Hospital News

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6/14/2016
Gun Injuries More Often Fatal Now, Study Finds

ERs seeing more severe wounds and deaths than they used to, researchers report

6/6/2016
Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients

3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

6/1/2016
Program Cut Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Study found new training method led to fewer cases of painful, potentially dangerous infections

5/19/2016
Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Experts point to lack of constant fetal monitoring, inability to perform emergency delivery if needed

5/18/2016
Is Monthly Rotation of Medical Residents a Risky Time for Patients?

Chances of death increased during transitions in care, study finds, but researchers not sure why

5/17/2016
Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study

Major complication rate lower for properly selected patients

5/16/2016
Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely

And trying to get hospitals to reveal the price can be tricky, study authors say

5/13/2016
Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care

They can face high out-of-pocket costs, lack access to treatment

5/5/2016
Persistent Critical Illness May Keep Patients From Leaving ICU

5 percent of the millions who enter intensive care units use up one-third of ICU resources, study finds

5/4/2016
Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

Study claims they're the 3rd leading cause of U.S. deaths, but CDC doesn't track such data

5/2/2016
More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease

Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

4/27/2016
1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks

Study shows use is common, but prior research suggests a danger to babies

4/14/2016
Hunger Sending Some Americans to the Hospital

Many patients with multiple admissions have little or no food at home, researchers say

4/11/2016
ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

4/11/2016
Rural Kids Face Special Challenges When Seriously Ill: Study

They cost more to treat, travel farther for care and often need hospital readmission, researchers say

4/7/2016
4/4/2016
More People Surviving Sudden Liver Failure

Better diagnosis and care may be behind the trend, experts say

3/29/2016
Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

These drugs won't prevent or effectively treat the condition, review suggests

3/28/2016
Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study

They and their families should make choice based on preference, researchers say

3/25/2016
ER Docs Only Ask Half of Suicidal Patients About Guns, Study Shows

Finding points to missed chances to intervene before it's too late, researcher says

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

3/25/2016
Many Kidney Transplant Patients Land in ER Within 2 Years: Study

Findings show need to coordinate care after organ transplant, researcher says

3/24/2016
More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers

Most tended to be low-risk pregnancies and Pacific Northwest saw greatest increase, study finds

3/21/2016
Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

3/17/2016
Health Tip: Take Charge of Your Health

Learn all you can about pending surgery

3/16/2016
Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study Finds

Research shows their rate of drinking problems is double that of the general population

3/16/2016
Hospital Volume Tied to Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Study finds more experienced medical centers achieve better survival rates

3/15/2016
Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used

The best spot to up visitors' hygiene: mid-lobby and near the entrance, study found

3/14/2016
Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

Findings show it won't increase complications

3/14/2016
Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers

About one-quarter tested had so-called 'super-bugs' on their hands upon admission, study finds

3/3/2016
CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against 'Superbugs'

But hundreds of thousands are still infected each year, experts report

3/1/2016
Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

Report reveals 'huge disparities' around the globe

2/25/2016
Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise

Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

2/24/2016
Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

2/19/2016
Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Better physical functioning reported after one year, study finds

2/18/2016
Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call

People may benefit from face-to-face virtual visit with their doctor, small study suggests

2/16/2016
Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds

Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

2/11/2016
Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

2/9/2016
VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests

Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers

2/3/2016
Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save Lives

Overall health costs fall as a result, researchers say

2/3/2016
Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital

Patients at one health care system waited almost 6 months for colonoscopy after stool sample results

2/2/2016
Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees

2/1/2016
Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study Says

This could contribute to higher death rate between Friday, Monday

1/28/2016
Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

Health officials blame lapses in infection control practices

1/26/2016
Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red Cross

Many drives were canceled for bad weather, but donations are desperately sought

1/19/2016
Terminal Cancer Patients in U.S. Less Likely to Die in Hospitals

Study compares end-of-life practices in seven countries

1/19/2016
Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients

Doctors need to heed preferences of patients, prepare for end of life sooner, experts say

1/15/2016
Trauma Care Workers at Risk for 'Compassion Fatigue'

Acknowledging it is a key to coping, researchers say

1/15/2016
Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal Cancer

These consultations linked to better and longer quality of life, researchers say

1/14/2016
Doctors' Body Language May Hint at Racial Bias

Researchers say nonverbal cues might spur seriously ill black patients to request more aggressive care