By Kevin Kunzmann & Jenna Payesko, MD Magazine. Alex James knew how to exhaust himself. It started on his childhood swim team when his coach, a whistle-blowing, red-faced caricature, demanded he swim to the end
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 Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News. A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual — and highly controversial — approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement,… Read More
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
By Denise Grady, The New York Times. Two patients contracted severe infections, and one of them died, from fecal transplants that contained drug-resistant bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration reported on Thursday. As a result, the… Read More