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The pain of wrong site surgery
When the president of the Joint Commission, the Chicago-based group that accredits the nation's hospitals, unveiled...
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...
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...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
Medical Errors Stubbornly Common, Studies Find
Eleven years after a major study revealed medical errors to be widespread and deadly, the results from two recent...
Physician Prescription Error Frequency Linked to Location
Best prescribing practices are found in New York, while the worst are in Texas and Louisiana, and there is great...
Surgeons: Take a Break
An extensive study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic shows a strong connection between...
Wrong Site Surgeries Still a Threat
With increasing attention on never events and hospital-acquired conditions, public reporting, and accompanying...
Long Days Make Radiologists Less Accurate
The ability of radiologists to detect fractures after a day of viewing images declines significantly compared to...
5 Tips for Avoiding Diagnostic Errors
One in 10 medical diagnoses may be wrong. Doctors are missing an enormous opportunity to save lives, prolong or...
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