Nearly one-fifth of US GDP is spent on health care. Where does all of that money go?
Australians can't tell which private hospital is safer then the next because the data isn't publicly available. It's time that changed.
What would you prefer: spleen diet, fish custard, or a modern prison meal?
The poor quality of hand sanitisers in Kenya poses a health concern. If this market remains unregulated these products might encourage the undetected transmission of infectious pathogens in hospitals.
Children's opinions about their own care are often not sought by parents and healthcare professionals.
Lack of knowledge and perceived cost issues could be holding back the fight against the superbugs.
New research shows that the current strategy of 'antibiotic mixing' doesn't work.
Complex systems, from TV shows to hospitals, have plenty of checks and procedures, so why do things still go wrong?
Most of our hospitals were not designed to cope with the health impacts of future extreme weather. And hospital infrastructure has not been adapted to secure health care during such events.
Seventeen years ago, the Department of Health berated the NHS for not learning lessons about patient safety. What's changed?
Headlines pointed to the privatisation of hospital, end-of-life and dental services, but the Productivity Commission's report is actually a lot less radical.
Junior doctors are often blamed when things go wrong in hospital. But are we placing too many demands on them?
Almost half of all needle sticks in a hospital may be unnecessary, a recent study shows. There's a way to be done with one, thus avoiding the pain of extra sticks.
Nurses and midwives are among society’s most highly valued professionals. But a disturbing national picture is emerging of escalating levels of over-work and burnout.
The sustainability of academic medical centers and the value of a liberal education have both been under attack. Both are essential and integrated components of our best U.S. institutions.
Highly engaged doctors do much better on a wide range of important measures, from clinical performance, financial management and safety indicators to patient experience and overall quality standards.
People ending up in hospital for diabetes, tooth decay, or other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital is a warning sign of system failure.
Thousands of people acquire infections while hospitalized. Many are caused by urinary catheters, a routine part of a hospital stay. But cutting back on their usage can lower infection rates.
Health is always a key factor in deciding which way to vote. So what have the major parties promised in health? And what could these changes mean for consumers?
Labor has pledged to spend $2 billion more than the Coalition on hospitals over four years and brought Bob Hawke into the election campaign.