Hospitals, Teaching: Hospitals engaged in educational and research programs, as well as providing medical care to the patients.Hospitals, General: Large hospitals with a resident medical staff which provides continuous care to maternity, surgical and medical patients.Hospitals, University: Hospitals maintained by a university for the teaching of medical students, postgraduate training programs, and clinical research.Hospital Costs: The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).Hospitals, Urban: Hospitals located in metropolitan areas.Nursing Staff, Hospital: Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.Economics, Hospital: Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.Hospitals, Pediatric: Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.Hospital Bed Capacity: The number of beds which a hospital has been designed and constructed to contain. It may also refer to the number of beds set up and staffed for use.Hospitals, Special: Hospitals which provide care for a single category of illness with facilities and staff directed toward a specific service.Hospitals, District: Government-controlled hospitals which represent the major health facility for a designated geographic area.Hospitals, Private: A class of hospitals that includes profit or not-for-profit hospitals that are controlled by a legal entity other than a government agency. (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed)Financial Management, Hospital: The obtaining and management of funds for hospital needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Hospital Planning: Areawide planning for hospitals or planning of a particular hospital unit on the basis of projected consumer need. This does not include hospital design and construction or architectural plans.Hospital Charges: The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.Hospital Departments: Major administrative divisions of the hospital.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Hospitals, Psychiatric: Special hospitals which provide care to the mentally ill patient.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Hospital Records: Compilations of data on hospital activities and programs; excludes patient medical records.Hospital Units: Those areas of the hospital organization not considered departments which provide specialized patient care. They include various hospital special care wards.Equipment and Supplies, Hospital: Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.Libraries, Hospital: Information centers primarily serving the needs of hospital medical staff and sometimes also providing patient education and other services.Surgery Department, Hospital: Hospital department which administers all departmental functions and the provision of surgical diagnostic and therapeutic services.Patient Admission: The process of accepting patients. The concept includes patients accepted for medical and nursing care in a hospital or other health care institution.Patient Discharge: The administrative process of discharging the patient, alive or dead, from hospitals or other health facilities.Hospitals, County: Hospitals controlled by the county government.Outpatient Clinics, Hospital: Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.Hospital Bed Capacity, 500 and overAmerican Hospital Association: A professional society in the United States whose membership is composed of hospitals.Hospitals, Municipal: Hospitals controlled by the city government.Food Service, Hospital: Hospital department that manages and supervises the dietary program in accordance with the patients' requirements.Hospital Information Systems: Integrated, computer-assisted systems designed to store, manipulate, and retrieve information concerned with the administrative and clinical aspects of providing medical services within the hospital.Cross Infection: Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and management of services provided for obstetric and gynecologic patients.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Hospitals, Religious: Private hospitals that are owned or sponsored by religious organizations.United StatesHospitals, Maternity: Special hospitals which provide care to women during pregnancy and parturition.Diagnosis-Related Groups: A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Inpatients: Persons admitted to health facilities which provide board and room, for the purpose of observation, care, diagnosis or treatment.Patient Readmission: Subsequent admissions of a patient to a hospital or other health care institution for treatment.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Nursing Service, Hospital: The hospital department which is responsible for the organization and administration of nursing activities.Hospital Shared Services: Cooperation among hospitals for the purpose of sharing various departmental services, e.g., pharmacy, laundry, data processing, etc.Laboratories, Hospital: Hospital facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Cardiology Service, Hospital: The hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the cardiac patient.Hospital Bed Capacity, under 100EnglandQuality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Hospital Bed Capacity, 100 to 299Hospitals, Military: Hospitals which provide care for the military personnel and usually for their dependents.Bed Occupancy: A measure of inpatient health facility use based upon the average number or proportion of beds occupied for a given period of time.Hospitals, AnimalHospitals, Veterans: Hospitals providing medical care to veterans of wars.Tertiary Care Centers: A medical facility which provides a high degree of subspecialty expertise for patients from centers where they received SECONDARY CARE.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Health Facility Size: The physical space or dimensions of a facility. Size may be indicated by bed capacity.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Purchasing, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the purchasing of supplies and equipment.Intensive Care Units: Hospital units providing continuous surveillance and care to acutely ill patients.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Patient Transfer: Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Nurseries, Hospital: Hospital facilities which provide care for newborn infants.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Psychiatric Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the organization and administration of psychiatric services.Ownership: The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Housekeeping, Hospital: Hospital department which manages and provides the required housekeeping functions in all areas of the hospital.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Oncology Service, Hospital: The hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the cancer patient.Surgical Procedures, Operative: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Utilization Review: An organized procedure carried out through committees to review admissions, duration of stay, professional services furnished, and to evaluate the medical necessity of those services and promote their most efficient use.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Health Facility Merger: The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.Medical Records: Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.Medication Systems, Hospital: Overall systems, traditional or automated, to provide medication to patients in hospitals. Elements of the system are: handling the physician's order, transcription of the order by nurse and/or pharmacist, filling the medication order, transfer to the nursing unit, and administration to the patient.Hospitals, Chronic Disease: Hospitals which provide care to patients with long-term illnesses.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.Personnel Administration, Hospital: Management activities concerned with hospital employees.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Formularies, Hospital: Formularies concerned with pharmaceuticals prescribed in hospitals.Hospital-Physician Relations: Includes relationships between hospitals, their governing boards, and administrators in regard to physicians, whether or not the physicians are members of the medical staff or have medical staff privileges.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Admitting Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the flow of patients and the processing of admissions, discharges, transfers, and also most procedures to be carried out in the event of a patient's death.Child, Hospitalized: Child hospitalized for short term care.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Personnel Staffing and Scheduling: The selection, appointing, and scheduling of personnel.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.BrazilMulti-Institutional Systems: Institutional systems consisting of more than one health facility which have cooperative administrative arrangements through merger, affiliation, shared services, or other collective ventures.