Hospital News

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6/5/2013
Men Face Higher Risk of Infections Related to Health Care

Extensive study found hospitalized men had 60 percent greater odds of bloodstream, surgical infections

6/3/2013
Skipping Meds May Raise Odds of ER Visits for Certain Medicare Patients

Efforts to reduce drug costs tied to higher risk for disabled recipients

5/30/2013
Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk

Delicate balance exists between treating anemia, avoiding side effects from infusion of red blood cells, study says

5/30/2013
1 in 5 Americans Goes to the ER Each Year: CDC

Report found those on Medicaid were more likely to do so than the uninsured, privately insured

5/29/2013
Deadly 'Super Bug' Controlled in Large Study of Hospitals

Bloodstream infections, including those caused by MRSA, reduced by more than 40%

5/28/2013
Involving Patients in Decisions Raises Health Care Costs, Study Finds

Those who delegate medical decisions to their doctor have shorter hospital stays, researchers say

5/24/2013
Monday Best Time for Hospitalization With Heart Failure, Study Says

Death rates appear to rise and fall depending on day of week, season, research suggests

5/24/2013
Sharp Rise in ICU Admissions From U.S. Emergency Rooms

Patients wait an average of five hours in the ER before being admitted to the ICU, study finds

5/20/2013
Nighttime Docs at ICUs Don't Boost Patient Outcomes: Study

Patients do just as well with medical residents and nurses, researchers say

5/20/2013
Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients

Those who heard well-loved tunes in study needed less sedation medicine

5/20/2013
Women Less Likely to Get Trauma Center Care After Injury: Study

More research into factors behind trend, effects on outcomes is needed, study author says

5/16/2013
Heart Risks Last Beyond Hospital Discharge, Study Finds

Likelihood of death, readmission remains high for more than 30 days after heart failure, heart attack

5/15/2013
Noisy Operating Rooms May Jeopardize Patient Safety

Chatter, music and equipment sounds reduced surgeons' speech comprehension in small study

5/14/2013
CDC Guidelines Could Cut Bloodstream Infections From Dialysis

Since 1993, hospitalization rates have increased 51 percent for these patients, researchers say

5/10/2013
Insomnia Hints at Future Hospitalization

Large U.S study also found greater odds of home health care use in people with sleep problem

5/8/2013
Hospital Bills Can Vary Widely, Even in Same Cities

New U.S. initiative designed to bring more transparency to cost of health care

5/7/2013
Some Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Gastro Infection

Researchers aren't sure why these meds are linked to chances of contracting C. difficile

5/6/2013
Hospitals Enact Policies to Curb Early Childbirth

Goal is to reduce elective C-sections, inductions before 39 weeks, study says

5/6/2013
Study Links Timing of ER Visit to Prostate Cancer Survival Odds

In patients whose disease has spread, weekend admissions tend to have worse outcomes

5/1/2013
ER Visits Tied to Ambien on the Rise

Adverse reactions to popular sleep meds rose almost 220 percent between 2005 and 2010, study finds

4/30/2013
Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds

Ambulance can speed diagnosis and lifesaving treatment

4/26/2013
Interns' Schedules Shortchange Patients, Study Suggests

Only 12 percent of their day spent at bedsides

4/24/2013
Blood Test May Catch Deadly Fungal Infection Quickly

Test for Candida in bloodstream is not yet on market

4/24/2013
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital

Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

4/24/2013
U.S. Heart Failure Costs Could Skyrocket: Report

Better awareness, prevention and treatment are crucial, experts say

4/24/2013
Hospitalization OK for Psych Patients Can Take Hours

Phone time to get insurance authorization adds up to a million hours a year for psychiatrists nationwide

4/23/2013
Severity of Kids' Gun Injuries Getting Worse: Study

10 times more likely to die than those injured in car crashes or falls, researchers say

4/23/2013
'Misdiagnosis' Leading Cause of U.S. Malpractice Payouts: Study

Diagnosis-related claims -- not surgical or medication errors -- are the most costly of all, researcher says

4/22/2013
Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects

Researchers warn that highly cited kids' 'challenge' can land them in the ER

4/19/2013
Closed Windows in Hospital Rooms May Raise Infection Risk

Simulation study found lack of ventilation exposed more patients to potential of airborne diseases

4/17/2013
Nutrient Therapy Won't Help ICU Patients: Study

Findings only apply to critically ill, researcher says

4/17/2013
Prepared for Trauma, Overwhelmed by Carnage

Hospitals' practice drills provide blueprint, but rapid response to Boston Marathon bombings shows how they really work

4/16/2013
Doctors Order Fewer Lab Tests When They Know the Cost

Hospitals usually don't give information on charges, study authors say

4/15/2013
Adding Patient Photos to X-Rays May Cut Identification Errors

Doctors notice mismatched X-rays only 13 percent of the time without patient pictures, study finds

4/15/2013
Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike

Study looked at music therapy combining songs and special womb-like sounds

4/10/2013
Physician-Assisted Suicide Program Rarely Used, Study Finds

Terminally ill patients in Washington state not rushing to get lethal prescriptions or use them

4/9/2013
Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births

Full-term deliveries give infants best chance to develop and thrive, experts say

4/1/2013
Doctors Don't Ask About End-of-Life Plans, Study Finds

Many patients' charts don't reflect their final wishes, Canadian researchers say

3/30/2013
Antihistamine Meds May Raise Risk for Diarrheal Illness

Study found hospitalized patients on antibiotics taking these drugs were more vulnerable to C. difficile infection

3/29/2013
Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' May Spread Among Patients, Study Finds

People with cystic fibrosis are of special concern

3/27/2013
Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC

Report highlights need for alternative care at end of life, expert says

3/25/2013
Shorter Shifts for Medical Interns May Not Boost Patient Safety

Doctors in training don't get more sleep despite change, study found

3/25/2013
Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure

Noninvasive method found accurate in small, early study

3/22/2013
Pneumonia May Lead to Serious Aftereffects for Seniors

Study of patients hospitalized for condition found higher risk of mental decline, disability

3/22/2013
Steady Rise in Heart Valve Infections Noted in U.S.

Many develop in health care facilities, researcher says

3/20/2013
How Healthy Is Your County?

People living in the least healthy areas of U.S. twice as likely to die early, report says

3/19/2013
Plans to Penalize Non-Emergency Use of ERs Flawed: Study

Common symptoms are difficult to diagnose as mild or serious at first, researchers explain

3/18/2013
Study Probes Use of Filter Device to Stop Deadly Blood Clots

Hospitals' use of vena cava filters varies widely, probably because evidence is lacking of benefit

3/18/2013
Nursing Shortage May Harm Infants in Intensive Care, Study Says

As understaffing increased, so did risk for infection, study found

3/14/2013
Efforts to Prevent Hospital-Based Infection Falling Short, Survey Finds

Gastric illness from C. difficile continues to rise despite improved cleaning, decontamination