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Web Exclusive: Trauma Patient Mortality Soars After Discharge
In-hospital deaths for trauma patients declined during a 13-year study, but after discharge, mortality rates rose...
Web Exclusive: Sepsis Survival Rates, Costs Vary Greatly by Hospital
Higher-spending hospitals do not achieve better blood infection survival rates, Massachusetts researchers say, echoing...
Web Exclusive: Higher Spending CA Hospitals Demonstrate Lower Mortality Rates
An analysis of more than 2.5 million Medicare hospital admissions in California has found that greater spending...
Scott sisters to leave prison Friday, kidney transplant awaits
After 16 years in prison and countless pleas for their release, two sisters who have pledged to share a kidney will...
Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Web Exclusive: Stroke Mortality Rate Higher for Weekend Admissions
Regardless of stroke severity, patients admitted to the hospital on weekends are slightly more likely to die than those...
UT Southwestern faculty let unsupervised resident doctors operate at Parkland
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has allowed trainee doctors, known as residents, to operate with...
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...
Doctors reconsider old antibiotics despite risks
More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was...
Hospital ICU deaths more likely on weekends
Patients admitted to an intensive care unit over the weekend may be more likely to die than those admitted at other...