Doctors and nurses often blame patients' demands for the costly habit of providing unnecessary care, but a new study published in JAMA Oncology suggests this theory may not hold water.
With two days left until open enrollment closes on Healthcare.gov and state insurance exchanges, industry officials are upping their marketing and outreach efforts to ensure Americans sign up for health insurance.
A collaborative effort by Wisconsin's hospitals to improve quality led to a big payday: An estimated $87 million in savings as reported by the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
How much does preterm births cost hospitals? The tab for a single county that includes a mid-size Midwestern city is nearly $100 million a year.
Despite the commonly held notion that patient demand drives doctors to perform unnecessary tests and procedures, new research indicates this may not be the case at all.
In addition to the prevalent workplace violence they face, nurses also frequently suffer musculoskeletal injuries on the job. The reason for the latter workplace danger is simple, according to an NPR report--even the "proper" method taught to many clinicians for how to lift patients can't protect them from serious back problems.
Despite the plethora of technologies available to help patients connect with their care providers, most still prefer to communicate in person or over the phone, according to Salesforce's "2015 State of the Connected Patient" report.
Healthcare providers' emphasis on improving hand hygiene among workers may also be increasing dermatitis, according to a study from the University of Manchester.
In an effort to cut down on alarm fatigue, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis took steps to reduce the number of alarms it uses while making sure staff didn't miss patient emergencies.
Despite previous research that claims otherwise, productivity at U.S. hospitals grew significantly between 2002 and 2011, according to a study published online in Health Affairs.