Tag Archives: cardiac care

Post-Surgery Complications Predict Readmissions By As Much as 73 Percent

Complications following surgery are a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. Using an online tool may allow healthcare … finish reading Post-Surgery Complications Predict Readmissions By As Much as 73 Percent

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Michigan Value Cooperative Targets Hospital Costs, Outcomes

A new initiative aimed at helping hospitals across the state understand their practice patterns compared with their peers, better manage costs and improve outcomes for patients has been launched by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Care Network, and … finish reading Michigan Value Cooperative Targets Hospital Costs, Outcomes

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Blood Pressure Control Rates Nearly Double with Kaiser Permanente Program

Single pill combinations and consistent follow-ups with hypertension patients helped improve the rate of blood pressure control by nearly twice as much, according to a study at Kaiser Permanente, as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). … finish reading Blood Pressure Control Rates Nearly Double with Kaiser Permanente Program

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4 Healthy Behaviors Will Reduce Risk of Death, Heart Disease

Exercising regularly, eating a healthy Mediterranean-style diet, maintaining a normal weight and, most importantly, not smoking can help improve heart health and reduce the risk of death, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. In a large, multi-center … finish reading 4 Healthy Behaviors Will Reduce Risk of Death, Heart Disease

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