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Overworked nurses linked to higher death rates

Paris - Investigations in nine European countries have given statistical backing to claims that patients' lives may be at risk when nurses are overworked, specialists said on Wednesday.Published in The Lancet, the study touches on a sensitive topic in countrie...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: To sue or not to sue? The case of Mexican gynaecology units

In the western world, seemingly outrageous lawsuits are always making headlines and leaving the people questioning whether or not something should be done with the law to make suing more difficult. But what would things be like if we did so?
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Doctors ditch ties and lab coats to thwart spreading infections Special

Doctors and health care workers that come in direct contact with patients have a new set of general guidelines for attire when working with patients in a non-surgical setting — an effort to control the spread of infections in health care settings.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Hospitals to face reduction in Medicare payments over flu shots

There are always two sides to a story or an argument, and I am not above playing the devil's advocate when it comes to taking sides over whether or not a person should get a flu shot. But there comes a time when even I have to say, "enough, already."
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

Op-Ed: 4 On Your Side investigates how traffic stop became a nightmare

Deming - Recently, 4 On Your Side reported an incident which took place at Luna and Grant County. It's been described as "a science fiction film" but sadly, it's real.
In the Media by Joie Maccarone

Over 18,000 cancer records 'missing' from UK hospitals

Around 18,000 cancer patients have their medical files lost every year in hospitals. This impacts on the treatment and quality of care, according to a leading cancer charity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Japanese man dies after 25 hospitals turned him away 36 times

Kuki - A 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused 36 times to admit him to their emergency room in two hours. The hospitals rejected the man because they did not have enough bed-space or because there were no doctors to treat him.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Hurricane Sandy: 5 million without power, NYC hospitals evacuate

Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey and New York Monday night with heavy rain and 80 mph winds, causing 5 million power outages spanning from North Carolina to Maine. It's just been reported a New York hospital is moving 215 patients to other hospitals.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

Jimmy Savile's lone visits to morgue

Stoke Mandeville Hospital is investigating Jimmy Savile's lone visits to its morgue. The hospital, where Savile is alleged to have sexually assaulted children, is conducting a probe into concerns that he may have "interacted inappropriately" with corpses.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 5 comments

Woman has stomach removed after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail

Lancaster - A teenager on a night out in Lancaster, UK required a life-saving operation to have her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail which contained liquid nitrogen at a local night spot popular with teenagers.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments
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High infection rates in U.S. hospitals

Many hospitals fail to take simple measures to prevent infections of a new strain of Clostridium difficile that's hard...
Apr 10, 2013 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Cleanrooms and hospitals

Want to know more about cleanrooms in hospitals (used for surgery and for making medicines)? “Cleanrooms and clean...
Aug 12, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

Social Values and the Health System

There are as many health systems and models as there are countries. This is because healthcare is a public good and,...
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