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New computer analytics may solve the hospital readmission puzzle, study suggests

A University of Maryland School of Medicine study suggests that a novel machine learning model developed at the University of Maryland Medical System, called the Baltimore score (or B score), may help hospitals better predict which discharged patients are likely to be readmitted. The research, led by Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, associate professor of epidemiology… Read More »

Rising drug costs are gut punch to hospital budgets, triggering staff and service cuts, other changes

According to a new study from the National Opinion Research Center, or NORC, at the University of Chicago, hospitals are badly suffering under the weight of drug prices and drug spending, which seem to be on a steady and often times steep upward climb. The study results show the average total drug spending per hospital… Read More »

Hospital turns away stroke victim

Tiffany Tate suffered a stroke and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance. Her ambulance was turned away — then, she died. Four years ago, Tiffany began her day like any other. With a teenager and an eight-month old at home, she got ready for work and headed off to cover the breakfast shift at… Read More »