Medical economics

Who is at fault when medical software gets it wrong?

Doctors are being increasingly encouraged to rely on digital technology to guide care, but who carries the blame if doctors rely on software that makes mistakes, leading to patient harm?

Medical economics

Patients burdened by cost of diagnostic imaging interpretations

(HealthDay)—Secondary interpretations of diagnostic imaging examinations result in small but real patient financial burdens, according to a study published online July 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Vaccination

COVID vaccine-makers largely protected on side effects

Pharmaceutical companies making COVID vaccines are largely protected legally in the event of harmful side effects, like blood clots that have been linked to jabs from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Health

Gen Z is keen for mandatory CPR training

Life-saving CPR courses would be mandatory in Australian high schools if Generation Z were setting the curriculum, according to a new study from Edith Cowan University (ECU).

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