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Surgeon Acquitted of Drugging, Sexually Assaulting Physician Wife

She counters with malpractice lawsuit in nasty domestic dispute headed for divorce.
Published: November 30, 2012

$5.9M Verdict for Fatal Bowel Perforation

Short-staffed hospital faulted for missed diagnosis.
Published: November 29, 2012

FTC Blocks Pa. Hospital's Acquisition of Surgical Hospital

Agency, Pa. attorney general cite fears about reduced quality, higher costs
Published: November 28, 2012

An ASC With 72-Hour Post-op Stays?

Missouri turf battles centers on how long patients can stay in an ASC following surgery.
Published: November 15, 2012

Bacteria, Bugs and a Bird: FDA Reports Findings at Ameridose

Sister company's review echoes findings at New England Compounding Center
Published: November 14, 2012

Who's Responsible for Patient Transportation Accident Injuries?

Is a hired driver an ASC's agent or independent contractor?
Published: November 14, 2012

Outpatient Surgery Magazine Launches Annual Stocking Stuffer Contest

Enter for your chance to win great prizes.
Published: November 13, 2012

Another Compounding Pharmacy in Trouble

Operations at Boca Raton facility shut down by Fla. health department
Published: November 12, 2012

Hospital Not Liable for Post-op Recovery Chair Mishap

Courts throw out patient's suit that nurses improperly reclined surgical chair and hurt his back.
Published: November 9, 2012

Mass. Pharmacy Director Fired for Ignoring Complaint About Compounding Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Outbreak

Colorado officials complained in July that NECC was distributing bulk shipments of drugs to hospitals.
Published: November 8, 2012

Unneeded Mastectomy Lawsuit Brings Patient Nearly $1 Million

Pathologist's misdiagnosis led to unnecessary surgery.
Published: November 7, 2012

Magnet Hospitals Have Fewer Patient Deaths After Surgery

Study finds surgical patients had 14% lower odds of death.
Published: November 6, 2012

More Photos from OR Excellence 2012

See why attendees call Outpatient Surgery Magazine's annual conference a can't-miss event.
Published: November 2, 2012

More Compounded Drugs Contaminated With Bacteria

No confirmed infections from tainted betamethasone and cardioplegia solution.
Published: November 2, 2012

Medicare Announces 2013 Payment Rates

HOPDs, ASCs see slim increases.
Published: November 2, 2012

Ameridose Products Recalled In Wake of Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

As deaths and cases increase, FDA finds "concerns about sterility assurance."
Published: November 1, 2012

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