What’s sending kids to hospitals with hepatitis—coronavirus, adenovirus, or both? | Science

Physicians at pediatric liver centers in the United Kingdom have been meeting regularly to work out how best to care for children with a mysterious hepatitis that has afflicted at least 176 children in the United Kingdom and more than 500 worldwide. But they can not agree. “It’s proving immensely difficult to get everyone to … Read more

Prices Paid to Hospitals by Private Insurers Were 224% of What Medicare Would Pay in 2020

According to a new RAND Corporation report, prices paid to hospitals during 2020 by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224% of what Medicare would have paid. Prices paid to hospitals during 2020 by employers and private insurers for both inpatient and outpatient services averaged 224% of what Medicare would … Read more

Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

Seeing ‘green’ can ease confusion, anger in navigating hospitals, WVU researcher says – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Navigating large hospitals can feel like a mouse circling around in a maze. For patients and visitors, finding the way from Point A to Point B inside a visually-bland medical complex exacerbates an already stressed mental state. Navigating large hospitals can feel like a mouse circling around in a maze. For patients and visitors, finding … Read more

Ten hospitals reduce opioid prescriptions for children with appendicitis through a quality improvement initiative – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Key takeaways A quality improvement initiative implemented at 10 children’s hospitals reduced opioid prescriptions in pediatric appendectomy patients by almost 80% using a standardized prescribing protocol. Emergency room visits were unchanged after implementation and family satisfaction with pain management was high. Use of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) … Read more

HC asks Delhi govt to take prompt decision to resume normal services in hospitals

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court Tuesday said it is expected that the Delhi government will take a prompt decision to operationalize services that were suspended in government hospitals here amid the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. The court said a prompt decision be taken so that people ailing from other diseases can … Read more