News tagged with medical error
A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed Friday against SSM Health Care-St. Louis and a neurosurgeon for allegedly operating on the wrong side of a woman's skull and brain.
Other Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Among pediatric cancer patients who receive medications at home, errors are common, with a rate of 3.6 errors with injury per 100 patients, according to a study published online April 29 in ...
Pediatrics Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A review of criminal investigations into medical error, conducted by a University of Manchester team, has shown how difficult it is to convict doctors and nurses for wilfully failing their patients.
Health Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In reviewing 25 years of U.S. malpractice claim payouts, Johns Hopkins researchers found that diagnostic errors—not surgical mistakes or medication overdoses—accounted for the largest fraction of claims, the most severe ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Information collected from individual patients at doctor's office and hospital visits could be used to improve health care and reduce costs on a national scale, according to a discussion paper released by the Institute of ...
Health Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Adding a photo of a face to x-ray images can reduce "wrong-patient" errors five-fold, a new study finds.
Cancer Apr 15, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Limiting the number of continuous hours worked by medical trainees failed to increase the amount of sleep each intern got per week, but dramatically increased the number of potentially dangerous handoffs of patients from ...
Health Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new report, Making Health Care Safer II, which identifies the top 10, evidence-based patient safety strategies available to clinicians.
Health Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Map to avoid detours on road to HIV treatment success: Focus on transitions in care may improve outcomes
(Medical Xpress)—Addressing on the challenges that accompany transitions between health care settings could be a key strategy for improving clinical outcomes for people living with HIV, according to researchers from the ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—In one case documented in a new study, an elderly patient was misdiagnosed with bronchitis but actually had full-blown pneumonia and ended up being admitted to the hospital.
Health Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The most common reason for medical malpractice suits against radiologists in the United States is diagnostic errors, particularly breast cancer and non-vertebral and spinal fractures, according ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A Catholic hospital on Monday acknowledged it was "morally wrong" for its attorneys to argue in court that a fetus is not a human being under Colorado law.
Other Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Health care practitioners now can access patients' data using electronic medical records, which often include information systems that assess individuals' medical histories and clinical research to facilitate doctors' diagnoses. ...
Health Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Following a hospitalization, patients face many challenges as they transition home. A new study of this vulnerable period published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in JAMA found that a substantial number of patien ...
Health Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Serious errors administering drugs to children are occurring frequently due to workload, distraction and ineffective communication, according to a new study exploring the relationship between the nursing ...
Pediatrics Jan 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0