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Health Facility Closure: The closing of any health facility, e.g., health centers, residential facilities, and hospitals.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Hospitals, Group Practice: Hospitals organized and controlled by a group of physicians who practice together and provide each other with mutual support.Great BritainDay Care: Institutional health care of patients during the day. The patients return home at night.Infection Control: Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.Risk Adjustment: The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Nigeria: A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Hospital-Patient Relations: Interactions between hospital staff or administrators and patients. Includes guest relations programs designed to improve the image of the hospital and attract patients.Uncompensated Care: Medical services for which no payment is received. Uncompensated care includes charity care and bad debts.Ancillary Services, Hospital: Those support services other than room, board, and medical and nursing services that are provided to hospital patients in the course of care. They include such services as laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, and physical therapy services.Dental Service, Hospital: Hospital department providing dental care.Hospitals, High-Volume: Hospitals with a much higher than average utilization by physicians and a large number of procedures.Insurance, Hospitalization: Health insurance providing benefits to cover or partly cover hospital expenses.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Radiology Department, Hospital: Hospital department which is responsible for the administration and provision of x-ray diagnostic and therapeutic services.Transportation of Patients: Conveying ill or injured individuals from one place to another.Societies, Hospital: Societies having institutional membership limited to hospitals and other health care institutions.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)LondonIndiaRegistries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Cost Allocation: The assignment, to each of several particular cost-centers, of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them. Cost-center usually refers to institutional departments or services.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Malaysia: A parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch in southeast Asia, consisting of 11 states (West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula and two states (East Malaysia) on the island of BORNEO. It is also called the Federation of Malaysia. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur. Before 1963 it was the Union of Malaya. It reorganized in 1948 as the Federation of Malaya, becoming independent from British Malaya in 1957 and becoming Malaysia in 1963 as a federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore (which seceded in 1965). The form Malay- probably derives from the Tamil malay, mountain, with reference to its geography. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p715 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p329)Maintenance and Engineering, Hospital: Hospital department whose primary function is the upkeep and supervision of the buildings and grounds and the maintenance of hospital physical plant and equipment which requires engineering expertise.Myocardial Infarction: NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Medical Errors: Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent.Staphylococcal Infections: Infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.CaliforniaDisease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Academic Medical Centers: Medical complexes consisting of medical school, hospitals, clinics, libraries, administrative facilities, etc.Home Care Services, Hospital-Based: Hospital-sponsored provision of health services, such as nursing, therapy, and health-related homemaker or social services, in the patient's home. (Hospital Administration Terminology, 2d ed)ScotlandCost Savings: Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Medical Records Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the creating, care, storage and retrieval of medical records. It also provides statistical information for the medical and administrative staff.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Health Services Misuse: Excessive, under or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.SwitzerlandHealth Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Centralized Hospital Services: The coordination of services in one area of a facility to improve efficiency.Governing Board: The group in which legal authority is vested for the control of health-related institutions and organizations.Spain: Parliamentary democracy located between France on the northeast and Portugual on the west and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.Microbial Sensitivity Tests: Any tests that demonstrate the relative efficacy of different chemotherapeutic agents against specific microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, viruses).Hospitals, Low-Volume: Hospitals with a much lower than average utilization by physicians and smaller number of procedures.Cost Control: The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.Hospitals, Packaged: Hospital equipment and supplies, packaged for long-term storage, sufficient to set up a general hospital in an emergency situation. They are also called Packaged Disaster Hospitals and formerly Civil Defense Emergency Hospitals.Patient Safety: Efforts to reduce risk, to address and reduce incidents and accidents that may negatively impact healthcare consumers.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Outpatients: Persons who receive ambulatory care at an outpatient department or clinic without room and board being provided.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Health Facility Environment: Physical surroundings or conditions of a hospital or other health facility and influence of these factors on patients and staff.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Emergency Treatment: First aid or other immediate intervention for accidents or medical conditions requiring immediate care and treatment before definitive medical and surgical management can be procured.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Pneumonia: Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.Intensive Care: Advanced and highly specialized care provided to medical or surgical patients whose conditions are life-threatening and require comprehensive care and constant monitoring. It is usually administered in specially equipped units of a health care facility.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Home Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.JapanFrance: A country in western Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the principalities of Andorra and Monaco, and by the duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital is Paris.TaiwanPathology Department, Hospital: Hospital department which administers and provides pathology services.Drug Utilization: The utilization of drugs as reported in individual hospital studies, FDA studies, marketing, or consumption, etc. This includes drug stockpiling, and patient drug profiles.Tertiary Healthcare: Care of a highly technical and specialized nature, provided in a medical center, usually one affiliated with a university, for patients with unusually severe, complex, or uncommon health problems.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Chief Executive Officers, Hospital: Individuals who have the formal authority to manage a hospital, including its programs and services, in accordance with the goals and objectives established by a governing body (GOVERNING BOARD).Delivery, Obstetric: Delivery of the FETUS and PLACENTA under the care of an obstetrician or a health worker. Obstetric deliveries may involve physical, psychological, medical, or surgical interventions.Hospital Communication Systems: The transmission of messages to staff and patients within a hospital.Community-Acquired Infections: Any infection acquired in the community, that is, contrasted with those acquired in a health care facility (CROSS INFECTION). An infection would be classified as community-acquired if the patient had not recently been in a health care facility or been in contact with someone who had been recently in a health care facility.Nursing Administration Research: Research concerned with establishing costs of nursing care, examining the relationships between nursing services and quality patient care, and viewing problems of nursing service delivery within the broader context of policy analysis and delivery of health services (from a national study, presented at the 1985 Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN) meeting).Heart Arrest: Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.
