A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that physicians need to talk to their patients more about treatment options and their costs.
Non compliance is the medical term used for when patients don’t follow through with what the doctor has advised or prescribed. Usually, poor communication is to blame.
It is called the patient-centered medical home and it is one if the hottest concepts in medicine.
Last week’s storm challenged many hospitals because this was the first time a major storm hit hospitals along the east coast with electronic medical records playing a key role in patient care. There was a backup plan in place.
One field with growing responsibility and tremendous stress is nursing. The Joint Commission keeps an eye on this in evaluating hospital safety.
The use of computers in the health care industry may mean that Information gained from the compilation of patient data and the ability for doctor’s to communicate with one another could revolutionize the way care is provided.
A recent report suggests that noise levels in hospital rooms may sometimes spike to nearly that of a chainsaw.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of the major things that hospitals can do to ensure your safety as a patient is to keep careful track of possible errors. No one wants to make an error, especially […]