Hospital News

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10/1/2012
Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds

Child protective agencies reported decline, but hospital data tell a different story

9/27/2012
Hospital Observation Units Could Save Billions in Health Costs, Study Says

ER patients not ready for home can receive care in these units instead of being admitted as inpatients

9/24/2012
Researchers Propose Plan for Managing Drug Shortages

Key components include fairness, need, transparency

9/21/2012
Survival After General Anesthesia Vastly Improved: Study

However, the trend is seen mostly in developed countries, researcher says

9/10/2012
Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery

Infection rates, survival didn't change, but more risk for low blood sugar seen in study

9/6/2012
Third of Hospital Staff Say Hand-Washing Reminders Unwelcome

Reasons ranged from professional embarrassment to possible legal fallout, survey finds

9/5/2012
Longer Resuscitation After Cardiac Arrest May Be Warranted, Study Suggests

Finding is controversial since common practice is to cease efforts early when patients fail to respond

8/29/2012
ER Study Shows Drop in Deaths After Trauma Injury

Experts say advances in treatment, better guidelines over past decade may explain trend

8/28/2012
Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care

Analysis finds black patients less likely to be treated at hospitals with high-volume surgeons

8/28/2012
Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review

About 1 in 4 in intensive care has undiagnosed, sometimes potentially fatal, conditions

8/22/2012
Microbiology and Genome Experts Quell Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

Collaboration helped control multi-drug resistant bacterial infection at research hospital

8/14/2012
Parents' Religious Beliefs Can Complicate Kids' End-of-Life Care

Hoping for a miracle might lead them to request futile treatments for their children, researchers say

8/13/2012
Many Test Results Left Unread as Patients Leave Hospital: Study

Electronic records could prevent important information from falling through cracks, expert says

8/7/2012
Weekends More Fatal for Older Patients With Head Injury: Study

Death risk rose when hospital admission occurred on Saturday, Sunday

7/31/2012
Burnt-Out Nurses Linked to More Hospital Infections

Reducing job-related emotional exhaustion among nurses could benefit patients, cut costs, study says

7/25/2012
High-Tech CT Scan May Get People With Chest Pain Home Faster

But benefit for low-risk patients isn't clear as test increases cost and radiation exposure

7/17/2012
Hospitals for Poor May Struggle Further Under Health Care Reform

Study finds that new system punishes those that are least able to improve

7/10/2012
Hospitals Often Not Alerted About Incoming Stroke Patients

This common oversight may delay life-saving treatment, studies say

7/9/2012
Stroke Patients Hospitalized on Weekends Don't Seem to Do As Well

U.K. study shows worse outcomes for those admitted on Sundays

7/9/2012
What Makes the End-of-Life Experience Peaceful?

Prayer, meditation and a caring doctor, not hospitals and treatments, survey of dying patients finds

7/6/2012
Many Hospitalized Kids Struggle With Pain

Study finds nearly 9 out of 10 still suffer, despite treatment advances

7/3/2012
Half of Heart Patients Make Mistakes With Their Meds: Study

Almost 23 percent of errors were deemed serious, researchers report

7/2/2012
No Health Risk When Jehovah's Witnesses Refuse Blood: Study

Heart-surgery survival similar between 'Witnesses' and transfused patients

6/29/2012
Residents as Good as Fully Trained Docs if Properly Supervised: Study

Their inexperience is counteracted by teaching from more experienced physicians, researchers say

6/28/2012
Supreme Court Backs Much of Controversial Health Reform Law

Says requirement that most Americans must carry insurance is constitutional

6/25/2012
Supreme Court's Ruling on Health Care Reform Could Come Monday

At issue is the requirement that most Americans carry health insurance or face a tax penalty

6/20/2012
More Than Half of Resident Docs Have Worked While Sick: Study

Dedication to work a key reason, but experts say patient safety may be at risk

6/19/2012
Hospitalization May Be 'Tipping Point' for Alzheimer's Decline

Study also found delirium added to risk of mental deterioration, even death

6/18/2012
Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

6/18/2012
America Awaits Supreme Court's Ruling on Health Care Reform

Whether or not the polarizing Affordable Care Act is upheld, debate over the cost of health care will continue, experts say

6/12/2012
Noisy Wards Could Threaten Hospital Patients' Health

Study simulating the inpatient environment finds frequent sleep disturbances from machines, people

6/7/2012
9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

6/7/2012
Obesity, Diabetes May Raise Complications After Joint Replacement

Lung disease can also put older hip and knee surgery patients at risk, study finds

6/7/2012
Many Suffer Leg, Lung Clots While Hospitalized: CDC

Risk of potentially deadly blockages rises with age; prevention efforts urged

6/5/2012
Statewide Program Improved Heart-Attack Survival: Study

North Carolina patients were transferred more quickly to hospitals that perform lifesaving procedure

6/5/2012
Fewer Medicare Patients Being 'Admitted' to Hospitals: Study

They are instead being 'held for observation,' which may increase their out-of-pocket expenses

6/4/2012
Only a Third of U.S. Moms Who Plan to Breast-Feed Meet Goals

Formula-feeding at hospital is important barrier, study finds

5/30/2012
High Blood Sugar May Make Pneumonia Deadlier

Patients with community-acquired infection plus high glucose levels need monitoring, study finds

5/23/2012
Patients May Receive Too Much Acetaminophen in Hospital

Use of drugs such as Tylenol, Percocet can exceed recommended daily dose, study finds

5/23/2012
Regional Systems to Treat Severe Heart Attack Increasing

These systems coordinate emergency medical services and hospitals to speed patient care

5/23/2012
Clot Buster Seems to Help Up to 6 Hours After Stroke

Sooner is better, but window for using tPA may be longer than thought, study suggests

5/21/2012
Night Staffing With Critical Care Docs May Lower ICU Death Rates

However, study didn't find similar benefit for all hospitals

5/18/2012
Test Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C, Says CDC

Undetected disease can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, agency notes

5/16/2012
Urban Hospitals May Act as Breeding Ground for MRSA

'Superbug' then spreads to regional facilities, Scottish study suggests

5/11/2012
Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key

However, study found that most patients don't discuss topic with a physician

5/11/2012
Availability of Beds, Poverty Drive Costly Hospital Readmissions

Factors related to supply and demand seem to matter more than quality of care or illness severity, research finds

5/9/2012
Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.

The death rate for these patients also fell from 9% in 1989 to 5% in 2009, study shows

5/8/2012
Home Birth Poses Danger for Higher-Risk Pregnancies: Study

Researchers looked at infant death rates in Oregon

5/7/2012
Using Earplugs Eases ICU Patients' Confusion: Study

Hustle and bustle at hospital can lead to delirium and lack of sleep

5/4/2012
Psychiatric Patients Often Wait Nearly 12 Hours in ER

Older, uninsured and intoxicated patients wait even longer, study finds