Healthcare News & Insights

Patient ratings can predict hospitals’ performance

A new study indicates that patients’ online ratings of hospitals correlate to how well hospitals perform on measures of infection and death rates.

Shocker! Docs don’t take their own medicine

The advice doctors give you isn’t necessarily what they themselves do when faced with a medical situation. 

Continuity of care vital to improved ER outcomes

Patients who bounce from one emergency department to another face more errors, delayed care, adverse events and other problems.

New research outlines true cost of hospital acquired infections

Hospital-acquired cases of pneumonia and sepsis could cost more than $8 billion in increased health costs — and 48,000 patient deaths — annually.

Family practice docs spending more time per patient: Pros and cons

New research shows family practice doctors have been seeing adult patients more often, and spending more time per patient visit. So what’s the outcome of all those extra hours?