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Trending Stories Report for 24 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: exercise and obesity, Focused Ultrasound to treat uterine fibroids, neurology, diet supplements and cancer (day 4 in top 10), genetics, geology, skin cancer, sleep and Alzheimer's, and water conservation.

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Shadowing Improves Patient Care Experience and Communication Between Families and Clinicians

Patient-centered care is best achieved when the care team understands every moment of the patient and family experience in their journeys through a health care system – from parking in the hospital garage to being treated in the intensive care unit. This is the core value of a novel quality improvement program implemented at a leading U.S. medical center and presented today at the National Quality Summit, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

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Smooth Care Transitions Begin with Primary Care Physicians

Primary-care physicians play a pivotal role in assuring that patients who require specialized care are transitioned properly from one clinical environment to another to help lower the risks for adverse events and repeat hospitalizations, according to a health quality management expert who spoke today at the National Quality Summit sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

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Provider Accountability Essential for Successful Care Transitions

Regardless of one’s views on the Affordable Care Act, it has succeeded in placing long-overdue attention on improving management of patient transitions from one care setting to another, according to a leading health care policy analyst speaking today at the National Quality Summit, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

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Trending Stories Report for 23 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: diet supplements and cancer risk (3 days on top 10 list), oral mucositis in cancer treatment, updated breast cancer screening guidelines, climate change, materials science, asthma, mental health and gun violence, genetics and immunology, and multiple sclerosis treatment.

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Ongoing Trial May Lead to Better Understanding of Oral Mucositis, a Debilitating Side Effect Affecting Many Cancer Patients

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Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Claim Social Security Support as Adults

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Study shows they're five times more likely to have enrolled in a Social Security disability assistance program.

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Excess Deaths of British Children: Relative Poverty or Lack of Healthcare Funding?

New research from Bournemouth University has found that the UK has the fourth highest child mortality rate, third worst relative poverty and lowest funded health care in the Western world.

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USPSTF Mammography Recommendations Would Cost Thousands of Lives and May Strip Millions of Mammography Insurance Coverage

Adoption of draft US Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendations would result in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year and may strip millions of women of insurance coverage for mammograms at the time of their choosing previously guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act .

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Hospital Costs Lower in Michigan than in Indiana, Wisconsin; Michigan’s Certificate of Need Laws, Dominant Insurer Likely Contributed to Differences

A report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows substantial variation in hospital costs between Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, with Michigan as the lowest cost among the three states.