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She had no way of knowing how much was riding on her decision. The doctor she chose, Constantine Toumbis, had one of the highest rates of complications in the country for spinal fusions.
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Eighteen percent of nearly 400 orthopaedic surgeons responding to an 89-question survey about patient safety said they do not perceive a positive climate for patient safety in their organizations. 192 more words
LA Times Veronica Rocha 26 June 2015
T he Ventura County medical examiner is under investigation for allegedly performing unauthorized postmortem procedures, officials said. Details about the procedures have not been released by the Ventura County district attorney’s office, which is investigating claims against Chief Medical Examiner Jon J. 12 more words
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Why so many patients end up back in the ER:
No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it’s more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around. 287 more words
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Communication is important whether it is in business, sports or world politics and there is no doubt it is crucial in health care where the stakes can be tremendously high. 116 more words
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Hospitals continue to invoke a controversial health secrecy law when they investigate critical medical errors, despite a government report that in March highlighted serious flaws in the legislation.