THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Hospital emergency codes are used to swiftly alert staff to something requiring a quick response, but a recent study suggests many health care workers can’t accurately identify them. To learn more, researchers focused on five Georgia health care facilities. The study included 304Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While appendicitis is a common emergency, Black people experiencing its symptoms more often have a delayed diagnosis. But that doesn’t happen in lower-quality hospitals that serve more Black patients, according to new research. There, Black people are diagnosed more quickly. “There is clearlyContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Nearly one quarter of hospitalized people experience a harmful event during their stay, a new study finds. However, most of the bad outcomes are not preventable because they’re related to known side effects from medications or risks of surgery. The findings were publishedContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A nationwide group of infection control experts recommends U.S. health care facilities stop testing patients for COVID-19 before hospital admission or scheduled surgeries if they have no virus symptoms. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) statement says facilities should rely insteadContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The nationwide shortage of health care professionals — a so-called “Great Resignation” of providers — is impacting patient care in ways large and small, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows. One in four Americans (25%) have noticed or personally experienced the impact of staffingContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A crowded, overwhelmed emergency department raises the risk of death and suffering for patients throughout a hospital, a new study warns. “The more the emergency room was crowded, the more people were dying throughout the hospital,” said lead researcher Charleen Hsuan, an assistantContinue Reading