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Nearly 1 in 25 U.S. Babies Are Born too Soon
A study in which Scott A. Lorch collaborated with Katy B. Kozhimannil, Ph.D., MPA of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, published in the July issue of Medical Care, found that 1 in 25 U.S. babies are born earlier than medically justified, increasing the chance of respiratory disease or for ventilation.
Grading Hospitals on Quality Using a Fair Exam
Presentation Factors More Important than Treatment Factors in Race Disparity in Breast Cancer
Higher Death Rates Among Poor Children Admitted to Neonatal Units
Which Hospital Would You Choose?
Impact of Closure of Obstetrical Units in Philadelphia
High-level Neonatal Intensive Care Units Better for Premature Infants
Jeffrey Silber and Robert Kaestner Win Article of the Year Award at AcademyHealth's 2011 Annual Research Meeting
Aggressive Treatment of Surgical Patients May be Cost-Effective
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Racial Disparities in Surgical Outcomes
Looking at Medicare data between 2000-2005, Jeffrey H. Silber and colleagues found evidence for a survival advantage among white patients who underwent surgery at teaching hospitals, but no advantage among black surgical patients. Study results were published in the February 2009 issue of the journal Archives of Surgery.