Hospital inpatients admitted during weekends may have a higher mortality rate compared with inpatients admitted during the weekdays.
A series of mystery patient drills was used to assess the emergency department response to patients with communicable disease of public health concern in New York City.
Certain strategies can help to prevent medical practice billing errors.
How can hospitals protect themselves against recent ransomware attacks?
An analysis on the cost saving success of accountable care organizations.
Educating clinicians about the importance of stethoscope hygiene does not appear to increase the practice.
About 40% of patients reported a breakdown in their care, including information exchange, delays in admission, team communication, and discharge.
Little evidence is available to support the theory that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance.
Social networking use for early career teachers is associated with increased burnout levels.
Patients recording medical encounters is becoming a trend.
Medicaid enrollees are satisfied with their health care according to a recent research letter.
The utilization of health services have not been changed, however, expenditures have increased.
The number of American adults without health insurance has increased by about 2 million so far this year.
The AMA is urging physicians to take advantage of the Internet and update their online information.
Physicians who receive information about patient harms are more likely to support financial penalties targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
High-deductible health plans are becoming more common among US adult with employer-sponsored health insurance coverage.
A new bill introduced to the House of Representatives would repeal the law banning the construction of physician-owned hospitals.
Patients have a higher 30-day mortality when treated by older physicians compared to patients treated by younger physicians.
Data cited unpleasant side effects as the only statistically significant factor that influenced medication nonadherence in patients with chronic diseases.
Major teaching hospital status was associated with lower mortality rates for common conditions compared with non-teaching hospitals among hospitalizations for US Medicare beneficiaries.
The American health Care Act will lead 23 million Americans to lose their health insurance coverage.
Medical liability remains a troubling issue today, placing a burden on patients and a financial burden of medical practitioners and insurance providers.
Half of United States doctors received payments from pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015.
Online health information can change a parent's views on advice given from a pediatrician.
An interview with medical malpractice expert, Michelle Mello, JD, PhD.
Elisabeth Aron, MD, MPH, takes a look at the legal risks of providing medical curbside consultations.
A decline of uninsurance rates occurred with the increase of insurance advertisements during the first Affordable Care Act enrollment period.
No significant increases in spending from state funds as a result of the expansion, nor any significant reductions in spending on education or other programs.
Behaviors, such as expression of empathy, explanation of clinical reasoning, and qualities of professionalism, were commonly seen in esteemed teaching attending physicians.
Using available transition tools, preparing and empowering patients and families to actively participate in their care early, and maintaining good health are the first steps to ensuring good transitions.
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