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Story Telling Helps Clinicians Connect With Patients

Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery in March 2014 when a volunteer walked into his hospital room.

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Medicare Trims Payments To 800 Hospitals

The penalties pit hospitals against one another in a race to prevent the most infections, blood clots, cases of sepsis, bedsores, hip fractures and other complications.

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As Hospitals Post Sticker Prices Online, Most Patients Will Remain Befuddled

As of Jan. 1, in the name of transparency, the Trump administration required that all hospitals post their list prices online.

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More Observation Followup Needed For Elderly in Hospitals

When elderly patients stay in U.S. hospitals for observation but aren’t officially admitted, there’s a high likelihood they’ll soon be back.

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Some Older Adults Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help.

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Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care is ‘Observation’ Only

When patients are too sick to go home but not sick enough to be admitted, observation care gives doctors time to figure out what’s wrong.

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