It’s still not a pretty picture in my home state of Indiana when it comes to preventable medical errors…like severe bed sores, wrong-site surgeries, foreign objects left inside of patients and falls. 245 more words
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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
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
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
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Crown Publishers. 2013. 559 pgs including detailed footnotes and index.
Other books I’ve read by Fink: none. 1,088 more words
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