paramedics_storyResearchers with the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, which includes the University of Alabama at Birmingham, report today in the New England Journal of Medicine on the first two large-scale ROC trials. Both trials evaluated new strategies for cardiopulmonary resuscitation following cardiac arrest.

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Surgical Care Improvement Project measures the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services required hospitals to implement neither decreased the likelihood that patients developed a surgical-site infection nor did they reduce the institutions’ rate of surgical-site infections, says research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Aug. 25, 2011, online edition of the Annals of Surgery.

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