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Surgeon Operated on Wrong Part of Brain

Officials: Surgeon and his team skipped the time out and hid the error afterwards.
Published: November 24, 2015

Widow Sues Olympus and Custom Ultrasonics Over Husband's Superbug Death

Suit: Defectively designed duodenoscope made parts of the instrument difficult to access for cleaning and sterilization.
Published: November 23, 2015

Surgeons Reach Peak Performance Between 35 and 50 Years Old

Evidence suggests that post-op complication rate higher in surgeons with 20+ years of experience.
Published: November 19, 2015

Results From Head-to-Head Comparison of Exparel and Conventional Bupivacaine

New study shows not much separates standard bupivacaine from pricey Exparel.
Published: November 12, 2015

Forbes: Punitive Ban on Physician-Owned Hospitals Imposed by the Affordable Care Act Has to Go

Hospitals owned by physicians are often the most efficient, state-of-the-art facilities in the country.
Published: November 11, 2015

'Post-Hospital Syndrome' Is a Risk Factor in Elective Surgery

Patients who've been hospitalized within 90 days of surgery have higher post-op readmissions, study finds.
Published: November 11, 2015

FDA Approval of Sugammadex Appears Imminent

Independent panel gives unanimous nod to anesthesia-reversal drug.
Published: November 10, 2015

Infections from Flexible Endoscopes Cited as No. 1 Health Tech Hazard

Missed alarms and opioid-related deaths also on the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards List for 2016.
Published: November 9, 2015

Certification Should Be Required, Say Sterile Processing Pros

Survey also finds a strongly perceived lack of respect.
Published: November 6, 2015

CMS Denies 10% of Claims Under New ICD-10 Codes

But only a small number of those denials were due to coding errors.
Published: November 3, 2015

Has Concurrent Surgery Gone Too Far?

The practice of surgeons starting a second operation before they've finished the first has led to a swirling controversy at a major hospital.
Published: November 3, 2015

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