Tag Archives: Hospitals

JAMA: Lower cost hospitals have similar patient outcomes as higher cost counterparts

Dive Brief: A new study in JAMA Network Open finds that Medicare patients with heart failure or pneumonia likely had more costs associated with the hospital where they were receiving treatment than their acuity. The researchers randomly studied 1.22 million patients discharged between July 2013 and June 2016, and further isolated them to 1,615 patient… Read More »

Viewpoints: Hospitals Deserve Large Share Of Settlement From Opioid Lawsuits; If Young People Want To Vape, They Should Be Allowed To Do So

Opinion writers weigh in on these public health issues and others. The New York Times: Don’t Forget Our Frontline Caregivers In The Opioid Epidemic America’s opioid epidemic will go down in history alongside the Spanish flu, typhoid, polio and AIDS as one of our worst public health disasters. Between 1999 and 2017, almost 218,000 people… Read More »