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Hospital-acquired conditions fell 13% since 2014, CMS chief says

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday touted new patient safety data showing a significant decline in patient harm occurring in hospitals due to infections. From 2014 to 2017, the number of hospital-acquired conditions dropped by 13% — or about 20,000 avoidable deaths. Savings to the healthcare system totaled $ 7.7 billion. “While I… Read More »

No-deal Brexit could see ops cancelled, NHS trust says

NHS trusts could “quickly run out of vital medicine” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the chief executive of a leading hospital group has warned. Dr David Rosser of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) said that, despite NHS stockpiling, shortages would likely occur due to “unprecedented” distribution challenges. Medicine shortages could lead to some operations… Read More »

Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says

Print this page THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 — Finasteride, best known as the enlarged-prostate medicine Proscar, is a safe, effective way to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to long-term findings from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). The trial was funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and enrolled nearly 19,000 men between… Read More »