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Article ID: 697605

Expert Alert: Physician Anesthesiologist Available to Discuss Drug Shortages, Medication Rationing and Disruption of Patient Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

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18-Jul-2018 1:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697386

Speaking Up for Patient Safety

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a new study, a team led by clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) surveyed family members and patients with recent ICU experiences about their willingness to speak up about care concerns to medical providers.

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12-Jul-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697377

Hospitals May Take Too Much of the Blame for Unplanned Readmissions

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A new study out of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reveals that the preventability of readmissions changes over time: readmissions within the first week after discharge are often preventable by the hospital, whereas readmissions later are often related to patients’ difficultly accessing outpatient clinics.

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12-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697299

$2.6 Million Grant Looks to Improve Patient Care with RN's Enhanced Role

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

The way health care providers are paid is shifting, demanding major changes by providers. Instead of being paid for the number of patients they see and tests ordered, the system is moving toward paying providers based on patient satisfaction, good clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness.

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11-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697296

Why Randomized Trials for Proton Therapy Are Difficult to Complete (And What We Can Do About It)

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Commercial insurance medical policies that do not cover treatment with proton therapy can make it difficult for patients to participate in randomized clinical trials funded by the NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health, that are evaluating the therapy.

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11-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697241

Focused Ultrasound to Treat Essential Tremor Just One of Many Game-Changing Applications, Says Expert

Focused Ultrasound Foundation

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10-Jul-2018 1:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697133

When Your Child Needs Surgery, Don’t Fear Anesthesia, Says American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Anesthesia’s effect on the developing brain is being researched continually, and you’ll be comforted to know that anesthesia provided during one brief surgery is considered safe by the experts at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696923

People Want More Than a Diagnosis From a Trip to the ER

Thomas Jefferson University

Understanding and addressing what patients need from an emergency room encounter could help improve patient care.

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2-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696887

Foleys Aren’t Fun: Patient Study Shows Catheter Risks

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study puts large-scale evidence behind what many hospital patients already know: Having a urinary catheter may help empty the bladder, but it can hurt, lead to urinary tract infections, or cause other issues in the hospital and beyond. In fact, in-depth interviews and chart reviews from more than 2,000 patients shows that more than half of catheterized hospital patients experienced a complication of some kind.

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29-Jun-2018 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696199

Half of Those on Parkinson’s Drugs May Develop Impulse Control Problems

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Over time, half of the people taking certain drugs for Parkinson’s disease may develop impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, shopping or eating, according to a study published in the June 20, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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15-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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