Hospital News

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9/19/2013
Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

9/18/2013
Surgical Readmission Rates Reflect Initial Care, Study Suggests

One in seven major surgery patients gets readmitted to U.S. hospitals

9/17/2013
Medicaid Patients Behind Jump in California ER Visits, Study Finds

Number of adults treated in emergency rooms rose nearly 1 million between 2005 and 2010 in the state

9/17/2013
'Bath Salts' Drugs Led to 23,000 ER Visits in One Year: U.S. Report

These stimulants are especially dangerous when combined with other drugs, expert says

9/16/2013
Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study

Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say

9/16/2013
Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent

9/13/2013
Trauma Center Death Rates Linked to Patient Population

Injured patients of all races do better at hospitals treating mostly white people, study says

9/12/2013
Positive Attitude Linked to Longer Life in Heart Patients

Keeping physically active may boost survival in those with a negative outlook, study suggests

9/10/2013
Two Studies Highlight Benefits of Electronic Health Records

New record-keeping method may help improve diabetes care, tracking of childhood growth disorders, studies say

9/10/2013
Futile Care in ICU a Common Occurrence, Doctors Say

Costly treatments are not always in line with patient's prognosis, researcher contends

9/4/2013
Heart Attack Death Rates Unchanged Despite Faster Treatment, Study Finds

In-hospital time to angioplasty improved by 16 minutes over four years

9/3/2013
Hospital-Acquired Infections Cost $10 Billion a Year: Study

Five most common health care-associated infections strike 440,000 U.S. patients each year

9/3/2013
More Menopausal Women Hospitalized for Asthma, Study Finds

Biggest discrepancy in rates between men and women seen during 40s and 50s

8/29/2013
Toddlers Can Die From Swallowing Parents' Drug Detox Meds

Buprenorphine responsible for 2,380 poison cases, 4 deaths in less than 3 years, study found

8/28/2013
Women Increasingly Prone to Kidney Stones

Rising obesity likely is to blame, study author says

8/27/2013
Readmission Rates for Children May Not Reflect Hospital Performance

Study suggests that parents should base decisions on other factors

8/26/2013
Worse Outcomes Seen When Patients Leave Hospital Against Medical Advice

Large study found more readmissions, higher death rates

8/23/2013
Hospitals Increasingly Give Powerful Clot-Buster for Stroke

But drug known as tPA is still underused, study author says

8/22/2013
Ultra-Early Treatment Reduces Disability After Stroke: Study

Administering clot-busting drugs within 90 minutes of mild stroke boosts odds for recovery, experts say

8/21/2013
Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of Delerium Drug

Hospital patients given haloperidol or a placebo had similar outcomes, new research shows

8/20/2013
Cancer-Surgery Complications Rise While Death Risk Drops

Decade-long study covered 2.5 million U.S. patients

8/19/2013
Medical Lessons Learned From the Boston Bombing

Rapid use of imaging was critical in stemming marathon's death toll, researcher says

8/16/2013
Certain Beer Brands Tied to More ER Visits, Study Finds

Knowing which types of alcohol are linked to serious injuries may help guide new policies, researcher says

8/12/2013
Ruling Out Unneeded Ankle X-Rays for Kids

Applying simple rule for low-risk injuries helped ER docs cut use by 22 percent

8/9/2013
'Superbug' Can Spread to Nearby Hospitals

Study of antibiotic-resistant VRE found domino effect

8/8/2013
ER Docs Can Tell Difference Between Stroke, Bell's Palsy

Some symptoms, such as facial paralysis, may be similar, but very few are misdiagnosed, study finds

8/8/2013
Quick Test May Help Prevent Hospital Delirium, Researchers Say

Once identified, these patients can receive preventive care

7/31/2013
Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications

Adjusting ventilator settings could shield patients from conditions like pneumonia, study finds

7/26/2013
Nearly Half of Seniors May Experience Delirium After Major Surgery

Study followed anesthesia patients in the recovery room and beyond

7/26/2013
Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids

Often caused by medical devices, these wounds can cause distress for family members, researchers say

7/26/2013
Technology Mishaps Behind 1 in 4 Operating Room Errors: Study

Surgical equipment checklist could cut errors in half, researchers say

7/25/2013
Music May Ease Pain for Kids During Hospital Procedure

Young listeners did better when getting IVs, and parents were happier with care, study found

7/24/2013
Mammogram Recalls Higher at Hospitals Than Private Practices: Study

Repeat tests cause anxiety and additional costs for patients

7/19/2013
Measures to Keep Heart Failure Patients From Returning to the Hospital

Six steps could cut readmissions by 2 percent, analysis finds

7/17/2013
Experimental 'iKnife' Tells Surgeon Whether Tissue Is Cancerous

But more research needed to see if device works in everyday practice, expert says

7/16/2013
Signs of Potential Trouble for Nursing Home Residents

Multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, certain infections raise risk of death, study finds

7/16/2013
Electronic Health Records May Slow Rise of Health-Care Costs

Study found small but measurable savings in 3 Mass. communities that have embraced the technology

7/12/2013
Bacteria Infection Risk May Be Higher for Pregnant Women With Diabetes

But hospital-related infection not more likely with gestational-type diabetes

7/11/2013
Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study

It's one of the most dramatic examples of 'herd immunity' seen in recent years, researchers report

7/11/2013
Country Singer Randy Travis Suffers a Stroke

Doctors had implanted a device to help his weakened heart pump blood

7/9/2013
Country Singer Randy Travis in Critical Condition With Heart Infection

Singer first admitted to Dallas hospital on Sunday after developing what he thought was a cold

7/8/2013
As U.S. Population Ages, ER Visits Will Lengthen

And hospitalizations stemming from these visits will rise, study predicts

7/8/2013
Cost, Quality, Accessibility Spur Poor to Choose ER Care

Current U.S. health care system makes it easier to go to hospital than visit doctor's office, findings show

7/8/2013
U.S. Hospitals Triple Use of Electronic Health Records: Report

System allows sharing of latest information on patients' test results, treatments and meds

7/8/2013
Boys With Guns at High Risk of Assault: Study

1 in 4 young people treated in ER after violent attack admitted having a gun

7/1/2013
Waking Hospital Patients to Check Vital Signs May Do More Harm Than Good

Study suggests nearly half might benefit more from undisturbed sleep

6/28/2013
Cooling Treatment for Cardiac Arrest Underused in Hospitals: Study

Procedure protects brain, improves survival, researchers say

6/28/2013
Most Pregnant Women Treated for Migraines Able to Deliver Vaginally

Three-fourths of women in small, early study had full-term deliveries

6/25/2013
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER

Talking, texting users aren't looking out for dangers, study finds

6/24/2013
New Approach Needed to Cut Medicare Costs: Study

Finding suggests better preventive care does not lower medical costs much for those who spend most