Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/19/2004
Addressing Patient Disparities in Hospital Care

Report urges standardized data collection on race, ethnicity and language

5/17/2004
Heart Attacks Less Deadly in Northeast Hospitals

Study finds survival rates highest in that part of the country

5/12/2004
ICU Admissions Rising for HIV Patients

But the news isn't necessarily bad, experts say

5/11/2004
Hospital Food Short on More Than Flavor

Study finds it lacks many vitamins, minerals

5/7/2004
Morphine Doesn't Ease Pain in Preemies

Study says it doesn't soothe infants having invasive procedures in intensive care

5/4/2004
Health Care Lacking at Hospitals Across the U.S.

There's little difference between local hospitals and top-rated medical centers

5/3/2004
Race May Be Factor in Children's Care in ERs

Study finds white kids more likely to get pain medicine than black kids

5/3/2004
Making Sure Newborns Are Ready to Go Home

Medical guidelines set when it's safe for a baby to leave the hospital

4/27/2004
Help in the Emergency Room

Laws strengthen health insurance coverage in crisis setting

4/26/2004
Better Bypass Outcomes

Slower rewarming reduces risk of cognitive decline after heart surgery

4/21/2004
Higher Drug Dose Hurts Kids in Cardiac Arrest

Survival better with lower adrenaline dosage, study finds

4/16/2004
Searching Out Diabetes

Community screenings in Bronx reveal hidden risks, cases

4/13/2004
Pneumonia Raises Death Risk Even in Midlife

Study: People over 40 likelier to die sooner after hospitalization

4/12/2004
Heart Attack Patients Spending Less Time in Hospital

Better care and financial pressures are the reasons, researchers report

4/7/2004
A Safer Gastric Bypass Surgery

Two-stage approach to obesity procedure reduces patient risk

4/5/2004
Smoking Bans May Cut Down on Heart Attacks

Study finds 40% drop in heart attacks at hospital in one community during ban

3/31/2004
Privacy Law Thwarts Medical Research

Getting permission to create registries a problem, experts say

3/29/2004
Slaying 'Superbugs'

New class of enzymes slices and dices resistant bacteria

3/26/2004
Oral Test for HIV Gets Green Light

FDA approves rapid screen that gives results in 20 minutes

3/24/2004
Elderly With Pneumonia Need Antibiotics Quickly

Timely use in hospital leads to better outcomes, study says

3/17/2004
Home From the Hospital

Prepare for your return

3/15/2004
Time Window for Powerful Stroke Drug Often Missed

Few patients receive clot-dissolving drug, researchers find

3/13/2004
Winning the War on Stroke

People can help lower death toll by knowing symptoms, getting help fast

3/11/2004
Great Variation in End-of-Life Care

Even the best hospitals differ sharply, study finds

3/8/2004
Holiday Heart Attacks More Deadly

Hospital understaffing may be the reason, researchers say

3/3/2004
Health-Care Spending Evens Out in the End

Study finds disparities disappear for Medicare patients in last year of life

2/25/2004
FDA Moves to Cut Down on Medication Errors

Agency calls for bar codes on most drugs, biological products in hospitals

2/23/2004
Autopsy Study Reveals Missed Diagnoses

French researchers find they catch diagnostic errors in ICU units

2/16/2004
Teaching Hospitals Safe Place for Tricky Surgeries

They have lower death rates for certain complex gastrointestinal procedures

2/13/2004
Some Hospital Stays Too Long

European hospitals hold heart attack patients longer than necessary

2/10/2004
Renal Patients Prefer At-Home Dialysis

They're more informed about their care, study suggests

2/7/2004
Limiting the Damage of Stroke

Seven factors at stroke centers increased use of powerful drug, study says

2/5/2004
Stroke Therapy Gets a New Twist

Corkscrew-like device removes offending clot

2/4/2004
Noisy Hospitals Never Give Patients a Rest

Study suggests ways to 'turn it down' so sick people can get much-needed sleep

2/2/2004
Birth Risks Higher on Weekends

Risk of stillbirth, early neonatal death lower on weekdays, Canadian study finds

1/30/2004
Minutes Matter With Heart Attack Victims

Six minutes is all you have to save someone's life, experts say

1/26/2004
Pain Can Haunt Hospital Patients

Treatments given are often not enough, study finds

1/13/2004
Sizing Up the Risks of Outpatient Surgery

Patient's health, location of procedure affect outcomes for seniors

1/13/2004
High Volume Hospitals Not Always the Best

Number of procedures performed doesn't guarantee good results

1/6/2004
End-of-Life Care in U.S. Found Lacking

The dying need more respect, support and pain relief, study says

1/5/2004
Tiniest Babies Fare Best at Specialty Hospitals

Study finds twofold risk of death, handicap in general hospitals

12/22/2003
ICU Patients Often Exposed To Bacteria

Researchers fear it could result in drug-resistant strains

12/9/2003
Nitric Oxide Helps Newborns With Respiratory Failure

It's a safer, less expensive treatment than heart/lung machine, study finds

12/8/2003
Death, Hospital Risks Higher in Anemic Seniors

Experts say underlying cause of problem should be treated

11/26/2003
New Therapy Helps Preemies' Lungs

Nitric oxide cuts death and risk of chronic lung disease

11/25/2003
Experience Counts with Risky Surgery

Study finds death rates much lower at high-volume hospitals

11/24/2003
Statins More Effective When Begun in Hospital

Patients given them during treatment likelier to stay on them

11/19/2003
Doctors Can Predict Heart Failure Death

Study stratifies risk depending on other factors

11/18/2003
Tracking of Medication Errors Rising

Report finds elderly most at risk in hospitals

11/14/2003
Studies Urge Soothing Pain in Babies

Preemies often don't get drugs they need to ease it