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2013-01-13 17:04:38

Bruce A. Elmore, Jr., of the Elmore Law Firm, P.A., in Asheville, endorses the findings of a study at Johns Hopkins Medicine believed to be first national count of adverse medical events that should never happen during surgery. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 12, 2013 Western North Carolina medical malpractice lawyer Bruce A. Elmore, Jr., today endorsed a first-of-its-kind study that advocates public reporting of surgical “never events,” serious medical errors that are considered...

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...

2011-06-15 00:00:28

The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board has recently approved for endorsement a list of 29 serious reportable events (SREs) in healthcare as outlined in the report Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare"“2011 Update: A Consensus Report. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 The National Quality Forum (NQF) Board has recently approved for endorsement a list of 29 serious reportable events (SREs) in healthcare as outlined in the report Serious Reportable Events in Healthcare"“2011...

2010-11-11 10:55:00

Statement of Leah Binder, CEO, The Leapfrog Group On Dr. Ring's story in the New England Journal of Medicine WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group deeply commends Dr. David Ring from Massachusetts General Hospital for his candid, courageous and moving account in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine of performing an incorrect surgical procedure on a patient's hand. "Never events" like this are, first and foremost, devastating for the...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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