November 15, 2011 A survey finds 42 percent of hospitals offer at least one type of complementary or alternative medicine treatment. Those hospitals that offer the options cite patient demand as the top reason. Clinical effectiveness is the No. 2 reason.
October 19, 2011 A decline in the admission of Medicare patients to hospitals for treatment of heart failure saves at least $4.1 billion a year, a new study finds. Better treatment of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure may help explain the decline.
September 26, 2011 Most big children's hospitals are nonprofits, but you wouldn't know that looking at the bottom lines of many of them. They're pouring billions of dollars into new buildings, adding beds and equipment and staff at the same time Washington, the states and employers grapple with health care spending.
August 23, 2011 In just five years hospitals and doctors across the country have made remarkable progress in speeding up treatment. The median time for patients to get a potentially life-saving treatment dropped to 64 minutes in 2010 from 96 minutes in 2005.
August 12, 2011 The Captain Morgan technique was used by doctors fix hip dislocation in 12 patients, according to a study. The captain's pose turns out to be a good way for doctors to apply force to the hip without having to crawl up on the patient's gurney.
August 11, 2011 Making CT scans safer should start with simple step of figuring out how much radiation you actually need to get the job done, researchers say.
July 26, 2011 HCA Holdings, the biggest for-profit hospital chain in the U.S., reported lower earnings than expected in the latest quarter due mainly to a decline in surgical cases.
July 12, 2011 Last year was the worst ever for drug shortages at the nation's hospitals, according to a nationwide survey. Shortages have led to delays in patient care and made pharmacists scramble to find alternatives.
June 15, 2011 High rates of malpractice in hospital settings have been well-known for more than a decade. But a new study says that malpractice claims from outpatient care accounted for more than half of all malpractice payouts in 2009, the last year studied.