Cardiac arrest is a major complication and killer of hospitalized patients, with only about 1 in 5 surviving. A recent study compared responses within hospitals to learn how to improve outcomes.
Health outcomes for rural Americans have steadily deteriorated in recent decades even as they’ve improved elsewhere. The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will worsen the problem.
There is little if any evidence that the frequency of sentinel events reflects the overall quality of care provided by a hospital.
Guidelines galore suggest how we can take care of ourselves in concert with our doctors. Here’s why it’s not as easy as it may seem (and how those guidelines get written)
Patients are an important part of improving health care quality; doctors can’t make good decisions for patients by themselves. Here are some things you can do to help take care of yourself.
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.