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Public Reporting Affects Rate Of Angioplasty Procedures Following Heart Attacks
2012-10-10 12:24:03

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Heart attacks can happen at any moment. They might be triggered by a factor related to diet or exercise, but the question remains as to what happens to patients following treatment. Recently, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) ventured on a mission to analyze data pooled from 100,000 Medicare patients who had suffered a heart attack and the effects that public reporting might have on percutaneous coronary...

2011-07-06 00:13:48

In the first national study to examine care at critical access hospitals (CAHs) in rural areas of the U.S., Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that CAHs have fewer clinical capabilities, lower quality of care, and worse patient outcomes compared with other hospitals. The researchers found that patients admitted to a CAH for heart attack, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia were at greater risk of dying within 30 days than those at other hospitals. The study shows that...

2011-02-15 20:01:55

Elderly black patients were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after a prior hospital stay for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. They found that the higher readmission rates were due to disparities related to both race and the hospitals where patients were treated. "Disparities in health and health care are well-documented in this country, but little was previously known about whether there...


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