As hospitals focus more on quality measures and lowering readmissions, they also look to cut back on diagnostic errors, which occur in about 5 percent of U.S. adults, accumulating in as many as 12 million outpatient diagnostic errors each year, according to a study published in the BMJ Quality & Safety.
Some healthcare professionals may view telehealth as threatening and as a result, organizations should work to minimize potential disruptions, according to a new study published in BMC Health Services Research.
Heavier hospitalist workloads may lead to longer lengths of stay and higher costs, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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.