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Stopping ICU delirium by getting patients moving

May 2, 2017
Doctor says the treatment plan makes a 'massive difference' to those in critical care.
Nurse Kim My, left, and physical therapist Cara Tabor in Parkland's Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
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When is it a good time to go to the hospital? When the doctors are being watched

Mar 21, 2017
Want to know when it’s a good time to go to the hospital? Seems it’s when the doctors are being watched. Every few years the accrediting agency known as the Joint Commission conducts random hospital inspections. A new study out in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds that mortality rates drop when the inspectors show […]

One way to cut medical errors: keep patients at home

Jun 3, 2016
It's a 'paradigm shift in medicine,' doctor says, with its own set of challenges.
It's a complicated relationship between patient and provider in the hospital at home program; if enough patients return to Mt. Sinai within 30 days, the hospital will be penalized.

 
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Home care experiment could mean fewer hospital stays

May 13, 2016
Halfway through a 3-year project, data suggests Mt. Sinai Hospital is saving money and cutting readmissions.
The at-home hospital model can save money and leave patients more content, data suggests.
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In surgery, practice makes perfect

Mar 12, 2015
Survival rates for some surgeries vary widely, depending on the hospital.