Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fears for infants in Samoa as measles deaths mount

Measles infections continued to climb steeply in Samoa Thursday as a mass vaccination programme fails to reach the infants most vulnerable to the deadly epidemic.

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Nonprofit hospitals earn substantial profits

Seven of the 10 most profitable hospitals in the United States in 2013 - each earning more than $163 million in profits from patient care services—were nonprofit hospitals, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins ...

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Rural patients in south New Zealand receive fewer CT scans

Rural patients in southern New Zealand are much less likely to receive computed tomography (CT) scans than their city-dwelling counterparts, according to University of Otago research that is the first to compare such scanning ...

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Big city hospitals severely penalized for Medicare readmissions

Big city hospitals in the United States have been severely penalized for readmission of patients with heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Obstetric care may differ at rural versus urban hospitals

Rates of unnecessary cesarean section and other potentially risky obstetric procedures show some significant differences between rural and urban hospitals in the United States, reports a study in the January issue of Medical ...

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U.S. efforts to boost number of primary care doctors have failed

(HealthDay)—Amid signs of a growing shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, a new study shows that the majority of newly minted doctors continues to gravitate toward training positions in high-income specialties ...

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