Health

Hospital quality improves over time with EHRs, study finds

An examination of how the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) affected the quality of hospital care between 2008 and 2013 found that mortality rates were initially higher among hospitals with more digital capabilities, ...

Health

More laboratory tests performed at major teaching hospitals

(HealthDay)—For inpatients with a primary diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia or cellulitis, significantly more laboratory tests are performed per day at major teaching hospitals versus nonteaching hospitals, according to ...

Surgery

Duty hour restrictions don't impair thyroid surgery outcomes

(HealthDay)—Implementation of duty hour reform does not negatively impact thyroid and parathyroid procedure outcomes, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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