Top News: #Healthcare

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Lighten the Load on Our Nurses for Better Health Care

Forty-five years ago today, I cast my vote in favor of one of the most important pieces of legislation ever: the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Passed by a Democratic U.S. Congress and signed by a Republican President, the “OSH Act” as it is known, stood for a radical proposition: workers should not have to choose between their livelihoods and their lives. Read more


Push On To Make Transparent Medical Records The National Standard Of Care:

Perched on an exam table at the doctor’s office watching the clinician type details about their medical problems into their file, what patient hasn’t wondered exactly what the doctor is writing? As many as 50 million patients may have a chance to find out in the next few years, following the announcement this week of $10 million in new grants to expand the OpenNotes project, which works with medical providers to expand patient access to clinician notes. Read more


Painkiller politics: Effort to curb prescribing under fire:

WASHINGTON — A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials. Read more

When Hospital Paperwork Crowds Out Hospital Care:

With all the documentation required of nurses and doctors, it’s too easy for the patients themselves to get lost. Read more



New research suggests that some hospitals may be better at administering medications than others. / Kenishirotie - FotoliaAre some hospitals better at giving medicine than others?

Research has repeatedly shown that, as expected, the outcomes of surgery depend highly on the skill and experience of the surgeon and the hospital team. So when researchers were designing a large, multi-center study comparing the use of stents and medications in stroke patients, they established a rigorous credentialing process to ensure the results wouldn’t be skewed by the skill levels of the doctors placing the stents at the various centers. Read more