It's probably PI to call them this, but they are known as frequent flyers. An editorial in The Boston Globe this morning lauds a new program -- which calls them "Frequent Utilizers " -- aimed at helping hospital staff help patients who show up at the ED again and again. Researchers, police officers, and doctors … Continue reading Big data is big in health care. With #data from police and social services, #hospitals could help patients who constantly show up at the #ER.
The Boston Globe's series on race focuses on health disparities on Tuesday. Though the issue gets scant attention in this center of world-class medicine, segregation patterns are deeply imbedded in Boston health care. Simply put: If you are black in Boston, you are less likely to get care at several of the city’s elite hospitals … Continue reading Tuesday, Globe series targets racial disparities in health care. Conclusion: The color line exists in sickness as in health.
As The Globe heads for another round of buyouts, consider one of many reasons we so need a robust news operation in town: your parents. Or maybe your grandparents. Or anyone who lives or works in a nursing home in the state. Kay Lazar has been doing some great reporting on conditions in and regulation … Continue reading Another reason we need The Boston Globe – nursing home coverage