April 24, 2013 2:14 pm
Medical interns spend just 12 percent of their time examining and talking with patients, and more than 40 percent of their time behind a computer, according to a new Johns Hopkins study.
March 26, 2013 5:59 pm
Giving residents less time on duty and more time to sleep was supposed to lead to fewer medical errors. But the latest research shows that’s not the case. What’s going on?
March 25, 2013 7:20 pm
Efforts to cut back long hours for medical residents may have the unintended consequence of leading to more errors, studies say.
February 7, 2013 1:25 pm
Police say the homeowner, 63-year-old Jose Santiago Delao, had been running an underground dental clinic in the aging suburban Dallas neighborhood for years: pulling teeth and filling cavities, among other procedures.
February 5, 2013 2:40 pm
As patients and physicians share decision-making in choices among treatment options, decision aids such as videos, websites, pamphlets or books are coming to play an important role. However, in some cases, it may be ethical for the decision aids to provide a “nudge” toward a particular option.
January 22, 2013 1:59 pm
Psychiatrists who are exposed to conflict-of-interest (COI) policies during their residency are less likely to prescribe brand-name antidepressants after graduation than those who trained in residency programs without such policies, according to a new study.
January 7, 2013 6:49 pm
When patients ask for a brand-name drug, many physicians give in rather than prescribe a generic, according to a nationwide survey, and in-office promotions to doctors increase the likelihood.
January 3, 2013 6:56 pm
An Indiana hospital has fired eight employees, including at least three veteran nurses, after they refused mandatory flu shots, stirring up controversy over which should come first: employee rights or patient safety.
December 28, 2012 8:11 am
The evacuation of some 320 patients during the catastrophic October storm known as Sandy was just the beginning for NYU Langone Medical Center. After the rain stopped and the waters receded, the 700-bed hospital was a shattered mess.
December 20, 2012 6:40 pm
There are certain mistakes that should never happen to you during surgery. But new research finds that they still do occur at unacceptable rates, costing the healthcare system millions of dollars each year.