A majority of the events included verbal abuse and intimidating behavior, and other issues reported were work interference and humiliating and threatening behavior. The events occurred in many areas of care, especially in perioperative care, medical/surgical units, and emergency departments, and were often prompted by procedural errors and complications.
More than 25 patients and families, from Pennsylvania to California, have sued Olympus alleging wrongful death, negligence or fraud. Federal prosecutors also are investigating Olympus and two smaller manufacturers over their potential roles in patient infections.
The procedural vote Tuesday afternoon narrowly pushed through, 51-50, with the help of Vice President Mike Pence.
The Senate Parliamentarian advised major parts of the proposed healthcare bill cannot be passed with a simple majority, but instead require a super majority of 60 votes.
The student conducted rounds and placed sutures in a patient’s arm – under a physician’s supervision.
The first nurses strike at a Boston hospital in more than 30 years ended with nurses returning to work Monday. Contract negotiations will resume at an unknown date.
The failure, at least for now, breaks one of the key promises Republicans have made to their voters since 2010, when the ACA first became law.
The emergence and growing affordability of genetic testing along with patient demand means healthcare organizations need a strategy for their role in precision medicine.
Patients, patient advocates and anyone else concerned about whether mental health and substance abuse treatment is covered by insurance on even footing with medical conditions is being invited to offer comments and attend a public stakeholder meeting in Washington on July 27.
The American Diabetes Association does not recommend the treatment. Some experts say hyperbaric therapy’s increased use for diabetic wounds owes more to hospitals’ pursuit of Medicare revenue than to the treatment’s proven value.