Black patients more likely to experience hospital-acquired injury or illness

Black patients more likely to experience hospital-acquired injury or illness

Black adults had a higher rate of hospital-acquired injuries or illnesses than white adults who were treated at the same hospitals, an analysis showed.“No studies have examined within-hospital differences in patient safety indicators between Black and white patients broadly across many states and hospitals and after implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s main provisions in…

About 1 in 6 American adults had medical debt prior to COVID-19

About 1 in 6 American adults had medical debt prior to COVID-19

An estimated 17.8% of United States adults had debt that stemmed from medical care before the COVID-19 pandemic, an analysis of consumer credit reports showed.Despite “widespread concern” surrounding medical debt, there has been little research into recent trends in medical debt, its distribution across the population and how health policy has affected the distribution, Raymond…

Q&A: Multitarget FIT bests regular FIT in adenoma detection

Q&A: Multitarget FIT bests regular FIT in adenoma detection

Multitarget fecal immunochemical testing yielded better diagnostic accuracy in the detection of advanced adenomas compared with basic FIT, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.“Early detection is the most realistic approach for reducing death from colorectal cancer and programmatic stool-based screening, using FIT, has been very successful,” Meike de Wit, PhD, Netherlands Cancer…