Latest Medical error Stories

2013-09-11 23:27:22

Communication errors are the most common cause of medical errors and adverse events in the ER. To help combat this problem, LifeWings has joined the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation (EMPSF) Safer Sign Out protocol to help reduce risk in the emergency departments across the country - http://www.saferpatients.com. (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Experts say the most risky time for patients in the ER is when physicians transfer care of patients from one doctor to another....

2013-08-19 15:28:40

While more patients in the U.S. are suffering from complications such as blood clots and infections after major cancer surgery, fewer are dying from their operations. The finding, part of a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital and others in the U.S., Canada and Germany, could lead to recommended changes in national health care policy and a reallocation of resources. The study was published online in British Medical Journal Open. Jesse Sammon, D.O., Henry Ford...

2013-08-08 23:19:18

An attorney with The Cagle Law Firm cites a new report showing that the chaos and indifference caused by frequent alarms from monitors and other devices in hospitals often lead to medical errors that can cause injuries or even death. St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Walk through a hallway in a hospital and you’ll hear it, the constant beeping of medical alarms and machines. Medical personnel can get so accustomed to the racket that they ignore actual emergencies with potentially...

2013-07-26 13:34:49

But preoperative surgical checklists can halve error rate, shows analysis of published research Around a quarter of all operating room errors are caused by technology/equipment problems, indicates an analysis of the available evidence, published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. Inability to use the technology/equipment, lack of availability, and faulty devices/machines made up the bulk of the problems, the analysis indicates. The researchers methodically searched for published...

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