Hospital Stays

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

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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

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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

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