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Physician Stresses Simulation To Avert Harm to Real Patients

July 2014

Salt Lake City—As a young combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force, Amitai Ziv practiced on a simulator for every nightmare scenario his trainers could come up with: ejecting from airplanes, landing planes overcome with flames, ...
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  • Physician Stresses Simulation To Avert Harm to Real Patients

    July 2014

    Salt Lake City—As a young combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force, Amitai Ziv practiced on a simulator for every nightmare scenario his trainers could come up with: ejecting from airplanes, landing planes overcome with flames, ...
    read more

  • VTE May Be Misleading Quality Measure

    July 2014

    A key measure used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assess a hospital’s quality performance may not reflect quality at all, according to a new report.
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  • Practice Environment Affects Patient Decisions on Mastectomy

    July 2014

    Las Vegas—The rapid growth of prophylactic mastectomy has been quite a puzzler in an era that favors increasingly minimal operations. Recent research suggests a surgeon’s practice environment may contribute strongly to a patient’s surgical decisions.
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