Researchers say they have developed a formula that can identify roughly one-fourth of a hospital's patient population with the highest likelihood of being readmitted within 30 days. >>>
Federal officials say Intermountain's self-disclosed violations centered on improper compensation arrangements with some physicians. Utah's largest healthcare provider says the violations were "primarily technical in nature." >>>
Researchers comparing 30-day mortality rates of CAHs and non-CAHs in urban and rural settings find that while rates on several key measures were comparable in 2002, CAHs have fallen behind significantly. >>>
In an interview, Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH, the lead author of a study suggesting that mortality rates in critical access hospitals are getting worse, offers her interpretation of the research findings. >>>
Chiropractors and medical doctors have been clashing for years and there's no end in sight. The dispute may get nastier as the demand for spine care increases while the healthcare reform law promises to extend more reimbursement to DCs. >>>
A nonprofit coalition called Safe in Common is working to reinitiate safety efforts around sharps, believing that the healthcare environment has become complacent. >>>
Limiting blood transfusions to cases where it is really needed can reduce patients' adverse events, cut lengths of stay, drop hospital costs by millions of dollars a year, and even prevent mortality. >>>
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