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...
Clinical CareDeath Certificate Project Accuses 64 Calif. Doctors
Five surrender licenses after claims of grossly negligent overprescribing; more to come.
Clinical CareMedical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise
The findings raise questions about the effectiveness of financial incentives and the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign.
Clinical CareTwins, Triplets at Higher Risk for Mislabeling in NICU
'Multiples with very similar names can be easily confused with each other,' study says
Clinical Care'July Effect' is a Fallacy, New Study Shows
New research debunks the notion that July suffers more medical errors than any other month owing to an influx of...
Clinical CareLeapfrog Leader Pushes for Adoption of Expanded Medical Error Policy
The nonprofit's expanded Never Event Policy is designed to hold hospitals accountable to their patients and attain high reliability in...
Clinical Care'Vast Majority' of Hospitals Don't Meet Volume Thresholds for High-risk Surgeries
Volume has long been considered one of the key metrics for predicting surgical success.