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A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
NRC fines VA $39K over radiation violations in prostate cancer programs
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday levied a $39,000 fine against the Department of Veterans Affairs for...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Avoidable mistakes rise in California despite hospital efforts
In the latest fiscal year, California hospitals reported 197 cases of "retained foreign objects" for a total...
California health agency works with hospitals to reduce errors
There were 1,538 preventable medical errors reported at California hospitals last fiscal year, according to regulators...
AHRQ Spearheads Effort to Add Patient Voice to Error Reporting
A new project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality aims to utilize the patient's perspective more...
The doctor will BRMS you now
A couple of years ago, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies released studies that found at least 1.5...
Pennsylvania, New Jersey hospitals’ mistakes are going unreported
For several years now, Pennsylvania and New Jersey hospitals have been required to report medical mistakes and serious...
Magazine: Five Minute Consult
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Web Exclusive: Six Lessons from Beyond
This week's Quality Colloquium at Harvard University facilitated some interesting discussions about improving hospital...