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Female doctors may have an edge with patient care

A surprising factor may play a role in patient outcomes, affecting readmissions, recovery and other aspects of a patient’s hospital stay: the physician’s gender. According to the results of a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine, elderly patients may fare differently depending on whether their doctors are men […] [MORE]

2 ways to protect your hospital from malpractice lawsuits

The rise of hospitalists has been a boon to many hospitals. But there’s also a threat looming within the trend: An increased risk of malpractice lawsuits.

Hospital physicians report heavy workloads affect patients

Are your doctors overworked? Based on the results of a survey of hospitalists, the answer is likely yes – and their heavy workloads can have detrimental effects on patients. 

New readmissions study stirs up controversy in the hospital

Which group do you think is better at treating patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and preventing readmissions — cardiologists or hospitalists?

How better communication reduces patient bouncebacks

Could patient bouncebacks be reduced simply with better discharge planning?

Hospitals on a spree to hire more doctors

Fewer doctors are opting to start or join private practices. What makes hospitals so alluring — and what does it mean for health care?