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2013-06-20 23:04:26

Too many people think that surgical complications are unavoidable, but the sad truth is that numerous medical mishaps occur due to avoidable error.

2013-05-20 23:03:21

The personal injury attorneys at d’Oliveira & Associates have posted a new infographic providing information on who may be liable for medical malpractice and what procedures may give rise

2013-05-13 23:26:48

LifeWings Partners LLC, a respected innovator in aviation-based healthcare performance improvement, today announced that its flagship medical safety program will be provided to trainers from Wake

Operating Room Noise Could Hamper Surgical Team Communications
2013-05-11 08:50:09

Having noisy surgical equipment, background music or even chatty co-workers in the operating room could impair a surgical team’s ability to communicate.

2013-04-23 22:20:25

Medical interns spend just 12 percent of their time examining and talking with patients, and more than 40 percent of their time behind a computer.

2013-04-23 10:14:15

In reviewing 25 years of U.S. malpractice claim payouts, Johns Hopkins researchers found that diagnostic errors — not surgical mistakes or medication overdoses — accounted for the largest fraction of claims, the most severe patient harm, and the highest total of penalty payouts.


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