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What patients really want from hospitals

Subtle changes can make all the difference to improve the patient experience and they aren't expensive. Patients simply want respect and for healthcare workers to treat them with care and empathy, notes patient safety expert Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., in a post for  U.S. News & World Report.

5 states that pay the highest nurse salaries

California tops the list of the states that offer nurses the best salaries, according to a new post by Insider Monkey.

MGMA 2015: 5 insights that stick

Here at the Medical Group Management Association's annual conference in Nashville, the rooms and hallways of the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center are buzzing with great ideas, not just from...

How solid is your practice's relationship foundation?

MGMA15: Krista Hirschmann, Ph.D., on the importnace of team building, improving patient-provider communication.  

Half of medical workers contaminate themselves when removing personal protective equipment

Even when they don protective gear correctly, nearly half of medical workers contaminate their skin or clothing when removing gowns and especially gloves, a recent study published in  JAMA Internal Medicine  found.

Residents, attending docs disagree on when to call for after-hours help

Pediatric care residents disagree with their supervisors on when they should contact them to handle situations after hours, according to a study published in the  Journal of Pediatrics. 

Obama signs law to halt small-group market expansion

President Barack Obama has officially signed a bipartisan-supported law to amend an Affordable Care Act provision that some warned would lead to health insurance premium increases and harm small businesses, the Associated Press reports. 

More than half of transplant nurses show signs of burnout

More than half of nurses who work with organ transplant patients in the United States report high levels of emotional exhaustion and low levels of personal accomplishment in their life-saving work, according to a study published in Progress in Transplantation.

Why hospitals must ban perfumes

Hospitals must ban the use of perfumes, colognes and other artificial scents because they can aggravate patients' asthma, two doctors argue in an opinion piece in this months's  Canadian Medical Association Journal.  

Hospital employment here to stay, but not all independent docs give up practices

Although healthcare trends often ebb and flow, hospital employment is one that appears to not just have staying power, but keeps growing--despite some fierce opposition.