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Blog: Yelp provides untapped insight into patient experience

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 04, 2016

Excessively pricey bills, long waits for staff, rude doctors and difficulties setting up appointments drove people to rant about their hospitals on Yelp. But these factors are not included on surveys sent to patients discharged from U.S. hospitals.

Antibiotic use in livestock still widespread in spite of 'superbug' fight

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 04, 2016

The federal government, drugmakers and meat producers still don't have a clear handle on how to measure the appropriate use of antibiotics for feed animals in the fight against drug-resistant “superbugs,” according to a report from a White House advisory panel.

American public's confidence in the FDA must be ensured, Califf says

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 02, 2016

Dr. Robert Califf became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in February. The 64-year-old cardiologist brings to the job more than three decades of experience in clinical trial research at Duke University Medical Center. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson began by asking...

FDA reports a small risk of implant malfunction from medical scans

By Associated Press  |  April 01, 2016

Patients with pacemakers, drug pumps and other medical devices face a very small risk of electrical malfunction when undergoing medical scanning, but it shouldn't stop them from getting necessary care, according to health regulators.

Blog: CDC awards $10k to eight winners of blood clot prevention challenge

By Sabriya Rice  |  March 29, 2016

The CDC released results of a nationwide challenge that sought out best practices on the management of a deadly hospital-acquired blood clot. Eight organizations won a $10,000 prize through the innovative contest, but critics wonder if such initiatives go after the low-hanging fruit.

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