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Data Points: VHA wait time update

Data Points: VHA wait time update

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

The Veterans Health Administration, responding to the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, has taken steps to reduce delays for veterans seeking outside appointments for care. But problems persist.

Data Points: Violence in a caring place

Data Points: Violence in a caring place

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 11, 2017

Hospitals and nursing homes are places of healing and comfort. Yet they are among the least safe places in America when it comes to violent assaults against healthcare workers.

Why wildly varying C-section rates persist

Why wildly varying C-section rates persist

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  March 09, 2017

For a baby born in the U.S., the likelihood of entering the world through the birth canal or by cesarean section is not based strictly on clinical factors. Insurance coverage and the hospital where that baby is delivered also play a role.

Data Points: Questioning Wearables

Data Points: Questioning Wearables

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 04, 2017

Wearable monitoring devices are supposed to encourage a more active lifestyle and empower people to lose weight. Medical researchers are beginning to cast doubt on those claims.

Brazil suspends and recalls Essure

Brazil suspends and recalls Essure

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  February 21, 2017

Certain circumstances, including if a medical device may pose a risk to patients, allows Brazil to suspend the registration of a medical device. Bayer disagreed with the decision, which it said had been made without the company's knowledge.

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