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Vital Signs
Medicare data cast spotlight on most prolific spinal surgeons
By Joe Carlson | April 24, 2014
Experts have long been alarmed by the growth rate of spinal-fusion surgeries. Now, an analysis of new Medicare data by CBS News shows that a disproportionate number of the most risky and highest-paying procedures are being performed by a small group of high-volume spinal surgeons.
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Veterans languish and die on a VA hospital's secret list
By CNN | April 24, 2014
At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list designed by VA managers trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to several high-level...
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Misdiagnosis a worldwide problem
April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Misdiagnosis could affect 12M U.S. adults annually, study finds”: This is an issue that haunts medical care all over the world.
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Vital Signs
Virginia Mason launching CPOE for outpatients
By Andis Robeznieks | April 24, 2014
Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center, considered a national leader in both patient safety and information technology, this week began rolling out an electronic patient-safety tool—computerized provider-order entry—across its ambulatory enterprise.
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Philips Healthcare suspends production at Ohio facility
By Chuck Soder, Crain's Cleveland Business | April 23, 2014
Philips Healthcare temporarily has suspended production at its medical imaging facility in Highland Heights, Ohio, while it works to improve its quality control processes.
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NQF panel votes against sepsis central-line mandate
By Sabriya Rice | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A National Quality Forum patient-safety committee on Tuesday overturned its previous endorsement of guidelines calling for central venous catheterization in some patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.
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FDA plan would speed up medical device approvals
By Associated Press | April 22, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions.
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Health IT issues, care-coordination worries top new ECRI safety list
By Sabriya Rice | April 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Failure of health IT systems, poor coordination of patient care and lack of planning for expected drug shortages are all listed among the top concerns facing healthcare organizations in a new ECRI Institute report drawn from nearly 400,000 patient-safety events.
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Nebraska governor vetoes nurse practitioner regulation bill
By Associated Press | April 22, 2014
Nurse practitioners will still need to collaborate with physicians in order to practice in Nebraska, after the governor vetoed a bill that would have changed state regulations.
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Kids getting codeine despite safety concerns
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Little progress has been made toward adhering to national guidelines against the use of drugs containing codeine within hospital emergency department settings, despite concerns about prescribing them for children, a study finds.
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