A new Health Affairs study finds from 2001 to 2010, U.S. children ages 1 to 19 had a 57% higher risk of death than children in 19 other developed countries.
A large swath of the country started off 2018 facing frigid temperatures. Extreme weather can bring with it countless health issues and even visits to the hospital.
Starting this week, Joint Commission surveyors will cite hospitals if they witness employees who fail to follow proper hand hygiene guidelines.
The number of hospitals to be hit with a 1% payment reduction has been relatively consistent each year since the program began in 2014. Roughly 700 hospitals—or 25% of all hospitals—are penalized every year under the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program.
The U.S. ranks 64th in the world for maternal deaths, and Michigan ranks eighth in the nation, despite some recent improvement. Because of continued high national rates, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has created a collaboration to reduce maternal deaths.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has created a framework on its site to help providers and payers improve collection of patient demographic data.
The CMS announced Tuesday that it added four new quality measures for healthcare consumers to view on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility and Long-Term Care Hospital Compare websites.
WellCare, Kentucky's primary Medicaid insurer, launched a program to tackle pharmacy shopping, a tactic among opioid abusers who use multiple pharmacies for the same painkiller drugs.
Patient outcomes don't suffer when surgeons perform critical parts of the procedure and then depart for another underway, according to a new JAMA study.
Minnesota failed to comply with safety requirements for a program that provides home-based medical care for elderly patients, an audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General found.
The patient-safety organization recommended healthcare organizations take a proactive approach to cybersecurity to minimize the threat of ransomware and other malware.
In the latest edition of the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Grade report, performance by hospitals in states varied widely with 832 hospitals earning A's while 964 garnered C's.