December 17, 2018
Morgan Gleason, a college student with a rare autoimmune disease had never been pregnant, but her medical record said she had given birth twice, highlighting how electronic health records often can contain erroneous information.
December 13, 2018
Rep.-elect Mark Green (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday questioned CDC research discrediting the theory that vaccines cause autism and told constituents at a town hall meeting that "there is some concern" that the rise in autism rates is linked to vaccines—though he later said his comments were "misconstrued."
December 12, 2018
Color Genomics, a genetic test company, earlier this year said it will sell genetic tests to determine which antidepressants are most effective for specific patients—but experts are not sold on the science behind the test.
Statins generally are considered safe treatment for high cholesterol, but a recent study suggests that doctors should give more consideration to the risks associated with the treatment.
December 10, 2018
Faced with slim operating margins, hospitals today are looking beyond financial incentives to engage physicians.
December 6, 2018
The Leapfrog Group's 2018 Top Hospitals list recognizes 118 hospitals for excellence in hospital quality, patient safety, and efficiency.
December 5, 2018
A special report by University of Pennsylvania health care economists suggests the health care industry suffers from an "acute" problem with "deceptive, misleading, unsubstantiated, and foolish statements"—otherwise known as health care "BS."
CMS data show nearly 11,000 skilled nursing facilities will see their Medicare payments decrease in fiscal year 2019 as a result of poor performance under CMS' new Skilled Nursing Facility Value-based Purchasing Program.
Lee Goldsmith, a physician and a malpractice attorney, shares the five most common reasons why patients sue doctors.
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