Did you know that only 21 states require medical offices where doctors perform surgery to be accredited or licensed? Offices that are accredited or licensed are required to have certain life-saving emergency equipment and drugs; comply with strict record keeping, anesthesia, and cleanliness protocols; and be subject to inspection. Because cosmetic surgery has become more… Read More
When physicians fail to communicate diagnostic test results, the number of lawsuits increases, as revealed by a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology and reported by American Medical News. And that increase comes with a cost. Payouts from verdicts and settlements in cases involving these failures grew by $70… Read More
A recent study suggests medical errors in hospitals go largely undetected. A team of researchers affiliated with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a think tank in Cambridge, Mass., have reported that the number of “adverse events” in hospitals — injuries caused by medical error rather than patients’ underlying conditions — might be 10 times greater… Read More
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