Needless medical testing and overly aggressive care can cost billions and harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year.
By Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News
The Copper Basin Medical Center has launched a GoFundMe campaign to try to raise enough money to serve its rural community. It's not going well.
By Max Blau, STAT
Ninety-six hospitals reported suspicious data on dangerous infections to Medicare officials, but the agency did not follow up or examine any of the cases in depth, according to a report by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office.
By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
Under mounting financial pressures, hospitals across the country are slashing jobs and clinical services. The reasons range from financial to political, and among them are escalating costs and uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act. Casey Ross, who reported on this…
By PBS NewsHour
By Casey Ross, STAT
As treatments get less invasive and recovery times shrink, a new kind of hospital is cropping up — the “bedless hospital.”…
By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT
Many ICU physicians say that ICUs are woefully — and often dangerously — out of date.
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Nearly 1,000 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years in violation of humanitarian norms, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A U.S. aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground troops knew the target was a…
By Larisa Epatko
Airstrikes in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo destroyed a hospital Wednesday night, killing at least 27 people including 14 patients and staff.
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