Quality

British researchers are homing in on just how many medical mistakes occur and how many are preventable.

Just three categories of diagnostic errors account for roughly 75% of all serious misdiagnosis-related harms to patients, according to a new study published in Diagnosis. 

The economic cost of the of lost earnings due to cancer deaths in the U.S. was more than $94 billion in 2015, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.

While general support for a universal healthcare system remains at about 50% among the public, the impact to the healthcare industry is being weighed––and providers could see huge payment cuts under certain policies. 

Waves of criticism against Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a nonprofit hospital based in Memphis, Tennessee, have prompted the institution to examine its aggressive debt collection practices of suing low-income patients for unpaid medical debts, as detailed by a recent ProPublica and MLK50 report.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is making big changes in the fallout of investigations from the Tampa Bay Times that its pediatric heart surgery unit had an unusually high mortality rate.

Methodist University Hospital, based in Memphis, Tennessee, is a nonprofit hospital operator with its own collections agency that ruthlessly pummels low-income patients over unpaid medical bills by taking them to court, according to a sort by ProPublica.

If a coworker of a surgeon complains about their unprofessional behavior in the workplace, patients are more likely to suffer with higher rates of complications, according to a recent study published in JAMA Surgery.

Out-of-pocket healthcare costs rose about 12% in 2018, according to a new TransUnion Healthcare analysis.

North Carolina Children’s Hospital has suspended heart surgeries for complex cases in the aftermath of an explosive New York Times investigation that found the hospital’s heart unit had an alarmingly high mortality rate.

That’s the question David Freedman tried to answer in an article in The Atlantic, pointing out that the high cost of the U.S. healthcare system could come down to the patients themselves.

Uber Health recently teamed up with Carisk Partners, a specialty risk transfer and care coordination provider, to reduce travel complications of getting to the doctor.