Clinical CareOfficials: Doctor worked at Arkansas VA hospital while impaired; misdiagnoses found, including in case in which patient died
Clinical CareVA Telemedicine Cut Hospital Transfers for ICU Patients
No increase in 30-day mortality was observed after the cuts.
Clinical CareThat ‘Living Will’ You Signed? At The ER, It Could Be Open To Interpretation
"Don?t resuscitate this patient; he has a living will," the nurse told Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document.
Clinical CareFor Immunosuppressed Sepsis Patients, Hospital Experience Matters
At hospitals seeing fewer than 225 immunosuppressed patients with sepsis each year, these patients were 38% more likely to die...
Clinical CareSt. Luke’s to Suspend Heart Transplants After Recent Deaths
Baylor St. Luke?s Medical Center in Houston temporarily suspended its renowned heart transplant program on Friday following two deaths in...
StrategyHow More Midwives May Mean Healthier Mothers
Since ProPublica launched Lost Mothers, we?ve covered many facets of the U.S. maternal mortality crisis. Despite spending more per capita...
Clinical CareCancer deaths rates drop overall, but not all types
Clinical CareOpioid Overdoses Are Rising Faster Among Latinos Than Whites Or Blacks. Why?
While the overall death toll is still higher for whites, it's increasing faster for Latinos and blacks.
Clinical CareOlder Surgeons Produce Lower Mortality Rates
A new study suggests that emergency surgeries performed by surgeons age 50 and up produce lower mortality rates than those...
Clinical Care'Rapid Autopsy' Programs Seek Clues To Cancer Within Hours Of Death
Rapid-autopsy technology has been available for decades. But only in recent years have more hospitals been launching and expanding programs.
Clinical CareLeapfrog Hospital Safety Scores Improve
The state-by-state, twice-yearly rankings from Leapfrog Group provide a snapshot of safety scores at approximately 2,500 acute-care hospitals across the...
Clinical CareBarbara Bush's End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over 'Comfort Care'
There's an effort underway to define and document patients' wishes before they are placed on a 'conveyor belt' of costly...