O’Connell. Physicians should, however, be proactive rather than reactive about explaining their errors. ... O’Connell. “Clinicians like me and you are horribly affected by medical errors that hurt people,” he said.
Researchers reviewed 39 studies to determine the effect of the annual changeovers on patient outcomes including mortality, morbidity, medical errors and efficiency. ... Medical Education's accreditation standards, but “require political will and
In South America, unlike the U.S., there are no reports on medical errors, and patients still think hospitals are healing centers devoid of risks. ... Mr. Schnekenberg is a fifth-year medical student from Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil.
Researchers used data from the Malpractice Insurers Medical Error Prevention Study to determine the involvement of trainees in medical errors. ... The most common factors contributing to medical errors among trainees were errors in judgment (173 of 240
34% of hospitals rely on 911 for medical assistance to stabilize a patient;. ... More than 1,400 commonly used pharmaceuticals were involved in medical errors from 2003-06 because their names look or sound like another drug name, according to a report
59% and 88% vs. 74%, respectively). However, they were less likely to believe in disclosing all significant medical errors to affected patients (64% vs.
The authors identified 14 patient safety indicators and looked at associated medical expenditures, death, readmission and outpatient care within 90 days of surgery. ... The authors concluded that medical errors can affect patient outcomes and health care
While the findings show that more humane resident work hours are possible without compromising patient care, the authors stressed that their study did not measure nonfatal medical errors or the impact ... The results appeared in the Aug. 19 Journal of
Not surprisingly, those patients reported dissatisfaction with their transfers. The study also found 13 medical errors associated with transfer communication problems. ... Certainly, we think they will play an important role in terms of improving
A significant proportion of physicians do not completely agree that they should disclose serious medical errors or financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients, according to a recent survey. ... General surgeons and pediatricians