More hospitals are receiving penalties than bonuses in the second year of Medicare’s quality incentive program, and the average penalty is steeper than it was last year.
Some hospital executives in Washington are paid over a million dollars a year. How much is too much? And who should decide?
A new website, www.hospitalinspections.org, includes detailed reports of hospital violations dating back to January 2011, searchable by city, state, name of the hospital and key word.
If your doctor is on the “Dollars for Docs” list, he or she received money from one of the drug companies for promotional activities or consulting. Payments are legal, so it doesn’t mean your doctor has done anything wrong. But research has shown that drug company marketing can influence what a doctor prescribes, and some experts say it is cause for concern.
The Leapfrog Group’s hospital safety rankings list this year gives: Seattle’s Northwest, VM, Swedish Ballard and Swedish First Hill hospitals “A”s. UW Medical Center, Swedish Cherry Hill, and Harborview were give “C”s — though some dispute the group’s rankings.
Patients who are allowed to read their doctor’s notes more likely to take their medicine – Harborview study finds
In a new study co-authored by researchers at Seattle’s Harborview medical center patients were able to read their doctor’s notes online. The study found that 60 to 78 percent of patients who read their visit notes reported that they were more likely to take their medications as prescribed.
Dr. Eileen Bulger appointed Chief of trauma; Darcy Jaffee, Chief Nursing Officer; Kera Rabbitt, Assistant Administrator of Finance; and Becky Pierce, Associate Administrator for Surgical, Emergent and Integrated Services.
Medicare’s new Hospital Compare website allows you to compare hospitals side-by-side on a variety of patient safety and patient satisfaction measures. But are the comparisons fair?
Learn about care and recovery from complicated spinal cord injuries–from vertebroplasty to disc replacement– from national and UW experts
Magazine also rates the three Seattle hospitals and Seattle Children’s as some of the best in the nation.
Seattle Times health coverage: Parents debate vaccine safety at CDC forum in Shoreline, Hutch win $20 million grant to seek stem cell HIV cure, Harborview praised for innovative drug intervention program.
Swedish/Cherry Hill, Swedish First Hill, Tacoma General Hospital and Valley Medical Center tie for fourth place. Seattle Children’s ranked best area children’s hospital.
The study’s findings suggest that despite strides made in pre-hospital and in-hospital trauma care, little progress has been made in improving the long-term survival of trauma patients.
Tuesday, October 12, noon at Harborview Medical Center.