For patients with acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia, weekend discharge is not linked with 30-day readmission.
More than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults dying as a result of cancer underwent at least one aggressive intervention during the last month of life.
Earlier introduction of palliative care for patients hospitalized with advanced cancer is associated with lower hospital costs, according to a recent study.
The prices hospitals charge patients for a number of common procedures rose over 10 percent between 2011 and 2013, more than twice the rate of inflation, but charges billed to Medicare remained the same.
The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has launched the first fully integrated oncology emergency department in the U.S.
Applying Lean Six Sigma principles increased patient satisfaction scores for call light responsiveness for a surgical oncology division.
Deciding to move the "buzz" from a crowded nurses' station to the bedside resulted in creation of a new hand-off tool.
Racial and ethnic differences extend to how surgeons and hospitals for breast cancer care are selectedApril 06, 2015
Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely to use reputation as a factor ins selecting their surgeon or hospital for treatment, when compared with white women.
Patients with ovarian cancer, despite an increasing use of hospital services, are more likely to enter hospice and less likely to die in the hospital, investigators found.
Among elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer, unplanned hospitalizations are common, according to online research.
A medical center in New Jersey makes the most of a rare opportunity to rebuild from the ground up. Its innovative patient rooms follow evidence-based design, a new concept in health care architecture.
More than 25% of hospital medicine services were rated by ordering physicians as at least a partially defensive order, according to recent data.
Weekend hospital admission for pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia is associated with a longer length of stay, slightly longer wait to start chemotherapy, and higher risk for respiratory failure.
Survivors of childhood cancers were hospitalized more often and had longer hospital admissions many years after cancer treatment was completed, compared with the general population.
A higher hospital admission rate is seen for childhood survivors, with highest rates for survivors of neuroblastoma and bone tumors.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A postdischarge phone call to patients 24 to 72 hours after discharge from the acute oncology setting improved patient safety and satisfaction, according to program results presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
Head and neck cancer patients who received daily humidification of the mouth and throat region at the beginning of radiation therapy treatment spent half as many days in the hospital to treat side effects, according to new research.
A higher 90-day mortality was seen after avoidable versus non-avoidable hospitalizations.
Inpatient care for head and neck cancer is becoming concentrated at teaching hospitals.
The care experience of cancer patients is better at hospitals that employ a larger number of cancer specialist nurses, according to a newly published study by the United Kingdom's NHS.
Nearly two-thirds of children receiving stem cell transplants returned to the hospital within 6 months for treatment of unexplained fevers, infections, or other problems, according to a recent study
A nationwide study on patient outcomes after cancer surgeries found that while infections during hospital stays increased during a 10-year period, the death rate from those infections declined.
Early end-of-life talks are associated with less aggressive care and greater use of hospice services when patients do reach their final days.
Surgical care provided to vulnerable population without increase in mortality, morbidity, costs.
Women who have surgery for ovarian cancer at high-volume hospitals have superior outcomes compared with similar patients at low-volume hospitals. This improved survival rate is dependent on the treatment of complications, and not on a lower rate of complications following surgery.
Knowing how much time people with pancreatic cancer spend in the hospital or in medical care can help clinicians make treatment recommendations.
The grief experienced by the oncologists had unique elements beyond sadness, crying, and sleep loss.
Factors have been identified that affect a hospice cancer patient's ability to die in his or her setting of choice.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released Statistical Brief #125 Cancer Hospitalizations for Adults, 2009.
Patient handoffs conducted at bedside support the principles of relationship-based care and benefits both nurses and patients.
- In breast cancer survivors, lidocaine may relieve pain during intercourse
- Likelihood of lung cancer screening update
- Generic meds may boost survival in some early breast cancers
- Aromatase inhibitors substantially reduce risk of death in ER-positive breast cancer
- Activated T cell therapy developed for advanced melanoma
- Five-day aprepitant versus fosaprepitant in patients receiving cisplatin
- Black men twice as likely to die from prostate cancer compared to white men
- Research findings differentiate prostate cancer tumors into five different types
- Robotic IVC thrombectomy appears successful in patients with kidney cancer
- Cancer changed my body: Talking about body image with teens
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