The Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, NV has reportedly been shipping mentally unstable patients to different parts of the country without supervision.
According to a new report, some U.S. hospitals are deporting illegal patients back to their respective countries so that they can seek medical treatment there.
A new study released Monday shows that elderly Canadian patients discuss advance care planning (ACP) with their physicians, but often times those end-of-life plans are not added to the patients' medical records.
Researchers predict that the number of people with Alzheimer's disease will triple in the next 40 years.
The trust a patient places on his or her doctor is very important for the course of recovery. A recent study has found that doctors are able to feel the pain as well as the relief of being cured that their patients feel.
The top five issues that will affect both doctors and patients in 2013 were identified with the help of the study done by The Physicians Foundation which is a non-profit organization working towards the advancement of practicing clinicians and a better delivery of healthcare to patients.
A new Danish study suggests that among HIV patients who are receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, patients who smoke are at an earlier risk of death from smoking-related health issues than to HIV. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of kicking the butt among HIV infected patients in long-term.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.