lthough control intervention techniques such as restraints and confinement are known patient safety risks, a new study from the University of Waterloo reveals that almost 1 in 4 psychiatric patients in Ontario hospitals are subjected to mental and physical control intervention.
More than a year after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) came under fire for care delays, a heavily-touted solution that would allow veterans to seek private healthcare suffers from similar problems, according to a new report from the VA Office of Inspector General.
Although they know the risks it poses to patients, most doctors and advanced practice clinicians admit they go to work when sick due to staffing concerns and because they don't want to let their colleagues and patients down, according to a new survey published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Although many providers incorporate patient navigators into cancer programs to boost patient outcomes and coordinate care, it's unclear whether these individuals actually help patients or save money, according to The Washington Post.
Streamlining the continuity of care among Medicare patients could save the United States hundreds of billions of dollars a year, TheStreet.com has reported.
New payment structures conceived as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are prompting hospitals to shift away from treating patients on a case-by-case basis to instead adopt a population health model focusing on chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported.
In an effort to limit consumer spending on specialty drugs, several states have capped the out-of-pocket payments of patients in private health plans.
Organizations can dramatically improve hand-hygiene compliance when infection control personnel provide on-the-spot intervention, according to a study presented at last week's Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2015 annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
After introducing a five-star scale ranking hospitals on patient experience earlier this year, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare site will release a second round of rankings including data for critical access hospitals, according to AHA News Now.
A transgender advocacy group has created a directory of physicians and other caregivers that rates the providers on how knowledgeable and non-discriminatory they are regarding trans and genderfluid patients, according to Boston Public Radio's Common Health blog.