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Alcoholism not uncommon among surgeons

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 | Permalink

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – About 15 percent of surgeons have alcohol abuse or dependency problems, a rate that is somewhat higher than the rest of the population, according to a new survey. The researchers also found that surgeons who showed signs of alcoholism were 45 percent more likely to admit that they had a major medical error in the past three months. “Surgery is a stressful business. There are people who turn to alcohol to help deal with their stress,” said Dr. Edward Livingston, a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, who was not involved in the study. …

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(PISA) 2009+ results – Media Centre | ACER

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 | Permalink

16 December 2011: The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) this morning released the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009+ results for ten economies. PISA is an …

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Needlestick Injuries, Legislation and More…

Saturday, December 26th, 2009 | Permalink

by Q Stat Safety Syringe Needlestick Injuries (NSI) * “Today alone over 2,100 health care professionals will incur a needlestick related injury.” [NIOSH Study, 1999] * There have been 57 documented cases of HIV seroconversion among healthcare personnel * The cost of needlestick injury follow-up in the U.S.

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