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Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »

Tennessee doc sentenced to 5 years in allergy drop scheme – WATE 6 On Your Side

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A former Tennessee doctor guilty of billing taxpayer-funded and private insurance to the tune of $ 3.5 million has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison. Robert Maughon pleaded with U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves for leniency in a hearing on Friday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Maughon… Read More »

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

AMSTERDAM – Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. Outside view of Erasmus MC Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Eva Plevier The hospitals told Reuters in recent weeks they made their decisions on ethical grounds.… Read More »