Good data: the truth is liberating.
In malpractice cases, the most common issue isn’t a goof in the operating room. Instead, it’s good old fashioned diagnosis. 380 more words
Ambulatory surgery centers are often considered low-cost alternatives to expensive in-hospital care, but a new report from Kaiser Health News and USA Today raises questions about the safety of ASCs and the regulations that govern their practices. 404 more words
La cirugía fue bien. Los doctores que la atendían se fueron. Cuatro horas después, Paulina Tam comenzó a jadear por falta de aire.
Una hemorragia interna le estaba bloqueando la tráquea: era de las posibles complicaciones tras la cirugía de columna vertebral a la que había sido sometida. 6,015 more words
The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air.
Internal bleeding was cutting off her windpipe, a well-known complication of the spine surgery she had undergone. 6,140 more words
Like traveling medicine hucksters of old, doctors who run into trouble today can hopscotch from state to state, staying ahead of regulators. 434 more words
Last week a technical glitch during the RACP exam jeopardised years of study for junior physician trainees. You really have to have studied for years after and before work, around your family, your personal life and instead of having holidays, to understand how unbelievably crap the situation is, but there was a current of nastiness in the public response to the debacle. 784 more words
It is estimated that doctors are making an incorrect diagnosis… 419 more words