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Top 12 Most-Read HealthLeaders Stories February 2011

HealthLeaders Media Staff, March 1, 2011

9.    Risk of Medical Errors by ED Doctors Linked to Interruptions

Interruptions that cause emergency department doctors to change tasks and leave tasks unfinished detract from direct patient care and contribute to the potential for medical error, researchers say.

10.   Twenty Charged in $200M Medicare Scam
Three Florida physicians were among the 20 people with healthcare fraud, kickback, and money laundering charges for alleged roles in a $200 million Medicare fraud scheme, federal officials say.

11.   Nurse Anesthetists’ Scope of Practice Challenged Again in CA
Physicians in California are appealing the latest court decision that upheld the right for nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without physician supervision, an issue that has pitted nurses and doctors against each other in a nationwide turf battle.

12.    Does E-Health Stand a Remote Chance?
As technology advances and costs fall, the use of telemedicine expands, but obstacles to achieving e-health success remain.

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