Healthcare News & Insights

Nurse faces death penalty: Did she inject patients with bleach?

A nurse is accused of killing five of her patients by injecting bleach into their dialysis tubes.

Patient found dead on hospital grounds hours after release from ER

A hospital is facing questions after a recently released patient died on hospital grounds — and after a lengthy wait for someone to actually assist him. 

Hospital takes aim at alarm fatigue after two patient deaths

After two cases of patients dying in part due to nurses ignoring their alarms, a Boston-area hospital is taking action. 

Drug shortages blamed in deaths of at least 15 patients

Nationwide shortages of key drugs have led to price gouging. And now some experts say the crisis has led directly to over a dozen patient deaths. 

Hospital’s nursing shortage turns deadly

Under-staffing isn’t just a management problem and a hassle for nurses. A new report shows it can have deadly results.

Did strip-mall boob job kill this woman?

A recent patient death  is raising new questions about the safety of so-called medical spas.

Two docs indicted for fraud & over-prescribing patients to death

Two doctors face potential life sentences for charges they defrauded multiple health plans and over-prescribed narcotics which led to four patient deaths.

DNR patients face higher death rates after surgery

Patients with a do not resuscitate (DNRs) order are more likely to die during certain surgeries — for reasons that aren’t clear.

Benefits of nurse staffing levels vary by type of hospital

While a high nurse staffing level is generally a good goal, some facilities get more of a quality boost from it than others.

Contaminated IVs suspected in deaths of nine patients

Alabama public health officials are investigating an outbreak of bacterial infections at six hospitals in the state.