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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 […]

The government may want a refund for its $30 billion investment in electronic medical records

Apr 14, 2016
A new study has found many electronic records to be incomplete.

Study says patients can manage complex care at home — and cut costs

Mar 21, 2016
This study found that home care by patients saved millions and freed hospital beds
Warren J. Smith holds up his arm to show where he had an IV to administer antibiotics.
Lauren Silverman

In surgery, practice makes perfect

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