Clinical CarePreoperative Assessments Key Factor in Anesthesia Malpractice Claims
The lead author of a new report identifies four ways to promote preoperative assessments by anesthesiologists.
Clinical CareHospitals Need to Brace for Upward Trend in Malpractice Claims
A new report shows an increase in the average value of paid claims as well as a hike in the...
FinanceTo Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun
Hospital costs in the U.S. are so high that it made financial sense for a surgeon from Milwaukee and a...
Clinical CareHow to Manage Malpractice Risk in Your Emergency Department
There are a several areas where hospitals can manage ED malpractice risk, including medical condition diagnosis and opioid prescribing.
Clinical CareSupreme Court Declines To Hear Military Medical Malpractice Case
Justices won?t alter the rule that prevents active-duty military members from suing the government for negligence. The challenge came from...
Clinical CareNew Partnership Explores Nexus of Digital Health and Patient Safety
Artificial intelligence and natural language processing have the potential to boost patient safety.
StrategyApology Not Accepted: When Saying 'I'm Sorry' Isn't Enough
For surgeons, apology laws made no difference in either the number of claims or the share of those claims that...
Clinical CareDiagnosis Mishaps Top Cause of Pediatric Malpractice Claims
A new study shines light on medical errors and malpractice cases in pediatric care.
University of Illinois at Chicago Missed Warning Signs of Research Going Awry, Letters Show
UIC has played down its shortcomings in overseeing the work of a prominent child psychiatrist, but documents show that the...
Clinical CareNumerous Mistakes Led to Fatal Blood Transfusion at St. Luke's in Houston, Report Finds
Hospital leaders released the scathing government inspection report this week, along with a plan to correct significant lapses in patient...
Clinical CareMaryland Bill Expunging Physician Disciplinary History Draws Ire of Regulators
The legislation's supporters say the bill scrubs only minor disciplinary scrapes that result in reprimands or probation.
When Docs Sexually Violate Patients
The portion of physicians who commit sexual assault is small, but since many of these doctors are repeat-offenders, they can...