Health

Having hospital palliative care doesn't impact Tx intensity

(HealthDay)—For adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), the availability of hospital-based palliative care is not associated with in-hospital treatment intensity, according to a study published in the September ...

Cardiology

Heart failure patients enrolled in hospice use less health care

(HealthDay)—Patients with advanced heart failure enrolled in hospice have fewer emergency department visits, hospital days, and intensive care unit (ICU) stays, according to a study published in the September issue of JACC: ...

Health

Dozens of medical groups join forces to improve diagnoses

(HealthDay)—Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed—resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. That sobering estimate comes from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine ...

Medical economics

Treating health care woes through data analysis

MIT Sloan professor of management and operations research Dimitris Bertsimas has an idea that data-based algorithms could help cure health care problems—both in patients and hospital administration. Learn more in the "Data ...

Health

For-profit hospitals correlated with higher readmission rates

Patients who receive care in a for-profit hospital are more likely to be readmitted than those who receive care in nonprofit or public hospitals, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Medical economics

Macron announces changes to France's health care system

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled plans to make France's health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years.

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