News tagged with hospital admissions

Cochrane Review finds no benefit from routine health checks

Carrying out general health checks does not reduce deaths overall or from serious diseases like cancer and heart disease, according to Cochrane researchers. The researchers, who carried out a systematic review on the subject ...

Oct 16, 2012
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Unproven knee operations still performed

(Medical Xpress)—Despite evidence that arthroscopic surgery is ineffective in treating osteoarthritis of the knee, the procedure is still routinely being performed in Victoria, according to a new study.

Oct 01, 2012
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Researchers identify predictors for inpatient pain

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified reliable predictors of pain by surveying patients throughout their hospital stays about the severity of their pain and their levels of satisfaction with how ...

Sep 21, 2012
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No 'july phenomenon' for neurosurgery patients

For patients undergoing neurosurgery at teaching hospitals, there's no "July phenomenon" of increased death and complication rates when new residents start their training, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, offi ...

Sep 20, 2012
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