Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/24/2005
Cream Relieves Children's IV Pain

The new ointment may improve pediatric hospital care

6/23/2005
Collaborative Effort Cuts Rate of Surgical Site Infections

43 hospitals across country reduced it by 27 percent, report finds

6/23/2005
Clues to Bedsore Biology Could Yield Treatments

These chronic wounds are potentially fatal, experts say

6/22/2005
Public Hospitals Provide Good Diabetes Care

But minorities and uninsured fare a little worse, survey found

6/22/2005
Keyhole Surgery Works with Colon Cancer

Less invasive technique effective, with faster recovery time, less pain

6/17/2005
When a Check-up Means Booting Up

Computers in doctor's exam rooms improve patient confidence, study finds

6/16/2005
Experts: Specialized Stroke Centers Needed

Guidelines now in place for facilities that treat challenging cases

6/15/2005
Rabies Regimen Saves Teen Bitten by Bat

Doctors share details of first case where victim survived after showing symptoms

6/15/2005
Study Questions Medicare's Quality Assurance Programs

Money paid to hospital oversight groups may not be producing results

6/14/2005
Stent Treatment May Be Best Even Hours After Heart Attack

Study might challenge existing treatment guidelines

6/14/2005
Obese Breast Cancer Patients May Be Undertreated

Adjusting drug dose for weight may leave them more vulnerable

6/9/2005
Infant Exposure to Controversial Compound Continues in Hospitals

However, whether high levels hurt sperm production not certain

6/8/2005
Study: Public Disclosure Makes Docs More Cautious

Concern about record may bias physicians against surgery for sicker patients

5/31/2005
Doctors' Legal Woes Changing U.S. Health Care

Malpractice worries lead to 'defensive medicine,' studies find

5/31/2005
Many Americans Can't Get Quick Injury Treatment

Lack of trauma centers means millions may be at risk

5/31/2005
Chronic Diseases Pushing Doctor Visits Beyond Limits

Average family physician would need more hours than are available, studies find

5/30/2005
CT Scans, MRI Not to Blame For Rising Health Costs

These pricey tests may actually shorten hospital stays, study finds

5/23/2005
Computer Systems Aren't Reducing Medical Errors

Study finds continuing high rates of mistakes in hospitals

5/18/2005
New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk

Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

5/17/2005
Breast Shield Cuts CT Scan Radiation

Inventors hope to safeguard women from harmful rays

5/15/2005
Most Kids Treated at Non-Children's Hospitals

Pediatric resources may be lower at generalist centers, researchers warn

5/13/2005
Monitoring of Drug Side Effects Lacking

Almost half of outpatients aren't getting recommended tests, study finds

5/12/2005
Wider Use of Statins May Make Economic Sense

But experts not sure British finding would apply in United States

5/4/2005
Heart Attack Diagnosis Tool Misses Some Patients

Ethnicity, race affect accuracy of computerized system, study finds

5/2/2005
Safety Gap Widening Between Best, Worst Hospitals

Study finds patient safety incidents, infections increased

4/26/2005
Ultrasound Spots Bowel Complication in Newborns

Better than X-rays at catching life-threatening intestinal disease

4/25/2005
High-Volume Hospitals Best for Aortic Valve Repair

There's a better chance of getting the best device for your age, study finds

4/25/2005
Chest X-Rays May Catch Osteoporosis

Screening for other problems can find undetected fractures in vertebrae

4/18/2005
Web Site Checks Up On Hospital Quality

New public-private initiative lets Americans compare local services

4/12/2005
Prescription Drug Prices Soaring Above Inflation

Last year's 7.1 percent rise is largest over the past 5 years, AARP says

4/11/2005
Computer Keyboards Spread More Than Words

In hospitals, harmful bacteria can be transferred to patients, study says

4/7/2005
Doctor-Owned Specialty Hospitals Faulted in Study

Despite Congressional support, they fare no better than community hospitals

4/4/2005
Education Effort Reduces Shaken Baby Syndrome Risk

Hospital-based intervention linked to nearly 50 percent decline

3/28/2005
Study Questions Practice of Hospital Advertising

Ads may place interest of medical centers ahead of patients, researchers say

3/28/2005
Preemie Babies Cost U.S. Business Billions

Average premature infant incurs $42,000 in health-care costs in first year of life

3/24/2005
World's Children Dying From Common, Treatable Infections

Prevention and care could slash child deaths by two-thirds, expert says

3/22/2005
Why Drug-Abusing Doctors Relapse After Treatment

Family history, psychiatric problems the big risk factors, study finds

3/15/2005
Many Hospital Execs Oppose Mandatory Error Reporting

Most think it won't help patients but will encourage lawsuits, survey finds

3/9/2005
Computer-Alert System Reduces Blood Clots

When prompted, physicians must decide whether to give preventive treatment

3/8/2005
Hospital Computer Systems Failing to Deliver

One study finds they facilitated medical errors

3/2/2005
European Doctors Often Withhold Life-Extending Care

But study finds frequency varies widely between countries

3/2/2005
Genes Predict Kidney Complications After Bypass Surgery

Finding could lead to a test that identifies patients at risk

3/1/2005
Medication Errors Common During Hospital Admission

Researchers found mistakes in 53 percent of patients admitted

2/24/2005
Repeat Tests Help Spot Newborn Hearing Loss

But many states only require one screen, experts note

2/24/2005
Palliative Care Comes Too Late for Many

Nearly half of surviving cancer relatives wish hospice care had started earlier

2/22/2005
Infection Control Lacking in Many Surgeries

Half of patients aren't getting antimicrobial drugs as recommended

2/21/2005
ERs Underdiagnosing Psychiatric Illness

Big gap between U.S. rates and emergency department records, study finds

2/7/2005
Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful

Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

1/24/2005
Vaginal Hysterectomy Is Preferred Method: Study

It results in better recovery times than abdominal procedure

1/24/2005
Nose-Stomach Tube Slows Recovery From Surgery

May increase risk of complications following abdominal operations, study says