News tagged with hospital care

DNR orders linked to increased mortality in older adults

(HealthDay)—For hospitalized older patients, the presence of a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order is associated with poor short-term clinical outcomes, including mortality, according to a study recently published in the Journal ...

Aug 16, 2018
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Keeping elderly out of emergency

A medical program developed by clinicians at one of Australia's largest hospitals, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), is successfully keeping elderly aged care residents out of hospital and reducing demand on ...

Aug 07, 2018
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Lowering hospitals' Medicare costs proves difficult

A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine ...

Jul 18, 2018
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