Laurel Ranger

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Human Challenge Studies in Infectious Disease: Despite Need for Rigorous Oversight, Studies Are Vital

Human Challenge Studies in Infectious Disease: Despite Need for Rigorous Oversight, Studies Are Vital

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Barriers to challenge studies include ethical guidelines indicating that the generation of scientific knowledge should never supersede the rights and interests of research subjects.

Systematic Cross-Checking May Reduce Medical Errors in Emergency Departments

Systematic Cross-Checking May Reduce Medical Errors in Emergency Departments

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The implementation of systematic cross-checking between emergency physicians was associated with a significant reduction in adverse events, which was primarily the result of a reduction in near misses.

Systematic Review Methods Decrease Newborn Screening for Rare Diseases

Systematic Review Methods Decrease Newborn Screening for Rare Diseases

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Although effective early screening can save lives, unnecessary or ineffective screening can do harm through false positives and the accompanying psychological harm.

ACA Increases Healthcare Access Among Cancer Survivors

ACA Increases Healthcare Access Among Cancer Survivors

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Study results provide important evidence of efficacy associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act during this time of debate about healthcare reform.

Relationship of Sudden Wealth Loss and All-Cause Mortality in Middle-Aged, Older Adults Examined

Relationship of Sudden Wealth Loss and All-Cause Mortality in Middle-Aged, Older Adults Examined

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There is considerable evidence for the contention that lower socioeconomic status increases the risk for poorer health outcomes.

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