A new approach may be needed to finance an emerging breed of expensive but highly effective pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The health care industry could learn from other industry approaches such as equipment leases or supplier-financed credit.
Knowing the temporal trend CLABSI rates among U.S. PICUs, the current extent of central line bundle compliance, and the impact of compliance on rates is necessary to understand what has been accomplished and can be improved in CLABSI prevention.
Five years after HCAHPS public reporting began, meaningful improvement of patients' hospital care experiences continues, especially among initially low-scoring hospitals, reducing some gaps among hospitals.
Although reducing readmissions appears desirable because it may improve older adults' health and reduce costs, how will we know if the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) policy has, in fact, been successful?
This paper compares the classification of hospital statistical outlier status as better or worse performance than expected for postoperative complications using Medicare claims versus clinical registry data.
This study aims to describe the magnitude of hospital costs among patients undergoing abdominal surgery, and determine whether hospital costs estimates are consistent with clinical expectations of hospital resource use.
This article describes the current status of home-based medical care in the United States and offers a brief narrative of a fictional homebound patient and the health events and fragmented care she faces.