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CMS star ratings found lacking in some areas, especially risk, study finds

A leading quality rating for the nation’s hospitals appears not to adequately account for the risks of undergoing certain procedures at certain hospitals, particularly joint replacement surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The ultimate finding is that the overall hospital quality star ratings program from the Centers for… Read More »

Pathogenic Bacteria Found On Microplastics Retrieved From Singapore's Beaches

Bacteria living on microplastic pollution in marine environments include a number of pathogenic species as well as a few that might be helpful Plastic rubbish strewn on the beach, Lazarus Island, Singapore. Lazarus Island was one of the field sites where microplastics were collected for this study.(Credit: Jnzl / CC BY 2.0) Jnzl via a… Read More »