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.
Clinical CareDoctors' Lobby Scores 'Major Victory' on Bill to Hold Physicians Accountable
This year's bill was approved by the state Senate after it was amended under pressure from the doctors' group.
Clinical CareDevice Makers Have Funneled Billions to Orthopedic Surgeons Who Use Their Products
SpineFrontier allegedly paid kickbacks to surgeons who agreed to implant the highly profitable devices in hundreds of patients.
StrategyShe Can't Sue Her Doctor Over Her Baby's Death. When She Spoke Out, She Was Silenced Again.
Ruth Jacques, distraught over the fatal injuries her son suffered during childbirth, couldn't sue her doctor because of an obscure...
Clinical CareUniversity of Missouri Settles Lawsuits Over Knee Surgeries Involving Veterinarian
The 22 plaintiffs, a handful of whom were minors, filed suits from 2018 through 2020 over "BioJoint" surgeries pioneered by...
Clinical Care1-in-3 Older Adults Prescribed 'Potentially Inappropriate' Medications
The list of potentially inappropriate medications includes antidepressants, barbiturates, androgens, estrogens, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, first-generation antihistamines, and antipsychotics.
Clinical CareDuring the Pandemic, Aspire to Identify and Prevent Medication Errors and to Avoid Blaming Attitudes
While time is a very precious commodity during a pandemic surge, certain steps can be taken to minimize the risk...