Missed diagnoses out-ranked medication overdoses and surgical mistakes in causing the most patient harm.
The cash flow for Sloan-Kettering comes from more than just drug markups. It also comes from the high pricing enabled by a great brand and an enterprise that has learned how to expand the reach of its brand
Medical bills can be intimidating, but that doesn’t mean they are always accurate.
Beagles are known as good hunters. So why not send them in search of deadly bacteria?
And it won’t take half your arm hair with it
High-tech medical equipment is largely wasted in the developing world, a new report finds, because donated machines are not designed to run in the settings they’re sent to.
Adding a test can help doctors diagnose heart disease among people who arrive in the emergency room with chest pains. The test helps patients get home faster — but the jury’s still out on whether it’s good for them overall
“Don’t get sick in July.”
This is a common refrain in teaching hospitals. It’s driven by the academic calendar: July is when the new interns — fresh out of medical school — start work. It’s also when the senior …
In an international study of patients with severe heart attacks, Americans had shorter hospital stays but were much more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for complications
(Updated) The South Dakota prairie is a world away from the luxury hotels of New York City, where the late Leona Helmsley ruled a $5 billion real estate empire. But it is here, in the grassy plains and rugged hills of the upper …
For nearly a year, the medical records of more than 20,000 emergency room patients who were treated at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., were broadcast publicly on a commercial website, according to a report in the New York Times.
They’re shiny and sharp. They click reassuringly in your hand. You can twirl one like a six-gun or clip it on your coat. They have countless uses beside the ones for which they were made. But we have too many. And I just can’t …