A partnership between San Diego County and four health systems seeks to bridge the longstanding gap between hospitals and social services.
Older people are often given a huge number of medications, and many of them are unnecessary or even harmful.
The number of hospitalizations for stroke is rising quickly among young people, even as it drops across the U.S. population as a whole.
Overcrowding and chaos in traditional emergency rooms can harm seniors’ health. That’s prompting some hospitals to open ERs designed specifically for the elderly.
But more training is needed for such translators to do their jobs well, without miscommunications and misunderstandings.
Some hospitals try to avoid sharp declines in the health of elderly patients by treating them in special units geared to their specific needs.
Los programas de alivio de las deportaciones bloqueados por la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos hubieran significado cuidado de salud subsidiado.
Deportation-relief programs would have meant access to subsidized health care.
Some clinics on NIH’s website charge people to participate in testing of unproven treatments — and it can come as a surprise to unsuspecting patients.
El uso de moteles deteriorados para cuidar y albergar temporalmente a personas sin hogar recientemente dadas de alta del hospital ayuda a estabilizarlos de manera económica, previniendo retornos innecesarios y costosos a las salas de emergencia y a los hospitales.