Surgery can be risky business. A new study looks at how complications can result in patient death. It doesn't add new information, but it was peer-reviewed. Replication is fine, but is it always necessary?
The adverse effects on patient safety from poor hospital scheduling and staffing are well known. This occurs when there's a shortage of experienced physicians and health professionals at work during non-standard hours. Maternal health is the latest focus.
Kentucky just reported its first flu-related death of the season. With last year’s overall hospitalization rates (among all ages) the highest recorded by the CDC surveillance system, it's time to make things less confusing.