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The Anatomy of Poor Patient Outcomes: It starts with us…and ends with us

I have the privilege of presenting a blog that was recently published by a dedicated nurse who may be stripped of her license because she was doing what she was trained to do:provide safe and quality care for her patients. In order to provide the best care, systems must change and adapt and sometimes this […]

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“What They Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Them”

In a nationwide survey of roughly 1,800 physicians, 17% had some level of disagreement with the notion that they should “never tell a patient something that is not true.” Not only that, but 11% of those surveyed acknowledged that they had told a patient “something that was not true” in the past year. Huh? What happened to […]

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What we have here is a failure to communicate

  It has been over 10 years since the prestigious Institute of Medicine reported that 90,000 patients loose their lives each year because of a preventable medical error. Mistakes such as prescription errors, wrong-site surgeries, and hospital acquired infections abound in hospitals. Despite this report and numerous attempts by agencies who are charged with keeping patients safe […]

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To Prevent Medical Errors Take Control of Your Healthcare

As many serious medical errors happen in the outpatient setting (doctors’ offices) than in hospital! Invasive and high-technology diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are increasingly being performed in the outpatient setting so researchers decided to compare the number and seriousness of adverse events in inpatient and outpatient settings, as reflected by malpractice claims. And, to the […]

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