Hospital Stays

Study: Shorter hospital stays hike death risk, rehab problems after hip fracture


Older patients need longer hospital stays after hip fractures or risk premature death, researchers assert this week in the British Medical Journal.

Bill addressing admission status receives praise


A bill that would require hospitals to give patients a formal notice of their admission status has received strong support from healthcare associations.

Inpatient admissions plummet


A new admissions policy has driven hospital inpatient stays to record low levels, according to Citigroup analysts.