Q: With all that costly follow-up, resulting in improved patient outcomes, how did the program also achieve financial benefits?
A: Better care results in less need for expensive hospital services. By keeping patients out of the hospital, our program saved at least $2.65 for every dollar spent.
Making Up Disaster
All the terrifying world’s a stage, and artists borrow tools of the theater to give models in drills remarkably lifelike wounds and burns.
Do We Need So Much?
Techniques of “bloodless” surgery, honed for those who refuse transfusions, could help stem what many call an overuse of blood.
On the Same Page
Advocates of shared decision making argue that everyone benefits when patients know more and don't just follow doctors' orders.
Moulage artist Bobbie Merica creates a fake bullet wound.
As concerns about cyber attacks on medical devices and hospital networks rise, a new system aims to detect malware intrusions.
Three physician bloggers bemoan—and cope with—administrative headaches that impede caregiving.
Lucian Leape, the father of the modern patient safety movement, talks about the culture of disrespect in medicine—and how to fix it.
Brain studies suggest that doctors learn to suppress normal responses to patients’ suffering.
There’s ample proof that physician empathy can benefit doctors as well as patients. Next challenge: teaching medicine’s softer side.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana consider advances in microscopy and how they might lead to new treatments.
15 out of 16 Number of people with recurring C. difficile infections [CDIs] cured with fecal transplants—the process of transplanting stool from a healthy individual to the gut of someone with a CDI to re-establish a stable microbial community—in addition to antibiotics, in a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.