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  • Like the Baylor Plan, from which Blue Cross would evolve, the early forerunners of Blue Shield originated with America's workers. (
  • We do not know how many COVID-19 patients will remain in America's hospitals over the coming months. (
  • Assessments of hospital quality, including patient-experience surveys, that are tied to payment penalties should account for social-risk factors that can disproportionately affect the safety-net hospitals that serve America's most vulnerable patient populations, says new policy adopted at the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting in Honolulu. (
  • Although there has been some research into the logistics of hospital care, the supply chain perspective studied by Drupsteen has never been properly investigated. (
  • Hospice supports the nursing home in providing expert medical care, pain management and additional emotional/spiritual support, thus maintaining the patient's comfort and eliminating the need for re-admission to the hospital setting. (
  • The Affordable Care Act mandates every newly-issued health insurance plan contain 10 essential benefits, including access to free vaccinations and screenings, birth control for women without any additional fees and coverage for mental health and substance abuse. (
  • Patients are also entitled to the upfront costs of a plan, a copy of the contract between the doctor and health plan and to be told if any participating doctors are offering financial incentives to reduce treatment or ration care. (
  • Everyone on your medical team is involved in your care and together they want to create the safest plan of care for you. (
  • You want to be asking questions about your care and plan for the day. (
  • Hospitals, physicians, and care providers have been financially incentivized to create accountable care organizations (ACOs). (
  • Coordinated patient care plans and value-based purchasing were rewarded. (
  • he Boston health care market has stabilized somewhat after hospital and health plan contract disputes and financial woes disrupted the market two years ago. (
  • Severe state budget problems prompted some health program cuts, but the state managed to roll back a major Medicaid eligibility cut and forestall reductions to the state uncompensated care pool, which threatened to reduce access and further strain providers, health plans and employers. (
  • Our Blue Distinction® program recognizes doctors and hospitals for their expertise and exceptional quality in delivering care. (
  • As the debate on health care reform unfolds, no issue has caused such partisan rancor - and spawned such misleading rhetoric - as whether to create a new public insurance plan to compete with private plans. (
  • In post-World War II America, a new crusade began to replace state hospitals with community-based care. (
  • The experience of World War II psychiatrists with care at the front lines, the exposure of the dismal conditions of state hospitals by conscientious objectors and journalists, the development of antipsychotic medications with the discovery of the effectiveness of chlorpromazine, and the states' interests in shifting costs for caring for the mentally ill to the federal government all contributed to what, after the fact, came to be known as deinstitutionalization. (
  • This leads to PT extenders providing the bulk of care and those that provide the least care survive financially. (
  • The hospital also operates a family medicine practice on the site, and in August, officials announced that Dr. Lee Weitzman, a Long Beach-based physician who has been practicing cardiology and internal medicine for 34 years, had joined South Nassau to improve and expand local cardiovascular-health and primary-care services. (
  • Beverly Hospital is recognized for the care and services it provides to residents throughout the North Shore and is committed to ensuring that a full continuum of high quality, coordinated health and human services are available to those who live in its primary and secondary service areas. (
  • 4. Beverly Sports Medicine Center 4 Introduction Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Massachusetts is the North Shore's leading health care facility and is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of those living in North Shore community. (
  • Hospital management has learned how to give high-quality care yet remain financially solvent despite aggressive health plans and underfunded government programs. (
  • Although the hospital had converted eight beds on the medical ward to cardiac telemetry beds, the nurses on that unit had not received additional training regarding the specific care needs for patients undergoing interventional cardiac procedures. (
  • The hospital convened a root cause analysis and identified that the nurses on the medical unit had not been adequately trained on required competencies for the care of patients after cardiac procedures. (
  • 1,2 ) This surprisingly high rate of major bleeding events highlights the need for a comprehensive system to ensure safe and quality care for post cardiac catheterization patients, including initial and ongoing assessments and planning to identify the location, staff, and support structures. (
  • A systems approach to a new practice of recovering patients after interventional cardiac procedures on the medical acute care unit would have identified nurse training as an important gap for the hospital in this case to address. (
  • Systems thinking is essential for achieving safe and high-quality care when implementing small or large changes in dynamic and highly complex hospital environments. (
  • Creates new mandatory episode payment models (EPMs) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (triggered by admissions for AMI and admissions representing percutaneous coronary intervention treatment for AMI) and coronary artery bypass (CABG) for acute care hospitals. (
  • Acute care hospitals would be held financially accountable by CMS for all spending within the episode. (
  • These plans pay an often small per-day or per-service amount toward hospital care, doctor visits and lab tests - for example, $65 for a primary care appointment or $175 for an advanced imaging test. (
  • A person in the hospital with pneumonia for five days, two of them in intensive care, would receive a flat payment of $12,250 in total toward that hospital bill. (
  • Most people have no clue how much big-ticket items like hospital care, chemotherapy or surgery can cost. (
  • Accountable care organizations are a major component of health reform, but only 13 percent of hospitals are participating in one or plan to do so in the next year, according to a new report. (
  • Could intensive care at a public hospital cripple you financially? (
  • For intensive care at an academic hospital, you currently pay R1,467 a day in facility fees, so if you're there for 10 days, that's R14,670. (
  • That, he said, might mean selling the property for as much money as possible so the hospital can reinvest in better medical care, treating the indigent and serving the wider community. (
  • The community is served by a relatively large number of physicians who remain largely independent in small primary care or consolidating specialty practices, yet some are exploring tighter affiliations with hospitals. (
  • Gov. Sarah Palin's plan for improving health care in Alaska could cripple Juneau's only hospital, said Shawn Morrow, CEO of Bartlett Regional Hospital. (
  • Health Insurance Marketplace (or simply marketplace) is a group of private insurers that provide insurance plans that meet basic standards set by the government (Affordable Care Act). (
