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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...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
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...
Web Exclusive: Behind the Huge Variations in Dialysis Patient Mortality
Despite the federal government picking up nearly all dialysis costs for half a million U.S. patients each year, the...
Web Exclusive: Patient 'Coaching' Savings Tallied
Two extra efforts by health coaches to make telephone contact with higher risk patients resulted in a 3.6% reduction...
CDC lowers flu season death estimate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many...
Web Exclusive: CDC: Car Crash Victims Cost $17 Billion in 2005
Adding in loss of productivity, the bill exceeded $99 billion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says.