This article reviews a variety of options that are available to aid in caring for patients who refuse blood transfusions, ranging from tranexamic acid to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. With the use of these treatments, patients who decline blood transfusion can be safely managed in situations ranging from elective surgery to stem cell transplant to pregnancy.
Although the 2020 numbers will look much different, the 2019 Merritt Hawkins survey – representing 93 hospitals — shows significant increases over prior years in revenue driven for hospitals by a range of specialties, including internal medicine, cardiology, neurosurgery, and gastroenterology. How will the pandemic affect the financial outlook in 2020 and beyond, and where […]
A surgeon and a hospital system executive stepped down from a Tennessee hospital last week after the executive — not a licensed physician — participated in a patient’s surgery on prompting from a surgeon on the case, according to statements issued by both the CEO and the hospital system. Greg Neal, MBA, was CEO of […]
From our friends at Healthgrades comes this list of seven side jobs that an oncologist may be able to take on, such as freelance writing or consulting. Despite working 60 to 80 hours a week or more, there is something to be said for raising your profile, pursuing a passion, or diversifying your skill set […]
The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s innovative decontamination procedure involving the delivery of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation to used N95 masks has shown great promise in the fight against the shortage of PPEs.