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Attorney General Xavier Becerra, however, says he has a responsibility to ensure the conditions of the sale are met. “The conditions include the requirement to have an emergency room, inpatient facility beds, intensive care services, and NICU [neonatal intensive care unit]. The Attorney General is fighting to ensure these conditions are enforced,” his office said.
Officials said the doctor and the operating room staff at St. John’s Regional Medical Center didn’t follow policies that include accurate counts of surgical instruments and X-rays to make sure objects aren’t left in patients.
The investigation found that 73 doctors around the country with active medical licenses had been the subject of Food and Drug Administration warning letters alleging serious problems over a five-year period, but only one had been disciplined.
A New York Times and ProPublica investigation reveals widespread flaws in how conflicts of interest are reported in medical journals, which are the main conduit for communicating the latest scientific discoveries to the public.
The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), would prevent a provider who is outside the patient’s coverage from — in emergency situations — charging more than what would be covered by the insurer.
The patient was admitted to the hospital for knee replacement surgery and was administered two opioid pain medications by a registered nurse. But the medication was administered in error, leading the patient to go into respiratory distress.
Scripps and UCSD have been battling it out in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking for years and, until recently, the university has had the upper hand.
The U.S. News & World Report analyzed 4,500 hospitals based on several factors, including performance in 16 specialty areas and reputation. This year, the report put a greater emphasis on patient outcomes. Joining USCF in the top ten of the Honor Roll were: UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital.
Stanford’s new, $1.3 billion building is among the largest of numerous expansion projects at children’s hospitals across the country, and provides a model for what the hospital of the future needs to offer to patients.
The ballot initiative would require dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients or insurance companies if they have revenue above 115 percent of the costs of “direct patient care.” But some worry that the measure could lead to clinics cutting back or even closing, which would ultimately hurt patients.