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.
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.
Clinicians need access to current and accurate evidence-based information to deliver the best possible care to patients. But wading through vast amounts of medical literature—and trusting it—is too often challenging at the point of care.