Many hospitals and health systems are paying for prior acts malpractice insurance as a way of attracting physicians, but how are they absorbing that expense once they've committed to it? >>>
An annual survey of registered nurses designed to measure career paths and satisfaction levels finds the intent-to-retire rate among RNs has jumped to 13%. It had been running at 6% in previous years. >>>
The Healthcare Association of New York State studies 10 of the most well-known report cards that attempt to quantify hospital performance—including those from the Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades, and U.S. News and World Report—and ranks them. >>>
Acknowledging the monumental changes before them, chief executive officers attending HealthLeaders Media's second annual CEO Exchange are in agreement about one aspect of the way forward: strong leadership by physicians will be a key success factor. >>>
A study designed to assess the effect of disrupted sleep on surgeons finds that surgical complications did not increase when surgeons who operated on emergency cases during the midnight to 7 AM shift operated on scheduled patients later in the day. >>>
Its ability to improve inpatient admissions has helped for-profit Hospital Corporation of America post healthy earnings. Tenet, despite an 8.4% increase in net operating revenues, experienced a "volume decline on the inpatient side and flat-ish volume for outpatient," says one analyst. >>>
As admission levels and patient mix continue to change, discover how healthcare leaders are forging new collaborative working relationships and developing new productivity measures for both employed and independent physicians.
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