The mass shooting in Las Vegas last week put the spotlight once again on firearm safety in the U.S.
A new JAMA study that analyzed clinical data of 2.9 million patients found the number of sepsis deaths grew from 2009 to 2014 despite old findings that showed mortality was decreasing.
The FDA's approval of a new type of duodenoscope could help cut down on hospital-acquired infections, which have been a problem for the G.I.-focused device.
Bayer will stop selling its sterilization device Essure outside the U.S., the company announced late Monday.
The numbers tell one story, but what's behind them might be something entirely different. For the first time since the CMS started releasing inpatient claims and payment data, sepsis topped the list as the most common condition or procedure.
Sepsis was the most common — and costly — inpatient discharge for Medicare in 2015. But experts say sepsis isn't suddenly getting worse. Instead, providers are diagnosing more patients with sepsis sooner to prevent the infection from becoming life-threatening.
Houston's hospitals were well-prepared for Hurricane Harvey. In the past 10 years, hospitals in disaster-prone areas across the country have implemented both structural and operational safeguards to keep patients and staffers safe and prevent major damage.
For the first time since the CMS began releasing Medicare payment and claims data four years ago, sepsis is the most common—and costly—inpatient discharge, outranking joint replacements.
Online resources for healthcare providers and patients managing the effects of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey can be found in Modern Healthcare's digital guide.
More than 1 in 4 cases of abuse or neglect at skilled-nursing facilities are not reported to law enforcement and the CMS fails to identify and report those incidents, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.
The Los Angeles Dodgers may be riding high with the best record in Major League Baseball so far this season, but when it comes to food safety they're in the basement.
Pennsylvania's Health Department has cited Penn State Hershey Medical Center in the death of a 6-year-old boy whose temperature topped 107 degrees while he was under a special heating blanket.