Tag: medical error

Distracted Doctoring – One More Things to Worry About

I had not heard of this until the New York Times article late last year ‰ÛÒ distracted doctoring. That‰Ûªs scary! All of the technology hospitals now have is great. And while the article does mention that the technology can distract practitioners, it also pointed out that doctors and nurses may...

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5 Things to Do to Hold Your Physician Accountable

Truth or Consequences@Ron Levine, Getty Images In a recent Health Affairs article: Two-thirds of doctors responding to a survey agreed that they should disclose serious medical errors to patients. åÊ One-third did not completely agree that they should.åÊ Nearly two-fifths said they did not completely agree that they should disclose...

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Being Your Own Patient Advocate

@Comstoc, Getty Images Joe and Teresa Graedon’s book “Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them” is an acknowledgment that serious mistakes are made at every hospital in America on a daily basis. Its genesis started with their own nightmare involving Joe’s mother’s care in an NC hospital.The Graedon’s...

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