Hay más de 5,600 centros de cirugía en todo el país, en donde se realizan procedimientos quirúrgicos menores. Pero una investigación reveló que a veces ocurren complicaciones que hubieran sido prevenibles en un hospital.
An investigation by Kaiser Health News and the USA TODAY Network discovers that more than 260 patients have died since 2013 after in-and-out procedures at surgery centers across the country. More than a dozen — some as young as 2 — have perished after routine operations, such as colonoscopies and tonsillectomies.
The inspector general at Health and Human Services says defective pacemakers or defibrillators had to be replaced from 2005 through 2014, costing Medicare $1.5 billion.
Some teens and young adults are spending weeks or even months in retrofitted emergency rooms — even in mesh-covered tents — until specialized care can be found. ‘It’s a huge problem,’ one doctor says.
Prosecutors say hedge-fund traders made millions trading on information leaked from Medicare.
Un informe oficial cuestiona el sistema para reportar y monitorear infecciones adquiridas en centros de salud. Los hospitales reciben bonos, o multas, según el número de casos.
The HHS inspector general’s office found that Medicare should have done an in-depth review of suspicious or aberrant infection reports from scores of hospitals.
With federal investigators bearing down on his committee, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., who is line to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, showed little restraint in investing in health companies.
Despite questions about Lupron’s lasting side effects and minimal study into its safety, the FDA sped approval of the drug to market. Years later, some young women are still living with the consequences.
Concerns over U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s answers about stock trades led Senate Democrats to boycott a committee vote that would have moved his nomination to the Senate floor.
Rep. Tom Price, up for running HHS under President Trump, helped a company that became a top campaign donor, records show.
Letters sent to Medicare from U.S. Rep. Tom Price, President Trump’s pick to run HHS, supported physicians as well as drug or device makers, records show.
President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet pick Tom Price “assisted” a company and campaign donor who tapped executives with an urgent request to donate.
Los vínculos entre el nominado para la Secretaría de Salud, Tom Price, con la industria farmacéutica y de dispositivos médicos.
Rep. Tom Price advocated on everything from a sperm test to a hot pepper ingredient on behalf of medical interests that included campaign donors.
As Medicare considers paying for knee replacement procedures outside the hospital, doctors debate patient choice and the potential for post-operation complications.
As a Republican congressman, orthopedic surgeon Tom Price introduced bills to protect doctors’ financial interests.
The federal agency took 14 months to warn the public about the potential for infections. Officials say they acted as fast as they could.
California está tomando medidas enérgicas en el sistema estatal de atención médica de trabajadores lesionados, con dos proyectos de ley firmados recientemente por el gobernador Jerry Brown.
Two new laws will prohibit felons from billing for workers’ comp and rein in unsanctioned treatment.