When patients have to go to the hospital, they're likely to choose a facility that employs their doctor, a new study suggests. The study, which finds that patients of independent doctors often choose low-cost and high-quality hospitals, hints that not all organizations are successfully integrating...
The Veterans Affairs Department is conducting fewer reviews of medical errors, even though the number of such problems has increased, according to a report by the GAO. The VA said it is aware of the decrease in reviews, but has not studied why it has happened.
Regarding your recent story “Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 19), youth exposure to television e-cigarette advertisements, measured by target rating points, increased 256% from 2011 to 2013
The next time you use the bathroom on an airplane, you may be donating a first-class research sample to help monitor infectious disease in real time.
The CMS announced today that it is combating the skyrocketing cost of nursing home hospitalizations by injecting funds into the Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents.
Just how much success have hospitals had in their efforts to prevent patients from returning soon after leaving? Perhaps not as much as reported, two physicians argue at the blog for health policy journal Health Affairs.
More than a dozen healthcare organizations have formed a coalition to address diagnosis errors as the industry awaits a report from the National Academy of Medicine that's expected to shed new light on the gravity of the problem.
Three out of four Medicare accountable care organizations did not slow health spending enough to earn bonuses last year, a continuation of mixed results for an initiative that federal officials have targeted for rapid expansion.
Advertising designed to correct misleading claims drugmakers initially make regarding their products is ineffective toward changing consumer views, according to a new study.
A new federal tool aimed at helping patients determine the best hospital for their care is raising questions over whether it provides an accurate assessment of quality.
Dr. Vivek Murthy was confirmed in December as the 19th U.S. surgeon general after his nomination was stalled by opposition from the National Rifle Association, which objected to his comments about gun violence as a public health issue. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Murthy about his goals...
The Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of Addyi, the first drug to increase sexual desire in women, could lead to some new and complicated conversations in doctors' offices across the country.