News tagged with hospitalized patients

Do not resuscitate (DNR) orders impact hospital rankings

Healthcare consumers, policy and insurance organizations rely heavily on hospital ranking reports, but how accurate are they? Do differences in patient preferences for life-sustaining treatments that exist between different ...

Dec 15, 2015
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Complex hospital infection data confuses consumers

Patients have difficulty deciphering complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help consumers choose hospitals, according to a new study published ...

Nov 23, 2015
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