Latest Marty Makary Stories

2013-11-06 23:29:20

According to Becker’s, “Find the Black Box: The Solution No One Else is Talking About discusses systematic problems with the industry and how they might be remedied.” Greenville, SC (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Becker’s Hospital Review, in their October 24, 2013 Q&A article (http://is.gd/GXgMNp) queries Williams regarding his views on the systematic problems within healthcare, and his offering of a new and different process for response to those problems. Williams begins his...

2013-05-01 10:39:46

Still, study suggests, efforts needed to reduce errors that lead to claims Efforts to lower health care costs in the United States have focused at times on demands to reform the medical malpractice system, with some researchers asserting that large, headline-grabbing and "frivolous" payouts are among the heaviest drains on health care resources. But a new review of malpractice claims by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests such assertions are wrong. In their review of malpractice payouts...

2013-04-18 12:42:16

Keeping patients happy should be a priority, but not a stand-in for measuring quality Patient satisfaction is an important indicator of a hospital's service quality, but new Johns Hopkins research suggests that it doesn't necessarily reflect the quality of the surgical care patients receive. "We found that the quality of what goes on in the operating room doesn't closely correlate with the patient's perception of the quality of his or her medical care," says Martin A. Makary, M.D.,...

2013-02-02 23:03:00

Joseph A. Ginarte, a lawyer who represents victims of medical negligence in New York and New Jersey, cites the findings of a recently released study by Johns Hopkins Medicine that estimates over 4,000 surgical ℠never events´ happen each year in U.S. operating rooms. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 Surgeons and other medical practitioners are making too many preventable errors in American hospitals that result in injuries and deaths, Joseph A. Ginarte, a medical malpractice...

2013-01-13 17:04:38

Bruce A. Elmore, Jr., of the Elmore Law Firm, P.A., in Asheville, endorses the findings of a study at Johns Hopkins Medicine believed to be first national count of adverse medical events that should never happen during surgery. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 12, 2013 Western North Carolina medical malpractice lawyer Bruce A. Elmore, Jr., today endorsed a first-of-its-kind study that advocates public reporting of surgical “never events,” serious medical errors that are considered...

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...

2011-05-18 13:46:53

Johns Hopkins research shows hospital websites use industry-provided content and overstate claims of robotic success An estimated four in 10 hospital websites in the United States publicize the use of robotic surgery, with the lion's share touting its clinical superiority despite a lack of scientific evidence that robotic surgery is any better than conventional operations, a new Johns Hopkins study finds. The promotional materials, researchers report online in the Journal for Healthcare...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.