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Most Patients at High Risk of Opiate Overdose Do Not Receive Naloxone Rx
Classification System Developed for Cardiogenic Shock
Closed ICU Model May Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
Bystander Resuscitation Attempted Less Often for Women in Cardiac Arrest
Four Clinical Phenotypes Identified for Sepsis
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Guidance Issued for Systems of Care for Stroke Patients
Early Neuromuscular Blockade No Better in ARDS Patients on Vent
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Use of Rehab After Ischemic Stroke Varies in Acute Care
Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
NHFOV Superior for Preventing Reintubation of Preemies
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Impact of Azithromycin Studied in Acute Exacerbation of COPD
Nonpharmacologic Tx Enhances Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Emergency Medical Diseases Account for About Half of Mortality
Low Socioeconomic Position Linked to Poor End-of-Life Care
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
More Than 80 Percent of STEMI Patients Treated in ICU
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
CDC: Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Model Can Predict Sepsis Risk for Emergency Medical Admissions
Many ICU Workers Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Discharge, Interhospital Transfer Varies With Insurance Status
Nasopharyngeal Microbiota Could Help Diagnose Pediatric LRTIs
Rates of CPR Before EMS Arrival Increased From 2000 to 2017
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Infants Born Weighing <400 g Who Survive at Risk for Severe Morbidity
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
Blindfolding Leader Improves Pediatric Resuscitation Training
Risk for Miscarriage Increased With Night Work During Pregnancy
Aspiration Noninferior to Stent Retriever for Clot Removal
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Critical Care Nurses' Work Environments Improving
Practices for Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions Explored
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Volatile Anesthetics Do Not Reduce Deaths in Elective CABG
Machine-Learning Models Allow Early Detection of Sepsis in NICU
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Troponin Assay Confusion May Cause Misdiagnosis of Acute MI
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Home Health Clinicians Frequently Lack Access to Hospital Records
Probiotic Sanitation Cuts Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals
Predictors ID'd for Successful Removal of Mechanical Ventilation
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure
Problems Identified With Gaps in EHR Functionality in Morning Rounds
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Wireless Sensor System Feasible for Monitoring Vital Signs in NICU
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Higher O2 Sats With Manual Vent During Intubation of Critically Ill
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Sepsis Common in Terminal Hospitalizations, Discharges
Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up
Risk for MRSA Reduced With Postdischarge Decolonization
Sinks by Toilets in ICU Patient Rooms Harbor Harmful Bacteria
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR
Delayed EMS Response Time Tied to Mortality After Car Accident
Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest
Value-Based Incentive Program Does Not Cut Catheter-Linked UTIs
Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death Higher in Black Men, Women
Minimal Benefit for Decision Aid About Prolonged Ventilation
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Gun Injury Hospitalization Cost Over $911 Million 2010 to 2015
Doctors Should Encourage Exercise in Patients With Diabetes, CV Disease
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Sociodemographic Factors Predict Recovery After Traumatic Injury
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Nine Cases of Wound Botulism ID'd in Injection Drug Users
Muscle Atrophy Occurs Rapidly in Critically Ill, Ventilated Children
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Single-Family Rooms May Benefit Very Preterm Infants
Clinical Tool Rapidly Assesses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Study Reveals High Rate of Phlebitis Caused by IV Cannulas
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Restrictive, Obstructive Lung Disease Linked to Dementia Risk
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Inhaling Hypertonic Saline May Aid Infants With Cystic Fibrosis
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Considerable Morbidity, Mortality Due to Animal Encounters
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods
Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018
Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
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