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National Action Plan Addresses Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

National Action Plan Addresses Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Officials with IDSA urge "specific benchmarks" for treating and preventing spread of MDR-TB.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Implementing Sepsis Guidelines Improves ED Outcomes

Implementing Sepsis Guidelines Improves ED Outcomes

Sepsis guidelines improve assessment, recognition, and management of patients with sepsis at emergency departments.

Health Care Spending Up Due to Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs

Health Care Spending Up Due to Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs

According to the 2015 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report, prescription drugs are the fastest growing expense.

Deeper Connections With Patients Leads to More Job Satisfaction

Deeper Connections With Patients Leads to More Job Satisfaction

Practicing empathetic listening with patients, leads to greater professional satisfaction and joy.

American Red Cross Sounds Alarm for Blood Donations

American Red Cross Sounds Alarm for Blood Donations

There's currently less than a five-day supply, group says.

Physicians May Be Misled About FDA 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation

Physicians May Be Misled About FDA 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation

Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.

Stakeholders Discuss Need For Guidelines to Assess Aging Physicians

Stakeholders Discuss Need For Guidelines to Assess Aging Physicians

Reps from physician, hospital, patient safety organizations explore need for national guidelines.

Study Raises Privacy Concerns Related to Health Care Smartphone Apps

Study Raises Privacy Concerns Related to Health Care Smartphone Apps

Many have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say.

SCOTUS Decision: States Can't Force Health Care Data Release

SCOTUS Decision: States Can't Force Health Care Data Release

Supreme Court rules states can't force health insurers to turn over data.

2016 Adult Immunization Schedule Gets Green Light

2016 Adult Immunization Schedule Gets Green Light

Changes to schedule for HPV, pneumococcal, and meningococcal vaccines.

AMA Highlights Top Issues to Promote in State Legislation

AMA Highlights Top Issues to Promote in State Legislation

Issues include physician-led team-based care, improving patient health, reducing rx drug overdose.

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