All articles related to "hospitals":

Hospital mergers may not be best for the patient

Consolidation of hospitals and mergers between health systems may result in lower quality care, according to experts. In a February 11, 2019 New York Times article, Austin Frakt, adjunct associate professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

America is Failing its Black Mothers

For decades, Harvard Chan alumni have shed light on high maternal mortality rates in African American women. Finally, policymakers are beginning to pay attention.

Examining post-ICU care

After surviving a period in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU), patients often face a range of ongoing health issues, such as pain, physical disability, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. An article in the January-February 2019 issue of…

‘Public charge’ proposal could be bad news for hospitals

The Trump administration’s “public charge” proposal—which would make it harder for immigrants to qualify for citizenship if they use public benefits such as food stamps, public housing, or Medicaid—could have financial repercussions for hospitals. A public charge is…

Many hospitals detain patients who can’t pay

­In more than 30 countries around the world, there are hospitals that hold patients prisoner until they can settle their accounts, sometimes long after they should be medically discharged, according to an Associated Press investigation. Detentions were found…

Rural hospital closings on the rise

Nearly 90 rural hospitals have closed in the U.S. since 2010 and many more are at risk of shutting, a trend that has health experts and patients worried. An October 29, 2018 New York Times article written by…

Watchdog group to put focus on surgical centers

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization that assesses how nearly 2,000 hospitals across the U.S. handle problems and assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their performance, is now turning its attention to surgery centers. An October…