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Executive Health Management

Surgeries Planned In Advance Save Lives and Money

2014 30 Dec

Surgical care plays a major role in the rising cost of hospital care in the United States, representing nearly 30 percent of total healthcare expenditures. New research shows that hospital expenditures and the mortality risks associated with three common procedures can be significantly reduced when the surgeries are planned in advance instead of being... Read more

ICU Management

Transfusion-Related Adverse Effects Underreported

2014 16 Dec

Two new studies published in Anesthesiology shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), the two leading causes of blood transfusion-related deaths in the United States.   Researchers report that postoperative TRALI is significantly underreported and more common... Read more

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