national survey presented last week at the annual meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia
While patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) can reduce mortality rates and improve outcomes in high-risk diabetes patients, strategic placement of care managers in those organizations can improve those outcomes even more, according to a new study from the Joslin Diabetes Center.
The influx of newly insured patients due to the Affordable Care Act--and the associated limits on reimbursements--are leading some providers to switch from conventional insurance to "concierge" practices, according to an opinion column by David Lazarus in the Los Angeles Times.
One Florida health system faces a challenge, albeit a positive one considering the financial strain many other hospitals are feeling around the nation--how to deal with a growth spurt.
Although Latino immigrants say the quality and cost of healthcare is better in the United States than in the countries they came from, more than one in four report they have had serious trouble paying doctor and hospital bills and for prescription medicines, according to a recent NPR survey.
Water taps in hospitals are full of bacteria, increasing the risk of infection in immunocompromised patients, according to a new study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Uninsured patients and women are much less likely to undergo interhospital transfer, a contributing factor in healthcare disparities, according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The United Kingdom's largest private hospital healthcare provider plans to roll out its own version of the National Health Service's (NHS) national nursing strategy, the "6 Cs," encouraging nurses to emphasize compassion in all aspects of care, Nursing Times reports.
To reduce the spread of infections like MRSA and C. diff, hospitals should encourage doctors to adopt a new dress code, according a report published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Wisconsin hospitals cut healthcare costs by more than $45 million through a special project aimed at reducing readmissions and controlling surgery-related infections, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).
The quality of routine tonsillectomy care and outcomes varies significantly across U.S. children's hospitals, according to a new study in Pediatrics.
Disorganization within the healthcare system and a rise in chronic illnesses has prompted Congress to propose a new approach to Medicare aimed at keeping patients healthier and avoiding hospitalizations, according to the Billings Gazette.
Healthcare providers must encourage employee engagement if they want to improve patient care, according to a new report from the Point of Care Foundation in the United Kingdom.
A new report card from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is sharply critical of state policies on emergency care in the U.S., givingthem a grade of D-plus overall.