The American Medical Association's five guidelines outline physician responsibilities during care transitions for patients recently discharged from the hospital. >>>
Researchers find that 30-day readmission rates are "not associated" with mortality rates for patients admitted for heart attack or pneumonia, and "only weakly associated within a certain range" for patients admitted for heart failure. >>>
Data analytics—both clinical and actuarial—and hyper-focused care management in the form of "commando RNs" are two keys to readying healthcare organizations for value-based care, says the new CEO of xG Health Solutions. >>>
One in five hospital CEOs needs to pull 11% or more out of his or her operating budget. Deep cuts may be necessary, but they must be made carefully to avoid harm to quality care and staff morale, leaders say. >>>
Driven largely by falling patient volumes and weak revenue growth, not-for-profit healthcare debt logged a $20 billion downgrade in 2012—more than double than the previous year. >>>
Nurses in Washington, DC, are demanding staffing mandates, but the effectiveness of such laws is inconclusive despite plenty of research. >>>
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