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Court: Hospital Right to Fire Nurse After Allegedly Endangering Patients

The nurse sued the hospital for wrongful termination, claiming she was let go not for unsafe OR practices, but for taking sick time.
Published: December 31, 2015

32 Hospitals Billed Outpatient Kyphoplasty as Inpatient Procedure

Facilities that overcharged Medicare for kyphoplasty procedures to settle federal fraud case for $28 million.
Published: December 28, 2015

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $12.5 Million Judgment in Mesh Case

Engineer says company never considered how to remove the mesh if it failed.
Published: December 23, 2015

Nursing Ranks as Most Honest, Ethical Profession for 14th Straight Year

About 85% of Americans feel nurses are highly trustworthy (doctors came in 3rd with 67%).
Published: December 21, 2015

Woman Accuses Hospital, Physicians of Covering Up Husband's Death

Wife claims hospital and doctors lied about what really killed her husband.
Published: December 21, 2015

Surgery's Spygate a Dustup Over Product Names

Novadaq sued Karl Storz over what it named its endoscopic imaging systems.
Published: December 18, 2015

Do Enzymatic Detergents Endanger Ophthalmic Patients?

Three major ophthalmic groups point to links with TASS and other issues.
Published: December 17, 2015

Bacterial Outbreak Mars Free Cataract Surgery Program for Seniors

Seniors who received free cataract surgery also received vision-threatening infections.
Published: December 17, 2015

Jury Awards Patient Nearly $80 Million in Defective Hemorrhoid Stapler Case

Jury: Ethicon ignored defective stapler design that left patient severely injured.
Published: December 16, 2015

FDA Clears Sugammadex for Neuromuscular Blockade Reversal

Injectable may help patients recover sooner from medications used for intubation.
Published: December 16, 2015

Lawmakers Seek to Close EHR Incentive Loophole

We should find out today if ASC physicians will get a cut of federal payments.
Published: December 15, 2015

Anesthesiologist Found Dead Along Minneapolis Highway

Mystery surrounds Dr. Christopher Robert's death hours after a workplace holiday party.
Published: December 11, 2015

Hot, New Anesthesia Products

We take you on a tour of the American Society of Anesthesiologists exhibit hall.
Published: December 11, 2015

California ASCs Must Conduct Physician Peer Review Every 2 Years

Peer reviewing requirements part of new state law increasing oversight of outpatient surgery settings.
Published: December 11, 2015

Outpatient Surgery Magazine's Top Cleaning Tips

Our readers share their best ways to remove stains and smudges.
Published: December 10, 2015

A Safety Culture Impacts Patients Outcomes

The organizational culture matters as much as surgical skill and technology.
Published: December 10, 2015

Are Forced-Air Infection Claims a Bunch of Hot Air?

Some dismiss charges against Bair Hugger as "commercially driven junk science."
Published: December 9, 2015

Are You Paid What You're Worth?

Take Outpatient Surgery Magazine's salary survey and find out.
Published: December 7, 2015

OR Tech Teams With the Surgeon Who Saved His Life

Javaris Singleton always wanted the chance to help pediatric patients.
Published: December 4, 2015

Virginia Dermatologist Not Guilty In Insurance Fraud Case

Prosecutors alleged a pattern of misdiagnosis and unneeded surgeries for profit.
Published: December 2, 2015

Nationwide Outpatient Satisfaction Survey to Begin Next Month

It's voluntary now, but may be mandatory later.
Published: December 1, 2015

Courts: Dental Practice's Negligence Resulted in Patient's Sexual Assault

CRNA gets life in prison, but dental practice is responsible for 100% of $3.7 million verdict.
Published: December 1, 2015

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