New Doctors’ App Could Help Prevent Misdiagnoses and in turn Medical Malpractice Suits

Figure 1 App Helps Train Doctors in Weird Conditions, Could Decrease Hospital Error, Misdiagnoses, and Medical Malpractice Cases A new mobile app called Figure 1 has been called the “Instagram for Doctors.” Surgeons and physicians post pictures of strange ailments, like blue skin lesions, weird toe nail growths, or huge calcified plaques, and ask … [Read more...]

Superbug Outbreak in LA Hospital Due to Hospital Error

Hospital Error Leads to Superbug Outbreak Among Almost 200 Former Patients Defective Medical instruments that remained contaminated due to hospital error has led to a “superbug” outbreak among 179 patients at a Los Angeles hospital. At least two patients have died. The patients were most likely infected with CRE, or Carbapenem-Resistant … [Read more...]

Hospital-Acquired Infections of Superbug in NC Related to UCLA

Hospital-Acquired Infection of Superbug in UCLA Found on Devices in NC The superbug CRE – carbapenem-resistent Enterobacteriaceae – has been found to be the cause of several hospital-acquired infections in North Carolina, just days after a reported outbreak of the superbug in Los Angeles. According to Kevin McCarthy, a spokesman for the Carolinas … [Read more...]

Hospital Error Causes Superbug to Infect Former Patients

Superbug Acquired at Seattle Hospital Causes Superbug to Maim, Kill Former Patients in Hospital Error Due to hospital error, a drug-resistant superbug spread rapidly through a Seattle, Washington hospital and infected 32 former patients, 11 of whom died from the infection. Between 2012 and 2014, hospital error around cleaning practices at … [Read more...]

Hospital Errors and Patient Harm Stats Falling

Government Health Report Shows Hospital Errors Declining and Patient Harm Decreasing A new study conducted by government health officials and published on Tuesday, December 2nd, shows that the rate of hospital errors, including hospital-acquired infections, and patient harm rates are declining in the US. Between 2010 and 2013, according to the … [Read more...]

Medicare Sweep Penalizes Hospitals for Patient Infections

Nationwide, Hospitals Face Medicare Penalties for Patient Infection Rates The Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program was created in 2010 by federal health care reform laws and has helped reduce patient infections and other complications across the country. However, as part of the program, Medicare is gearing up in October to reduce payments … [Read more...]

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