Two healthcare subjects topped Facebook's list of the most popular topics in the U.S. for 2014: Ebola and the Ice Bucket Challenge.
As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest growing physician specialty - hospital medicine - to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency. How this new role for hospitalists plays out varies according to the type, location and...
The indictment of 14 people Wednesday—including two pharmacists on charges of second-degree murder—was the latest in a string of actions taken in response to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounder.
The legacy of Dr. Jeff Levy and novelist Sidney Zion is evident in two studies on resident work hours in the Dec. 10 issue of JAMA. The studies compare 30-day mortality and readmission rates before and after new restrictions on resident work hours were imposed by the Accreditation Council for...
New limits on medical resident workhours implemented in 2011 appear to have had no effect on patient deaths or serious complications, according to two new studies published in JAMA.
A lack of adequate studies makes it hard to know whether interventions to reduce many hospital-acquired conditions have produced the intended impact.
Tiptoeing into the broader accountability movement, some of the largest medical-device manufacturers are negotiating experimental deals with hospitals to take on performance-based financial risk for their implants.
Data Points for the week of Dec. 8, 2014, covered the following topics: health insurance premiums, HIV, readmissions
Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are accusing healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente of understaffing its mental-health services, and they're threatening to strike if their issues aren't resolved. Kaiser accuses the union of sullying the system's reputation for its own organizing...
Pregnant and worried about your medication? The Food and Drug Administration is revamping those confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use.
Ninety-four hospitals made the Leapfrog Group's 2014 top hospital lists, the Washington, D.C.-based group announced Tuesday. This year's total is four more institutions than Leapfrog had on its 2013 list.
Hospitals made the most progress on central line-associated bloodstream infections as they curbed hospital-acquired conditions by 17% from 2010 to 2013, federal officials say.