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Medical Safety

Feds Reopen Probe Into Medical Scanner Approvals

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors have reopened an investigation into complaints by Food and Drug Administration scientists who say they were pres...

Skipped Heart Tests at Harlem Hospital Flag a Stressed Medical System

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The skipped heart tests mark the failing of our overburdened, financially-strapped health care system. I'm doubtful that this sort of failure is limited to one department at one Harlem hospital.

The Challenge of Hospital Safety: A Success Story

Seth Freeman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Seth Freeman

A hospital task force with the lofty designation: Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Committee takes up issues that seem almost intractable.

Lax Infection Control At Surgery Centers

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers – where patients get such things as foot operations and pain injections ...