Hospital News

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8/7/2007
Simple Steps Can Save Health Plans Big Dollars: Study

North Carolina hospital cut costs without raising members' expense, study found

8/6/2007
Many New Moms Feel 'Unready' at Hospital Discharge

Better prenatal and in-hospital education would help, researchers say

7/27/2007
Nurses, Printers at Increased Asthma Risk

1 in 4 new cases linked to on-the-job exposures, research suggests

7/23/2007
Better Grasp of Health Info May Boost Life Span

But a quarter of older adults have 'poor health literacy,' U.S. study finds

7/23/2007
U.S. Heart Failure Program Is Saving Lives

Nationwide hospital-based effort makes for better care, study finds

7/23/2007
Discharged Hospital Patients Run Risk of Blood Clots

Many clots appear within three months of release, study finds

7/23/2007
More Hospital Nurses Mean Fewer Infections

As staffing levels declined, pneumonia cases rose, study found

7/18/2007
Wearable Device Warns Hospital of Heart Attack

It uses Bluetooth technology to text message an alert, developers say

7/17/2007
CT Heart Scans Raise Cancer Risk

Study suggests the tests be carefully matched to patients' need, risk

7/17/2007
Bacterial Colitis on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals

Number of patients with the illness continues to climb, study finds

7/17/2007
Diabetics Face More Complications After Trauma

They're also less likely to be discharged to home, study finds

7/17/2007
Better Hospital Care Means More Lives Saved

Top-ranked U.S. centers did better against heart attack, pneumonia, study found

7/13/2007
Study Questions Efficacy of Popular Forehead Thermometer

Company officials say findings skewed by improper use of product

7/13/2007
Hospitalized Patients at High Risk of Vein Clots

But only half get clot-preventing treatments, researchers say

7/12/2007
Hospital E-Record Systems Pay for Themselves

In one instance, initial outlay was recouped in 16 months, study found

7/11/2007
Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease

State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

7/10/2007
'America's Best Hospitals' Tops for Heart Attack Survival

But some centers that don't make the list offer fine care, study finds

7/6/2007
Medical Tourism Takes Flight

Lower costs are luring Americans abroad but risks exist, experts warn

7/5/2007
One-Fifth of Hospitals Give Bad Emergency Advice on Stroke

Too often, personnel do not tell callers to phone 911, study finds

7/2/2007
Medicaid Recipients Have Trouble Finding Mental Health Care

Substance abuse programs, too, are concentrated in community, not hospital, settings

6/29/2007
Surgeons Push for Less Invasive Lung Cancer Procedures

They require less recovery time, but few centers can perform them, experts say

6/27/2007
Needlestick Injuries Common Among Surgery Students

Incidents that could pass on HIV, hepatitis often go unreported, study finds

6/27/2007
Computerized Ordering Cuts Medication Errors

Hospital mistakes fell 66% after programs introduced, review finds

6/26/2007
Blood Protein Could Predict ICU Patients' Death Risk

'Protein C' is a marker of inflammation and organ dysfunction, researchers say

6/26/2007
1.2 Million U.S. Patients Get Resistant Staph Each Year

Basic infection control can help stop the deadly bug, experts say

6/21/2007
U.S. Health Experts Rate Hospitals' Cardiac Care

And consumers can now check out the results online

6/21/2007
Early Palliative Care Cuts Time in ICU

Consultations allowed better management of patients but had no effect on death rates

6/19/2007
Human Bites Usually Inflicted in Drunken Brawls

Men are 12 times more prone to these injuries than women, study found

6/19/2007
Experts Debate Limits on Implanted Defibrillator Use

Reserving them for younger, healthier patients might make sense, study suggests

6/15/2007
Overworked Medical Interns a Danger to Patients

Study finds mistakes rise as shifts pass the 24-hour mark

6/13/2007
Older Antifungal Still a Good Choice Against Tough Infections

Fluconazole usually performs as well as newer, more expensive drugs, study finds

6/13/2007
Quality of Health Care Varies Widely Among U.S. States

New review says care tends to be better in Northeast and Upper Midwest

6/12/2007
Blacks Less Likely to Get Angioplasty After Heart Attack

U.S. Medicare study shows a gap, but reasons remain unclear

6/12/2007
Faster Heart Attack Care Saving Lives

One hospital's experience points the way, researchers say

6/5/2007
Pay-for-Performance Doesn't Improve Hospital Care: Study

But the idea still a good one, researcher says

6/4/2007
Hospital Admission Rates Higher for White Kids in ER

But that doesn't mean minority children are being denied needed care, study says

6/1/2007
VA Hospitals Do Well in Preventing Catheter Infections

Other centers may need to adhere more closely to guidelines, experts say

5/31/2007
TV Ads on Stroke's Warning Signs Can Improve Care

Better education gets people to the hospital more quickly, study finds

5/31/2007
Nurses' Working Conditions Tied to Patient Infections

Higher hospital staffing levels reduce risk of problems, study finds

5/29/2007
Hospital Study Shows Steep Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Staph

Chicago experience highlights the emerging danger, experts say

5/29/2007
Most Errors in Pediatric Chemo Make It to Patients

Dispensing, administration mistakes were most likely cause, study found

5/24/2007
Virulent Hospital Bug Driven by Hunger

Shutting down toxin production in C. difficile could point to new treatments, researchers say

5/23/2007
Preemies Do Best at Experienced Medical Centers

Study suggests hospitals should pool resources to create top neonatal centers

5/16/2007
Emergency Room HIV Tests Cost-Effective: Study

60% of patients agreed to screening; program suggests model for future use

5/15/2007
Atypical Pneumonias Best Treated With Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics: Study

Patients with hospital-acquired illness had lower death rates, went home sooner

5/11/2007
Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk

Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

5/8/2007
Hospital Markups on Care Toughest on Poor: Study

Uninsured, self-payers charged 2.5 times more than what health insurers pay

4/23/2007
Cheaper, Easier Virtual Colonoscopy Could Boost Detection

It wouldn't replace invasive technique, however, experts say

4/18/2007
Better Testing Shields Hospitalized Kids From 'Superbugs'

Screening targets drug-resistant staph and enteroccocus, experts explain

4/18/2007
Many Kids in ICU Don't Need Transfusions

Finding could reduce unnecessary procedures and risks to children, experts say