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Nurses Aren't Immune to Prescription Drug Abuse

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

There's been a rash of headlines involving healthcare workers abusing—and sometimes overdosing and dying from—prescription drugs. Can you spot the addicted nurses in your organization? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

A 30-Day Mortality Rate Mystery

Daily death rates for cardiac surgery patients in one large study jumped at the 30-day mark. Was it because physicians were treating the performance measure instead of the patient? What are the unintended consequences of quality of care and performance measures, anyway? >>>

Hospital Execs Hope for Two-Midnight Rule Repeal

The two-midnight rule is arbitrary, hurts healthcare providers, and creates unintended consequences for patients, say many healthcare leaders. A new lawsuit from the AHA aims to repeal the rule. >>>

Telemedicine's Expanding Options

Spurred by new laws and policies that permit online teleconsultations, both payers and providers are exploring ways to enable patients' access to care in ways that also meet growing industry demands. >>>

PCMH: Shouldn't Patients Have Their Say?

Recent research that casts a pall on the cost and quality effectiveness of the patient-centered medical home is far from the final word on what patients—especially older, expensive ones—say they want from their physicians. >>>

State Medical Malpractice Caps Under Fire

Many states that passed malpractice caps a decade ago should expect to see judicial review because caps aren't passing constitutional muster and aren't delivering on what they advertised, says a legal expert. >>>

Why Cedars-Sinai Screens All Inpatient Adults for Depression

Risk factors that can adversely affect a patient's recovery or trigger a hospital readmission include behavioral issues. The chair of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry discusses how screening for depression will become more widespread as hospitals adopt value-based reimbursement models. >>>

CDC: Try Drug Stewardship to Curb Antibiotic Overuse

Healthcare providers that adopt a leadership model of drug stewardship can reduce the inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals, says the CDC. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Cardio Services—Keeping Pace With the Pulse of Population Health

As healthcare providers broaden cardiovascular programs and invest more in population health, IT integration, and outpatient facilities, many face increased margin pressure. This report reveals the key differences between stand-alone hospitals and health systems and how partners across the care continuum will play a greater role in helping to meet both patient needs and financial goals. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Study: Costly breast cancer treatment more common at for-profit hospitals

Kaiser Health News, April 29, 2014

We're importing saline from Norway

VOX, April 29, 2014

'Tiering and steering' a contentious issue for local healthcare

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 28, 2014

In poorest states, political stigma is depressing participation in health law

The New York Times, April 28, 2014

How did America end up with this healthcare system?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 28, 2014

Tapping into controversial back surgeries

CBS News, April 25, 2014

Opinion: Are med school grads prepared to practice medicine?

The New York Times, April 25, 2014

The secret world of drug-addict doctors

The Daily Beast, April 25, 2014

The case for seeing a nurse instead of a doctor

The Atlantic, April 24, 2014

Hospitals can speed stroke treatment, but it's not easy

NPR, April 23, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Physicians at the Crossroads

Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

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