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Medical malpractice claims and costs are likely to rise as changes from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act take effect, an analysis by RAND Corp. predicted.

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Combining a clinical decision score, D-dimer testing, and ultrasonography allows for safe and effective exclusion of upper-extremity deep venous thrombosis, according to a study published on April 1 by the Annals of Internal Medicine

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The Marshall and Rotterdam scoring systems can be used to predict early death in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a study published in the May issue of Academic Radiology

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Two volumetric measurements are independent indicators associated with an increased likelihood of recurrence or death in patients with stage I adenocarcinoma, according to a study published online April 6 in Radiology.

 

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Knowledge among residents is limited regarding radiation safety for patients and healthcare workers, according to a study published online April 5 by Academic Radiology