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Drug shortages add millions to hospital costs, survey finds

Dive Brief: Hospitals in the U.S. spent more than 8.6 million hours of additional worker hours and just under $ 360 million per year to manage drug shortages, according to a first-of-its-kind survey from healthcare performance management firm Vizient. All 365 hospitals responding to the survey experienced shortages and two-thirds reported at least 20 shortages… Read More »

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 »

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

Under the threat of financial penalty, hospitals are always on the lookout for ways to reduce their 30-day readmissions. For heart attack patients in particular,conducting a simple mobility test might be the best means of forecasting which patients are likely to return. Close to 20 percent of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack… Read More »