Hospitals serving large populations of minority patients were more likely to be penalized under the CMS' readmissions program even though they made greater reductions in readmission rates compared to their peers.
Although the initial results from the family experience surveys on Hospice Compare show overall strong performance, experts say a low-response rate could be tilting results higher.
Cornell University is investigating a professor accused of publishing several manipulated studies, including one pinning some blame for obesity on Joy of Cooking.
The National Quality Forum's Measure Applications Partnership pushed back against the CMS on some of the agency's tactics to remove quality measures as part of its 2018 guidance to HHS.
About two years ago, Dr. Gregory Welch's pregnant niece Jennifer was scheduled to go to a prestigious women's hospital for an induced delivery at 37 weeks. She asked him to be there when she delivered. Welch's story is part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."
Dr. Tejal Gandhi's parents' experiences at two different community hospitals show that everyone needs to have an advocate to ask questions if something doesn't look right. Gandhi's story--part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm"--sends the message, "Don't go alone."
If the culture of healthcare and medicine were more focused on creating a better balance between pursuing a cure and healing, the American experience of healthcare would be transformed, said Mark Ganz. His story, examining care at the end of life, is part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."
March 24, 2018
While helping her mother, father and one of her brothers, Lenys Alcoreza found it can be difficult to navigate the healthcare system when facing a language barrier. Alcoreza's exploration of language barriers in healthcare is part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."
Maureen Bisognano is the oldest of nine children in a big Irish family. When she was a young nurse, her brother Johnny was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. Bisognano recalls two family experiences with the healthcare system as part of the series "No One Is Free From Harm."
Harold Pollack's mother-in-law, Janice, died suddenly in upstate New York at age 64. She had been taking care of his brother-in-law, Vincent, in her home for nearly 40 years. Vincent has fragile X syndrome, the most common heritable cause of intellectual disability. Pollack's story is part of the...
After enjoying a lifetime of radiant good health, Jeff Goldsmith underwent five complex surgical episodes in the last 2½ years. In all five encounters, he got superb surgical care. He learned the patient's journey does not end at the hospital door. Goldsmith's story is part of the narrative series...
In the in-depth series "No One Is Free From Harm," quality of care is brought to the forefront with Dr. Eladio Pereira's story of how he became acutely aware of the importance of a doctor's words and empathy when a very close relative was hospitalized for inflammatory bowel disease.