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How to provide long-term care for a fast-aging population poses one of the more convoluted challenges of the American labor market. Care providers — home health aides, personal care attendants and certified nursing assistants, in the government’s classification — are expected to be among the nation’s fastest-growing occupations.Read the article
“We found that hospitals’ patient satisfaction scores are useful signals of quality, which surprised me to some extent,” said Joseph Doyle, an economist at M.I.T. and one of the study’s authors. “Hospitals with more satisfied patients have lower mortality rates, as well as lower readmission rates.”Read the article
The healthcare industry is going through a massive transformation as its emphasis shifts from transactional care for sick patients to continuous health management of patient populations. This transformation requires the development of new technologies, businesses, and clinical models as well as the emergence of new players in the healthcare industry.Read the article