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Oversight of nursing home trust funds limited

Oversight of nursing home trust funds limitedMany states lack strong oversight of accounts that hold nursing home residents' savings.
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  • 1 year, 4 months ago
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Six types of misconduct that get doctors in trouble

Six types of misconduct that get doctors in troubleDoctors tend to get in trouble related to substandard care, unsafe practices, other issues
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  • 1 year, 7 months ago
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Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors, misconduct

Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors, misconductDoctors banned by hospitals often keep medical licenses, a USA TODAY investigation shows
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  • 1 year, 7 months ago
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Why you should get a second opinion before getting surgery

Why you should get a second opinion before getting surgeryHere are eight common surgical procedures that might not be necessary.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago
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Six common surgeries often done unnecessarily

Six common surgeries often done unnecessarilyFrom C-sections to stents, common procedures that carry risks of not being necessary.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago
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Advice for patients considering surgery

Advice for patients considering surgeryA USA TODAY study found many patients had unneeded surgeries. Here are tips to avoid that.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago
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Doctors perform thousands of unnecessary surgeries

Doctors perform thousands of unnecessary surgeriesA USA TODAY study found that tens of thousands of times each year, patients undergo surgery that isn't necessary.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago
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Sponges, needles: Surgical items left behind in patients' bodies

Sponges, needles: Surgical items left behind in patients' bodiesSponges and needles top the list. See what else gets left behind.
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  • 2 years ago