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The pain of wrong site surgery
When the president of the Joint Commission, the Chicago-based group that accredits the nation's hospitals, unveiled...
Anti-death-penalty group files complaint against GA execution doctor
Thursday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a Savannah woman in 1978 could be derailed with a...
CMS’ Final HAC Rule Baffles Hospitals
Hospitals are struggling to understand The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rule on Medicaid payment...
Web Exclusive: Adverse Events in Hospitals Largely Undetected
Adverse events serious enough to harm patients are occurring in U.S. hospitals at least 10 times more often than...
A push to ease prescription drug shortages
Minnesota State Sen. Amy Klobuchar has voiced concern about a growing shortage of prescription drugs, including...
Top 10 Most Costly, Frequent Medical Errors
Avoidable medical errors added $19.5 billion to the nation's healthcare bill in 2008, a claims-based study shows...
Pill mill doc gets 25-year prison term
A former San Fernando physician convicted of improperly prescribing powerful painkillers to drug addicts and undercover...
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...
Web Exclusive: Don't Ask Me to Work 80 Hours...
If I'm tired and the quality of my work slips, we print a correction. If a medical resident is tired and the quality of...
A script for safety
More than 100 complaints were made the Maryland Board of Pharmacy last year about patients who received either the...