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CT vet wins nearly $1M for botched eye surgery
A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in...
The pain of wrong site surgery
When the president of the Joint Commission, the Chicago-based group that accredits the nation's hospitals, unveiled...
NQF Founder: Quality Measure Science Still 'Immature'
Kenneth Kizer, founder of the National Quality Forum, talks about how far quality measures have come over the last...
Web Exclusive: Adverse Events in Hospitals Largely Undetected
Adverse events serious enough to harm patients are occurring in U.S. hospitals at least 10 times more often than...
Web Exclusive: Medical Error Rates Vary Widely, HealthGrades Finds
Patients have a 46% lower risk of experiencing a safety incident at a top-rated hospital compared to a poorly rated...
Web Exclusive: 7 Medical Error Disclosure Deterrents
When medical residents fail to report errors and unsafe conditions, the teaching institution misses opportunities to...
Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
Tech turns hospitals into concert halls, diseases into songs
What if, instead of an operating room cluttered with electronic beeps and tones, it were just filled with music? If...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
A dubious diagnosis for Lyme disease
Lyme disease is real. The bacterial infection, chiefly transmitted by deer ticks, can cause rashes, swollen...