StrategyShe Can't Sue Her Doctor Over Her Baby's Death. When She Spoke Out, She Was Silenced Again.
Ruth Jacques, distraught over the fatal injuries her son suffered during childbirth, couldn't sue her doctor because of an obscure...
Clinical CareUniversity of Missouri Settles Lawsuits Over Knee Surgeries Involving Veterinarian
The 22 plaintiffs, a handful of whom were minors, filed suits from 2018 through 2020 over "BioJoint" surgeries pioneered by...
Clinical Care1-in-3 Older Adults Prescribed 'Potentially Inappropriate' Medications
The list of potentially inappropriate medications includes antidepressants, barbiturates, androgens, estrogens, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, first-generation antihistamines, and antipsychotics.
Clinical CareDuring the Pandemic, Aspire to Identify and Prevent Medication Errors and to Avoid Blaming Attitudes
While time is a very precious commodity during a pandemic surge, certain steps can be taken to minimize the risk...
NursingDuring the Pandemic, Aspire to Identify and Prevent Medication Errors and to Avoid Blaming Attitudes
Some nurses will also leave extra infusions at the bedside so they can be spiked and hung by any nurse...
Clinical CareEHRs Fail to Detect Up to One-third of Medication Errors
In 2009, EHRs correctly issued alerts about potential medication problems only 54% of the time. By 2018, EHRs detected about...
Clinical CareOpen Communication Softens Impact of Medical Errors on Patients and Families
Although it has limits, open communication can decrease the emotional and behavioral impacts of medical errors.
Clinical CareMandatory Testing Shows Cognitive Deficits in Late-Career Clinicians
About 13% show problems likely to impair their ability to practice medicine.
Clinical CareIHI Pushes Safety as a Primary Business Strategy
The slow pace of hospital quality improvement frustrates patient safety advocates.
StrategyNo Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk
Plans for putting patient safety first ? and for building a comprehensive injury reporting and reviewing system ? have stalled...
Clinical CareFDA Panel: Workers a Key Factor in Dirty Duodenoscope Saga
Also, newer designs need more data, disposable scopes not yet approved
Clinical Care'It's Very Unethical': Audio Shows Hospital Kept Vegetative Patient on Life Support to Boost Survival Rates
Darryl Young suffered brain damage during a heart transplant at Newark Beth Israel and never woke up. Doctors kept him...