Hospitals are now financially rewarded by insurers for safety and efficacy — which often results in patients spending less time as inpatients.
Do sales reps in the operating room lend helpful expertise or inflate already bloated costs? Depends on whom you ask.
The devastating loss of a promising young doctor prompts soul-searching and action at one of the nation’s largest emergency room staffing companies.
Sus maridos han perdido, o están perdiendo, la memoria. Ellas han logrado crear un círculo de apoyo para poder seguir adelante a pesar del dolor.
As the number of people with Alzheimer’s climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer’s advocacy groups.
Las cámaras en las NICU ayudan a los padres a estar cerca de sus bebés en todo momento, y minimizan la posibilidad de infecciones.
Virtual visitation using webcams lets anyone with a password keep their eye on the most vulnerable babies.
Los medicamentos contra la hipertensión, que previenen graves ataques, a veces generan efectos secundarios. Por eso muchos pacientes dejan de tomarlos… y le mienten a sus médicos.
Roughly half of patients don’t take their high blood pressure medicine as they should, even though heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Now, a drug test can flag whether a patient is taking the prescribed medication and is meant to spark a more truthful conversation between patient and doctor.
“We really do have a lot of responsibility and culpability,” says one hospital official who is part of a working group trying to address the opioid epidemic. Patients have to expect more pain after surgery and understand the risk of addiction, says another doctor.