Imagine the number of lives that could potentially be saved. A mis-diagnosis or wrong diagnosis can lead to death for many unfortunate individuals. These are exigent scenarios where a patient is either inadequately diagnosed to ascertain a pathologic process or disease, at times diagnosed with a false positive or negative for a certain pathology and at times even where standardised test results show enough ambiguity and thus don’t allow for a proper interpretation and a definitive diagnosis. 768 more words
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BBC News 25 June 1019
The number of cases uncovered by a maternity review at hospitals in Shropshire has more than doubled.
In 2017, then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced an investigation into avoidable baby deaths at SaTH, which runs Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford’s Princess Royal. 79 more words
One of my passions is patient safety. I’ve written posts about it on many occasions and my team and I have developed patient safety initiatives for hospitals and health systems for more than a decade. 1,301 more words
The national educational draft policy has once again tried to tamper with the sanctity of medicine, by introducing what are euphemistically called “bridge courses” and “lateral entry”. 659 more words
When talking about the human mental capabilities, in The Symbolic Species, Terrence Deacon stated that “biologically, we are just another ape. Mentally, we are new phylum of organism.” This wondrous and unfathomably complex organ – the brain – has enabled us to become the most dominant species of the planet. 787 more words