Doctors aren't the only ones who get to worry about malpractice. A report from insurance firm CNA, in partnership with the Nurses Service Organization, looked at closed liability claims against nurse practitioners to find out what practices most often resulted in payouts. First, the bad news: Since 2009, average payouts are up about 30%, from $186,000 to more than $240,000.
A year after a Boston Globe investigation raised concerns about the safety and ethics of double-booking surgical procedures, a study has found that, at least from a clinical perspective, it's a nonfactor. According to a JAMA Surgery study published earlier this week, neither mortality, morbidity, nor functional status was worsened in patients who had been part of an overlapping surgery -- that is, when a surgeon is carrying out multiple surgeries at the same time.
There's been plenty of talk about competition in healthcare over the last few years, but a new study from the American Medical Association shows that, when it comes to health insurance markets, competition is more the exception than the rule. The AMA looked at the Herfindahl-Hirschman Indices for each state and metropolitan area in 2016. HHI of 10,000 means that an area is perfectly noncompetitive, with only one provider. Lower HHIs, meanwhile, indicate varying degrees of competition.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".