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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 - The Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease score underestimates the actual probability of 90-day pretransplant mortality for children undergoing a primary liver transplant, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Pediatrics. Read More >
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
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
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 - The risk of human papillomavirus-associated second primary cancers among survivors of human papillomavirus-associated cancers is significant, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in JAMA Network Open. Read More >
Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 - The most common electronically sent and received types of patient health information include laboratory results and medication lists, according to a report published Aug. 15 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Heal Read More >
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically