Healthcare News & Insights

Mixed bag for preventing patient complications

Hospitals will have to step it up a notch to keep patients from experiencing preventable complications. A new report shows that while complication rates aren’t increasing right now, they aren’t decreasing, either. 

Top 10 U.S. health systems — is yours on the list?

Is your hospital part of the Top 10 health care systems in the U.S.? Read on to find out.

More OB/GYNs refusing to see heavier patients

If you’re overweight be warned: There’s a good chance your first-choice OB/GYN will refuse to see you.

DNR patients face higher death rates after surgery

Patients with a do not resuscitate (DNRs) order are more likely to die during certain surgeries — for reasons that aren’t clear.

The 50 best hospitals in the U.S.: Is one near you?

Health Grades has released this year’s list of the top 50 hospitals in the country.

Lowering post-op mortality — the surprising key

New research indicates that when it comes to reducing patient mortality, how well post-op complications are managed is just as important as preventing complications in the first place.

Updated sentinel event stats for ’09

Here’s the latest data on the 10 most frequently reported sentinel events as tracked by JCAHO.

Can house calls actually cost less in the long run?

House calls went the way of the dodo bird for a reason: It’s an inefficient way to see patients. But new research indicates it may save money in the long run.

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