Obstetrics & gynaecology

Call the midwife if the doctor doesn't object

Every morning at Watsonville Community Hospital in Northern California, the labor and delivery team divvies up its patients—low-risk ones go to the midwives and high-risk ones to the physicians. Then, throughout the day, ...

Cardiology

Does your insurance card matter when you have a heart attack?

Medicaid reimbursement to health care facilities on ST-elevation myocardial management—or STEMI, a serious form of a heart attack—is often lower when compared with the reimbursement rate of private insurance, according ...

Medical research

Clinical tool rapidly assesses post-intensive care syndrome

(HealthDay)—The self-report version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor is valid for assessing post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Critical ...

Health

You can have a role to play in ER care

(HealthDay)—There are few life events more unsettling than being in a hospital emergency room. In situations that threaten life or limb, you may not have any say in your care.

Health

Short people fare worse in ICUs: study

(HealthDay)—Shorter patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) are more likely to die during treatment than taller ones, a new study suggests.

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