Clinical CareNew Nasal Protocol Reduces Infections in Lower Joint Replacement Surgery
Avoiding infection in lower joint replacement surgery results in an average cost savings of about $100,000 per patient.
FinanceBipartisan Bills Aim to Prevent Price Gouging for Taxpayer-funded COVID-19 Drugs
The two pieces of legislation are sponsored by Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Lloyd Doggett.
Clinical CareStroke Survival Rates Drop Precipitously in Remote Areas
Compared with patients hospitalized in urban areas, the study found that the risk of death was 21% higher for patients...
Covid-19As Problems Grow with Abbott's Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards are Under Fire
The FDA has now received a total of 106 reports of adverse events for the Abbott test.
Covid-19How — and When — Can the Coronavirus Vaccine Become a Reality?
It is likely we'll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine ? but perhaps not as quickly as some expect.
Clinical CareResearch Finds Only Modest Improvement in EHR Patient Safety
From 2009 to 2018, hospital electronic health records met basic safety standards less than 70% of the time, researchers found.
Clinical CareRegistry Tracking Key Coronavirus Clinical Metrics for Seriously Ill Patients
Data in the Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study registry includes mechanical ventilation duration and ICU length of stay.
Covid-19Study Shows COVID-19 Body Count 20 Times Higher Than Seasonal Flu Deaths
Confusion about lethality comparisons may be owing to "a knowledge gap" in how the CDC reports on seasonal influenza and...
Ex-Cleveland Clinic Researcher Arrested, Charged with Wire Fraud
Dr. Qing Wang allegedly failed to disclose to NIH that he was also receiving grant money from the Chinese government....
Clinical CarePrimary Care Accounts for Small Percentage of Total Healthcare Spending
New research shows that primary care accounted for 5.4% of total healthcare expenditures in 2016.
Clinical CareCoronavirus: Studies Find Steam Effective in Sterilizing Used Medical Masks
Researchers in China and Houston show that steam sterilization processes do not damage surgical masks or N95 respirator masks.
Clinical CareNIH: Clinical Trial Shows Remdesivir Improves Coronavirus Outcomes
A study involving more than 1,000 patients finds remdesivir speeds coronavirus recovery and lowers mortality rate by 3.6 percentage points.