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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


Medical Errors: Third Leading Cause of Death in the Nation

A recent study from Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers indicates that the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is medical mistakes. An estimated 250,000 people die each year from medical errors, ranking it only after cancer and heart disease which each take approximately 600,000 lives each. 332 more words

Personal Injury Law

Finding Work Using Social Media

Out with the traditional, in with the new!

With social media everything is hashtags, viz.

  • #Overseasjobs
  • #Freelance
  • #Healthcarejobs
  • #Jobseekers
  • #Patientsafety
  • #Medicalerrors
  • #Malpractice
  • # PatientAdvocates

Let’s see if any of them is worth ($ literally!) the effort. 95 more words

Failure To Listen