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Safety cultures in EMS agencies vary widely, study finds

A survey of emergency medical services (EMS) agencies from across the country found wide variation in perceptions of workplace safety culture—providing a tool that might point to potential patient safety threats, according ...

dateSep 02, 2010 in Other
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Preventive cancer surgeries save women's lives

A new study underscores the importance for women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer to get genetic counseling and testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that make them more likely to develop lethal breast or ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Cancer
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Reform of primary care could reduce diagnostic errors

Errors in diagnosis place a heavy financial burden on an already costly health care system and can be devastating for affected patients. Strengthening certain aspects of a new and evolving model of comprehensive and coordinated ...

dateJul 27, 2010 in Health
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