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Study: Hospital discharge processes still need work

New research reveals hospitals need clearer, well-designed discharge   processes for older patients, noting that patient satisfaction with the   discharge process doesn’t indicate how well patients actually understand the   reason for hospitalization and post-discharge care goals, concludes a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers talked to about 400 patients 65 years and […]

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Medical Negligence

Medical Negligence The Role of America’s Civil Justice System in Protecting Patients’ Rights The reform of the country’s health care system remains a controversial debate for Congress and the administration. Much of this discussion focuses on the cost of health care and the driving factors behind it. In that context, some have demanded restrictions on […]

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Paralegal Urges Patients to Get Involved in Medical Care

It’s always great when paralegals are in the news, especially when they are helping make other’s lives better. With over 20 years of experience as a medical paralegal, Monmouth Junction, NJ paralegal Corine Mogenis  was bothered about a large number of the cases where what the patient went through could have been prevented had they […]

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How to Handle Medical Bills

Employers are looking to save money by changing (er, shrinking) health benefits, and that means bigger co-pays and deductibles for patients. Then, there are the unemployed, who often have no health insurance at all. This means New Jerseyans may be facing higher out-of-pocket medical bills. Rather than simply accepting an eye-popping tally for health services, […]

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Radiation Risk – TIME

It’s no secret that some medical exams expose patients to harmful radiation.   But how much is too much? Recent studies have raised the alarm about one increasingly common source:   the computed tomography (CT) scan, which doctors use to diagnose and treat   everything from concussions to infections to cancer. Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman   […]

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Teach physician empathy for better patient satisfaction

With strong links between physician empathy and boosted patient satisfaction, hospitals are training their physicians to more empathetic. For example, Partners HealthCare (a Massachusetts General member that spearheaded a recent major study in the area) implemented empathy training, including group retreats for interns and house staff and individualized and group training for physicians. Harvard Medical […]

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U.S. patients report inferior care

Not only are sick Americans facing serious financial problems from high   healthcare costs (43 percent), but many are experiencing problems with   healthcare quality, according to a new poll released yesterday by the Robert   Wood Johnson Foundation, NPR and the Harvard School of Public Health. Read Article: Fierce Healthcare Contact: MKK – Attorneys […]

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Surgeons do more procedures when they take a cut of the profit –

Surgeons who become owners of surgical centers perform 14 percent to 22 percent more surgery than when they were nonowners, according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute, a nonprofit on public policy for compensation systems. The study looked at nearly 950 surgeons at ambulatory surgical centers in Florida. Although it did not determine whether the […]

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New Legal Ground Regarding Texting

A lawsuit has recently been filed, hoping to break new legal ground, by suing NOT only the person who was texting and driving, but ALSO the person WHO the driver was texting! The young driver who was texting and crossed over the yellow line, hitting an oncoming motorcycle, causing both passengers to each lose a […]

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Pro translators help avoid medical errors

Having professional translators in the emergency department isn’t only good practice, but also could be an imperative to avoiding dangerous miscommunication with non-English-speaking patients.   Professional translators with official training, as opposed to family or friends acting as translators, helped limit errors, according to a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Read Article: Fierce […]

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