- Ending the blame game key to overcoming medical error. Sibbald, Barbara // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/16/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 8, p1083
Focuses on medical errors in the United States, Canada, Australia,Great Britain and other countries. Steps taken by several countries to lower the number of medical errors; Why doctors do not report mistakes; Factors involved in the analysis of risk and safety in medicine.
- When Bad Medicine Happens to Good People. Fischer, Mary A. // O, The Oprah Magazine;May2005, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p309
Investigates several cases of medical errors in the U.S. Estimated number of patients who are killed due to medical errors according to a report issued by the Institute of Medicine; Reluctance of doctors to listen to patients' complaints; Results of a survey on medical errors conducted by the...
- Looking to Sweden and New Zealand for answers. // Medical Economics;6/4/2004, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p71
Looks at the no-fault medical liability compensation systems in New Zealand and Sweden. Difficulty of determining whether an adverse event was an injury or just an unfortunate occurrence; Revision made with the New Zealand no-fault system; Advantages of the Swedish no-fault system over the Ne...
- Doctors charged with manslaughter in the course of medical practice, 1795-2005: a literature review. Ferner, R. E.; McDowell, Sarah E. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jun2006, Vol. 99 Issue 6, p309
Objectives: To quantify the number of doctors charged with manslaughter in the course of legitimate medical practice and to classify cases, as mistakes, slips (or lapses), and violations, using a recognized classification of human error system. Design: We searched newspaper databases, Medline,...
- MALPRACTICE Corner. Collins, Dawn // Contemporary Urology;Aug2005, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p10
Provides information on medical malpractice lawsuits heard by U.S. courts as of August 2005. Cause of second- and third-degree burns experienced by a patient who had a renal surgery; Court ruling on a case regarding incorrect placement of penile implant to a man who had erectile dysfunction;...
- Editorial. Friedman, Leonard H. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Fall2003, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p1
Editorial. Comments on the medical malpractice crisis in the United States. Investment decisions on the part of malpractice insurance companies; Issue on whether patients receive better care as a result of the litigation activity; Management of medical malpractice claims.
- Moving Beyond the Blame Game. Ignagni, Karen // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Fall2003, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p3
Discusses the issue of medical malpractice and whether patients receive better care as a result of the litigation activity in the United States. Facts about malpractice reform; Legal fear as a driver of insurance costs; Prospects for reform.
- The Commentaries: A Summary. // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Fall2003, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p15
Discusses opinions about the reasons and solutions to the medical malpractice crisis in the United States. Disappearance of the commercial market for medical liability insurance; Responsibility of the health insurance industry for the crisis; Insurance costs.
- Out of Crisis, a Proven Course Is Found. McAleer, A. Gordon // Frontiers of Health Services Management;Fall2003, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p17
Relates the author's opinion about the reasons and solutions to the medical malpractice crisis in the United States. Medical malpractice insurance; Rise in the severity and frequency of insurance claims; Decline in investment portfolios of insurance carriers.