Medical economics

Cyberattack study highlights impacts on regional hospitals

A new University of California San Diego School of Medicine study spotlights the significant reach that an individual health care cyberattack, such as ransomware, can have on regional hospital operations and patient care.

Medical economics

Who goes to the ICU and why?

More is not always better when it comes to hospital care. The same interventions that could save one patient's life could lead to no benefit, higher hospital bills and even injury for another.

Medical research

Decision guide clarifies indicators for swallowing consults

A multidisciplinary group at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina, developed a decision guide to provide health care teams with specific guidelines for swallowing care after extubation. The decision guide ...

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