  • Speakers at the Non-Profit Health Care Investor Conference outline the possible changes in store for health care and how hospitals can get ready. (
  • Leaders from 30 of the top-performing health systems are presenting their strategic and financial plans to the investment community at the 15th annual Non-Profit Health Care Investor Conference. (
  • But Rockford-based SwedishAmerican, including its flagship hospital and dozens of clinics and care facilities, said that it does not expect the cuts to impact its services, according to a spokesperson. (
  • They're promoting new payment models, whereby medical providers are being financially rewarded for giving good care in an efficient manner. (
  • I mean, who do you think has been paying for all those uninsured people showing up at expensive hospital emergency rooms for free care? (
  • ACS views improving quality as instrumental to adding value to health care systems because it reduces costs and improves care, but stresses that these solutions need to be brought to a larger national audience and expanded across all hospitals in the U.S. (
  • While the Canada Health Act provides access to hospital care and doctors' visits, additional costs like prescription drugs can add up over time, depending on your health plan and what province you're in. (
  • Most plans and insurers are purposely ambiguous on this and in fact you usually only find out when you've already received the medical care you required. (
  • Vice President Al Gore Friday announced the first grant awards under the administration's new Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, giving $13 million to 43 states to support a new approach in improving access to health care in rural communities and developing health care networks to expand services. (
  • Gore said, "For people living in rural communities rural hospitals are a lifeline, and yet today 20 million Americans in our rural communities do not have adequate access to quality health care. (
  • That is why we are taking this important step to help assure that rural hospitals can meet the health care needs of working families. (
  • HHS Secretary Donna Shalala said, "These grants will help rescue financially at-risk rural hospitals and make sure they continue to provide much needed care. (
  • We're giving states the resources and flexibility to develop their own unique plans for revitalizing small rural hospitals and building the strong networks needed to give rural residents access to comprehensive, quality health care. (
  • HRSA Administrator Claude Earl Fox said, "What's unique about this new program is that it gives rural communities a chance to save their local hospitals, and helps develop a broader range of essential health care services to their residents through the community networks," said The 43 states will receive amounts ranging from $81,325 to $574,057. (
  • The data relate to pregnancies that received maternity care from one of fifteen hospitals in the former North West Thames Regional Health Authority Area in England, and which resulted in a live or stillbirth in the years 1988-2000 inclusive, excluding 'high-risk' pregnancies, unplanned home births, pre-term births, elective Caesareans and medical inductions. (
  • The Trust Special Administrators (TSAs) plan to cut maternity, children's and critical care services claiming they are "financially unsustainable" and will become unsafe. (
  • Some women chose to give birth at other hospitals after the publicity of the 2005-2008 crisis in care and so-called "excess deaths" at Stafford. (
  • For example, a recent study led by my colleague Dr. Lawrence Casalino at New York Cornell Medical Center found that smaller physician practices had lower ambulatory care sensitive admission rates (hospital admissions that should not have occurred if patients were receiving good primary care) than somewhat larger practices. (
  • We plan to explore in greater detail the relationships among practice characteristics, use of care management processes and outcomes of care in future research. (
  • You have proposed entities that might be called population health organizations (PHOs) for financially sustainable, integrated care. (
  • The Affordable Care Act brought sweeping changes to the Medicaid program that have had profound implications for family planning coverage, services, and providers. (
  • The plan-known as the " Strawman Document "-was floated in March by seven members of the 15-member Commission on Care , an oversight group that was established by Congress in 2014 in the wake of the national scandal surrounding the lengthy wait times for healthcare at VA facilities. (
  • The plan calls for closing many "obsolete" VA facilities and moving toward a model where veterans can seek taxpayer-funded care at private health care facilities. (
  • Those who opposed the plan agree the VA needs to be improved, but they argue that essentially privatizing it would force veterans to search for care at private facilities that might not be trained or equipped to serve veterans suffering from the long-range effects of combat, such as spinal cord injuries "and the Polytrauma System of Care. (
  • Louis Celli, the national director of veterans affairs and rehabilitation for the American Legion, told the Arizona Republic that he was "angered and insulted" by the "strawman" plan, and that the commission is now "absolutely divided" between those who want to privatize VA care and those who don't. (
  • Suzanne Gordon, a health care writer who has covered the VA, notes in her personal blog and in the American Prospect that the supporters and drafters of the "strawman" proposal include conservatives and several hospital executives "who stand to benefit financially from [VA medical] privatization. (
  • County Woes Cloud Prognosis for Hospitals : Health care: Executives at Valley-area providers are concerned about taking on large numbers of uninsured patients if public clinics close. (
  • We are clearly indebted to Gary,' said Edward M. Liddy, chairman of Northwestern Memorial's board of directors and chief executive of Allstate Corp. 'All one needs to do is visit our campus, examine quality indicators, ask our patients, talk to hospital leaders and review health-care industry awards to realize what he has accomplished for this city and region. (
  • During Gary Mecklenburg's 20-year tenure as chief executive of Northwestern Memorial Hospital he established it as one of the country's premier health-care teaching facilities. (
  • As the New York Times suggested in an editorial , perhaps Congress should keep an eye on Massachusetts' proposed plan to make hospitals and physicians financially responsible for the care they provide. (
  • Cleveland Clinic doctors could be performing heart surgery at Broward General Medical Center and running the public hospital`s cardiac care unit by March, despite the objections of local doctors. (
  • The North Broward Hospital District board voted 6-1 on Wednesday to approve the plan, which still must be endorsed by Cleveland Clinic Florida, the local branch of the Ohio-based research and care institution. (
  • Stull said the move would improve the medical center`s cardiac care unit and help the hospital financially by filling empty beds with paying patients. (
  • We feature news on and analysis of drugmakers, health insurers, hospitals, doctors and others in the business of providing health care. (
  • Kate and her team created a COVID-19 Surge Staffing Checklist to help hospitals source and design their teams to care for increasingly large numbers of patients. (
