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Caffeine reduces mistakes made by shift workers

Caffeine can help those working shifts or nights to make fewer errors, according to a new study by Cochrane researchers. The findings have implications for health workers and for any industry relying on shift or night work, ...

May 11, 2010
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Physicians click their way to better prescriptions

Is it time for all community-based doctors to turn to e-prescribing to cut down on the number of medication errors? According to Rainu Kaushal and colleagues from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, electronic ...

Mar 10, 2010
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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 ...

Jul 27, 2010
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