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  • A Lifesaving Safety Program Your Hospital Should Follow

    An innovative “checklist” to reduce central line bloodstream infections in intensive care units has had incredible success in hospitals where it’s been adopted.

  • Jon Stewart: What If We Classified Hospital Infections as Terrorists?

    Surgeon and author Atul Gawande, M.D., discusses the surgical checklist on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

  • The “Duh” Factor — What’s So Hard About Saving Lives?

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that only eight state hospital associations even gather comprehensive information about the rate of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (among the most common types of hospital-acquired infections).

  • What Vytorin/Zetia Ads Don’t Tell You

    Last Sunday a panel of cardiologists told more than 5,000 people that high cholesterol patients shouldn’t take Vytorin and Zetia except as a last resort. Made by Merck and Schering-Plough, these widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are taken by about four million Americans.

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