News tagged with hospital patients

Racial and ethnic disparities narrow for acute care

A study of more than 12 million acute care hospitalizations over a five-year span found that as quality improved on each of 17 measures so did racial and ethnic equity. Nine major disparities evident in 2005 ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Doctor's specialty predicts feeding tube use

A new study shows that when elderly patients with advanced dementia are hospitalized, the specialties of the doctors at their bedside have a lot to do with whether the patient will end up with a gastric feeding ...

Apr 07, 2014
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Use of mortality as measure of stroke care questioned

A new study disputes the effectiveness of mortality as a measure of the quality of care provided by hospitals to stroke patients. The paper – which was simultaneously presented today at the International Stroke Conference ...

Feb 12, 2014
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