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Poisoning by prescription drugs on the rise

Poisoning is now the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in the U.S. While several recent high-profile Hollywood celebrity cases have brought the problem to public attention, the rates of unintentional poisoning ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Health
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Pay-for-performance for hospitals

Pay-for-performance initiatives - in which health care providers are rewarded with more funds for meeting clinical targets - have been adopted in the UK and Australia. The approach has been piloted in the US by the Centers ...

dateJun 29, 2010 in Health
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Report details how hospitals can be risky places

(AP) -- Medicare's new chief called for more steps to improve patient safety Tuesday, in the wake of a government report that said one in seven hospitalized Medicare patients is harmed during their stay.

dateNov 17, 2010 in Health
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Quantifying fragmentation of medical information

It's widely recognized that fragmentation of medical information is a problem in health care, but the extent of the problem and how many patients may be at risk haven't been well quantified. In a new retrospective study, ...

dateDec 13, 2010 in Other
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Medical device problems hurt 70,000+ kids annually

(AP) -- More than 70,000 children and teens go to the emergency room each year for injuries and complications from medical devices, and contact lenses are the leading culprit, the first detailed national estimate suggests.

dateJul 26, 2010 in Health
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