  • The letter, marked by random capitalizations and grammatical errors, told Dr. Shah, "We believe there is a Win Win Opportunity to improve health care, prevent disease, save lives and keep a financially failing hospital open. (
  • The 230-bed hospital has consistently been 80 percent empty in recent months and has been losing almost $3 million a month "in the face of declining local, state and federal health care funding, along with cost-cutting pressure from private payers," according to a statement from Pipeline Health, which owns the hospital. (
  • The 550-bed hospital hosts the region's HIV care and burn units, and is the teaching hospital for the University of Buffalo. (
  • Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance have been discussing a merger for 15 months in the hope of achieving greater scale in an increasingly consolidated health care industry, which would allow them to provide health care more cost-effectively and to have more leverage with insurance companies. (
  • The size of the hospital should reflect the actual demand for care in the community," Grady said. (
  • Going forward as an independent health care provider in Gary and Merrillville, Methodist Hospitals will continue to focus on first-rate care in first-class facilities, Grady said. (
  • As state and federal governments face increasing pressure to slow the growth in health care costs, and so cut aid to hospitals, these hospitals will be hard pressed to continue wellness programs. (
  • Even as providers have treated patients with awe-inspiring dedication , the virus has changed the face of patient care for the foreseeable future (if not for good), strained hospitals to their limits and spotlighted shocking gaps and disparities. (
  • It may sound disrespectful, but the complex process whereby patients are treated in a hospital is very similar to the way trains are moved around an enormous shunting yard. (
  • Unlike in a factory, the separate departments in a hospital don't know what happens to patients. (
  • This is ultimately better for the patients and financially beneficial to the hospitals, as the costs of fast treatment are reimbursed by the insurance companies more swiftly. (
  • Research 30-day, risk-adjusted mortality rates for patients admitted to the hospital with AMI, CHF, COPD, and pneumonia. (
  • Develop a POA to identify terminally ill CHF and COPD patients, in collaboration with the hospital. (
  • According to Rosen of Health Advocate, patients have the right to be treated confidentially, have access to medical records and receive full disclosure of their insurance plan in plain language. (
  • Most hospital floors have a pantry with water, juice and snacks available to patients. (
  • When the knee and hip surgical robots are used, patients have less bleeding, reduction of post-operative pain, fewer re-admissions to hospital and faster recovery. (
  • Blue Cross began in 1929, as a partnership between a local hospital and its financially struggling patients. (
  • Baylor University hospital administrators were seeking a way to make healthcare more affordable for their patients, many of whom were Dallas public school teachers. (
  • SNCH's plans still call for an emergency staging area on the site that can be utilized to transport patients by helicopter, officials said, as well as a boat ramp and dock for emergency access. (
  • Communally, a hospital focusing on the needs and health of patients is good for everyone. (
  • One-sixth of all patients admitted to a hospital in the U.S. are admitted to a Catholic institution. (
  • Emergency funding will help, but it will not make hospitals financially whole, and hospitals will likely be caring for unknown volumes of COVID-19 patients for some time to come, which will continue to affect operations, non-COVID volumes and revenue. (
  • This will mean a little less stress for patients and their families, especially those who find themselves burdened financially by the costs of car parking. (
  • Health Consumers Queensland chief executive Melissa Fox said the cost of parking at hospitals could be a 'significant and unexpected out-of- pocket expense' for patients and their families. (
  • Baptist Health South Florida and the other main hospital systems are expanding geographically in search of well-insured patients. (
  • Because hospitals are required to provide certain services even to those who can't pay, hospital administrators worry that without a Certificate of Need, a competing business could draw patients away from the hospital's profitable services. (
  • Under a perverse set of incentives, hospitals were making more money when elderly patients returned. (
  • Using mobile technology as a channel to deliver retirement education also emerged as a priority, since many hospital workers spend their days working with patients as opposed to sitting in front of computers. (
  • For a hospital to qualify as a CAH, it must operate a limited number of inpatient beds, keep patients a maximum of four days, provide 24-hour emergency medical services and be designated by the state. (
  • Campaigners fear the TSAs want huge "super hospitals" where patients will have to travel many miles to Stoke or Wolverhampton. (
  • Now he also must plan for the fallout of Los Angeles County's proposed budget cuts that could eliminate county health clinics without compensating private hospitals for taking on indigent patients. (
  • In addition, some hospitals may opt to close their emergency rooms rather than treat the influx of indigent patients expected as a result of county budget cuts. (
  • If you start developing huge losses all of a sudden from treating uninsured patients, you can close your emergency room or you can wait a few months and close your whole hospital," Langness said. (
  • Hospitals in the Valley were in trouble even before the current crisis because they were built when thriving aerospace and defense industries provided vast numbers of insured patients to fill beds. (
  • The five-year agreement would allow Cleveland Clinic doctors to use the hospital only for its heart patients. (
  • Other clinic doctors would be able to treat patients there while they wait for approval by the hospital`s medical staff. (
  • Cleveland Clinic doctors would use the hospital only for its heart patients. (
  • The council recommends policy to help shield safety-net hospitals from the potentially negative financial impact that hospital quality-program assessments may have on hospitals that serve a disproportionate share of patients with social-risk factors and policy to recognize the importance of cultural competency in patient experience and treatment-plan adherence," says the council's report, which was adopted without amendment at the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting in Honolulu. (
  • During the outbreak, Chris has also taken on the role of safety officer for intake and internal transport of COVID-19 patients throughout the hospital. (
  • When COVID-19 cases surged this spring in the Northeast, Mount Sinai in New York and Atrius Health in Boston took advantage of their "hospital at home" programs to free up beds for COVID patients and keep others safe from exposure. (
  • Hospitals have learned a great deal about how to identify COVID patients as quickly as possible - though this depends on sufficient testing supplies and quick turnaround times - and physically separate them from other patients, says Michelle Hood, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the American Hospital Association. (
  • Across the system's hospitals, COVID patients are cohorted in designated areas, including in the ER. (
