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Medical Errors during Surgery Are More Common Than Expected

A graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, Saeid Shamsian, MD, received his degree in medicine and obtained his board certification from the American Board of Urology. 170 more words

Saeid Shamsian

Medical Accountability -- a start

In the US, there are virtually no published records regarding how good or bad doctors, hospitals and nursing homes are.

Some areas of the country have the benefit of local surveys of medical practitioners.  420 more words


When Doctors Screw Up

Just recently, I called a patient to tell them that my error had probably resulted in a delay in the diagnosis of their serious medical illness.* As soon as I had realized the error, I had thought and thought about how to broach the topic with them. 644 more words


What to say when the wrong thing was said

This week on #hcldr we welcome special guest host – Sarah Greene @ResearchMatters. Sarah is an active participant in the #hcldr community and has some amazing insights into a variety of healthcare issues. 1,087 more words

Healthcare Leadership

Looking through keyholes

“People who look through keyholes are apt to get the idea that most things are keyhole shaped.”

-Author Unknown

The cost of expertise

Abraham Maslow famously spoke of the… 689 more words

Science And The World

The Next Wave of Hospital Innovation to Make Patients Safer

In 1999 the U.S. Institute of Medicine released what would become a touchstone report, To Err is Human, which estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals each year due to medical errors that could have been prevented. 142 more words


Medical Mistakes Out of Control!

Here’s a sobering statistic for you…

Believe it or not, the total number of medical errors and deaths in the U.S. equals SIX jumbo jets crashing every day! 716 more words