Healthcare News & Insights

New rule would require hospitals to give patients more data about nursing homes

Traditionally, hospitals haven’t provided patients with much information about the quality of any nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities where they may end up after discharge. But a proposed rule may place more responsibility on hospitals in this regard. 

DNR orders may negatively affect quality ratings

Nowadays, all hospitals are subject to ratings of their performance. And since the results of these evaluations are typically made public, facilities end up facing a lot of scrutiny. It may be warranted in some areas, but others may be unfairly making your hospital look bad – especially regarding mortality rates.