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Your friends body parts!

I wanted to share a funny story before I sign off for tonight. I have talked with my students about this and my friends and coworkers have always told stories of similar things occurring to them. 454 more words

CMS non-disclosure of medical errors indicates need for change in how healthcare performance is measured, reported in U.S.

If the federal government decided that the nation’s automakers were no longer required to publicly announce recalls of cars equipped with life-threatening defects, the protest from the masses would be deafening. 1,028 more words

Patient Safety

More Insight Into Diagnostic Mistakes On The Internal Medicine Service

   Diagnostic mistakes in internal medicine are common, and this study probably underestimates them.  Researchers, many of them residents, in Toronto tracked diagnoses made on medicine inpatients by the ER physician, the admitting resident, and the admitting attending.  131 more words

Graduate Medical Education

How did I bounce back? The 8 components of resilience

I was asked by our psychiatry department to give a talk on recovering from the loss of my leg. I tried to decline several times, but they kept insisting that I give a talk. 232 more words

Life Changing

Tragic Triage: Five Days at Memorial Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Five Days at Memorial:  Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Sheri Fink

Crown Publishers.  2013.  559 pgs including detailed footnotes and index.

Other books I’ve read by Fink:  none.  1,088 more words


4 Lessons Learned from the Death of Joan Rivers

By Kenneth P. Rothfield, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore, MD), Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety), and Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) 878 more words

Patient Safety