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Jeremy Hunt says hospitals will be obliged to report medical errors

Every hospital in England will have a legal duty to own up to mistakes and errors that cause harm to patients under a new “duty of candour” to be introduced by the Government.  
The Independent
over 5 years ago
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Intolerance of error and culture of blame drive medical excess

Jerome R Hoffman and Hemal K Kanzaria argue that efforts to reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment should focus on changing professional and public attitudes towards medical error and uncertainty  
bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Supporting clinicians after medical error

Clinicians who are unable to cope with their emotions after a medical error or adverse event are suffering in silence. These healthcare providers are often told to take care of the next patient without an opportunity to discuss the details of the event or share how this has affected them personally and professionally. While patients and families are the first victims of such events, we refer to the healthcare providers who are involved as the second victims.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Label design may affect risk of medication errors in OR, reports Journal of Patient Safety

Redesigned labels reduce the number of errors in simulated surgical emergency, study findsSpecial redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Avoiding Resuscitation Medication Errors - Part I

I am joined by Bryan Hayes to discuss the avoidance of critical medication errors during resuscitations.  
emcrit.org
over 4 years ago
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CPS kidnaps teen after heart attack, misdiagnoses mother with Munchausen by proxy

CPS kidnaps teen after heart attack, misdiagnoses mother with Munchausen by proxy  
naturalnews.com
over 4 years ago
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IdentRx Promises to Prevent Nearly All Medication Errors |

Medication errors continue to plague the clinical community and even rare cases of mistakes can make a big splash in the news. And for a good reason: we al  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Medical Statistics and Medical Errors, Part I

The field of medical statistics is poorly understood by many doctors and by most patients. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine that surveyed over 100 articles published in reputable medical journals stated that over 50% of them used medical statistics incorrectly, and furthermore stated that this misuse invalidated the clinical conclusions of many of these articles. In this blog I will not discuss esoterica such as when to use a two-tailed t-test rather than a one-tailed test, or the uses and misuses of the Cox regression analysis. Instead I will try to point out fallacies in reasoning and statistics that should cause you to doubt a result quoted in the journal or in the newspapers.  
ghthomas.blogspot.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Medical Computer Usability Online Textbook and Tutorial

Medical computer usability, and how improving medical usability prevents medical error, as viewed from the ED.  
ed-informatics.org
about 4 years ago
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Electronic Medication Reconciliation and Medication Errors

This report evaluates the use of an electronic tool to reduce non-intercepted admission medication reconciliation errors in a children's hospital.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Diagnostic error remains a pervasive, underappreciated problem, US report says

Diagnostic errors contribute to approximately 10% of patient deaths and to as many as 17% of hospital adverse events, yet have remained largely ignored in recent quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, a new report from the US Institute of Medicine has found.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Landmark Report Urges Reform to Avert Diagnostic Errors

Authors say better communication with patients, more input from certain specialties, changes in fee structure, and a nonpunitive culture for reporting errors are needed to change a dangerous path.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Sep 25 Cardiology News

The not-so-high risk of carotid artery occlusion, empagliflozin for type 2 DM, text messages for secondary prevention of heart disease, coffee and AF, ICD-10, and medical errors are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's podcast.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Public Release of the Report of the Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care - Institute of Medicine

The public release of the report of the Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care will take place September 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET in person and via live webcast. Members of the committee will be on hand to discuss the report. The webcast can be seen day-of on the webpage here: http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Activities/Quality/DiagnosticErrorHealthCare/2015-SEP-22.aspx  
iom.nationalacademies.org
about 4 years ago
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To Err Is Human, for a Pathologist to Apologize Is Uncommon

Pathology training programs need to do a better job of teaching residents and fellows about the importance of disclosing medical errors to patients, researchers say.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Live Hangout with Dr. Gidi Stein, CEO of MedAware Medication Error Prevention Platform |

Though medication errors continue to be a common occurrence, software designed to prevent them often creates its own problems while not really solving the  
medgadget.com
about 4 years ago
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Misdiagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis

As these cases demonstrate, correct diagnosis of sporadic inclusion body myositis is challenging, often resulting in mis-diagnosis, inappropriate therapies, and unnecessary fears.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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*Errors in Emergency Medicine* Medical error is the 6th leading cause of death in North America, and despite huge advances in imaging technology and lab test...  
youtube.com
about 4 years ago
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Perioperative Medication Errors Plague Surgeries

Previous literature on perioperative medication error rates underestimated true error rates, according to a new prospective study.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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The Persistent Problem of Diagnostic Error

Dr Lundberg and others have been documenting errors in diagnosis for at least 36 years. Now, the IOM has suggested eight goals to address this ubiquitous problem.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago