Tag Archives: Hospitals

Northwell Health, NYC Health + Hospitals open new $47.7 million joint lab to help hospitals focus on emergency testing, cut costs

Michael Dowling with the Northwell Health Labs team at the opening of a $ 47.7 million shared, centralized laboratory in Little Neck, Queens. Credit Northwell Health. A joint project between the largest private employer in New York State, Northwell Health, and NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the country, came to… Read More »

The New Old Age: Hospitals Stopped Readmitting So Many Medicare Patients. Did That Cost Lives?

ImageCreditCraig Frazier It was a well-intended policy. Almost all parties agree on that much. A decade ago, when Medicare beneficiaries were discharged from hospitals, one in five returned within a month. Older people faced the risks of hospitalization all over again: infections, deconditioning, delirium, subsequent nursing home stays. And preventable readmissions were costing Medicare a… Read More »

Does CAP Antibiotic Prescribing Differ in Children's vs Non-Children's Hospitals?

January 16, 2019 Share this content: At both types of hospitals the trajectory of guideline-concordant antibiotic prescribing changed following the release of the pediatric CAP guidelines in 2011. Although guideline-concordant antibiotic prescribing in pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has increased in both children’s and non-children’s hospitals, prescribing trends in non-children’s hospitals appear to be… Read More »