Article Summary: Patients are finding it difficult to trust online reviews of health care providers as they are becoming increasingly fake with no signs of an imminent crackdown. By Laura Sydell, The Washington Post, June… Read More
Article Summary: Medical algorithm uses race as a factor for evaluating kidney disease care, harming black patients with worse outcomes and reduced chance of receiving a new kidney. By Rae Ellen Bichell and Cara Anthony,… Read More
Article Summary: The Baltimore plant that recently had to scrap up to 15 million ruined doses had flouted rules and downplayed errors, according to internal audits, ex-employees and clients. By Katie Adams, Backer’s Hospital Review,… Read More
Faceboo Mistake 1: Not Preparing The average doctor’s appointment lasts about 18 minutes. Preparing ahead of time will help you get the most out of those minutes. Make lists so you have important information readily...
Summary: According to a USA Today review of government records and medical databases, tens of thousands of patients undergo unnecessary surgery each and every year• Among the most commonly performed unnecessary surgeries are cardiac angioplasties,...
By MELISSA BAILEY, for STAT. Hospitals and doctors’ offices nationwide might have avoided nearly 2,000 patient deaths — and $1.7 billion in malpractice costs — if medical staff and patients communicated better, a report released… Read More
By Ivan Oransky, MD for Medscape Medical News. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) last year suspended seven grants to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, “to assure the welfare and safety of research… Read More
Health Care Industry Spends $30B A Year Pushing Its Wares, From Drugs To Stem Cell Treatment By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News. Hoping to earn its share of the $3.5 trillion health care market, the… Read More
Hospitals are exploiting desperate patients by marketing controversial stem cell procedures without any proven benefits. By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News. The six-minute segment in an online video mimics a morning talk show, using a… Read More