Ranking hospitals means constant tweaks and occasional errors in the effort to get it right. The effort is still a work in progress, but transparency and access to better data would help move things along.
Bariatric surgery can be an effective treatment for musculoskeletal and nonspecific pain linked to obesity. But postoperative pain treatment may increase the risk for chronic opioid use, researchers find.
The former CEO of a large safety net calls for a shift of healthcare dollars to social needs. She instituted such changes at her organization and simultaneously delivered " fabulous" care, and saved the system money.