Healthcare News & Insights

How one state’s hospitals reduced infections, boosted safety

To reduce the incidence of infections and boost safety in its hospitals, one state is taking an innovative approach.

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.

School’s medical center sued over student death, amputation

Ohio University is fighting off two lawsuits alleging students received seriously negligent care at the school’s health center.

Parents with insurance forego kids’ care due to cost

Even with health insurance, many parents are finding health care for their kids too expensive — and are going without.

Kickbacks cost hospitals $2.6M in settlement with feds

A whistle-blowing cardiologist has cost two hospitals millions to settle claims that they engaged in an illegal kickback-for-referral scheme.

Which states are best, worst for disciplining docs?

Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has released its annual report of which states do the best — and worst — job of disciplining doctors who practice bad medicine.

Case study: Tort reform doesn’t lower medical costs

Critics of the recent health reform bills say it missed a key opportunity by failing to include tort reform measures. But a look at a state that has implemented tort reform shows that those measures don’t make much of a dent.

Report: 275k to die due to lack of health insurance

A new report gives hard numbers for the steepest price of all the “costs” discussed in the health reform debate. 

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