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October 15, 2019 |  0
This from NEJM: However, it is unclear whether current rating systems are meeting stakeholders’ needs. Such rating systems frequently publish conflicting ratings: Hospitals rated highly on one publicly reported hospital quality system are often rated poorly on another. This provides conflicting information for patients seeking care and for hospitals attempting to use the data to identify real targets […]
October 1, 2019 |  0
It’s September – no, almost October. We’re right in the middle of that fraught season in which senior residents begin job searches in earnest, and hospital medicine groups gear up their recruitment efforts. So, it’s timely that the Journal of Hospital Medicine recently published a paper entitled “Top Qualifications Hospitalist Leaders Seek in Candidates: Results […]
By Moises Auron, MD, SFHM
September 27, 2019 |  0
By: Moises Auron, MD, SFHM It is a well-known fact that healthcare expenditure in the United States occupies a large proportion of its gross domestic product, being 17.8% in 2016, which was almost twice to what is expended in other advanced countries; however, this expenditure does not necessarily translate into optimal patient outcomes. In 2012, […]
September 24, 2019 |  0
Look up from your stack of journals lately? You will note DNA analysis has gotten awfully popular. Mom, dad, and the rest of the clan want in and the temptation to obtain the blueprint that makes you, you has an almost hypnotic-like draw. You are curious if what grandma told you—half of your “G, C, […]
September 18, 2019 |  1
There is at least one aspect of “Obamacare” that my mother-in-law and I can firmly agree on: hospitals should not get paid for frequent readmissions. The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), enacted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2012 with the goal of penalizing hospitals for excessive readmissions, has great face […]
September 3, 2019 |  0
The NYT walked into a gold mine recently–and the timing could not have been better, given the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing. The trove of anonymously sent documents to the staff there revealed the last days of Neil Armstrong, in a small Ohio community hospital, s/p a CABG. Armstrong, as you can read, had the […]