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Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in the US
The open market cost of a radical prostatectomy varies widely in US hospitals, according to research published in the March issue of Urology.
FDA Considers Appetite-curbing Implant for Severely Obese
A new implant designed to curb the appetite by electrically stimulating intra-abdominal vagus nerve trunks is under review Tuesday by a key advisory committee of the US Food and Drug Administration.
Tips Offered for Finding Buyer for Medical Practice
Suggestions are provided for finding a buyer for a medical practice in an article published online June 10 in Medical Economics.
US Health Care System Ranked Last Again
The United States' health system once again comes in last when compared to 10 other rich nations, according to the latest Commonwealth Fund report on the issue.
Clinicians Often Fail to Empathize After Adverse Event
The health care industry is recognizing the benefits of prompt and transparent physician communication with patients and families about bad outcomes, according to an article published June 10 in Medical Economics.
Physician Leadership, Ownership Dominates Accountable Care Organizations
Physicians are playing strong leadership and ownership roles in accountable care organizations, according to research published in the June issue of Health Affairs.
Pre-operative Serum Cholesterol Tied to Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma
For patients with renal cell carcinoma, preoperative serum cholesterol is an independent prognostic factor, according to a study published online June 12 in BJU International.
HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of Medicare claims for evaluation and management services are incorrectly coded, according to an article published June 2 in Medical Economics.
Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Researchers remain uncertain about the use of social media to communicate their findings to policy makers, according to research published online June 6 in Health Affairs.
Data From Electronic Health Records Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
The data from electronic health records should be utilized to improve the quality of patient care, according to an article published online June 10 in Medical Economics.
The 35th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress
The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 41st Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology 2009
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