Recently The Lancet published an analysis examining the benefits and harms of alcohol worldwide, and the news media framed its findings in alarming tones, warning that 'there's no safe amount of alcohol.' But Aaron Carroll in the New York Times' 'The Upshot' explains why the actual takeaway is 'much less newsy and much more measured.'
Some hospital and health care industry groups are urging Medicare to broaden the pool of hospitals its reimburses for a less invasive alternative to open-heart surgery called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but larger hospitals and one medical device company are pushing back. Advisory Board's Megan Tooley explains why competition over TAVR procedures is so fierce—and why competition will likely only get worse.
Faced with challenges retaining millennial nurses, Dartmouth-Hitchcock's CNO thought it was time to recruit a mentor—and enlisted a millennial nurse to guide her. Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer explains why other organizations are following the same idea and why yours might want to as well.
Informing doctors when one of their patients dies of a prescription overdose could change providers' prescribing patterns and serve as a low-cost way to combat the opioid epidemic, according to a study recently published in Science.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says officials will update the commonwealth's official count of deaths related to Hurricane Maria after an independent assessment he commissioned earlier this year found nearly 3,000 deaths were related to the hurricane.
The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen in a letter sent Tuesday called on federal health officials to stop enrolling patients in a clinical trial on sepsis treatment—claiming the study will put patients at risk.