With the passage of healthcare reform and an aging population driving the demand for physician care in the United States, physicians now are busier than ever. 515 more words
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The Chinese media frequently portray doctors not as life-saving heroes but as profit-seeking villains. In 2012 there had been 11 such attacks and 7 deaths. Visitors to Chinese hospitals are often greeted with a sign that reads, “No pharmaceutical representatives allowed”, a ban that has existed for more than a decade. 221 more words
NHS patients 'face more treatment rationing since coalition restructuring' | ONE HealthCare Worldwide
Patients are facing growing rationing of treatments such as counselling, cataract removal and IVF since the coalition restructured the NHS last year, GPs say.
In a survey of 315 family doctors, GP magazine found that 71% believed that restrictions on access to treatment in their area had increased since April 2013, when the controversial shake-up of the NHS in England began. 160 more words
Hospitals are commonly thought of as the safest place to be for sick people. But a hospital can be a very dangerous place.
ONE HealthCare Worldwide‘s insight: … 34 more words
New research from Mayo Clinic experts shows that you’re more likely to die of a heart attack at night or on the weekend.
The scientists reviewed nearly 50 studies involving 1,896,859 patients that showed that being treated at the hospital for a heart attack during off-hours, such as nights and weekends, was associated with a 5% greater risk of dying–both in the hospital and after discharge–than being treated during regular hours. 646 more words