Latest Public hospital Stories

2014-01-28 23:03:05

Australia’s ageing population is increasing demand for hospital services and leading to shifts in both public and private health funding. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the General Hospitals industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 General hospitals provide acute care, and are split between government-funded public hospitals and private hospitals. Public hospitals receive the majority of their funding from state...

2014-01-21 10:26:23

Uninsured patients with a variety of common medical diagnoses are significantly less likely to be transferred between hospitals for treatment, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers at the University of Iowa and University of Toronto. They also found that women, insured or not, are less likely to be transferred between hospitals. The findings, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest...

2013-09-13 08:23:30

Uninsured residents report improved health with primary care 'home' A new study shows significant health benefits for uninsured people living under the federal poverty level in the suburbs when they receive access to primary care. Uninsured residents in a suburban collar county of Chicago reported a big improvement in their health status and increased their preventive care and screenings after one year of access to primary care, reports Northwestern Medicine research. The study...

2012-08-25 23:02:39

Hospitals occupy an important place in Australia's healthcare system, providing care for people with acute illness. Technological change, rising household incomes and an ageing Australian population will each promote demand for hospital services. The Commonwealth Government is assuming a growing role in the funding of public hospitals so funding and efficiencies will become more transparent. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the General Hospitals...

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