Hospitals that hire physicians have a tendency to place them into a payment incentive arrangement that is indistinguishable from paying kickbacks, a whistleblowing doctor alleges.
An initiative at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare to reduce blood transfusions helped the 22-hospital system cut costs by $2.5 million over two years while significantly reducing hospital-acquired infections and mortality, according to research being presented this week at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Medicare has launched a new accountable care organization model centered on patients who receive dialysis for end-stage renal disease, a condition that accounts for nearly 6 percent of all Medicare spending.
Healthcare is an increasingly collaborative industry, and as retail clinics continue to proliferate, hospitals may want to partner with them, according to a report from the Convenient Care Association..
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was supposed to fix disparities in how insurers cover the costs of mental healthcare, the results so far have been mixed. And now the national debate over the need to provide better treatment for people with mental health problems is heating up.
Magnet-designated hospitals, which are accredited nationally for nursing excellence, also receive higher ratings from patients--a measure that could also help Magnet hospitals financially, a new study finds.
Although more U.S. hospitals educate mothers on breastfeeding, only about half follow a majority of internationally accepted best practices shown to help mothers continue breastfeeding at home, a new study found.
Healthcare professionals in search of a simple rubric for establishing high satisfaction rates across multiple care settings in pediatric care may find their goal is highly elusive. A study by the Neours Children's Health System and Philadelphia's Thomas Jefferson University found that pediatric patient satisfaction varies according to the setting in which care is provided.
More than half of nurses who work with organ transplant patients in the United States report high levels of emotional exhaustion and low levels of personal accomplishment in their life-saving work, according to a study published in Progress in Transplantation.
Hospitals' emergency department and surgical protocols are in dire need of reform, and the status quo can worsen patients' conditions through malnutrition and sleep deprivation, argues researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital.