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Length of Stays Associated with Higher Hospital Readmission Rates

According to a study published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in early August, patients who are hospitalized for heart failure face vastly different readmission rates depending on the length of their stay.

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Top Hospitals by Medicaid and Medicare Payor Mix

August 24, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

According to a survey released by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), operating expenses for medical practices increased at nearly the same rate as revenue between 2015 and 2016. Practices with increased revenue primarily attribute this growth to a greater number of non-physician providers (NPP) and key support staff.

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Top Psychiatric Facilities Rank Poorly in Use of Physical Restraint

Psychiatric hospitals specialize in treating patients affected by serious mental illness, which negatively impacts their ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

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The Unique Struggle of Academic Medical Centers

August 15, 2017 BY Definitive Healthcare

No sector of the healthcare industry has been spared from the disruptive effects of healthcare reform over the past several years, but academic medical centers have often been singled out as particularly vulnerable to the nationwide changes in health delivery. Academic medical centers (AMCs) not only tend to serve high-need communities, but also prioritize education and research, initiatives that can complicate a hospital’s overall mission and in some cases represent significant costs. Definitive Healthcare data shows that AMCs face some disadvantages, but new strategies may be able to help them overcome them.

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U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Highest Among Developed Countries

On Monday, July 31, Definitive Healthcare’s news database reported a statewide probe into the recent rise in maternal mortality rates following the deaths of two women at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Mass.

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