At least 12 percent of preventable errors caused permanent disability or death, according to a review of studies involving over 300,000 patients. By Linda Carroll, for NBC News. More than 1 in 10 patients are harmed… Read More
Each year, an estimated 100,000 people in the United States die or are permanently disabled due to a diagnosis that was either missed or delayed. Misdiagnoses are the most common, costly, and dangerous of medical...
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit representing the nation’s largest and most influential employers and purchasers of health care, released the new spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Leapfrog Group contracted with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute… Read More
One in 20 patients (6%) is impacted by preventable medical errors, according to a recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal BMJ. What’s more, about 12% of preventable patient harm results in “prolonged, permanent disability”...
BY JONATHAN BLOCK, for MED Shadow. July 10, 2018 Many FDA advisory committee members later receive kickbacks from the very pharma companies whose drug they approved. How can we stem conflicts of interest? When it
By Kate Monica, EHR Intelligence. EHR medication lists are often inaccurate and incomplete, opening the door for adverse drug reactions, un-informed clinical decision-making, and poor medication monitoring, according to a new JAMA study. Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical… Read More
Privately-owned hospitals may turn away patients in a non-emergency, but public hospitals cannot refuse care. Public hospitals, funded by taxpayer dollars, are held to a different standard than privately owned for-profit hospitals. This means that… Read More
They are less expensive than hospitals. But when a facility isn’t equipped to handle an emergency, the consequences can be deadly. By Christina Jewett and Mark Alesia. From Kaiser Health News. The surgery went fine. Her… Read More
By Erika Stalling, NPR Shots. In 2017, Susan learned that she carries a genetic mutation that may elevate her lifetime risk of developing breast cancer to 69 percent. Her doctor explained that individuals who have this mutation… Read More