The Clinical Center on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md., is an internationally renowned hospital where patients are also research subjects. NIH/Flickr hide caption

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In response to Medicare's penalty program, UCLA Health has focused on decreasing the use of catheters at its hospitals, including at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Wikipedia hide caption

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Is It Safe For Medical Residents To Work 30-Hour Shifts?

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5 Years After A Murder, Calif. Hospital Still Struggles With Violence

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Diagnosis by text or a phone call is often convenient and popular with patients. But is it good medicine? Apriori/iStockphoto hide caption

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Texas Puts Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul

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What's A Patient To Do When Hospital Ratings Disagree?

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Advocates for patient safety have had to confront the reality that steps taken to improve the quality of health care can also present opportunities for corruption and conflict of interest. Pascal Fossier/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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For someone with a serious injury, it's not just a matter of getting in the door at the closest hospital, but getting in the door at the right hospital, says Dr. Arthur Kellermann, an emergency medicine specialist. micheal kennedy/iStockphoto hide caption

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Insurance, Not Injuries, May Determine Who Goes To Trauma Centers

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