An advisory panel convened by the Food and Drug Administration urged the agency to better protect patients from specialized medical scopes linked to recent superbug outbreaks, the L.A. Times reports.
Some cities are experimenting with "respite centers" to better accommodate the needs of the mentally ill and avoid potentially lengthy and costly hospital stays, StateLine has reported.
Specialty drugs continue to take a huge bite out of the pocketbooks of American insurers, employers and individuals, and the cost growth trend is "unsunstainable," according to a new study commissioned by Express Scripts.
Post-discharge care is a major priority for the healthcare industry, but normally it focuses on high-risk patients with chronic conditions. When violence in the community results in hospitalizations and poses a risk to--a patient population, the solution is more complicated, according to The Atlantic.
A new wearable sensor tag, which can be attached to walkers or worn on the wrist, has the ability to detect everything from a fall to a user's body temperature.
A poll of healthcare quality professionals by ASQ has concluded that improved communication between providers and patients is key to cutting costs.
Adopting a framework to integrate health and safety strategies into the workplace could significantly improve American workers' overall well-being, according to guidance published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
One in four adults with non-group healthcare coverage did not receive needed care because it cost too much, according to a new report from nonprofit Families USA.
In the wake of this week's derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, the city's hospitals faced a surge of incoming patients--and thanks to disaster drills, they were well-prepared, according to NBC Philadelphia.
Just weeks after it issued a report that indicated hospitals have made little to no progress on patient safety outcomes, the Leapfrog Group released another report that found many hospitals also fail to adequately support their nurses.