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Sorry Seems to be the Hardest (Official) Word | David Porter

Belkin reported Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, who apologised after a post-mortem showed a patient died from hospital error. Without the hospital contacting the family and admitting the mistake, they ...
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Opinion | Can Your Hip Replacement Kill You?

Opinion | Can Your Hip Replacement Kill You? | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Many medical devices on the market have undergone no clinical testing at all.
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One of the questions to ask before an operation: the regulatory status of the device or object...!
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Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance

 This cohort study of hospitalized children compares family-reported error and adverse event rates with rates detected by other sources. Statistical analysis: families report 5X more errors, 2.9X more side effects.

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What a study! It is urgent to involve more families in following care of hospitalized children and may I add, any vulnerable population?
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The Medical Error Act calls for dialogue between medical and legal professionals | MACAU DAILY TIMES

The Medical Error Act calls for dialogue between medical and legal professionals | MACAU DAILY TIMES | Medical Error | Scoop.it
The Medical Error Act (Law No. 5/2016) came into force in February this year. The law was long awaited as the initial discussions were held 12 years ago in the Legislative Assembly. The topic was also heavily discussed outside the perimeters of lawmaking, among doctors, lawyers and with patients throwing in their own opinions about …
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Always more to learn about medical error!
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Anesthesiologists Found Underreporting Medication Errors

Anesthesiologists Found Underreporting Medication Errors | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Medication errors are apparently significantly underreported by anesthesia providers, at least at certain institutions.
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An article that deserves attention!
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Doctors Significantly Better Than Google, According To New Research

Doctors Significantly Better Than Google, According To New Research | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Symptom-checkers like WebMD made the wrong diagnosis in two out of every three cases.
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How too many tests can cause lifelong harm - Consumer Health Choices | Consumer Health Choices

How too many tests can cause lifelong harm - Consumer Health Choices | Consumer Health Choices | Medical Error | Scoop.it
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Most Americans Will Be Victim of Wrong or Late Diagnosis: Report

Most Americans Will Be Victim of Wrong or Late Diagnosis: Report | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Most Americans will get a wrong or late diagnosis in their lifetimes, a new report finds, often with devastating effects.
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Opportunities for diagnostic software - it's been around for quite some time

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Nurse's suicide highlights twin tragedies of medical errors

Nurse's suicide highlights twin tragedies of medical errors | Medical Error | Scoop.it
The suicide of a Seattle nurse who accidentally overdosed a baby with 10 times too much medication has spurred new debate about how to treat medical providers who make serious, even fatal, errors.
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Hong Kong's Hospital Authority must fast-track reforms to meet needs of public - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Hong Kong's Hospital Authority must fast-track reforms to meet needs of public - South China Morning Post (subscription) | Medical Error | Scoop.it
A special investigation panel will look into an extraordinary blunder at Tuen Mun Hospital involving nearly 10,000 patients aged over 60. The Hospital Authority has given it up to two months to get to the bottom of things.
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Doctors are the Third Leading Cause of Death

Doctors are the Third Leading Cause of Death | Medical Error | Scoop.it
This Journal of the American Medical Association article illuminates the failure of the U.S. medical system in providing decent medical care for Americans.
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Some of the issues on outpatient procedures are highlighted in the case of #joanrivers

Some of the issues on outpatient procedures are highlighted in the case of #joanrivers | Medical Error | Scoop.it
New York City officials said 10 emergency medical workers had arrived at a medical center in Manhattan after receiving a call that Ms. Rivers had gone into cardiac arrest.

 

 

 
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This NY Times article provides more details than most and promotes discussion about outpatient procedures.

 

 
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South African doctors performed heart surgery on wrong patient - The Standard Digital News #nochecklist ?

South African doctors performed heart surgery on wrong patient - The Standard Digital News #nochecklist ? | Medical Error | Scoop.it
South African doctors performed heart surgery on wrong patient
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A private hospital in South Africa admitted Wednesday that it had carried out heart surgery on the wrong patient after a name mix-up.

