Latest Medical error Stories

2013-11-11 23:24:54

Mistakes during surgical procedures are the most common medical error in 2013, and LifeWings, a team of international patient safety experts, offers three proven solutions to prevent these traumatic patient-harming events. http://www.SaferPatients.com (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 The nation’s largest inspector of hospital safety and quality, The Joint Commission, reports that sixty serious surgical mistakes were reported in the first half of 2013. Surgical mistakes included performing...

2013-11-06 13:48:14

Real dangers for high-risk patients when trainees take on new roles With almost no experience, newly graduated medical students enter teaching hospitals around the country every July, beginning their careers as interns. At the same time, the last year's interns and junior residents take a step up and assume new responsibilities. In addition to developing their nascent clinical skills, each entering class of interns must grasp the many rules and standards for operating in this "new"...

2013-10-31 11:23:42

Ethical, care-improvement rationales cited Physicians' disclosure of errors has been studied more in the past decade than ever before, spurring rationales and guidelines for acknowledging one's own mistakes with patients. Relatively little, though, has spoken to how physicians should broach mistakes made by colleagues. "What do I do when it's somebody else's error and I have to decide whether to say anything to the patient?" It's the question Thomas Gallagher has fielded most often...

2013-10-24 23:33:45

People are needlessly dying in our hospitals in epidemic numbers while national leaders focus on how to save money through ObamaCare. Dr. Ira Williams, patient safety expert and author of the recent book Find The Black Box identifies what has always been missing in the efforts to make medical care safer. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Institute of Medicine To Err Is Human (http://is.gd/2MSBhR) raised national awareness of the tragic rate of needless hospital deaths annually in...

2013-10-06 23:01:53

LifeWings Partners LLC is focused on providing solutions to hospitals across the country to help them protect their patients from the third leading cause of death in America's hospitals--medical errors. http://www.saferpatients.com (PRWEB) October 06, 2013 LifeWings, a patient safety consulting firm, offers solutions to protect patients and combat the rising statistics of patients deaths caused by medical error in the U.S. According to a new study in the Journal of Patient Safety,...

2013-09-28 23:01:34

The law firm, which serves medical malpractice victims in Illinois, has added a new article to its blog that examines the line between doctors’ caution and negligence when they delay letting patients know that they may have cancer. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 When a doctor waits to tell a patient that they may have cancer, is it caution or negligence? In a new blog article, the Chicago medical malpractice lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. weigh in on the issue....

2013-09-27 10:14:29

The 'HARM score' -- calculated from length-of-stay, readmission rate, and mortality Since the publication in 2000 of a report titled "To Err is Human" by the Institute of Medicine which called for a reduction in preventable medical errors, there has been an increasing demand for making improvements in the quality and measurement of health care outcomes. Although many measures have been developed, they tend to be complex, labor intensive, have an unclear relationship with improved outcomes,...

2013-09-24 23:35:42

You do not have to die in hospitals due to medical errors. Be an educated consumer! St. Louis. MO (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Highlight: You don’t have to die needlessly in hospital or in Assisted Care Living. According to the latest report by Dr. Samantha Collier, Vice President of Medical Affairs of HealthGrade, in Jan/Feb 2005, issue of Patient Safety and Quality Care, the number of patients dying of medical errors has been underestimated. Her report indicated that 1.4 million patient...

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