Otherwise, physicians cannot release any information due to HIPAA's Privacy Rule, which requires that entities such as a health-care provider, a health plan, or a health-care clearinghouse must protect the privacy of patient information.
Cat and dog bites result in 334,000 emergency room visits per year, which represents approximately 1 percent of all emergency hospital visits, at an annual cost of $100 million dollars in health-care expenses and lost income.
The FDA issued a public health advisory to inform patients and health-care professionals that the sponsor of Zelnorm, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation had voluntarily agreed to refrain from selling this drug.
While hospital physicians with less seniority often work very lengthy shifts and have days off in the middle of the week instead of weekends, other health-care workers have relatively unconventional schedules.
As of 2009, Globe had an A+ (Superior) rating with the A.M. Best Company, which specializes in assessing the financial strength of companies in the financial and health-care industries.