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Hospital Errors

U.S. Hospitals Make 17 Percent Fewer Mistakes

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds graphic link. No changes to text) NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - About 50,000 people are alive today because U.S. hospitals committ...

Two Major Breakthroughs in New Surgeon Rating Study

Leah Binder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

For employers and policymakers frustrated by America's embarrassingly poor performance in nearly every known indicator of health care quality, this study offers two breakthrough glimmers of hope.

The Shocking Truth About Medication Errors

Leah Binder | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Leah Binder

Let's say a physician writes a prescription for Colchicine and accidentally orders "10.0 mg," when he should have ordered "1.0 mg." That's a tiny deci...

Why You Are Being Charged for Mistakes Hospitals Make

Leah Binder | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Leah Binder

We can only hope for bipartisan common sense to prevail when hospitals ask to suppress information from the public that they themselves use to improve their performance.

An Educated Consumer Is the Best Customer... Even in a Hospital Setting

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Organ donation is an important part of our giving back to those who are awaiting a functioning organ when our bodies no longer have need of those organs. It is also a very individual and private decision that one should consider while one is still healthy.

Newborn Reportedly Sent To Hospital Morgue In Brazil While Still Alive

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

A premature baby born in a hospital in Brazil was reportedly sent to the morgue while still alive. The child later died after the staff was unable to ...

Surgeons Leave Swabs, Instruments in Patients

Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel You may have heard horror stories about medical instruments being left inside the body post-surgery. These accounts -- referre...

Changing the Culture of Medicine

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Brian Goldman makes an impassioned personal case for changing the culture of medicine by admitting errors of judgment. I think that the most important step in making that change is recognizing the relationship between physician and patient for what it really is: a partnership.

How Safe Is Your Doctor? Book Sheds Light On Accountability Problem In Hospitals

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) - When Dr. Marty Makary was a medical student, staffers at the Boston hospital where he w...

Medical Errors Harm Huge Number of Patients

Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living

By Steve Sternberg, for U.S. News Early in July, Mary Brennan-Taylor stepped to the head of a class of medical students at the University at Buffal...

Hospital Errors May Occur In A Third Of Admissions

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home

People go into hospitals expecting to be taken care of, but a new study shows that "adverse events" -- injuries caused by hospital error -- are 10 tim...

Drunk Surgeon Switches Man's Nose and Penis

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Sex brings a whole new set of problems. "If I'm with a woman in public and I'm excited to be with her, everybody knows it."

Better Hygiene at Public Bathrooms Than Hospitals?

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael L. Millenson

Even the worst guys in the worst bathroom -- just 65 percent of men at Turner Field washed their hands -- represented a stellar record of sterility compared to U.S. hospitals.

Physician's Errors: How Our Health Care System Is Failing Us (VIDEO)

Stefan Kertesz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefan Kertesz

2010-08-20-pullpull.jpg What if we are teaching doctors to do the wrong things for their patients?

Hospital Errors: Be Wary of the "July Effect"

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Findings from a new University of California San Diego study lend credence to what is called the "July effect" -- a long-held suspicion that July is t...