Category Archives: Newsroom

NYU School of Medicine will provide free tuition to students

August 18, 2018

Modern Healthcare  |  By Maria Castellucci  |  August 16, 2018 NYU School of Medicine announced Thursday it will provide all current and future students full-tuition scholarships to attend medical school. The institution,

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Lax Oversight Leaves Surgery Center Regulators And Patients In The Dark

August 17, 2018

Kaiser Health News  By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News and Mark Alesia, USA Today Network August 9, 2018 This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished

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Hospital Compare lifts the veil on sepsis care. Check your hospital’s score

August 17, 2018

STAT  By Steve Claypool  |  July 26, 2018 Sepsis care often requires breathing assistance. APStock More than a decade ago, a young man showed up in the emergency department of

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Women Die More from Heart Attacks Than Men—Unless the ER Doc Is Female

August 17, 2018

Scientific American  By Angus Chen on August 6, 2018 Credit: Getty Images Women make up a mere quarter of emergency doctors in the U.S., according to data from the American

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The Puzzling Popularity of Back Surgery in Certain Regions

April 4, 2017

the New York Times  | The New Health Care  |  By AUSTIN FRAKT and JONATHAN SKINNER  |  FEB. 13, 2017 You might think that once drugs, devices and medical procedures

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Physician Appointment Wait Times Up 30% from 2014

April 4, 2017

Health Leaders  |  John Commins  |   March 21, 2017 The survey found that the average rate of physician Medicare acceptance is 85% in the 15 large metro markets and 81%

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Markups On Care Can Fatten Hospital Budgets — Even If Few Patients Foot The Full Bill

April 4, 2017

KHN Kaiser Health News  |  By Chad Terhune April 3, 2017 Few patients pay a hospital’s full price for a procedure or test. But a new study shows why those

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The CT Department of Health Adverse Event Report was released and it is not great news for patients

November 4, 2016

I was recently interviewed for this story, Medical Errors Decline 3 Percent In 2015, on medical errors in Connecticut.  Three percent is not enough.  We must keep raising peoples awareness that patient

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Let’s involve Connecticut patients in reducing medical errors

March 15, 2016

Lisa Freeman,  Connecticut Center for Patient Safety,  Executive Director March 13 through 18 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week. As I sit here, thinking of what to write, stories of the people

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Number of hospital accidents not getting any better

February 11, 2016

Watch Jean Rexford’s  February 10th interview with Eric Parker,WFSB’s iTeam Investigative reporter. The discussion centered on the recently released CT Adverse Event report which addressed a total of 471 reports

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