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Web Exclusive: 4 Signs of Surgeons' Inattention in the OR
The more often a surgeon performs a procedure, the better the chances of a good outcome. But sometimes, repetition can...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
Surgeons salvage hand nerves of double-transplant patient at Jewish Hospital
--> Doctors completed the region's first double-hand transplant Wednesday, replacing a man's burned...
Web Exclusive: VA Assigns Levels of Inpatient Surgery Services
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become the first hospital system nationwide to develop and implement a new...
Mistakes, little oversight cited for Philadelphia VA prostate cancer treatment
When doctors from the University of Pennsylvania performed prostate cancer procedures at the Philadelphia VA Medical...
Natural Orifice Trials Begin, A Potential 'Game Changer' for Hospitals
Two weeks ago, surgeons in Massachusetts and California enrolled the first three of 140 patients in a clinical trial to...
Interventional radiology offers a less-invasive alternative to some surgeries
Vertebroplasty is one of a growing number of minimally invasive procedures performed by specialists known as...
Feud between Cedars-Sinai and surgeon puts focus on patient safety
After doctors in Florida failed to remove his deep-seated brain tumor, Marc Kotolnick traveled to Los Angeles to see...
New ways to calculate the risks of surgery
Risk calculators, used by heart surgeons for several years, are now being developed for other surgical specialties, the...
Hospitals could stop infections by tackling bacteria patients bring in, studies find
Two new studies suggest relatively simple ways hospitals can prevent many infections by killing the bacteria on the...

Book: Statistics Basics: A Resource Guide for Healthcare Managers
A new addition to HCPro's Basics series, this logical book and CD-ROM are a primer for any healthcare manager embarking...
Book: Making Your Data Work:
This book and CD-ROM will help staff quickly and easily find and present valuable information to improve quality and...
Book: A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians, Second Edition
Don’t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital’s operations or put your...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy
In the wake of healthcare reform, ACOs continue to emerge as the care delivery and reimbursement model of the future...
Audio Conference: Slash Your Readmission Rates
With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital being readmitted within 30 days, two of...
Webcast: OPPE Best Practices Series: When OPPE leads to FPPE
Join speakers Valerie Handunge, MA, senior healthcare strategy and operations consultant, Deloitte Consulting, and...