A state-issued report based on hospital patient discharge data shows that 30-day death rates from bariatric surgery in California rose between 2005 and 2008, while one-year complications rates declined. >>>
The opportunity for ROI may not be enough to convince healthcare providers to adopt Medicare accountable care organizations under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rules, say some industry observers. >>>
Hospitals and other healthcare providers serving as true safety nets are increasingly endangered under the weight of community service demands from uninsured and low-income patients. Tax exemptions and voluntary leadership can help. >>>
Patients are the fuel that makes hospitals run, and why they exist. But patient noncompliance drives up costs and is a headache for the C-suite. That's why physicians and hospitals must work to educate patients on how to take a more active role in their own care. >>>
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