Orthopedics’ Continued Shift to the Ambulatory Setting: Developing an Organizational Site-of-Care Strategy
Hospitals and health systems are faced with a difficult question: Do they transition highly profitable orthopedic procedures to the outpatient setting in pursuit of increased volume and revenue at a lower margin?
There is no definitive method or algorithm for determining the quantity of private versus semi-private rooms on an inpatient behavioral health unit. However, having a conversation about the following considerations is the most productive approach to help you determine the appropriate complement.
The shift in where and how behavioral health is treated is progressing, and primary care is at the forefront of multiple avenues for proactively identifying and treating behavioral health patients.
Behavioral health spans a range of conditions from eating disorders to substance abuse and touches all demographics. Unfortunately, the number of dedicated behavioral health beds in the United States has been declining.
PCM offers hope for patients—analyzing a tumor in a patient allows the treatment team to choose the most effective drugs for that patient and ideally prolong his or her survival. But personalized medicine has its drawbacks.
Oral chemo has many pros and cons. But if you’re involved in administering chemo infusions in a hospital or cancer center, you might be wondering what effect patients taking their treatments at home is going to have on usage of your infusion bays.