Patients are three times likelier to contract the dangerous infection when a hospital is at midlevel occupancy, a new way of tracking the data finds.
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Infections are only one problem related to urinary catheterization.
A new study links a gap in coverage of 30 or more days to a fivefold increase in hospital stays and emergency visits, and higher blood sugar.
A national study finds major variations in hearing aid use by race, income and education — but VA insurance coverage levels the playing field.
A psychiatrist and scientist describes what he’s observed in both the animals he studies and the traumatized children he treats.
Michigan’s new coverage for low-income adults has helped many patients better manage their health by mandating primary care visits, a new study finds.