Monthly Archives: September 2018
Sep 22

Wrong Site, Wrong Patient, Wrong Surgery

Wrong site, wrong patient, wrong surgery errors are all considered “never” events by the National Quality Forum. The term “never event” was introduced in 2001 by Ken Kizer, MD, referencing particularly shocking medical errors which should never occur. Over time,

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Sep 18

Birth Injuries

Approximately seven out of every 1,000 births in the United States includes some level of birth injury. More birth trauma injuries occur in not-for-profit hospitals than in private, for-profit hospitals (7.15 per 1,000 live births as opposed to 4.33 per

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Sep 11

Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

According to an ABC News report, some 37 million women in America schedule a routine mammogram each year. After all, we have been told repeatedly by “experts” that having regular mammograms can catch breast cancer early, increasing our odds of

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Sep 05

Teens are Texting and Driving – Are They Learning it from Their Parents?

Smartphones have been on the market for more than twenty years. That means that teenagers today don’t remember a world without them. We have all heard the warnings about the dangers of texting and driving, and there are countless studies

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