Court documents list 11 potential pseudonyms for the man known as Charles Akoda, but it's believed he was born in Nigeria as Oluwafemi Charles Igberase. Here's the story of a man whose medical career was founded on a sham—and whose patients are still coping with "a shattering breach of trust," Kelsey McKinney reports for STAT News.
The American Red Cross is offering $5 gift cards to Dunkin' to individuals in six states who donate blood, in an effort to increase donations amid a severe shortage, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Idaho, and Washington, D.C.
U.S. hospitals are increasingly relying on direct-to-consumer television advertisements to attract patients amid growing competition and rising health care costs—but some analysts worry they could be misleading. Advisory Board's Alicia Daugherty reflects on why these ads are increasing, and why other providers shouldn't necessarily follow suit.
The 54-year-old patient had already gotten a diagnosis: influenza, writes Lisa Sanders, a physician and teacher at Yale School of Medicine, for the New York Times Magazine. But when his abdomen mysteriously continued to fill with fluid long afterward, a series of doctors teamed up to unravel a far more complicated medical
Knee replacement surgeries are increasingly popular in the United States, but while the procedure generally is considered safe, some doctors say the surgery often is performed on patients who don't really need it. Advisory Board's Haley Wiesman and Sebastian Beckmann respond that programs who prioritize helping patients make the right choice about surgery can actually differentiate themselves in the market.