Category Archives: How-To for Patients
In response for the call to reduce the costs associated with health care, hospitals are trying new ways to treat patients without the higher costs by providing hospital-level treatment at
My friend and fellow advocate, Ilene Corina, wrote: “Just imagine walking into a supermarket and the carts are all sitting in the aisles so scattered you can barely get through.
Did you know that common objects like stethoscopes in a hospital can be contaminated with disease-causing germs? Or that the best time to schedule surgery is during banking hours? 10
Earlier this month, Lisa Freeman wrote a guest blog on the Connecticut Health Foundation website sharing her view that the health care system is not giving our residents the necessary
NPR by Leana Wen August 17, 2014 – The woman was sitting on a gurney in the emergency room, and I was facing her, typing. I had just written about
The Battle Against Misdiagnosis: American doctors make the wrong call more than 12 million times a year.August 8, 2014
The Wall Street Journal | By Hardeep Singh, Aug. 7, 2014 7:16 p.m. ET – There is a new very sobering number out in the news today. Twelve MILLION misdiagnoses a year.
With flu season upon us, we need to remind ourselves of the following suggestions found in this APIC poster on how to be a good visitor at a nursing home. But,
The NY Times The New Old Age Caring and Coping August 23, 2013, By JUDITH GRAHAM Just over a year ago, Medicare quality improvement organizations (Q.I.O.’s) across the country began
By Jayne O’Donnell, USA TODAY September 28, 2012 – Nearly 40% of consumers surveyed last year said they use hospital ratings to choose a health care facility, but there’s little
USA TODAY | 9/18/2012 |Kim Painter Most of us know how to comparison shop for a car, a home or the week’s groceries. But when it comes to picking hospitals