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What's the best way to deal with sleep-deprived surgeons?
No one disagrees that sleep deprivation hurts physicians' performance. The question is what to do about it. Two very...
A surgeon’s hands or a robot’s?
Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country to undergo robotic surgery in recent years. Since the first device...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Why physicians hate to admit their errors, even to themselves
It seems entirely obvious: Doctors need to apologize for their errors, even if the patient didn't suffer irreparable...
Bill that would offer free malpractice coverage faces hurdles
House lawmakers moving legislation to lure physicians to medically underserved areas are hoping the politics...
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals to post data on quality
In response to a Las Vegas Sun investigation of hospital care, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals officials have pledged to...
Web Exclusive: Tort Reform: Has it Helped the Medical Community?
Much has been made over the past couple of years nationally regarding individual state's various versions of tort...
New law deals setback to malpractice foes
Some advocates of a tort overhaul said the new healthcare bill signed by President Obama failed to address their chief...
Physician Malpractice Payments Decreased in 2009, Says Public Citizen
Malpractice payments in 2009 were the lowest in inflation-adjusted dollars since 1992, according to Public Citizen, a...
Web Exclusive: Would You be Comfortable in a Health Court?
One of the more intriguing ideas President Obama recently put forward in hopes of attracting Republican members of...