When an accident left Naveed Khan with a "6-inch-wide exposed flesh gap" on his forearm, doctors determined he needed to be immediately transported 108 miles to a trauma center to save his arm. Ultimately, his arm was amputated anyway—and he found himself facing a $56,603 ambulance bill.
Stephen Dunn, the chair of surgery at Nemours, said the 13-month old recipient of the transplant is doing well, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
A new study may arm hospitals to respond to patients who believe that ratings on Yelp and other review sites accurately reflect a hospital's quality and safety, Christopher Cheney reports for HealthLeaders Media.
In recent years, hospitals around the world have adopted alcohol-based hand-sanitizer to prevent the spread of infections, but a new study suggests at least one type of multidrug-resistant bacteria is growing more tolerant of the popular disinfectant.
The Senate is delaying a planned vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for one week, after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) joined Democrats in requesting the FBI be allowed to investigate sexual assault allegations.
CMS under a newly proposed rule would abandon a decades-old regulation that places hospitals at risk of losing Medicare funding if a large number of their organ transplant patients die or experience organ failure.
Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet outlines four ways that providers can respond to new guidelines against routine prostate cancer screening in otherwise healthy men to ensure "that patients and providers understand the risks and benefits of testing."