The so-called step-down model is meant for patients who don't require intensive care but are too sick for the general inpatient ward.
Hospital patients who are carriers of the superbug MRSA can significantly reduce their risk of future infection by following a six-month sanitizing regimen, according to new research.
About one-third of Medicare ACOs have until Feb. 19 to decide if they want to renew their Medicare Shared Savings Program contract in light of changes made to the program. The ACOs say that's not a lot of time to figure out if they should assume more risk.
A measles outbreak near Portland, Ore., has revived a bitter debate over so-called "philosophical" exemptions to childhood vaccinations as public health officials across the Pacific Northwest scramble to limit the fallout.
The designated access standards include setting a 30-minute average drive time standard, or 20-day wait-time standard for veterans to seek primary care, mental health or non-institutional extended care from the private sector.
Diagnostic errors are getting more attention. A coalition hopes to reduce the prevalence and cost of those errors through awareness and education.
New research shows a link between increased opioid marketing to physicians and higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the U.S. It's one of the first studies to make that link.
A newly formed surgeon group in Michigan is aggressively moving to prove outpatient orthopedic surgery can be just as effective as traditional inpatient surgery for much lower costs.
Nearly 1 in 4 chronic opioid users in Idaho were at risk of overdosing due to unsafe prescription combinations in 2017, and a study questions whether efforts to improve prescribing practices are working.
Telemedicine is being underused by providers in substance use disorder treatment, and expanding its reach could allow millions more people to score access to treatment, according to a new analysis.
Patients in low-income neighborhoods have longer average ambulance wait times when experiencing a heart attack than those in more affluent communities. Researchers suggest that could contribute to their differences in health outcomes.
An American Heart Association conference over the weekend revealed a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.