Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study—this winter, when mosquitoes aren't biting—to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation named for a 5-year-old Illinois girl that will require hospitals to be better prepared to treat patients with sepsis or septic shock.
Officials say they've found another instance of a potentially deadly bacterium inside a Maryland hospital that was shut down earlier this month.
An 86-year-old Massachusetts woman needed to be rescued over the weekend after she was left behind at a Fresenius dialysis clinic that had closed for the day.
Apologizing for medical errors invokes fears that the gesture will be construed as an admission of guilt that leads to a massive payout. But a small cohort of providers is pushing back against that idea.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital agreed to pay $3.3 million in damages after a jury determined a pharmaceutical error led to the overdose and death of a 56-year-old man.
The decision could potentially open the floodgates for more litigation tied to the device, which thousands of women have said led to chronic pelvic pain, punctured their uteruses and caused other damage.
Frail Medicare patients increasingly need their doctors to come to them, not the other way around. But a home-based healthcare provider may be nowhere in a patient's vicinity, a new study shows.
A jury has found in favor of a University of Washington surgeon who was sued by the daughter of a patient who died after the doctor used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during the woman's spinal surgery, a lawyer said.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 8, 2016, covered the following topics: Hospital-acquired conditions and deaths averted from HACs, number of hospital-acquired infections leading to deaths, percentage decline in hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions linked to HACs.
Dr. Christine Cassel, planning dean of Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, has received the 2016 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.
The financial penalties would start to hit hospitals in October, but they would be based on readmissions for the three-year period ended June 2015.