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Patient safety and preventable medical errors

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What Killed Bob – Lack of Care or Lack of Caring?

Had Bob's care been coordinated among his many physicians, both outside and inside the hospital, I don't believe he would have died from this event.
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Continuous Monitoring Could Have Saved This Patient’s Life

A hospital failed to monitor a high-risk patient being given opioids for pain. She died. This death could have been prevented with continuous monitoring.
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Malpractice Claims Study is Helping Plastic Surgeons Get Better

A recent closed claim study by a malpractice carrier helps plastic surgeons make changes that will improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.
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Designing a Safer Breathing Tube for Patients and Caregivers

The innovative BayWin valve allows for deep suctioning of mechanically ventilated patients without the risks associated with breaking the closed circuit.
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Think You’re Getting Good Healthcare? You’re Probably Not

Robert Pearl, former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group is the author of Mistreated: Why We Think Were Getting Good Health Careā€”and Why We're Usually Wrong, a book that explores what must be done to fix the broken U.S. healthcare system.
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Can Patient Safety Be Protected After a Cyber Attack?

What physicians and hospital staff need to know in order to protect patient safety if all patient care data vanish after a cyber attack.
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These 3 Key Steps Could Have Prevented Paul Buisson’s Death

After celebrated animator Paul Buisson died of an in hospital opioid overdose, three key steps were identified that could have prevented his death.
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Learning Non-Technical Skills Might Save a Patient’s Life

NOTSS is a program to train surgical residents and more senior physicians in the non-technical skills that optimize surgical performance and help to avoid medical errors.
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The Moral Dilemma of Learning Medicine from the Poor

Student-run clinics provide healthcare to the poor, but also provide opportunities for students to practice their skills on people with no other options.