When looking at patient outcomes, it’s key to consider all areas that could negatively affect patient recovery, including those from unexpected sources. New research shows a surprising factor may play a role in medical setbacks for patients: witnessing other patients get worse in the hospital.
Antibiotic resistance is becoming a significant problem in this country, and it’s contributing to the rise of various superbugs that infect hospital patients. New research about prescribing habits shows that hospitals must make more of an effort to rein in the overuse of antibiotics by providers.
More and more patients are turning to online reviews when it comes to choosing a doctor or hospital. That means your hospital needs to put its best foot forward online whenever possible.
When it comes to patient satisfaction and improving the quality of patient care, all hospitals can take a page from their pediatric peers.
It’s been a long-standing tradition to check hospital patients’ vital signs several times in the middle of the night. But this practice may actually be harmful to patients’ recovery, according to new research.
New questions are being raised about whether chemicals found in microwave popcorn interfere with the effectiveness of certain vaccinations.
New research: 98% of the biggest selling OTC kid’s medicines come with dosing directions that are confusing.
New research shows how techniques that reduce medical errors can be cribbed from other safety-critical industries.
The stresses of medical school may have some value as a way of testing students’ mettle, but it comes with a real cost.
Bad news for those who assumed impaired and incompetent physicians would be reported by their peers.