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Is the Medical Error Situation Getting Better?

Possible improvement in the prevalence of medical errors?; too much money for a state's malpractice compensation fund?; botched surgery renders woman infertile.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Can I Lose My House if I Get Sued?

It's possible that a plaintiff malpractice award judgment could be higher than the amount of a physician's malpractice insurance coverage. What then?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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German insurers call for central database of complaints against doctors

Germany’s public health insurers—who cover more than 90% of the population—have called for the government to adopt measures that would require health professionals to report all incidents of medical malpractice and create a central transparent database for collection and evaluation of the data.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Hidden Malpractice Dangers in Your EHR

Although EHRs can streamline record-keeping, some of the intrinsic features could lead to trouble if you're not careful.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Boards Often Overlook Physician Sexual Misconduct, Study Says

When hospitals, medical societies, and malpractice insurers report sexual misconduct to the National Practitioner Data Bank, the information usually doesn't register with state medical boards.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Quiz: Which President Died From Malpractice?

Physicians and US presidents have had interesting relationships. See how much you know about these five.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Two GPs face charges of manslaughter over death of boy in 2012

Two GPs have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of a 12 year old patient who died in December 2012 in Wales.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Two GPs face charges of manslaughter over death of boy in 2012

Two GPs have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of a 12 year old patient who died in December 2012 in Wales.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Most Malpractice Claims Attributed to Few Physicians

The risk of accruing another paid claim increased with each previous claim and within surgical subspecialties and obstetrics-gynecology.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Medical Malpractice Concerns and Defensive Medicine

Delayed diagnosis of breast cancer is a leading cause of malpractice suits filed in the US. Does fear of a lawsuit influence the behavior of pathologists interpreting breast specimens?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Doctor gets suspended prison sentence for not giving priority to “very sick boy”

A paediatrician found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a 6 year old boy in her care died of septic shock has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Doctor gets suspended prison sentence for not giving priority to “very sick boy”

A paediatrician found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a 6 year old boy in her care died of septic shock has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Doctor gets suspended prison sentence for not giving priority to “very sick boy”

A paediatrician found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a 6 year old boy in her care died of septic shock has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Doctor gets suspended prison sentence for not giving priority to “very sick boy”

A paediatrician found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a 6 year old boy in her care died of septic shock has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Physicians Favor Malpractice Screening Panels to Deter Suits

Eight in 10 physicians cited pretrial screening panels as the best way to discourage malpractice suits in a new Medscape survey. This tort reform has a disappointing track record, experts say.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Dermatologists Wary Despite Low Malpractice Risks; More

Liability concerns affect even the least likely to be sued; these doctors want to see the public vote on caps; hospital's failure to diagnose leads to a fat award.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Malpractice and Medicine: Who Gets Sued and Why?

The Medscape 2015 Survey on Malpractice reveals the ongoing unhappiness that physicians experience with this dysfunctional system. Is there hope?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Physician Spending and Subsequent Risk of Malpractice Claims

Does practicing defensive medicine protect doctors against malpractice claims?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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High-Spending Doctors Less Likely to Be Sued

Providing more care than necessary may work to lower a doctor's risk of being accused of malpractice, suggests a new U.S. study.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Paediatrician found guilty of manslaughter after boy’s death from septic shock

A hospital doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death from septic shock of a 6 year old boy with Down’s syndrome.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago