Archive: 12/14/2012

Doing the right thing when things go wrong

The University of Michigan Health System doesn't claim to be perfect. But its response to medical errors, near-misses, unexpected clinical problems and unintended outcomes is a model for the nation that other hospitals can ...

Dec 14, 2012
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New Medicare fraud detection system saves $115 mil

A highly touted new system designed to stop fraudulent Medicare payments before they are paid has saved about $115 million and spurred more than 500 investigations since it was launched in 2011.

Dec 14, 2012
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Texas cancer probe draws NCI scrutiny

(AP)—The federal National Cancer Institute says it's taking a fresh look at a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort already being scrutinized by prosecutors and lawmakers in Texas.

Dec 14, 2012
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What mechanism generates our fingers and toes?

Dr. Marie Kmita and her research team at the IRCM contributed to a multidisciplinary research project that identified the mechanism responsible for generating our fingers and toes, and revealed the importance of gene regulation ...

Dec 14, 2012
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NHS consultant contract fails to increase productivity

An employment contract for NHS consultants introduced in 2003 and including a 27 per cent pay rise over three years failed to increase productivity. The findings emerge from a 10-year study of hospital consultant activity, ...

Dec 14, 2012
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Family grapples with kids' tech time

(HealthDay)—Every Christmas, Linda Russell knows her three children's wish lists will be chock-full of requests for the latest in electronic toys and gadgets. And, like most parents, she struggles to know ...

Dec 14, 2012
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