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2013-07-16 10:47:01

Use of electronic health records can reduce the costs of outpatient care by roughly 3 percent, compared to relying on traditional paper records. That's according to a new study from the University of Michigan that examined more than four years of healthcare cost data in nine communities. The "outpatient care" category in the study included the costs of doctor's visits as well as services typically ordered during those visits in laboratory, pharmacy and radiology. The study is...

2013-07-12 23:04:09

People who endure operations that were not needed might be entitled to compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit, says the founder of Ginarte O’Dwyer Gonzalez Gallardo & Winograd, a personal injury law firm with offices in New York and New Jersey. Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 With recent news reports indicating that tens of thousands of people undergo unnecessary medical procedures each year, malpractice lawyer Joseph A. Ginarte said today that in many instances this...

2013-07-09 16:07:09

If all medical errors were counted together as a single cause, they would likely rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States. As health care personnel race to improve the quality of their care to save lives and prevent unneeded harm, a new study indicates there is more they can do to learn about what errors are occurring and why. Researchers from the Drexel University School of Public Health demonstrated a systematic analysis of hospital administrative data for patient...

2013-06-27 23:45:02

Pacific Hospital Long Beach, an accredited teaching hospital, is speaking out on the importance of proper communication during a hospital stay. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The team at Pacific Hospital Long Beach is lending its support to a new article that details the importance of proper communication during a hospital stay. Failure to properly communicate during a hospitalization can bring about less effective treatment, as well as patient frustration. For this reason, patients...

2013-06-20 23:04:26

Too many people think that surgical complications are unavoidable, but the sad truth is that numerous medical mishaps occur due to avoidable error. The Ochs Law Firm explores common “Never Events” and provides tips on what can be done to avoid a potentially deadly situation. Jackson, WY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 When patients submit to a medical procedure, they´re usually told of the inherent risks so they can make an informed decision about their care. Most patients, though,...

2013-05-20 23:03:21

The personal injury attorneys at d´Oliveira & Associates have posted a new infographic providing information on who may be liable for medical malpractice and what procedures may give rise to a medical malpractice claim. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 According to a June 2009 Bloomberg article, it is estimated that expenses associated with medical malpractice amount to approximately $3.6 billion dollars per year (i). Additionally, in 2006, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement estimated...

2013-05-13 23:26:48

LifeWings Partners LLC, a respected innovator in aviation-based healthcare performance improvement, today announced that its flagship medical safety program will be provided to trainers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. LifeWings is the global industry leader in Patient Safety Improvement Training. http://www.saferpatients.com Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 LifeWings Partners LLC, a respected innovator in aviation-based healthcare performance...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.