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2013-09-04 23:28:20

Northeast Nevada Cardiology is creating a new standard for health testing by being the first clinic in Nevada to use a promising new testing device. The medical device made by Critical Care Assessment delivers over 39 standardized tests related to fitness, autonomic balance, and cardiovascular health. Elko, NV (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Critical Care Assessment, a leading cardiology center in Nevada, recently began using a new state-of-the-art testing device designed by medical...

2012-10-02 02:28:53

SYDNEY, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An international systematic review has revealed critical diagnoses including cancer are being missed in the United States because health professionals are not consistently following up medical test results. The review -- conducted by patient safety researchers at the University of New South Wales -- found up to 62 per cent of laboratory tests and up to 36 per cent of radiology reports were not being followed up by US doctors for patients attending GPs,...

2009-08-07 14:20:58

Poor communication of the outcomes of medical tests whose results are pending at the time of a patient's hospital discharge is common and can lead to serious medical errors in post-hospitalization medical treatment.A new study by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine has found that hospital discharge summaries are grossly inadequate at documenting both tests with pending results and information about which doctors should receive the...