Responding to tragic error: lessons from Foothills Medical Centre
- HOSPITAL ERRORS THE THIRD-LEADING CAUSE OF DEATHS IN THE U.S. // Quality Progress;Dec2013, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p16
The article discusses a report by patient safety advocacy organization Leapfrog Group on the number of Americans who die annually from preventable hospital errors, suggesting that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Medical errors kill almost 100 000 Americans a year. Charatan, Fred // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/11/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7224, p1519
Reports on the number of deaths in the United States per year caused by medical errors. Recommendations on patient safety in the Public Health Services; Details on medication and surgical errors; Strategies to reduce the errors.
- Medical Errors -- Facts You Should Know. // Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing;May/Jun2002, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p125
Presents a short list of facts from 'To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System,' a 1999 Institute of Medicine report about the effect of medical errors on patients. Number of people who die each year from medical errors; Specific number of deaths from medication errors; Annual cost of all...
- Study: Hospital errors result in 195,000 deaths per year. // Business Journal (Central New York);11/5/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 45, p14B
Presents the results of a survey related to hospital errors in the U.S. Number of patients who died due to preventable medical errors in hospitals; Increase in the incidents of death due to errors; Recommendation for hospital transparency to reduce hospital errors.
- Pilot Testing. COMMINS, JOHN // HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2008, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p12
The article reports on the opening of the St. Clare Health Center in Saint Louis, Missouri on March 30, 2009 by SSM Health Care. The system hopes for the enhancement of patients' satisfaction and lessened medical errors through the operating philosophy of the facility. Hospital administrators,...
- Who's managing medspas? Kapes, Beth // Cosmetic Surgery Times;Apr2005, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p1
Reports on a rare incident in which the application of lidocaine prior to laser hair removal resulted in a patient's death in Raleigh, North Carolina. Concern of medical review boards and surgeons about how such a tragedy could occur; Initiatives undertaken to prevent future problems;...
- Robot works for patient safety at Nebraska Medical. // Drug Formulary Review;Dec2007, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p94
The article features a robot that works for patient safety at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The robot is eight feet tall and 36 feet wide, capable of storing 44,000 medication unit doses. A Swisslog PillPick system has been installed with the machine in hopes of ensuring greater patient...
- Tip of the Iceberg. Ellifson, Valerie // Quality Progress;Nov2010, Vol. 43 Issue 11, p44
The article focuses on the iceberg health pyramid from Heartland Health which uses holistic approach in treating disease and determining patient's conditions and symptoms. The iceberg presents the vision of Heartland Health, illustrates the approach in providing healthcare, and determines top...
- Blunders will never cease. Jackson, Trevor // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);03/03/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7285, p562
Presents news briefs related to medicine, as of March 3, 2001. Error made by a hospital in Nottingham, England in the death of Najiyah Hussain, who was given laughing gas rather than oxygen; How a wrong drug was given a man during an emergency procedure; Speculation on the reasons for these errors.