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High rate of errors in U.S. health care
A recent study from Massachusetts General Hospital found that some sort of medication error or adverse drug event occurred in almost every second procedure in the OR. Separately, the Institute of Medicine reported most Americans will experience at least one diagnostic error – an inaccurate or...[MORE]
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Article 2178 U.S. urges major shift in managing hypertension
A landmark study primarily sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, reports maintaining systolic blood pressure at 120 or below reduced the rate of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure by 33% and the risk of death by almost 25%, compared with keeping systolic pressure at 140. ...[MORE]
Article 2177 Building boom in cancer centers
Communities across the country are seeing a boom in cancer centers as cancer is set to overtake cardiovascular disease as the number one cause of death in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates nearly 1.6 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and ...[MORE]
Article 2176 Newer hospitals with no inpatient beds
Some health systems in the country are building new facilities which offer a variety of sophisticated hospital services but don’t have any inpatient beds, according to a recent feature in Modern Healthcare. For instance, Detroit Medical Center is building a $44-million pediatric ...[MORE]
Article 2175 Readmissions not always hospitals’ fault
Medicare is penalizing hospitals for readmissions which have more to do with patient characteristics than with the quality of care, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Patient characteristics not included in Medicare’s current risk-adjustment methods explained much of the ...[MORE]
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