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...
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.