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Posts tagged "medical error"

Distracted doctoring reaches new low: Sexting during surgery

In recent years there has been a growing concern in healthcare about distracted doctors. Like distracted drivers, physicians who are preoccupied with the electronic devices in their hands may pose a danger to others around them. Inattention leads to preventable medical errors.

Focus: Medical disciplinary matter spotlights regulatory process

Doctors in New Jersey and nationally occasionally subject themselves to intense scrutiny in regard to their medical practices and treatment of patients. Sometimes that focus comes from state and federal health regulators, especially where an established pattern of medical errors and patient harm is reasonably suggested.

Smart design in the hospital environment can help reduce errors

This great irony has always existed in hospitals, whether they are in New Jersey or anywhere else: They are at once facilities where people go to get better while at the same time being environments marked by heightened risk factors that can imperil the health of patients.

Focus: getting from doctor errors to full patient disclosure

It is certainly interesting to read one prominent doctor and medical commentator note that “one of the most difficult moments in one’s career” relates not to unraveling a complex illness or informing a patient of tragic news, but, rather, to a discussion with another doctor.

Estimates of fatal medical mistakes: Is upward revision required?

The seminal and oft-cited estimate offered more than 20 years ago by the national Institute of Medicine concerning the number of people who die annually in American hospitals owing to medical mistakes was for some time viewed as unrealistic.

$7.4 Billion Medicaid Recovery

Breslin and Breslin, PA, Donald A. Caminiti, Esq., was one of six law firms selected by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to act as special counsel to represent it in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid and other health related costs incurred by the state resulting from tobacco related illnesses.