Report calls surgical errors most common, expensive
- Minnesota lists 24 outpatient adverse events. // Same-Day Surgery;Apr2007, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p50
The article focuses on the third annual report "Adverse Health Events in Minnesota," released by the Minnesota Department of Health, that lists 24 outpatient adverse events, including 12 wrong-site surgeries/invasive procedures and one medication error.
- In what way is your staff and facility most likely to get named in a lawsuit? // Same-Day Surgery;Jul2009, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p65
The article suggests ways on how to avoid common liabilities in outpatient surgery in response to the increasing surgical errors in the U.S. including the case of a wrong-site surgery in an hospital in Rhode Island.
- 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.
- Who takes the blame for medical errors? Paola, Frederick Adolf // Clinical Advisor for Nurse Practitioners;Oct2010, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p56
The article focuses on medical errors. It defines medical error as a failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve a goal. It states that around 98,000 of hospitalized patients die each year as a result of medical error, according to the 2000...
- Errores en cirugï¿½a. Estrategias para mejorar la seguridad quirï¿½rgica. Arenas-M�rquez, Humberto; Anaya-Prado, Roberto // Cirugia y Cirujanos;jul/ago2008, Vol. 76 Issue 4, p355
Surgery is an extreme experience for both the patient and the surgeon. The patient has to be rescued from something so serious that it may justify the surgeon to violate his/her integrity in order to resolve the problem. Nevertheless, both physician and patient recognize that the surgical...
- New safety standards address wrong-patient procedures. // RN;Oct2002, Vol. 65 Issue 10, preceding p25
Discusses the need to develop safety standards in order to prevent the error of performing invasive procedures on the wrong patients. Factors that increase the likelihood for wrong-patient medical errors; Ways to improve procedures relating to informed consent, patient identification,...
- Wrong-side surgery. Bernstein, Mark // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Apr2003, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p144
Studies the case of a wrong-sided surgery in a 71-year-old man diagnosed with subdural hematoma in the left frontal region. Presenting signs and symptoms; Past medical history; Diagnostic procedures; Treatment; Outcome and evaluation.
- Getting it right. Robeznieks, Andis // Modern Healthcare;8/22/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 34, p18
Reports on the actions taken by Florida state board of medicine to prevent wrong-site surgeries. Number of wrong-site or wrong-patient surgery cases settled by the board from August 2004 to June 2005; Penalty for wrong-site surgery; Common wrong-site surgery intervention that has been promoted...
- Depression, exhaustion, and patient safety. // Same-Day Surgery;Feb2010, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p22
The article discusses research linking a surgeons' mental health and well-being to medical and surgical errors.