2011 05 Archives

Communication Breakdowns Causing Medical Errors

17
May
2011
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

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 Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

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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