Health

Recommendations issued for enhancing ICU diagnostic safety

(HealthDay)—Identifying and reducing diagnostic errors in the intensive care unit (ICU) should be a top priority, according to a perspective article published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Oncology & Cancer

Private insurance coverage of infused chemo varies by setting

(HealthDay)—From 2004 to 2014, there was an increase in the provision of infused chemotherapy in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), which is associated with increased spending, according to a research letter published ...

Surgery

Virtual planning may help with nasal obstruction surgery

(HealthDay)—Otolaryngologists report an overall positive experience with a virtual surgery planning tool for nasal airway obstruction (NAO), according to a study published online Oct. 12 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Surgery

AAO-HNS: improvement in OSA with cranial nerve stimulation

(HealthDay)—For patients with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea, cranial nerve XII (CNXII) stimulation is associated with significant clinical improvements at one and five years, according to a study presented ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Cyberchondria' costs the UK health service £56m a year

Health anxiety, also known as hypochondria, cost the British healthcare system around £56 million a year, researchers said on Thursday, blaming the internet for a rise in "cyberchondria".

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