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...
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...