  • The plan calls for eliminating a tax break on a type of bond financing used to build those and other projects, prompting worries by hospitals, colleges and housing groups that they could be forced to cut services, raise prices or cancel projects. (
  • Earlier patient discharges to nursing homes with hospice services lowers mortality rates and shortens LOS in the hospital setting. (
  • Hospice/nursing home partnerships working together can effectively influence more utilization of hospice services, thus creating cost savings to the hospital, ACO or MCO. (
  • People need to review their policies to learn what services are excluded and won't be covered by your plan. (
  • The introduction of foundation trusts represented a change in the history of the National Health Service and the way in which hospital services are managed and provided. (
  • In addition, the hospital continues to streamline operations and eliminate duplicative services resulting from the original merger of Beth Israel and Deaconess. (
  • As a result, eliminating services that are not needed is financially rewarded. (
  • 5.00pm Our sister title Local Government Chronicle reports on two councils mounting last ditch challenges to the dropping of constant maternity consultant services at a Yorkshire hospital . (
  • HSJ last week reported that plans to downgrade consultant led maternity services at South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust's Friarage Hospital have been referred to the health secretary . (
  • the hospital and doctors will donate their services. (
  • The Beverly Hospital, in close partnership with its affiliates, other health related service organizations, and the community at large, strive to develop programs and services that address community need and improve the area's overall health status. (
  • Almost 8000 people signed a petition asking Mr Dick and Mater Health Services to reduce parking costs at Queensland's only dedicated children's hospital. (
  • Kelly, who spent years on the board of his local hospital in Fairbanks, said the state and federal laws that regulate hospitals and services are so intertwined that removal of just a single one, such as certificate of need, could have far-reaching impacts. (
  • Hospitals in communities of 15,000 to 60,000 may have just a few profitable services, and aren't big enough to make money on services that take big capital investments, Morrow said. (
  • Hospitals and specialists are ready to help anyone who can afford their services. (
  • Transamerica Retirement Solutions is endorsed by the American Hospital Association for its defined contribution and retirement services. (
  • AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, is compensated for use of the AHA marks and for its support in marketing endorsed products and services. (
  • The Rural Hospital Flexibility Program is a five-year, $125 million program administered by HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration's Office of Rural Health Policy. (
  • Around 1,500 angry health campaigners and health workers challenged plans to cut services at Stafford Hospital at a public meeting last week. (
  • In particular, in the 17 states with family planning programs that have expanded Medicaid, many women have moved from limited benefit family planning programs into full-scope Medicaid or Marketplace insurance and now have comprehensive coverage, although it is less focused on family planning services. (
  • In California, which has retained its family planning program, interviewees explained that the program serves a unique role in helping women secure high-quality, confidential family planning services. (
  • On the other hand, Illinois terminated its program one year after Medicaid expansion on the grounds that women would be able to secure family planning services through comprehensive Medicaid or a Marketplace plan. (
  • A number of interviewees supported the decision, but others expressed concern that it has resulted in diluted access to family planning services. (
  • Despite strong federal protections, interviewees in some states raised concerns about affordability challenges in Marketplace plans for low income women in need of family planning services. (
  • On the other hand, states vary in their coverage of "family planning-related" services, which include, for example, treatment of a sexually transmitted disease or infection identified during a family planning visit. (
  • State officials also said that all services the clinic planned to offer in the new hospital are readily available in the area, with the exception of heart surgery. (
  • In the weeks leading up to April 30-the day a state health board was scheduled to hear Pipeline's application to close the hospital-the owner announced it was winding down services at Westlake. (
  • The biggest sticking point was over a service redistribution plan that would spell out what services would be opened at each hospital, Grady said. (
  • We were unable to arrive at a clear vision of what services would be offered at each of the hospitals," Grady said. (
  • Franciscan had discussed scaling back the $300 million hospital it wanted to build between Indiana University Northwest and Interstate 80/94 in Gary, which would have been enough of a commitment to sunset a federal consent decree then-Mayor Richard Hatcher secured to ensure Methodist would continue to provide a full range of services in Gary, Grady said. (
  • As it predicted when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy first proposed balancing his budget in part on the backs of hospitals, L + M is eliminating worthy services it likes to pay for services it must provide. (
  • Hospice programs and SNFs must immediately implement a strategy to develop and market a strong, strategic nursing home/hospice partnership with hospitals, ACOs, MCOs, etc. (
  • For both AMI and CABG EPMs, the episode would begin upon inpatient admission to an anchor hospital. (
  • To be covered for hospital admission, overnight stays, outpatient surgery, or accident-related inpatient rehabilitation, you may want hospital indemnity insurance , which can also help pay for additional expenses you incur as a result of the hospital stay, like transportation, food delivery, and childcare. (
  • CDC examined state trends in NAS incidence using all-payer, hospital inpatient delivery discharges compiled in the State Inpatient Databases of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) during 1999-2013. (
  • The State Inpatient Databases include de-identified administrative data from all hospital inpatient discharges in a given state, regardless of payer. (
  • In the United States, the incidence of NAS increased 383% during 2000-2012, and an estimated 80% of hospital charges for NAS are covered by state Medicaid programs. (
  • It is based largely on interviews with state officials, providers and consumer advocates in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri and Virginia - a cross-section of states in terms of geography, Medicaid expansion status, and implementation of a Medicaid family planning program. (
  • Nationwide, states that had Medicaid family planning programs prior to passage of the ACA have generally elected to maintain them, reflecting a belief that they still have an important role to play for low-income women. (
  • Maintaining a family planning program in a non-expansion state-where the program serves women who often otherwise do not qualify for Medicaid or may find Marketplace coverage unaffordable-is a relatively easy decision. (
  • In states with Medicaid expansion, however, the role of family planning programs is a more complex decision. (
