PRESS RELEASE: Unnecessary hospital tests and procedures put hundreds of thousands at risk, new analysis reveals

Every 80 seconds, a hospital in the U.S. delivers a low-value test or procedure to an older adult, putting hundreds of thousands at risk of harm, according to a new analysis from the Lown Institute, a health care think tank. The Institute today released a ranking of over 3,100 U.S. hospitals that examines success at avoiding the use of tests and procedures that offer little to no clinical benefit. More

Statement on the death of Dr. Bernard Lown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE See Also: Timeline of Dr. Lown’s Life Brookline, MA — Dr. Bernard Lown, pioneering cardiologist, humanitarian, and founder of the Lown Institute, died today at the age of 99. He was a remarkable clinician, scientist, and visionary who will be remembered long into the future.  As a scientist, Dr. Lown did seminal […] More