Only 245 cases of patient harm in surgeries using the Da Vinci robot system have been reported to the FDA since 2000. The figure seems "very, very low" to researchers, who have identified eight cases of patient harm or death that were not in the FDA's database. >>>
Conflating disease treatment with patient care against a backdrop of a fee-for-service reimbursement system is leading to more aggressive treatments for terminally ill oncology patients, research conducted for the Dartmouth Atlas Project suggests. >>>
Surgical site infections are the most frequently occurring HAI, accounting for one-third of the annual cost or about $3.3 billion. But central line-associated bloodstream infections are the most expensive, researchers report. >>>
Nurses at the University of Pennsylvania Health System take a page from the pediatric playbook to make the hospital experience more patient- and family-oriented for adults, too. >>>
The simplest, most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>
The personal computer has done a lot of good for clinicians in hospital settings, but its days are numbered. Zero-client terminals are quieter, safer, and cheaper to buy and to maintain. >>>
Gary M. Wiltz, MD, the newly elected chairman of the National Association of Community Health Centers, vows to expand the public profile of the organizations he calls "the base of primary preventive care." >>>
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