 

 
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Imagine that the article felt it needed to mention that the wrongly operated patient would not have to pay for the surgery

 

 
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Heart Surgery “Legend” a Factor in Transplant Deaths —

Heart Surgery “Legend” a Factor in Transplant Deaths — | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Notes released by a federal agency indicate that one of the hospital’s top heart transplant doctors spoke about “a retiring surgeon” who “wouldn’t stop performing transplants” in explaining a rash of patient deaths. Only Dr. O.H. “Bud” Frazier matches that description.
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New mom Serena Williams had to talk hospital staff through saving her life

New mom Serena Williams had to talk hospital staff through saving her life | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Serena Williams, the world's greatest tennis player and new mother, graces the cover of Vogue magazine for February, together with her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, who at three months is the youngest Vogue cover model ever. And she can already list one Grand Slam win, while still in utero. In the cover story
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What about Serena William's EMR? Was  info in there about her previous history of bloodclots? Must have been...So no one looked, or no EMR?
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10 ways to prevent medical errors from happening to you

10 ways to prevent medical errors from happening to you | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine. What can you do to make sure it doesn't happen to you? Here are 10 tips to guard against medical errors.
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How Kaiser Permanente tied its EHR, CPOE and bar code tools together to cut medication errors

How Kaiser Permanente tied its EHR, CPOE and bar code tools together to cut medication errors | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Hint: The health system achieved a 98.5 percent compliance rate for caregivers scanning medication and patient wristbands.
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When will know of the majority of medication errors?
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IBM and Celgene to transform patient safety monitoring

IBM and Celgene to transform patient safety monitoring | Medical Error | Scoop.it
IBM Press Room - Celgene Corporation and IBM Watson Health today announced a collaboration to co-develop IBM Watson for Patient Safety, a new offering that aims to enhance pharmacovigilance methods used to collect, assess, monitor, and report adverse drug reactions. The new offering will run on the Watson Health Cloud.
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Evaluation of Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events

Evaluation of Perioperative Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events | Medical Error | Scoop.it
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According to the authors, there is a lack of objective evaluation of perioperative medication errors and that this first such evaluation done at a top hospital bodes ill! Why do we still not have reliable performance data...?

 

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It's time for health care to stand up to medical errors. Will we?

It's time for health care to stand up to medical errors. Will we? | Medical Error | Scoop.it
Meaningful diagnostic error for Anna was that none of her providers recognized her chest pain as a cardiac red flag until it was too late.
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As I have said before, this is one of the saddest blog topics there could be.

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Deaths by medical mistakes hit records

It's a chilling reality -- one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. -- third only to heart disease and cancer -- claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Congressional hearing July 17, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward on how to solve the crisis, with IT often at the center of discussions.
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Surgeon analysis: N.M. docs rate average - The Santa Fe New Mexican

Surgeon analysis: N.M. docs rate average - The Santa Fe New Mexican | Medical Error | Scoop.it
The ProPublica scorecard sheds light on the lack of access to some procedures — and the low numbers of procedures performed by New Mexico doctors.
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Maintenance of #Certification -- A Hot Topic in #Medicine Most Patients Don't Know About But Should

Would you be willing to visit a physician who is not "board certified"? That may be a question you'll have to ask yourself if a small but vocal group of doctors get their way.
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Certification is not universal. Each country decides whether it requires it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_certification

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Risk of medical error can tend to be higher in hospitals

Risk of medical error can tend to be higher in hospitals | Medical Error | Scoop.it
A hospital is not the place most people want to be. If you are a patient and hospitalization is required it usually means that your condition is dire and the...
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Much Acute #Kidney Injury can be prevented if #physicians are made aware

Healthcare leaders are stepping up efforts to diagnose and treat acute kidney injury.

 

 
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Suddenly diminished #renal function may have been preventable if caught in the asymptomatic stage. 20% of hospital patients may be concerned. And what about #patient participation in this prevention?

 
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'Medication errors due to illegible prescriptions and low staff levels' - Irish Examiner

'Medication errors due to illegible prescriptions and low staff levels' - Irish Examiner | Medical Error | Scoop.it
'Medication errors due to illegible prescriptions and low staff levels' Irish Examiner The research, carried out by Anne-Marie Galvin, a clinical nurse manager at the Mercy University Hospital, also highlighted how managerial attitude and...
 
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Medical error in Ireland...

 
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