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.
Clinical Care'Big Three' Diagnostic Errors Account for Nearly 75% of All Serious Harm
One-third of malpractice cases for death or permanent disability began with an errant or delayed diagnosis, making it the biggest...
Clinical CareRude Surgeons Make Things Complicated for Their Patients
Patients of surgeons who were cited for unprofessional conduct had an 18% to 32% higher risk for complications.
Clinical CareMedical Errors: How Healthcare Providers Can Address Long-Term Harm
The impact of medical errors on patients and families can be multi-dimensional and prolonged.
Clinical CareOversight Board Survey says Physician Misconduct Remains Widespread, Underreported
Nearly 1 in 5 people have experienced an unethical or unprofessional interaction with a physician but only a fraction of...
More Than Half Of Surgical Stapler Malfunctions Went To Hidden FDA Database
The agency convened a meeting of experts this week to help it determine whether surgical staplers should be moved out...