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.
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.
This week the Journal of the American Medical Association released startling results from a study on patient-centered medical homes (PCMH): The first and largest medical home pilot involving 32...
Patient safety progress is "excruciatingly slow," mainly because hospitals lack incentive to improve care and performance measures often miss the mark, one health expert told Forbes
Community health workers improve access to primary care and outcomes after discharge among high-risk populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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.
In December, Medicare released data on the best and worst hospitals for hip and knee replacements. Providers are now debating the deeper meaning of that data, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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).
Hospitals are more likely to suffer costly penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services if they treat more dual-eligible seniors--patients on both Medicare and Medicaid, according to a new study.
At least 20 percent of hospitals in Maryland, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island have higher readmission rates than the national average, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).