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A new study in Anesthesia and Analgesia reveals that using a patient's own blood during heart surgery is a safer alternative to the traditional method of blood transfusion. A new entry in the New York Times' Well Blog describes the results of the study, in which the patients who received their own blood...
A new article in The New York Times reports that "Federal policies to reward high-quality health care are unfairly penalizing doctors and hospitals that treat large numbers of poor people, according to a new report commissioned by the Obama administration that recommends sweeping changes in payment policy."...
An article in The New York Times' Well blog reports on a study finding that treating patients with appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be better than surgical treatment. Of the 77 patients in the study, 30 "opted not to have immediate surgery and were treated with a minimum of 24 hours of intravenous...