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2013-01-08 14:55:58

Waiting for claims resolution takes up more than ten per cent of the average medical career The average physician can expect to spend nearly 11 per cent of his or her career with a malpractice claim waiting to be resolved. Some specialists will spend nearly a third of their careers with open claims. The length of time it takes to resolve a malpractice claim is a stress on patients, physicians and the legal system. The time spent with open claims may be even more distressing for...

Study Shows Medical Errors Are Commonplace In Surgery
2012-12-21 09:29:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While surgery is something you hope you never have to go through, it is something you expect will go smoothly when you do have it. And while nine times out of ten it does go smoothly, you should keep in mind that surgeons are people, and people are not perfect. Surgeons, who usually subscribe to the philosophy of “never events,”–certain medical mistakes that should never occur–often do make mistakes in the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.