The recent research features data collected from more than 13,000 patients—2,287 patients who underwent metabolic surgery and 11,435 patients in a control group that did not have surgery.
The latest report from the Center, titled The Financial and Human Cost of Medical Error, sought to analyze the financial and human cost of medical errors—both in Massachusetts and nationwide—associated with services covered by health insurance.
By: Debra O’Connell and Lauren Small US hospitals are challenged by evolving, and often disparate, sepsis guidelines, including the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, CMS SEP-1 Core Measure, and The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). Recognizing the need for a comprehensive approach to sepsis care, Frederick Memorial Hospital designed a three-pronged strategy … Continued
The disparity worsens as the women age, CDC found. Pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births were four to five times higher for black and American Indian / Alaska Native women age 30 or older than for white women of the same age.
After interviewing 74 OB-GYN medical students. Benjamin E.Y. Smith, MD, and his colleagues found that more than half of the students used the term “elective” to differentiate some abortions from others.
According to a new study, critically ill children brought to hospital EDs that aren’t prepared to care for pediatric emergencies face more than three times the odds of dying compared to children brought to hospitals well-equipped to care for them.
At a time when the prevalence of drug overdoses is contributing to a reduction in life expectancy, when alcohol accounts for one in every 10 adult deaths in the United States, and when depression and suicide rates continue to rise at an unprecedented rate, there is renewed impetus to treat substance use and mental health issues like other health conditions.
According to a 2017 study published in JAMA Surgery, the number of practicing physicians older than 65 in the United States has increased by more than 374% since 1975. In addition, in 2015, 23% of practicing physicians were 65 or older.
Evidation, which uses data to better understand the connection between everyday behaviors and health, hopes its work will accelerate the reporting process, leading to more accurate, timely forecasts, plus earlier intervention and treatment.
While suicide overall often has been in the top sentinel events, this breakdown includes two categories that split suicide events into those involving an inpatient and events involving a patient within 72 hours of discharge.