Experts spell out which rights patients do and do not have related to transfer requests and offer potential avenues for families who want to persist in seeking better care.
Communication isn’t always seamless between health providers when you are in the hospital. Here are tips to make sure you understand what is happening and how to communicate with your doctor.
“Many readmissions may be due to clinical deterioration of disease, new medical problems, a planned readmission because of a staged procedure — things that are outside the control of the medical system or outside, potentially, the control of the patient or their family,” says Dr. John Lynch, vice president and chief medical officer for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Hospitals and health care facilities have been stepping up efforts to best accommodate LGBTQ patients by implementing new protocols and processes. But despite these developments, there are still many steps hospitals and health care providers can take to ensure optimal care.
When spirituality — whatever gives a patient’s life meaning — is tended to, it can improve patient outcomes including quality of life and can reduce the cost of care. When spirituality is neglected, on the other hand, patient suffering can intensify.
The Best Hospitals Honor Roll takes both the specialty rankings and the procedure and condition ratings into account.
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals for their handling of nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, COPD, heart failure, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, knee replacement and hip replacement.
Hospitals are using a wide array of technology to provide a better experience for patients and their loved ones. This ranges from apps that help determine the risk of breast cancer women face to devices that let medical professionals conduct examinations remotely.
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