Efforts to improve hand hygiene at health organizations must include nurses, according to an article at Becker's Hospital Review.
Despite the public sound and fury surrounding childhood vaccination in the United States, rates remain generally high. The cost of vaccination efforts have fallen disproportionately on physicians, however, according to a post on the Health Affairs blog, and increased help from the public sector is essential to maintain or improve upon the situation going forward.
The threat of the Zika virus includes numerous unknown variables, which have healthcare providers across the nation adopting a "better safe than sorry" approach.
Despite the healthcare industry's move to patient-centered care, a new study finds that many ER doctors don't ask elderly patients their opinion about admission to intensive care.
Digital health continues to be a big part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' improvement plans, with one of the most recent efforts announced last week in Mississippi.
Easy access to drugs, lack of sleep and the need to "shoulder everyone else's burdens" led Peter Grinspoon, M.D., a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, down a path of an addiction to opioids, according to a recent Boston Globe article.
The recent performance-based deal that Novartis cut with two insurance giants could signal the beginnings of a new approach to drug pricing, according to a Bloomberg editorial.
Physicians can ensure the quality of palliative care for patients living with serious illness, according to a NEJM Catalyst blog post. Here are three ways.
Physicians who use urine screenings--a standard protocol to monitor patients who suffer from chronic pain--may increase the chances that those patients won't return to their care, according to a recent study published in Pain Physician.
The head of one of the nation's foremost healthcare consulting firms has a list of tasks hospitals should accomplish in 2016--and cost reduction and the shift to value-based care tops the list.