Guest post by Mark Hertling, who leads programs for global partnering, leadership, development and health performance strategies at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Physicians, hospitals and a variety...
A new national study in England, published today in the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, says the death rate following a weekend hospital admission is higher only because the number of patients admitted to hospitals on weekends is lower.
In the wake of a new report that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., the American Nurses Association is urging healthcare professionals to keep safety in mind during National Nurses Week, which begins today.
Just as internists look ahead at the likely consequences of conditions such as hypertension or high cholesterol and talk with patients to make plans to prevent health problems, they can do the same for patients with life-limiting illnesses, says Janet L. Abrahm, M.D., in an interview with Medical Economics.
The promise of coordinated care between healthcare settings doesn't always work the way it should, writes Fred N. Pelzman, M.D., a New York-based internal medicine physician, in MedPage Today.
As a part of World Hygiene Day on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new campaign to promote good hand-hygiene habits for healthcare professionals and patients.
The Food and Drug Administration has backed off a planned recall of machines used to clean medical scopes despite warnings that public health depended on it, according to Kaiser Health News.
Food allergies among children present a significant economic burden when they present in low-income households, councludes a study in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The five-year civil war in Syria is taking a toll on those trying to save its victims: the country's doctors, according to a report in The Atlantic.
The number of Catholic-owned or affiliated hospitals in the United States has grown by 22 percent since 2001, and now 1 in 6 acute care beds is in a hospital connected to the church, according to a report released by MergerWatch.