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Union says lives risked as trial sees ambulances diverted from Blayney hospital

Paramedics are concerned that a month-long trial closure of the emergency department to ambulances at Blayney District Hospital could put lives at risk. The closure, initiated before Christmas, means ambulances are being diverted to either Orange or Bathurst hospitals, approximately 35 kilometres and 37 kilometres away respectively. Health Services Union NSW secretary Gerard Hayes claimed the additional… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »

Ascension sees greater shift toward outpatient care in Q1

Brief Published Nov. 20, 2018 Dive Brief: The nation’s largest Catholic health system reported volume declines in key categories during its first quarter for FY19 on Monday. On a same-facility basis, volume declined for discharges, inpatient admissions, emergency room visits and inpatient surgeries. Ascension has said that’s expected as it focuses more on outpatient care.… Read More »