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Postoperative mortality lower among patients treated by female surgeons

Postoperative mortality lower among patients treated by female surgeons

Fewer patients treated by female surgeons died, were readmitted to the hospital, or had complications within 30 days of surgery.

Longer hospital stay linked to low health literacy

Low health literacy is associated with a longer hospital length of stay in general medicine patients.

Longer anesthesia duration linked to increased surgical complications

Among patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, increased anesthesia duration is associated with higher rates of complications.

Opinion

Please stop filming me: Smartphones in the emergency department

A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.

The House's healthcare bill: Trumpcare or "Chumpcare"?

Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.

Tips for adjusting to the night shift

Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.

Clinical Features

Case Study in Urgent Care: Leg edema and shortness of breath

Case Study in Urgent Care: Leg edema and shortness of breath

A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.

Wrist pain after a fall: a simple fracture?

Wrist pain after a fall: a simple fracture?

After a fall on an outstretched hand, wrist injuries are common, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.

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