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Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. That sobering estimate comes from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Read More >
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - More people are wounded and killed in active shooter incidents in which semiautomatic rifles are used, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More >
More Hurt, Killed in Shootings With Semiautomatic Rifles
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - For children with traumatic epidural hematomas, repeated computed tomography imaging is common, but rarely impacts management, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Read More >
Repeat CT Common in Peds Traumatic Epidural Hematoma
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Black males were at the highest risk of legal intervention injury per capita from 2005 to 2015, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Network Open. Read More >
Black Individuals at Highest Risk of Legal Intervention Injury
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Physician burnout is associated with increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care due to low professionalism, and reduced patient satisfaction, according to a review published online Sept. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - On average, hospitals mark up drugs by 479 percent of their cost, according to a report from The Moran Company, commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Read More >
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - Although there are many demands on residents, taking advantage of paid vacation time is one of the perks and should be maximized, according to an article published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire. Read More >
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 - In 2016 the age-standardized prevalence of insufficient physical activity was 27.5 percent, according to a study published in the October issue of The Lancet Global Health. Read More >
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent