Roughly 23,000 people die from incurable, antibiotic-resistant infections in the United States each year. But despite the severity of the problem, office-based physicians are up against a multitude of challenges--from pressure to appease patients to lack of time to provide education--in curbing unnecessary prescriptions.
New research finds collaboration between physicians and pharmacists can reduce asthma hospitalizations, Pharmacy Times reports.
More people in New York and New Jersey die in the hospital because the region has more than enough beds to offer, leading to more tests, treatments and prescriptions and people dying in the intensive care unit on a feeding tube or a ventilator, Kaiser Health News, National Public Radio and WNYC reported.
As the healthcare industry considers value-based healthcare models, organizations can look to physician-led accountable care organizatio ns for successful examples. Doctors lead more than 200 ACOs across the country--far greater than the ACOs run by h ospitals.
Specialty surgeons insert themselves into medical procedures--often without the knowledge of the patient--driving up costs considerably, the New York Times reported.
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Flu vaccine coverage is inadequate for healthcare workers, according to a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Programs focused on healthcare "super-users"--the small percentage of Medicaid patients who make up most of the program's spending--are making progress reducing spending and hospitalizations, according to USA Today.
Healthcare leaders and providers must become comfortable talking about end-of-life care and death with patients, as the discussion is more important now than ever before, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
Experts and doctors once involved in the Department of Veteran Affairs healthcare system said they don't believe the agency's Inspector General's report captured the impact delays in care had on veteran deaths during a heated hearing in front of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs this week.