Latest Iatrogenesis Stories

2012-09-19 16:01:34

A new Cochrane Review concludes that all countries should consider establishing proper home birth services. They should also provide low-risk pregnant women with information enabling them to make an informed choice. The review has been prepared by senior researcher, statistician Ole Olsen, the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen, and midwifery lecturer PhD Jette Aaroe Clausen. In many countries it is believed that the safest option for all women is to give birth in...

2008-09-12 03:00:06

By Shur, Richard Simons, Norma EXECUTIVE SUMMARY * The Institute of Medicine's comprehensive program for quality improvement is based on many years of data observation, collection, and analysis. * This work was performed by practitioner-researchers and efficiency consultants from many disciplines. * The resulting recommendations are striking in their straightforward practicality and in their insistence that process factors determine output. * According to Leape and colleagues (1991)...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'