The latest news on hospitals
Hospitals' use of vena cava filters varies widely, probably because evidence is lacking of benefit
As understaffing increased, so did risk for infection, study found
Gastric illness from C. difficile continues to rise despite improved cleaning, decontamination
Fears that giving tPA to those taking aspirin or Plavix might raise risk of brain bleeds largely unfounded, researchers say
A new study says lots of “likes” are tied to high quality. We say: Show us more data.
But strategies exist to modify this risk, researchers say
The number of hospitals reporting clinical data for the next rankings took a big jump.
But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say
Result: They're 30 percent more likely to die over five-year span, researchers find
Digoxin cuts hospital readmission by more than a third, study finds