What’s the right painkiller prescription to send home with a patient after gallbladder surgery or a cesarean section?
Doctors and nurse receive little, if any, training in understanding and interpreting living wills, DNR orders and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms, either on the job or in medical or nursing school.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is joining with leading medical associations to form a new collaboration with a renewed commitment to decrease firearm-related injury and deaths.
An essential part of treating pain is to first identify what type of pain a person is having and then use a targeted treatment.
Instead of starting with the hospital’s list price and negotiating down for discounts, Montana began telling these facilities how much it was willing to pay — a “reference price” — for each type of hospitalization.
As teacher strikes flared this spring, one thing often missing from hand-scrawled placards and fiery speeches was an issue that has contributed greatly to the financial woes of America’s schools: skyrocketing health care costs.
Yes, bacteria can accumulate on dish towels, especially when they’re infrequently washed and don’t dry out between use. But most of the bacteria on tea towels are not responsible for food poisoning.
Those closest to those who take their lives are often tormented, wondering if there is something they could have – or should have – known to prevent their loved one’s suicide.
From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain — a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500 federal civil lawsuits from communities in Florida to Wisconsin to California that allege the drug has fueled a national epidemic of addiction.