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2012-12-27 05:04:22

Every patient hears the same old adage: there´s no such thing as a routine surgery. While any procedure carries its own inherent risks, researchers from Johns Hopkins University are finding an alarming number of medical ℠never ever´ events after a thorough analysis of medical malpractice claims across the country. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 Every patient hears the same old adage: there´s no such thing as a routine surgery. While any procedure carries its own...

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...

2012-12-17 11:13:18

UMHS approach to medical errors and malpractice suits could be used by hospitals nationwide, new study indicates The University of Michigan Health System doesn't claim to be perfect. But its response to medical errors, near-misses, unexpected clinical problems and unintended outcomes is a model for the nation that other hospitals can and should copy, according to a new paper in a prestigious health care journal. The "Michigan Model" for handling these situations, and preventing them...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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