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The Top 5 Reasons the ED is a High Risk For Errors

If you have ever been to an Emergency Department, you know it can be busy, chaotic and highly emotional.

As the most common entry point to the hospital, this is where patients and families come sick, scared, overwhelmed, frustrated and easily dissatisfied if things don’t go fast enough. 203 more words

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Don’t Be a Victim of Medical Errors - Part I

Medical misdiagnosis is one of the biggest healthcare safety concerns in the United States today according to The Institute of Medicine. In 2013, about 22 million Americans were misdiagnosed and over 100,000 died as a result (Leavitt & Leavitt, 2011).  501 more words

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Don't Be a Victim of Medical Errors - Part II

There are five important roles patients should play to avoid being the victim of Medical Errors:

  • Get To Know Your New Partner –
  • Trust Your Health Care Professional…
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4 WEEKS OF HELL: Royal Blackburn Hospital doctors diagnose woman with cancer - only to find it was inflamed appendix moments before surgery

A GRANDMOTHER said ‘goodbye’ to her family after being told she needed a cancer operation – only for doctors at Royal Blackburn Hospital to discover she had been misdiagnosed moments before surgery. 189 more words


£10m payout to Harrogate boy left disabled at birth

A young boy from Harrogate has been awarded almost £10m in a payout from the NHS after medical errors at his birth left him severely disabled. 190 more words


Letter: Surgeon should be fined, not suspended

Re: “Foot doctor suspended over botched surgery” (Montreal Gazette, May 12)

As one of John Robert Sutton’s patients, due to go under his knife next week, I am, to put it quite mildly, flaming mad. 54 more words


Foot surgeon barred from practising after operating on wrong toes

A Montreal surgeon has been suspended for one month for operating on a patient’s big toes instead of her baby toes.

John Robert Sutton — who has private clinics in Côte-des-Neiges and Brossard — pleaded guilty to the Quebec College of Physicians for the incident, which happened at St. 354 more words

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