Self-discharge costs hospitals 9% more, study says

05/21/2010 | HealthDay News

Hospital costs increased about 9% when heart disease patients decided to discharge themselves before their physicians said they were ready, data showed. Researchers said the study of more than 347,000 heart patients treated at Maryland hospitals found those who left against medical advice were more likely to be readmitted in the short term.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Product Development Manager, Disposable Medical Products
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA
Neurovascular Intervention Product Sales Rep, North East
ASAHI INTECC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Pentec Health
Boothwyn, PA
Sr Coordinator Clinical Research (US/TA/00/0073/SL) - 1400000AQX
Abbott
Santa Clara, CA
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA