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Hospital Care

Why I'm On A Mission To Make A Positive Impact In Healthcare

Brian Boyle | Posted 01.26.2016 | Home
Brian Boyle

I am not a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, specialist, EMT, paramedic, or healthcare professional. However, I do have some medical knowledge -- and...

How to Check Up on Your Hospital

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.07.2014 | Home
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, sa...

What Does It Take to Make Hospitals More Hospitable? It Might Take Just a Moment

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 09.08.2014 | Home
Dr. Tiffany Chow

As horrifying as this was, I felt worst about not speaking out from behind my own curtain to let my roommates and the nurses know that this was not acceptable treatment.


Tom Deegan | Posted 02.25.2014 | Home
Tom Deegan

Unfortunately, efforts to stop the spread of these hospital born-and-bred mutants have focused so far on changing human behavior by reprogramming bedside caregivers.

It's Time for Hospitals to Help Families in a New Way‏

Amy Paterson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Home
Amy Paterson

Drop-in child care at a hospital means fewer missed appointments, greater compliance with treatment plans, more hands-free nurses and more on-time patients which in turn translates to more on-time doctors.

Another Reason To Stay Out Of The Hospital

Posted 12.19.2012 | Home

The cost of the average American hospital stay nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010 while average stay length declined. The decade was a period of low inf...

5 Essentials for Making Your Hospital Stay Bearable and Your Frustrations in Check

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Martha Nelson

All in all, your stay in the hospital will be what you make it. With a little preparation, you can improve your stay.

It's Time to Ensure That Nonprofit Hospitals Serve the Poor

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
Pablo Eisenberg

The Illinois and North Carolina examples should serve as a lesson to the rest of the country about what happens when hospitals financial interests are allowed to dictate decisions about health-care for the poor.

When Hospitals Become Factories

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Barron H. Lerner

In recent years, medical educators have warned that hospitals are growing more impersonal and have urged young doctors to treat patients as people -- not diseases.

Helping a Sick Loved One Transition From Hospital to Home

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Kathryn Haslanger

The day a family member enters the hospital is the day to start planning for the trip back home. Nobody wants to go to the hospital, but as hospital stays get shorter, an increasing burden is falling on family caregivers.

Why Finding The Best Hospital Makes A Big Difference

Clive Meanwell, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Clive Meanwell, M.D.

Rushing to the hospital with a potentially deadly heart attack, you might not give the matter of hospital quality a second thought. But you should.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Hospital Menu in the Modern Age

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Craig Garner

Medical technology has made dramatic leaps in the past hundred and fifty years. Oddly, one aspect of the hospital stay has remained surprisingly constant -- the menu.

Communicating With Patients in an Intensive Care Unit

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

I have always believed that computer technology could be brought to the ICU and make a big difference in the ability of patients who suddenly found themselves unable to speak.