Patient Safety



Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes

Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists hold your life in their hands. Here, their shocking stories of what can go wrong—and what has to improve to keep us safe. By Joe Kita, for Readers Digest. “It was… Read More




Top 10 Fatal or Harmful Prescribing Errors.

By Alia Paavola, Becker’s Hospital Review.  Below is a list of 10 top prescribing errors that cause death or severe harm to patients, as cited by, ‘The Pharmaceutical Journal’.  Drug prescriptions were omitted or delayed. An analysis of...

Please Log-in/Register to view Member Only content.

Log-In/Register

Big Pharma Pays Thousands of Bad Docs

 How Pharmaceutical Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors. By Mike Tigas, Ryann Grochowski Jones, Charles Ornstein, and Lena Groeger, ProPublica.  Drug companies spend $30 billion annually on marketing. More than $2 billion in payments to doctors, other medical providers and...

Please Log-in/Register to view Member Only content.

Log-In/Register

25 Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick

By Thomas C. Frohlich, 247wallst.com. 25.  Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ  > 30 day readmission rate:16.4% (highest 10%) > 30 day mortality rate:13.3% > Preventable hospitalizations: 48.6 per 1,000 patients > No. of physicians: 46.7 per 100,000 (lowest 10%)...

Please Log-in/Register to view Member Only content.

Log-In/Register

The Biggest Mistakes Doctors Make

By Laura Landro, The Wall Street Journal.  Misdiagnoses are harmful and costly. But they’re often preventable. A patient with abdominal pain dies from a ruptured appendix after a doctor fails to do a complete physical...

Please Log-in/Register to view Member Only content.

Log-In/Register

Surgery to Avoid

By Nicholas Bakalkar, The New York Times.  Even Minor Procedures Come With Major Risks The four operations discussed below are often over performed. Some are moneymakers for doctors and hospitals, others are expedient and still...

Please Log-in/Register to view Member Only content.

Log-In/Register