  • Additionally, interviewees noted that is not yet able to assess eligibility for Medicaid family planning programs, creating a missed opportunity to connect women to family planning coverage. (
  • In particular, in non-expansion states such as Alabama that rely on to conduct final determinations of Medicaid eligibility, women who fall into the coverage gap are turned away by without any coverage even though they could be enrolled in a family planning program. (
  • In particular, interviewees reported that low-income women cannot always afford Marketplace plans even with premium tax credits and suggested that for these women in particular it is important to retain Medicaid family planning programs. (
  • Stakeholders across the board reported that full-scope Medicaid and family planning programs generally cover the full range of family planning benefits that women are likely to require. (
  • Additionally, interviewees in all states indicated that very minor differences exist between the benefits offered in family planning programs and full-scope Medicaid, despite the fact that states have fairly wide discretion within federal guidelines to develop their family planning benefit packages. (
  • When the state legislature invoked the hospital provider tax in fiscal year 2011, it was sold as a means of allowing the state to tap more federal Medicaid matching money, with much of that revenue returned to the hospitals to keep them financially whole. (
  • Hospitals also face Medicaid rate cuts and reduced state subsidies. (
  • As of February 2016 there were 152 NHS Foundation Trusts Alan Milburn's trip in 2001 to the Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón in Spain is thought to have been influential in developing ideas around foundation status. (
  • MedStar Hospitals -- a Washington, D.C.-based chain -- was forced to shut down its computer systems for days after getting hit by a cyberattack in 2016. (
  • Although this may lead to lower capacity utilization, hospitals would ultimately save money as the costs of fast treatment are reimbursed by health insurers more swiftly. (
  • Insurers may pay only $3,000 for a procedure that a hospital will routinely bill an uninsured individual $9,000. (
  • Now the issue is whether to establish a new public plan to encourage more competition among health insurers and provide Americans with an alternative. (
  • Gordon Brown prevented plans by Alan Milburn that they should be financially autonomous in 2002. (
  • Partners HealthCare System, which has the largest market share and includes Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women s hospitals, reported the best financial results in 2002 since its formation in 1994. (
  • But last session, in adopting the Malloy budget plan, the legislature kept the tax in place, but is phasing out the reimbursement. (
  • Still, the average cost of a three-day stay in the hospital is $30,000, according to the federal government's health website, (
  • The average three-day hospital stay costs around $30,000, according to data from . (
  • The Support Stafford Hospital Campaign has support from all political parties in the area and it organised the huge demo of 30,000 in April this year. (
  • Hospital staffers could get their data back, the message said, but it would cost them: 24 bitcoin, the cybercurrency that, at the time, was equivalent to about $30,000. (
  • Review five elements that are assessed when using a systems approach to plan practice or system improvements in a hospital setting. (
  • This is a blog by a former CEO of a large Boston hospital to share thoughts about negotiation theory and practice, leadership training and mentoring, and teaching. (
  • The House tax plan, by eliminating the federal tax exemption, would raise borrowing costs for new private-activity bonds. (
  • The California Hospital Assn. estimates the change could add billions of dollars in added interest costs for hospital construction and seismic retrofitting projects, and the California Housing Consortium said the change could cut the number of affordable housing units built in the state each year by two-thirds. (
  • Take this MedPage Today survey on the wisdom of Medicare's plan to withhold payment to hospitals for the costs involved in preventable errors. (
  • When it came to choosing an insurance provider, the GutCheck consumer panel was looking for reassurance that an unexpected illness would not hurt them financially, and that the costs were worth the value of the coverage. (
  • When asked to identify their primary concerns related to their plans, healthcare plan sponsors most often indicated that they are 'extremely concerned' or 'very concerned' about the impact of increasing healthcare costs on the plan (53 percent), as well as the likelihood that 'employees may have to delay retirement because they are unprepared financially' (51 percent). (
  • Looking ahead, it will be important for the healthcare plan sponsors to continue to embrace technology and innovative approaches that move the needle on retirement security while controlling costs. (
  • Now, the Republican Congress has come forward with a plan that would do just the reverse - provide less coverage while increasing costs for low- and moderate-income families. (
  • That insurance means the hospital wasn't on the hook for most of the recovery costs after the attack. (
  • During 1999-2013, state-specific NAS incidence rates increased significantly in 25 of 27 states with at least 3 years of data, with annual changes in incidence rates ranging from 0.05 (Hawaii) to 3.6 (Vermont) per 1,000 hospital births. (
  • Among 28 states with publicly available data in HCUP during 1999-2013, the overall NAS incidence increased 300%, from 1.5 per 1,000 hospital births in 1999, to 6.0 per 1,000 hospital births in 2013. (
  • Consistent with previous methodology ( 2 , 3 ), in-hospital births were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification ( ICD-9-CM ) codes V30.X-V39.X ending in 00 or 01 (indicating single or multiple live born infants), among all hospital discharge records during 1999-2013. (
  • During his tenure Northwestern erected a replacement hospital in 1999 and is building a new women's hospital, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2007. (
  • In addition, the Mercy philosophy influences Scripps Health, the regional nonprofit system that, along with Catholic Healthcare West, owns the hospital. (
  • I work in healthcare and 7 years ago the facility was bought by a for profit hospital chain. (
  • HARRISON, N.Y. , July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study reveals that employees in the healthcare sector present a unique set of challenges and opportunities to retirement plan sponsors, as well as providers, advisors and intermediaries. (
  • Co-authored by Transamerica Retirement Solutions Corporation and the American Hospital Association, the research report 'Retirement Plan Trends in Today's Healthcare Market' found that eight in 10 surveyed healthcare retirement plan sponsors partner with an intermediary, who is most likely to be an investment or benefits consultant and also works either primarily or exclusively with retirement plans. (
  • Hospitals and other healthcare employers have become increasingly attentive to the retirement readiness of their participants in recent years,' said Brodie Wood , senior vice president of not-for-profit markets, Transamerica Retirement Solutions. (
  • Our survey shows that over 82 percent of healthcare employees now participate in a defined contribution plan, so their efforts are clearly having an impact. (
  • Healthcare plan sponsors continue to offer the Roth option in greater numbers in 403(b) plans, with a year-over-year increase from 21 percent to 33 percent. (
  • When asked to identify the initiatives that are most effective for moving employees toward further retirement preparedness, healthcare plan sponsors identified streamlined investment options as a key driver. (
  • Healthcare plan sponsors also indicate their concerns, although less frequently, about 'employee appreciation of the plan' (34 percent) and the ability to continue the employer contribution (8 percent). (
  • Today's rapidly evolving healthcare industry landscape can be challenging for plan sponsors to navigate, but this research shows that their efforts are having a positive effect,' Wood said. (
  • To download a copy of the full report, visit . (
  • We have also developed a plan to improve the health and healthcare delivery in rural communities across Pennsylvania. (
  • He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, most recently the 2015 TRUST Award for Healthcare Leadership granted by the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association. (
  • Of the 39 hospitals now operating in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and Ventura County, as many as six may close in the next five years, the Healthcare Assn. of Southern California estimated before the current crisis began. (
  • Mecklenburg is president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, parent of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (
  • Prior to the board's decision in 2001 to reorganize the hospital and related facilities under the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare umbrella, Mecklenburg was CEO of the hospital dating to 1985. (
  • Records show that the state donated some of the hospital's land at Cathedral and Franklin streets, and county officials said the county has given the hospital several sizable grants. (
  • JCMC officials said the hospital was struggling in 2009, but now is in a better position to provide service without a subsidy from the city. (
  • What hospital officials don't know is how quickly they could feel the pinch and how evenly the pain will be spread. (
  • The move prompted outrage from community members and elected officials, leading Melrose Park to file a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court alleging Pipeline acquired the hospital under false pretenses. (
  • Hospital systems are redefining their geographic service areas, and competition among hospital systems is increasing as they acquire or add facilities in areas beyond their traditional markets. (
  • Mountain States Health Alliance President/CEO Dennis Vonderfecht said he is disappointed the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control delayed action on MSHA's letter of intent to acquire UCMH, but he said the organization is still interested in acquiring the community hospital and is urging the UCMH board to act on its original plans. (
  • In late July, the UCMH Board of Control sent requests for proposal to both MSHA and Wellmont Health System seeking proposals to acquire the financially-struggling community hospital. (
  • Westlake tried for months to find a buyer, but "none of the entities it spoke with was able to produce a proposal to acquire the hospital that had adequate financial backing," the statement said. (
  • For instance, if a radiology department knows that orthopaedic surgeons are always very busy on Wednesdays, it could plan around this to ensure a constant patient flow. (
  • Once, the penetration achieves this 35% level, all orthopedic surgeons will demand that hospitals offer robotic orthopedic surgical capability because the outcomes are more predictable and better. (
  • An artist's rendering of proposed improvements to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, some of which will be paid for by private-activity bonds. (
  • What we're calling for is the board of directors of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital to get back on track with the process that was originally put in place," Vonderfecht said. (
  • Recently Lawrence + Memorial Hospital announced the elimination of 33 positions, one in a series of labor cutbacks in the last several months. (
  • David Ortiz was released from the hospital yesterday, a source close to the family told ESPN. (
  • So in addition to doing the very best to close the financial gaps, hospitals will need to both revise their strategic objectives and look differently at their capital expenditures. (
  • Why is a commission charged with fixing the problems hoping to close down its hospitals? (
  • Valley-area hospitals are among the first businesses likely to see a quick impact resulting from the repercussions of efforts to close Los Angeles County's $1.2-billion budget shortfall. (
  • But as the deadline for choosing a redevelopment plan draws near, some residents have begun to worry that behind closed doors, the hospital's financial interests -- not community sentiment -- will drive the decision-making. (
  • The hospital does feel it has a [responsibility] to the community at large and a special responsibility to its neighbors," said Florence B. Kurdle, who chairs the hospital's board of trustees. (
  • This has never happened on this scale before," said Dennis Coleman, chief executive officer of Granada Hills Community Hospital. (
  • That should enable it to charge lower premiums than many private plans. (
  • Though not new, the tactic is gaining momentum and interest with consumers - particularly in regions of the country with high ACA plan premiums. (
  • The effort to reinvigorate sales of such policies comes as premiums for some ACA plans are rising rapidly, fueled by that ban on rejecting people who are sick, the inability of Congress to agree on efforts to stabilize the market and Trump administration actions that undermine the federal health law. (
  • Hospitals put too much emphasis on capacity management, when they should be focusing on improving patient throughput,' concludes Justin Drupsteen. (
  • Drupsteen: 'Every hospital department should take the previous and the next step into account to create stable patient flows. (
  • Earlier he declared the sister of Mercy who was responsible for assuring the hospital fulfilled its Catholic mission had automatically been excommunicated because she participated in a decision to permit removal of the placenta from a pregnant patient dying of pulmonary hypertension. (
  • Oh, and the idea that hospitals need to become more consumer- (yes, consumer, not patient) facing. (
  • Although this reduction seems small, it can significantly increase patient throughput and increase hospital capacity. (
  • The president's signature legislation also allows children to stay on a parent's plan until they are 26, regardless of where they live or marital status. (
  • Here are some tips to get you through your hospital stay. (
  • The entire cost of her delivery and her mother's 10-day hospital stay totaled $60. (
  • You take her to the hospital 1 where she needs to stay overnight for observation. (
  • The question is, 'Can we stay financially healthy if we don't reverse the trend? (
  • The little girl in my neighborhood who stops and visits my girls had a second bone marrow transplant, which required a long hospital stay. (
  • We sought to determine if a multimodal pathway focusing on pre-op discharge planning and pre-emptive pain and nausea management lead to reduced length of stay, better pain management, and more rapid functional gains without an increase in post-op complications. (