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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 - Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test positivity thresholds, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold
Fri, Sep 21, 2018 - Molecular markers of breast cancer tumors can be identified by focusing on parameters of a cell's nucleus, and aided by machine learning, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in npj Breast Cancer. Read More >
Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors
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 - There are fears that huge sums are being raised on crowdfunding sites for alternative cancer treatments that are not backed by evidence, according to a feature article published online Sept. 12 in The BMJ. Read More >
Crowdfunding for Cancer Tx Could Exploit Vulnerable Patients
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 - Risk of cardiotoxicity is higher for patients receiving trastuzumab and/or anthracyclines for the treatment of breast cancer, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More >
Cardiac Monitoring Needed for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
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