Medical center investigates physician for unnecessary stents; 1 in 5 patients suffer from patient harm in U.K. hospitals;

> Cleveland's St. John Medical Center is reviewing a physician's past cases for possible unnecessary stenting, The Plain Dealer reported. So far, an outside expert has reviewed 30 of the doctor's cases and concluded that 23 patients had stents placed unnecessarily. Article

> Most medical professionals are not equipped to treat addiction or substance abuse, according to a five-year national study from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The findings urge hospitals to start teaching specialists about risky substance use and addiction. Report (.pdf)

> Lawrence & Memorial Hospital can move forward with its $69 million bid to acquire Westerly (R.I.) Hospital now that it received approval from the county Superior Court, the Groton Patch reported. Article

> One in five U.K. hospital patients suffer from patient harm, according to The Telegraph. The data showed that patients at community hospitals have a much higher rate of overall harm. Article

And Finally… Make way for rats. Article