Health

Study provides insight into use of critical care resources

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units—intensive care or general medical units—to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fast-changing genetics key to hospital superbug survival

For the study, published today in Microbial Genomics, a team of scientists at UCL Genetics Institute and Peking University People's Hospital in Beijing tracked the spread of K. pneumoniae in a Beijing hospital following a ...

Health

Study links insurance coverage to access to hospital care

Compared to privately insured patients, individuals who lack insurance or use Medicaid are more likely to be transferred to another hospital after receiving initial treatment in the emergency department (ED). The uninsured ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidance lists new first-line treatment for severe malaria in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—The drug artesunate—the World Health Organization-recommended first-line treatment for severe malaria—will become the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Medical economics

Seismic safety upgrades may cost CA hospitals billions

California hospitals would need to make substantial investments—between $34 billion and $143 billion statewide—to meet 2030 state seismic safety standards, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

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