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Data Points: Hardest medical bills to pay? ED visits

Data Points: Hardest medical bills to pay? ED visits

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 23, 2018

Although healthcare costs continue to rise, the number of Americans having trouble paying their bills dropped between 2011 and the first half of 2017. Some of that can be attributed to increased coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Still, medical debt continues to be a pervasive problem.

Woman found dead 11 days after vanishing from care facility

By Associated Press  |  May 31, 2018

Deputies check every "nook and cranny" if a hospital patient is reported missing, but there is no protocol for the same situation at the residential-care facility of the Behavioral Health Center, which is run by San Francisco's public health department.

Data Points: Providers scramble as drug shortages persist

Data Points: Providers scramble as drug shortages persist

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 26, 2018

Drug shortages continue to keep providers across the nation scrambling to find options for patient care. A new survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians found that 9 in 10 doctors are taking time away from patients as they search for alternative therapies.

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

By Maria Castellucci  |  May 22, 2018

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.

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