A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, an invesigation finds.
PCORI will require some researchers to disclose the data they use in their studies so others can recreate them. There are ongoing challenges to making research data more widely available including patient privacy concerns and reluctance by researchers to share their findings.
The U.S. is losing ground on its efforts to combat heart disease, and federal officials found that more than 80% of heart attacks and strokes in middle-aged Americans are preventable.
The troubled Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation has been given another week to improve care conditions or risk losing key federal funding.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered the first broad evidence-based advice for diagnosing and treating concussions in children.
California emergency departments are starting to see urinary tract infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria, and it may be nearly impossible to identify risk factors that would inform clinicians to use alternative treatments.
Women and older adults only make up a small percentage of patients in clinical trials for heart failure even though they make up a large portion of patients who suffer from the conditions, according to a new study.
Clinicians are more likely to test black patients receiving opioid therapy for illicit drug use than white patients and are quicker to discontinue their opioid treatments when they test positive, according to a new study.
More than 400 "Dear Doctor" letters, sent last year in San Diego County, were part of a study that, researchers say, put a human face on the U.S. opioid crisis for many doctors.
St. Luke's University Health Network has created a new program that ensures patients with lower back pain get access to physical therapy within 48 hours to prevent chronic back pain that can lead to surgery and opioid dependency.
More than half of hospitals fail to comply with the CMS' sepsis treatment requirements, new data from the agency show.
The not-for-profit ECRI Institute announced plans Tuesday to re-open the federal National Guideline Clearinghouse website a day after the government shut it down due to budget cuts.