Topic: hospitals

New patient-centered vision emerging in U.S. primary care

“Primary care may just be the most exciting place to be in medicine in the near future,” HSPH Professor John McDonough writes in his latest Health Stew blog post, published September 12, 2012 on Boston.com. New models for structuring care that are…

Surgical checklist improves quality of care and reduces costs

Last year, Atul Gawande, an associate professor at HSPH and a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and colleagues demonstrated that when surgical teams use a simple checklist, avoidable complications plummet and lives are saved. In a new study, Gawande and colleagues…

With no insurance, ‘permanent’ patients linger in hospitals

Many thousands of patients in the U.S. who lack health insurance but who need long-term care wind up lingering in hospitals for many weeks, months, or even years because the current health care system doesn’t offer workable solutions for them. Speaking with…

Hospital CEO pay not linked to quality of care

CEO compensation at nonprofit hospitals varies widely across the United States and is influenced by such factors as hospital size, setting, use of technology, and patient satisfaction — but not quality of care, according to a new study led by Harvard School…