News tagged with hospital care

Study spotlights risks in anesthesiologist handoffs

Most patients are totally unaware that the anesthesiologist who put them under for surgery might not be the same one who brings them out even though that 'handoff' between the two doctors has been linked to a series of negative ...

Feb 09, 2018
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Health system mergers in the U.S. at record high

Hospital and health system mergers set a record in 2017, with a new report saying networks of care providers bulked up to offer a broader range of services and prepare for new contracts that ask health systems to take financial ...

Jan 31, 2018
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Finding the root cause of bronchiolitis symptoms

Every winter, doctors' offices and hospital emergency rooms fill with children who have bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the small airways in the lung. It's responsible for about 130,000 admissions each year. Sometimes these ...

Jan 25, 2018
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How patient stories can improve intensive care

"Fighting to stay alive, I did the only thing I could do. I prayed. I couldn't bear to leave my baby motherless. I opened my eyes one last time to tell my husband I would be OK, and then lost consciousness, not to wake up ...

Jan 24, 2018
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