News tagged with hospital medicine

Hospital patients suffer in shift shuffle

Patient handovers have increased significantly as a result of the restrictions on the number of hours residents are allowed to work. Multiple shift changes, and resulting consecutive sign-outs, during patient handovers are ...

Oct 20, 2011
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New study shows high cost of defensive medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers estimate that U.S. orthopaedic surgeons create approximately $2 billion per year in unnecessary health care costs associated with orthopaedic care due to the practice of defensive ...

Feb 09, 2012
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New research shows C-section not always best for babies

The widely-held assumption that a cesarean delivery has no health risks for the baby is being challenged today by new research that found the procedure did not help some preterm babies who were small for gestational age, ...

Feb 09, 2012
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