Doctors and hospital leaders are skeptical of the "July effect," the term describing the mass arrival of new medical graduates that allegedly leads to more medical errors, lower quality of care and even higher mortality rates. They're also working to make sure it isn't real.
The legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Colorado was associated with an increase in the number of young children who were treated for unintentional exposure to the drug, a new study concludes.
"Tread carefully on measures of patient satisfaction” criticizes satisfaction surveys for focusing on trivia (“a hospital is not a hotel nor a theme park”); encouraging docs to prescribe inappropriate or harmful meds to earn good scores; and yielding subjective data that don't...
Latest guidelines released Tuesday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have upheld its 2009 recommendations that found there was not enough evidence to assess the benefits or harms in conducting visual examinations to screen for skin cancer in patients at moderate risk.