What Is the Role of AI in Medicine?

The FDA in February warned against the use of robotic assistance devices for mastectomies and other cancer surgeries, asserting the products may pose safety risks and result in poor outcomes for patients.

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CDC: Declines in Staph and MRSA Have Slowed

The data has prompted the CDC to encourage hospitals to take action in defense against outbreaks of bacterial infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA).

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Annual Industry Survey: Assessing Suicide Risk

Asked to rate their organization’s effectiveness in assessing and preventing suicide risk, 43% of respondents to the 2019 Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare Industry Outlook Survey said that their organization is slightly effective at addressing the problem.

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WHO Recognizes Burnout as ‘Occupational Phenomenon’

The WHO defines burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” A WHO statement made it clear that burnout is listed as an “occupational phenomenon. It is not classified as a medical condition.”

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