Many hospital rating systems are inconsistent and suffer from fundamental weaknesses, according to experts, as reported by a new Northwestern Medicine study.
A procedure called POEM significantly improved treatment outcomes among patients with achalasia — a rare swallowing disorder — compared with a standard therapy, according to a clinical trial published in JAMA.
Four Northwestern Medicine hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019-20 Best Hospitals rankings, with Northwestern Memorial Hospital named among the top 10 hospitals in the U.S.
A new Northwestern Medicine study published in PLOS One affirmed the importance of monitoring patients with age-related macular degeneration to ensure their disease does not progress further.
Restricting physicians’ ability to view multiple patient records at the same time did not reduce wrong-patient orders, according to a large clinical trial published in JAMA.
Gentle noise stimulation synchronized with an individual’s brainwaves boosted cardiovascular health, according to a recent study.
In the Education-Centered Medical Home program, Feinberg students learn to provide primary care to vulnerable populations living in Chicago.
A quality improvement program significantly increased the proportion of patients who were appropriately prescribed blood thinners for atrial fibrillation at hospital discharge.
Northwestern faculty translate cardiovascular discoveries into clinical guidelines for the nation.
Most patients who report a penicillin allergy are in fact not allergic, and verifying allergies before resorting to less-effective antibiotics can improve outcomes and avoid the spread of antimicrobial resistance, according to a review in JAMA.