News tagged with medical errors

Medical neglect law needs shot in the arm

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.

Apr 23, 2013
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Primary care doctors can make the wrong call

(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.

Feb 25, 2013
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Study shows medication errors lead to child fatalities

(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 ...

Jan 18, 2013
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Doing the right thing when things go wrong

The University of Michigan Health System doesn't claim to be perfect. But its response to medical errors, near-misses, unexpected clinical problems and unintended outcomes is a model for the nation that other hospitals can ...

Dec 14, 2012
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