As reports surface that a third American missionary has contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, public health officials said the outbreak is spinning out of control and has now spread to five countries.
Emergency department patients who return within a few days of discharge are usually anxious about their symptoms and lack trust in their care, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Affordability is urgently needed in healthcare and the industry must continue to find innovative ways to constantly improve care while lowering costs for private healthcare purchasers, who drive the market and hold the entire financial margin of the healthcare delivery system, futurist Ian Morrison, Ph.D., writes in Hospitals & Health Networks.
A lack of both standardization and studies on emergency department practices complicates comparing research on infection control, according to a literature review published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Despite the progress made in reducing the threat of prescription painkiller addiction and abuse, some physicians, including those who once supported tighter laws and regulations, say the restrictions have gone too far in preventing medication access for people in need, according to an article from the Tampa Bay Times.
As predi cted, the American M edical Association issued recommendations for Medicare to cover end-of-life discussions with patients, a change that could prompt physicians to initiate these conversations more often, according to an arti cle from the New York Times.
Electronic health records can help increase testing of patients for HIV and identify previously unknown cases of the disease, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Hospitals hope new guidelines will standardize surgical care for children, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Two new studies reveal how hospitals can tailor their infectio n-control programs to best battle hos pital-acquired infections.
Several Tennessee hospitals recently expanded their vistation hours in an effort to better engage patients and families, the Times Free Press reported.