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For-profit hospitals correlated with higher readmission rates - Patients who receive care in a for-profit hospital are more likely to be readmitted than those who receive care in nonprofit or public hospitals, according to a new study.
Patients who receive care in a for-profit hospital are more likely to be readmitted than those who receive care in nonprofit or public hospitals, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.
healthcareMalfeasance  healthcareIncompetence 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Fewer heart attack patients die when top cardiologists are away at conferences, study finds
Heart attack patients are more likely to survive when top cardiologists are not in the hospital, a new study suggests.
march 2018 by joeybaker
Researchers And Politicians Slam The War On Drugs As A Failure
Not only has the so-called war on drugs failed to make even the tiniest dent on drug trafficking and consumption levels around the world, but it has massively increased the medical and social harms
governmentMalfeasance  governmentIncompetence  healthcareIncompetence  drugProhibition 
november 2016 by joeybaker
Nearly 1,000 counties will have just one insurer next year
Beginning of content HIDE ALERTS WELCOME TO THE MARKETPLACE: Find health coverage that meets your needs and budget. 1-page guide to getting coverage Find local help 4 ways to apply
governmentIncompetence  healthcareMalfeasance  healthcareIncompetence 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Billionaires vs. big soda: inside the high-stakes soda tax fight
Voters in four US cities will have the rare opportunity on November 8 to decide whether sugary beverages should be taxed, and billionaires and soda makers are pouring huge sums of money into swaying
corporateLies  healthcareIncompetence  healthcareMalfeasance  plutocracy  win 
october 2016 by joeybaker
80% of data in Chinese clinical trials have been fabricated
A Chinese government investigation has revealed that more than 80 percent of the data used in clinical trials of new pharmaceutical drugs have been "fabricated". The report uncovered fraudulent
governmentIncompetence  corporateCorruption  healthcareIncompetence  corruptedScience  corporateLies 
october 2016 by joeybaker
Pharma Company Funding Anti-Pot Fight Worried About Losing Business, Filings Show
Pharmaceutical executives who recently made a major donation to an anti-marijuana legalization campaign claimed they were doing so out of concern for the safety of children
healthcareIncompetence  corporateCorruption  drugProhibition 
september 2016 by joeybaker
How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat
In a statement responding to the JAMA report, the Sugar Association said that the 1967 review was published at a time when medical journals did not typically require researchers to disclose funding
corporateCorruption  corporateLies  healthcareIncompetence 
september 2016 by joeybaker
U.N. Health Officials Warn Gonorrhea Is Becoming Untreatable
We are running out of ways to treat gonorrhea, the World Health Organization announced today. The U.N. health agency released new guidelines warning doctors that it no longer recommends an entire
immortality  healthcareIncompetence 
august 2016 by joeybaker

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