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- ‘Jaw-dropping’: Medicare deaths, hospitalizations AND costs reduced
Healthcare providers deserve partial credit for the shocking improvements in the care of older patients according to Harlan Krumholz, MD, lead researcher in a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “The things we’re trying to do to make things better are working,” Krumholz said.
- How your hospital can make you sick
According to Consumer Reports, some hospitals significantly outperform others when it comes to preventing deadly healthcare-associated infections. Find out which facilities the magazine says are doing the best job of protecting their patients from germs like Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and which ones are not.
- Preventing Readmissions Through Improved Medication Management
Poor medication adherence is a major problem in today’s healthcare system leading to costly complications and return hospitals visits and in many cases unnecessary loss of life. Access the American College of Preventative Medicine’s S-I-M-P-L-E strategies for making sure patients take their medications as directed.
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