2011 05 Archives

Communication Breakdowns Causing Medical Errors

17
May
2011
On behalf of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum

Patients should be able to receive appropriate medical treatment without concerning themselves with anything other than their recovery. According to a recent survey, however, hospital patients could have more to worry about than they realize. The survey, conducted by medical professional associations and a global training and consulting firm, focused on operating-room and critical-care nurses. […]

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Self-Reporting of Medical Errors Leads to False Belief in Improvement

04
May
2011
On behalf of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum

A recent study published by Health Affairs suggests that rather than improving patient safety, health care facilities are underreporting medical errors, skewing statistics that seem to indicate hospitals are becoming a safer place for patients. By misattributing adverse events to a patient’s underlying condition, rather than to a mistake by health care professionals, the study reported that almost […]

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