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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...
Proposed bill would make medical mishaps by CT hospitals public
All medical mishaps reported by Connecticut hospitals would again be made public under legislation to be considered...
Catching deadly drug mistakes
Despite efforts to stop them, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million...
Is sorry the hardest word in healthcare?
An increasing number of leading medical centers are encouraging doctors to apologize to patients for mistakes and to...
Pitching patient safety and hospital transparency on YouTube
While some experts have warned that the full disclosure approach to medical errors could lead to more lawsuits and...
Within healthcare hides massive, avoidable death toll
Experts estimate that a staggering 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year. In addition, a federal...
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