According to interviews with U.S. physicians, some Roman Catholic hospitals not only refuse to provide some women's health services like abortion, but may also prevent doctors from referring women to facilities that would provide them.
Performing high-sensitivity troponin (hs-TnT) tests, in the absence of an explicit management protocol incorporating the results, did not alter treatment or outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome in a prospective multi-center trial.
There was no dearth of studies, columns, and think pieces exploring the slowdown in healthcare costs for the decade starting in 2004. But the slowdown didn't affect everyone equally, according to a report in the July issue of Health Affairs, and the result is a...
The revised model should "enable improved assessment of hospital quality and enhance research into best practices to further reduce mortality in patients with acute MI," researchers say. From MedPage Today.
Physicians have been advised to avoid prescribing these agents for uncomplicated infections unless there were no other options. Now, that advice will be carried on the drugs' package inserts. From MedPage Today.
At a "satellite" briefing held during the Republican National Convention, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic CEO says the nation needs to learn to live with healthcare reform; Rep. Tom Price, MD, (R, GA) says 'no way.' From MedPageToday.