April 29, 2013 2:25 pm
The rise of superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread:
April 19, 2013 2:45 pm
The Bipartisan Policy Center released a list of 50 recommendations Thursday that would cut the federal deficit by almost $560 billion over the next decade, $300 billion of which would come from Medicare.
April 9, 2013 4:20 pm
Almost every system has its strengths and weaknesses. And right now, almost every one of them is in pursuit of the elusive Triple Aim.
April 8, 2013 3:13 pm
The national organization that accredits hospitals warned on Monday that the constant beeping of alarms on patient monitors desensitizes caregivers, causing them to ignore or even disable the sounds that signal patients may be in danger.
April 4, 2013 3:29 pm
A new study puts the cost of treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia at $109 billion, making it more expensive to society than either cancer or heart disease.
March 29, 2013 1:09 pm
U.S. regulators are looking into how radio frequencies emitted by cellphones and other wireless devices affect people amid lingering concerns about the risks of cellphone radiation.
March 26, 2013 5:58 pm
In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the government.
March 14, 2013 1:19 pm
Department of Veterans Affairs officials purposely manipulate or hide data that would support the claims of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan to prevent paying costly benefits, a former VA researcher told a House subcommittee Wednesday.
February 21, 2013 4:10 pm
“Readmissions are not a good quality measure — but they may be a very good way to change the notion of accountability within the healthcare delivery system,” Dr. Ashish Jha, a professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, wrote last week.
February 19, 2013 12:44 pm
Perched by a computer monitor wedged between shelves of cough drops and the pharmacy in a bustling Walmart, Mohamed Khader taps out answers to questions such as how often he eats vegetables, whether anyone in his family has diabetes and his age.