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Quality of Patient Care And Physician-Hospital Integration

In an age of increased integration between physicians and hospitals, regulators should continue to scrutinize proposed hospital mergers and take steps to maintain competition, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “Weighing the Effects of Vertical Integration Versus Market Concentration on Hospital Quality” was co-authored by Marah…

Hospital readmission

Readmission Rates Increases After Flat-Rate Payments

Seven years after the introduction of flat-rate payments at Swiss hospitals; a major study has revealed a slight increase in readmission rates. Researchers from the University of Basel and the cantonal hospital of Aarau; reported the findings in the journal JAMA Network Open. In January 2012, a flat-rate payment structure for inpatient hospital services was introducing…

Hospitalized patients

Impact Of Poor Food Intake Among Hospital Patients

For the 36 million Americans hospitalized each year, adequate nutrition plays a critical role in their health and recovery. Yet research from nutrition Day in the U.S., in collaboration with Abbott; shows malnutrition is still an unaddressed and widespread problem in hospitals. The study, published in The Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; is the most robust…

Prescription drug

An Emotional Debate Over High-Cost Prescription Drugs

Senators railed against pharmaceutical executives Tuesday for declining to testify before Congress; about out-of-control drug prices, as lawmakers on both sides of the U.S. Capitol kicked off investigations sure to rattle one of the nation’s most powerful industries. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, signaled he could…

CVD hospitalization

Hurricane's Aftermath Increases CVD Hospitalization Rates

Increase in hospitalization rates lasted more than a month; higher among older black population compared to older white population. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes; are generally described in terms of wind speed, land area, and inches of rain. They are also described in terms of human costs, such as the number of…

New Support Network Create Health Centaurs, Half Professionals

The hospital doctors around the world often struggle to become those health centaurs, half professionals and half managers, that modern healthcare organizations need. The main responsibility is not their resistance to change. But the lack of effective support from the organization, according to a study by Marco Sartirana (CERGAS, Bocconi University), Graeme Currie (Warwick Business…

Night Shift Leads To Fatigue Among Hospital Staff

Night shift among the hospital staffs leads to tiredness and fatigue. Researchers conducted a new study which may help the staffs to manage their problems and improve their health. The Health Foundation has awarded £56,000 to Northumbria University, Newcastle and the Newcastle. The foundation has also awarded Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was to find…