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Do you automatically assume that a headache is a brain tumor? Do you worry that a minor cut could lead to flesh-eating bacteria ravaging a limb and requiring massive surgical intervention?
Health Aug 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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
A surgeon's behavior in the operating room affects patient outcomes, healthcare costs, medical errors and patient- and staff-satisfaction, says a commentary in the July issue of Archives of Surgery.
Other Jul 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Dozens of hospitals across the country lost access to crucial electronic medical records for about five hours during a major computer outage last month, raising fresh concerns about whether poorly designed technology can ...
Health Aug 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
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 ...
Health Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
With medication misuse resulting in more than one million adverse drug events per year in the United States, new standards released today by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) for the first time provide a universal approach ...
Medications Oct 09, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0