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Monthly Archives: October 2012
Defensive Medicine refers to the concept that doctors order unnecessary tests and extra medical procedures as a means to avoid medical negligence lawsuits. However, research at Dartmouth Hitchcock College of Medicine and other studies support there is very little evidence … Continue reading
The Joint Commission, which accredits most hospitals in the US and many abroad, consistently identifies communication as the number one cause of medical errors. Healthcare providers are increasingly becoming aware of the opportunities for information to get lost during handoffs … Continue reading
Preventable medical errors kill and seriously injure hundreds of thousands Americans every year. Any discussion of medical negligence that does not involve preventable medical errors ignores this fundamental problem. Reducing medical errors is the best way to address all problems … Continue reading