Clinical CareUnstoppable: This Doctor Has Been Investigated at Every Level of Government. How Is He Still Practicing?
Medical boards, a health department and even federal investigators have scrutinized Dr. James McGuckin's vascular clinics. Today he still practices,...
Clinical CareMisdiagnosis Tied to Serious Harm of 795K Americans Annually, Study Finds
About 371,000 Americans die annually after a false negative diagnosis for a serious illness, according to researchers.
Clinical CareInside the Preventable Deaths That Happened Within a Prominent Transplant Center
James Eason, MD, who earned acclaim by operating on Steve Jobs, led the transplant center named in his honor at...
StrategyWill a 'National Patient Safety Board,' Modeled After the NTSB, Actually Fly?
Stakeholders warn that public reporting would compromise data integrity by leading hospitals to scrub records to hide bad events.
PayerIn the 'Wild West' of Outpatient Vascular Care, Doctors Can Reap Huge Payments as Patients Risk Life and Limb
CMS data suggests that from 2017 to 2021 90 physicians billed for more than a third of all procedures and...
Clinical CareThe Exec: 'It Is Important to Have a Just Culture'
At UW Health, the process to address medical errors is not punitive.
Clinical Care4 Hot Topics at HealthLeaders Chief Medical Officer Exchange
More than two dozen CMOs from across the country gathered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to discuss the top issues facing...
StrategyCA's Malpractice Cap Associated with 16% More Adverse Events
A study looked at spending by Medi-Cal associated with malpractice cases from "never events."
NursingProbation, Not Jail Time, for Former Nurse RaDonda Vaught
'It is my hope that changes in the practices and protocols in the medical setting that have arisen since this...
NursingAs a Former Nurse Faces Prison for a Deadly Error, Her Colleagues Worry: Could I Be Next?
RaDonda Vaught's prosecution is a rare example of a healthcare worker facing years in prison for a medical error.
MarketingInjuries Mount as Sales Reps for Device Makers Cozy Up to Surgeons, Even in Operating Rooms
Device makers train sales reps to offer surgeons technical guidance in the operating room on the use of their products.
StrategyAscension Michigan to Pay $2.8M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Four Michigan hospitals were named in the suit, which stems from the questionable practices of one gynecologic oncologist.