November 24, 2009 Staph infections from the community are showing up in hospitals more and more, making the problem of drug-resistant infections more complex.
Plugging into stimulus funds may be tricky for hospitals serving the poor.
October 26, 2009 Hospitals that care for the poor may have trouble getting their share of federal stimulus money to support electronic medical records.
October 16, 2009 The Los Angeles hospital expressed deep regret over radiation overdoses for 200 patients and said it's taking action to avoid a repeat of the problem.
October 14, 2009 More than 200 patients getting CT scans to look for strokes were exposed to excessive radiation, leading the FDA to investigate the causes and potential health impact.
October 6, 2009 More patients are on the hook for surprising fees levied by hospitals for the use of outpatient facilities they own.
September 2, 2009 A government database has the scoop on health professionals who abuse patients. But we can't access it.
August 10, 2009 HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledges there's been no "significant improvement in the level of medical errors."
August 7, 2009 On today's Planet Money, a hospital administrator describes the challenges of controlling costs (when the doctor wants a helicopter, for instance) and an economist says no one in the system has incentives to make things cheaper.
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August 7, 2009 Design students are taking a stab at clearer hospital signs that don't require words. Does it work? You be the judge.
August 5, 2009 Usually sleepy August has emerged as the critical time for lobbyists to make their mark on plans to overhaul health.
July 16, 2009 Nintendo's Wii can teach CPR and hone seniors' bowling skills. What else is it good for?
June 25, 2009 Listener tips for cutting through health insurance nightmares and getting better care in the hospital.
June 5, 2009 Talk about wardrobe malfunction. A doctor's labcoat and tie may spread nasty germs among patients.
May 22, 2009 The data may be a small step toward making price comparisons easier, but don't read too much into them just yet.
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