Latest Medical error Stories

2013-07-09 16:07:09

If all medical errors were counted together as a single cause, they would likely rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States. As health care personnel race to improve the quality of their care to save lives and prevent unneeded harm, a new study indicates there is more they can do to learn about what errors are occurring and why. Researchers from the Drexel University School of Public Health demonstrated a systematic analysis of hospital administrative data for patient...

2013-06-27 23:45:02

Pacific Hospital Long Beach, an accredited teaching hospital, is speaking out on the importance of proper communication during a hospital stay. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The team at Pacific Hospital Long Beach is lending its support to a new article that details the importance of proper communication during a hospital stay. Failure to properly communicate during a hospitalization can bring about less effective treatment, as well as patient frustration. For this reason, patients...

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. The Ochs Law Firm explores common “Never Events” and provides tips on what can be done to avoid a potentially deadly situation. Jackson, WY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 When patients submit to a medical procedure, they´re usually told of the inherent risks so they can make an informed decision about their care. Most patients, though,...

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 to a medical malpractice claim. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 According to a June 2009 Bloomberg article, it is estimated that expenses associated with medical malpractice amount to approximately $3.6 billion dollars per year (i). Additionally, in 2006, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement estimated...

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 Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. LifeWings is the global industry leader in Patient Safety Improvement Training. http://www.saferpatients.com Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 LifeWings Partners LLC, a respected innovator in aviation-based healthcare performance...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Having noisy surgical equipment, background music or even chatty co-workers in the operating room could impair a surgical team´s ability to communicate, which in turn could have a disruptive effect on a doctor´s ability to receive and/or process instructions, according to a new study. Research led by University of Kentucky Medical Center assistant professor Matthew Bush and published in the May edition of the...

2013-04-23 22:20:25

Time with patients seems 'squeezed out' of training, investigator says 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, according to a new Johns Hopkins study that closely followed first-year residents at Baltimore's two large academic medical centers. Indeed, the study found, interns spent nearly as much time walking (7 percent) as they did caring for patients at the bedside. Compared with...

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