Postsurgical pain evaluations correlate with overall patient satisfaction scores during hospital stays, according to a new study presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 30th Annual Meeting.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) should create a standardized national strategy for value-based purchasing, similar to the existing National Quality Strategy, argues a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation for HHS.
Guest post by Lynn McVey, CEO and president of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, an acute care, 230-bed hospital in New Jersey For this month's blog post, I planned to continue my theme of...
Hospital physicians can predict which patients will experience post-surgical complications and, in turn, reduce unplanned readmissions, using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program predicted risk of major complications, a new study published in JAMA Surgery shows.
A new research project uses video interviews of patients talking about healthcare experience to trigger discussion among doctors, nurses, patients and their families in a new effort in the U.K. to collaborate and come up with ways to improve care, according to an announcement from the University of Oxford.
The number of Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia-related deaths is greater than five times the number reported in the United States every year, according to research published in the journal Neurology.
Medicare could save an additional $900 billion over the next decade thanks to slowed healthcare spending growth, according to a new report by health care economics consulting firm DobsonDaVanzo commissioned by the Federation of American Hospitals.
Community benefit programs can help hospitals meet federal requirements to maintain their non-profit status and improve population health, according to a review abstract published in a special issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved that focused on the Affordable Care Act.
As concern mounts regarding incorrectly prescribed antibiotics and their contribution to the increase in antibiotic-resistant infections, some hospitals reported prescribing three times more antibiotics than other hospitals, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Problem prescribers" play a more significant factor in the prescription drug abuse epidemic than previously thought, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, which identified physicians as the top source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers.