Medical mistakes are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and patients can experience harm when they are seeking care at hospitals. Knowing how patients are being harmed is crucial for healthcare providers to improve quality of care and outcomes.
Customs and Border Protection will not administer flu vaccines to migrants held in border detention facilities, CBS News reported. The decision comes just weeks before the flu season in the U.S. is expected to hit.
CMS is planning to add a star ratings system to insurance plans offered through the individual exchange created from the Affordable Care Act, the agency announced August 15. The new ratings will be displayed for the 2020 open enrollment period on Healthcare.gov.
A recent study published in JAMA Open Network found that using individual codes and present on admission designations instead of group codes can improve the predictability of patient total payment within 30 days of a hospitalization.
Various sources publish annual or semi-annual rankings of top-performing hospitals, but those lists can actually be misleading, especially when they offer conflicting results, according to an article published in NEJM Catalyst.