June 1st 2023
More young people are having bariatric surgeries. The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for more access to the procedure for kids and teens struggling with obesity.
One in four hospital patients suffers adverse events, and some can be avoidedJanuary 13th 2023
Researchers found about a quarter of adverse events are preventable, according to a new study. But many hospitals rely on voluntary reporting, so some adverse events likely aren't being captured.
Up to 250,000 deaths tied to incorrect E.R. diagnosis, study finds; critics say research is flawedDecember 20th 2022
Patient advocates said the federal report should be used to drive meaningful change. Emergency medicine groups faulted the study and said it will deter people from going to the hospital.
Inside Intermountain Healthcare’s $600M campaign to reimagine pediatric careDecember 13th 2022
The system aims to expand options at its children's hospital and provide more care for kids in their communities. Katy Welkie and David Flood of Intermountain talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about the effort.
Hospitals improved patient safety in past decade, but much work remains, Leapfrog Group saysNovember 16th 2022
The watchdog organization released its fall 2022 Hospital Safety Grades, and it’s the 10th year of the group’s report cards. Hospitals made great strides before the COVID-19 pandemic, but gains have been lost.
The Flint water crisis, mental health, and lessons for other disastersOctober 11th 2022
Roughly a quarter of residents exhibit PTSD, suggesting many need treatment, or never got the help they needed. Policy makers should consider early action in responding to other crises, researchers say.