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May 2016

CMS Issues Quality Reporting Data

Codes measure medical errors, patient care and clinical practices.
Published: May 6, 2016

Nation's First Dual-Licensed Surgery Center Opens in Colorado

Inside the little-known CMS ruling that lets ASCs operate as timeshare properties.
Published: May 5, 2016

OR Fire Reveals N.Y.C. Hospital's Safety Deficit

Lack of prevention plan was "immediate jeopardy situation."
Published: May 3, 2016

Who Was to Blame for Unnecessary Appendectomy?

Radiologist mixes up CT scans, but hospital should take most of the blame, says jury in $6M verdict.
Published: May 2, 2016

Woman Left Brain-Damaged After Gastric Surgery Blames Manufacturer for Insufficient Surgeon Training

The court sided with the company, noting that it met the FDA's requirements.
Published: May 2, 2016

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April 2016

Researchers Target the 7 Deadliest and Most Expensive Emergency Surgeries

Together, they account for more than 80% of deaths and inpatient costs.
Published: April 28, 2016

FDA Panel: Synthetic Cartilage Implant for Big Toe Should Be Approved

The Cartiva device is used to treat degenerative and post-traumatic arthritis.
Published: April 26, 2016

No One Recognizes Retained Objects, But Judge Won't Toss Negligence Case

Two pieces of plastic film found in patient's uterus, but how did they get there?
Published: April 22, 2016

Big Companies Offering Big Perk to Employees: Free Surgery

More and more large companies are saving money by offering facilities flat fees for common procedures.
Published: April 21, 2016

TJC Defends Its Pain Management Standards

The organization notes that opioid prescriptions were already on the rise before it released requirements for treating patients' pain.
Published: April 20, 2016

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March 2016

Report: Olympus Hiked Prices on Replacement Scopes During Superbug Outbreak

E-mails show scope maker Olympus focused on sales throughout cross-contamination crisis.
Published: March 30, 2016

Nurse Admits to Texting Photo of Unconscious Patient's Penis

She lost her job and her license after coworkers complained.
Published: March 29, 2016

The 6 Nursing Lessons I Learned from the Sleep Apnea Death of My Teenage Son

Nurse warns of the dangers of opioids after her son passes away from respiratory depression after surgery.
Published: March 29, 2016

Are Sales Reps in the OR Responsible When Devices Fail?

Patient lawsuit over spinal implant that cracked in half points accusatory finger at rep in the room.
Published: March 24, 2016

Doctors Hope They've Found a Way to Heal Torn ACLs

Preliminary study shows new technique facilitates regrowth of torn ACLs.
Published: March 24, 2016

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