Notable News for the Week: August 3rd, 2018

Notable News for the Week: August 3rd, 2018

Fear of Litigation is a Key Factor in Decision to Perform C-Sections

A new study finds that fear of litigation and safety concerns are key factors that influence the decision to perform a caesarean section.

Medical Errors in the Emergency Room: Understanding Why

An estimated 250,000 deaths per year in the US are attributed to medical errors. Research is being done to determine why these errors happen, and possibly what can be done to avoid them.

New Med School in Southern California Aims to Tackle Doctor Shortages

The medical school’s goal is to expand the workforce as well as diversity.

Dense Breast Notification and Insurance Legislation Analysis

State-level policies and their impact on screening techniques and outcomes in breast cancer detection.

Nursing Homes See Medicare Ratings Fall

Medicare ratings have been lowered largely due to inadequate numbers of registered nurses.

Tickborne Diseases are Likely to Increase

Public health officials are working to build a better understanding of the diseases ticks carry, as scientists are working to develop preventative vaccines.




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