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November 2017

Study: C. Diff Transmission "Might Be More Likely to Occur" in Surgical Centers

Researchers call for improved antibiotic stewardship in outpatient facilities of all kinds to help stem the tide.
Published: November 17, 2017

Chicago Hospital Sues Leapfrog for Defamation Over Low Patient Safety Grade

Saint Anthony Hospital of Chicago claims the ratings group incorrectly assessed the hospital, which lowered its patient safety grade from an A to a C.
Published: November 13, 2017

Recall: Midazolam Syringes in Blister Packs Contain Syringes of Ondansetron

Fresenius Kabi USA is recalling a lot of mislabeled prefilled syringes that were distributed nationwide.
Published: November 10, 2017

Study: Overlapping Surgeries Are Safe for Patients

A study of more than 2,000 neurosurgery patients showed no major difference in post-op complications between overlapping and non-overlapping surgeries.
Published: November 8, 2017

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October 2017

Coughing Fit During Cataract Surgery Costs Patient Her Vision in 1 Eye; Docs Shell Out $1.35M

At issue: whether the coughing started before or during the case.
Published: October 31, 2017

Mölnlycke Sues Smith & Nephew Over 'False and Deceptive' Claims About Its Wound Dressings

The battle for pressure ulcer prevention heats up.
Published: October 26, 2017

Lawsuit Over Left-Behind Ligating Clip Can Proceed

Surgeons allegedly left a ligating clip in a patient's bladder after robot-assisted prostate removal — and you won't believe where they finally found it.
Published: October 20, 2017

Police: Director of Surgery Center Tried to Traffic 28g of Fentanyl

Police arrest spine surgeon for drug charges during investigation into unrelated cell phone theft.
Published: October 16, 2017

A Look at Health Care's Reimbursement Future at ORX

Attendees learned about the triple aim of care: quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
Published: October 13, 2017

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September 2017

Dental Assistant Dead, Former ASC Co-worker Charged After They Stole Vial of Morphine and Shot Each Other Up

Investigation into the woman's overdose has led to charges of burglary, larceny and manslaughter against friend and former ASC colleague.
Published: September 28, 2017

Hospital: Cerner's Software Caused $16 Million in Losses

Agnesian Healthcare claims coding errors in billing software from Cerner forced it to send out bills by hand.
Published: September 26, 2017

Duodenoscope With Disposable Distal Cap Said to Be Easier to Reprocess

The FDA says the disposable cap will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing.
Published: September 21, 2017

Who's Using the Robot?

Study: Urology, gynecology and endocrine-related surgery have the highest proportion of robotic-assisted procedures.
Published: September 19, 2017

Inmate Claims He Was Needlessly Handcuffed and Shackled During and After Emergency Appendectomy

Despite objections from surgeon, prison guards kept patient restrained for days, according to lawsuit.
Published: September 14, 2017

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