January 29, 2010 A new report by the Massachusetts Attorney General finds brand name, location and niche specialties have more to do with hospitals' prices than quality, disease burden, or results.
January 7, 2010 Keep it simple, Doc. That's the lesson of two studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, which offer simple ways to save lives, like bathing patients and swabbing their noses with antibiotic ointment.
January 6, 2010
The formula Medicare uses to pay hospitals would get rejiggered under language in both the House and Senate bills to pay more to hospitals that provide better value for the money.
December 31, 2009 Federal officials unveiled more than 500 pages of proposed rules on what doctors and hospitals have to do to collect billions of dollars in stimulus money for switching from paper medical files to computerized health records. Basically, they have ...
December 14, 2009 Have questions about the latest medical treatments for stroke? Join us for a live chat with stroke expert Dr. Lee Schwamm, Monday at noon ET.
November 24, 2009 Staph infections from the community are showing up in hospitals more and more, making the problem of drug-resistant infections more complex.
Plugging into stimulus funds may be tricky for hospitals serving the poor.
October 26, 2009 Hospitals that care for the poor may have trouble getting their share of federal stimulus money to support electronic medical records.
October 16, 2009 The Los Angeles hospital expressed deep regret over radiation overdoses for 200 patients and said it's taking action to avoid a repeat of the problem.
October 14, 2009 More than 200 patients getting CT scans to look for strokes were exposed to excessive radiation, leading the FDA to investigate the causes and potential health impact.
October 6, 2009 More patients are on the hook for surprising fees levied by hospitals for the use of outpatient facilities they own.
September 2, 2009 A government database has the scoop on health professionals who abuse patients. But we can't access it.
August 10, 2009 HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledges there's been no "significant improvement in the level of medical errors."
August 7, 2009 On today's Planet Money, a hospital administrator describes the challenges of controlling costs (when the doctor wants a helicopter, for instance) and an economist says no one in the system has incentives to make things cheaper.
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August 7, 2009 Design students are taking a stab at clearer hospital signs that don't require words. Does it work? You be the judge.
August 5, 2009 Usually sleepy August has emerged as the critical time for lobbyists to make their mark on plans to overhaul health.
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