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Medical errors traumatize doctors and nurses

While errors made by medical professionals are known to have a profound impact on patients, a new study finds that such missteps also are a major source of trauma for doctors and nurses. 

 

VA fires Phoenix hospital head

The Department of Veterans Affairs fired Sharon Helman, the head of the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, on Monday after an investigation confirmed a lack of oversight and other misconduct occurred under her leadership.

Consumer discretion necessary to contain health costs

Meaningful cost containment within the healthcare system depends on patients carefully monitoring how much they pay for care, according to Marketwatch.

Compassionate care key in decreasing patient pain, boosting outcomes

Healthcare that is delivered with kindness and compassion that celebrates the importance of human connection is more effective than not when treating sick patients, and can help them have less pain an anxiety, according to an article in Newsmax Health.

3 ways U of Vermont Medical Center slashed HAIs

Dramatic reductions in healthcare associated infections (HAIs) have earned the University of Vermont Medical Center the national Partnership in Prevention Award, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology announced.

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