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.
InnovationPicture This: A Tech Tool That Helps Physicians Make More Accurate Diagnoses Through Imagery
HealthLeaders takes a closer look at VisualDx, an innovation designed to reduce diagnostic errors.
Clinical CareDiagnostic Errors, Managing Patient Data Top ECRI's Patient Safety List Again
A new report from the nonprofit patient safety organization pinpoints risks from EHRs, mobile health, behavioral health, clinician burnout, and...
Clinical CarePatients Question How FDA Approves Medical Devices
More ailments are being treated with medical devices, including implants. And most of these, unlike pharmaceuticals, don't go through human...
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...
NursingANA Criticizes 'Criminalization of Medical Errors' as Vanderbilt Nurse Arraigned
The statement expresses support for handling medical errors with 'a full and confidential peer review process.'
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.
Clinical CareDocs Call California's Probe of Opioid Deaths a 'Witch Hunt'
State regulators have formally accused at least 23 doctors of negligent prescribing. More accusations are expected.
Clinical CareWhy Auditing Catheter Dislodgement Is a Patient Safety Must
In new survey, 68% of clinicians reported frequent incidents of catheter dislodgement.
Clinical Care4 Ways to Improve Your Hospital Quality and Safety Rankings
Learn how one health system launched systematic initiatives to improve its quality and safety rankings and is pursuing a zero-harm...
The Leapfrog Group Names 2018 Top Hospitals
The award is based on several metrics, including; preventing infections, reducing C-sections, use of technology to ensure safer care, and...