News tagged with medical care

Developing delirium in the ICU linked to fatal outcomes

About one-third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, a condition that lengthens hospital stays and substantially increases one's risk of dying in the hospital, according to a new study ...

Jun 04, 2015
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The costs of conflict: Amputees and the Afghan war

Policy makers need to budget more than 288 million pounds over the next 40 years to adequately provide health care to all British soldiers who suffered amputations because of the Afghan war. This is the prediction of Major ...

Jun 01, 2015
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Ethicists propose solution for US organ shortage crisis

The United States has a serious shortage of organs for transplants, resulting in unnecessary deaths every day. However, a fairly simple and ethical change in policy would greatly expand the nation's organ pool while respecting ...

May 11, 2015
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