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Canceled Eye Surgery

I had eye surgery scheduled for this coming Monday, which will be August 20.

On July 26 I went to Dr. Dean Dornic in Smithfield, NC and his technician ran multiple tests on my eyes. 877 more words

Lax Oversight Leaves Surgery Center Regulators And Patients In The Dark

The first man died in April 2014. Another died later that month. Then on July 18 of that year, a woman was rushed to a hospital where she was told she was lucky to be alive. 3,656 more words

Cost And Quality

Stanford’s Chief Wellness Officer Aims To Prevent Physician Burnout

Stanford Medicine hired Dr. Tait Shanafelt as chief wellness officer last year, not so much for the well-being of the patients — but of the physicians. 888 more words

Health Industry

Medicare Reconsiders Paying For Seniors' Spine Operations At Surgery Centers

Medicare is reviewing whether seniors should undergo spine surgeries at same-day surgery centers, the government-run health program announced Wednesday, five months after a USA Today Network-Kaiser Health News investigation revealed a spate of patient deaths following the procedures. 894 more words

Cost And Quality

Women are dying needlessly during childbirth in U.S. hospitals

The vast majority of women in America give birth without incident. But each year, more than 50,000 are severely injured. About 700 mothers die. The best estimates say that half of these deaths could be prevented and half the injuries reduced or eliminated with better care.

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Study Finds Hospitals Know How To Protect Mothers-But Just Aren't Doing It.

Though the majority of births occur without incident, each year over 50,000 women are severely inured and approx. 700 die.  As shown in the article by Alison Young that appeared today in USA Today, more than a half-million pages of internal hospital quality records regarding more than 150 women whose deliveries went terribly wrong have been obtained.  113 more words

Medical Malpractice

How SAFE are You in the Hospital?

How safe are you in the hospital? No really, I’m asking you, how safe do you think you are in the hospital? Johns Hopkins did an eight year research study which showed that over 250,000 patients a year die from medical errors. 578 more words