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RWJF Health & Society Scholar Jooyoung Lee advocates home-based mental health care for gunshot victims to recover from the lingering effects of their injuries.
On the RWJF Human Capital Blog
Americans’ life expectancy is increasing more quickly than official government forecasts, RWJF Health & Society Scholar Samir Soneji finds.
Making Greater Use of Dedicated Hospital Observation Units for Many Short-Stay Patients Could Save $3.1 Billion a Year
September 26, 2012 | Journal Article
Using observation units in hospitals to provide care to certain patients can be more efficient than admitting them to the hospital and can result in shorter lengths-of-stay and lower costs.
California Hospitals Serving Large Minority Populations Were More Likely Than Others To Employ Ambulance Diversion
August 1, 2012 | Journal Article
It is well documented that racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately use hospital emergency departments for safety-net care. But what is not known is whether emergency department crowding is disproportionately affecting minority popu ...
February 1, 2012 | Journal Article
After adjustment for a hospital’s case-mix, the rates of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) vary considerably. Urban hospitals and those that treat more Blacks have higher rates, while larger hospitals have lower rates, raising troubling equity conce ...
June 13, 2011 | Journal Article
Incidence of GI bleeding in hospitalized non-ICU patients is rare preventive medication is not recommended.
January 1, 2010 | Journal Article
A new survey shows that half of hospital boards don't rate quality as a top priority. In this article, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of board chairs of 1,000 U.S. hospitals to understand their expertise, perspectives and activities in clinical quality.
October 1, 2000 | Journal Article
Does it Adversely Affect Care and Outcomes?
April 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the relationship between hospitals' scores on a survey that measures safe practices and risk-adjusted inpatient mortality.
April 1, 2009 | Issue Brief
This study examines the impact of specialty hospitals--cardiac, surgical and orthopedic--on the ability of general and safety-net hospitals to care for financially vulnerable patients in Indianapolis, Little Rock and Phoenix.
April 1, 2007 | Journal Article
Validation of an Algorithm Using Administrative Data
An Increase in the Number of Nurses With Baccalaureate Degrees is Linked to Lower Rates of Postsurgery Mortality
March 4, 2013 | Journal Article
Researchers found that a 10-point increase in the percentage of nurses holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing within a hospital was associated with an average reduction of 2.12 deaths for every 1,000 patients.