Tag: "error" at medical news
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
...t many have serious reservations about a mandatory error
reporting system, including that it would discourage event reporting and increase the risk of lawsuits, according to a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA. Since the early 1990s, much has been learned about medical errors in health care settings, and...
Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors
...em they studied facilitated 22 types of medication error
risks. Examples include fragmented CPOE displays t...ative and survey methods identified and quantified error
risks not previously considered, offering many opportunities for error
reduction. "The literature on...
Panacea or Pandora's box
...tem analyzed, Koppel and his research team grouped error
types into two main categories: information errors; and human-machine interface flaws. Information errors, explains Koppel, result from fragmentation of data and information, or when there is a failure to fully integrate a hospital's multiple comp...
Training could remove racial bias from police reactions
...to shoot, chose not to shoot, or time ran out. An error
message appeared on the screen for a full second if the suspect was unarmed and the officer shot. The authors stated, "These findings have important implications for both the elimination of racial biases in general and the training of police officer...
Clinicians report missing patient information is common
...ed Strategies for Improving Patient Safety medical error
reporting study. Two hundred fifty-three clinician...f missing information as the etiology of a medical error
or adverse event. It demonstrates reports of a high frequency of missing important clinical informat...
Sunlight reduces risk of lymph gland cancer
...iostatistics. "This reduces the risk of systematic error
and increases the credibility of our study." The study was based on telephone interviews with more than 3,000 patients who were newly diagnosed as having malignant lymphoma, either non-Hodgkin's or Hodgkin's, between 1999 and 2002 in Sweden and Denma...
Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
... and family history of heart disease. The sampling error
for the overall results is +/- 3 percentage points...CNA), and consisted of PCNA members. The sampling error
for the physician results is +/-7 percentage points and for the nurse results it is +/- 10 percentag...
Quality of in-hospital CPR may fail to meet guidelines
...to improve monitoring and feedback to reduce human error
during manual CPR, by using devices such as [a certain type of] CO2 monitors and 'smart defibrillators', which can measure CPR characteristics and provide audio feedback to alert rescuers to errors such as incorrect chest compression or ventilation r...
Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
...Qwill instead add to the existing morass of Type I error
and willful falsification." According to Cooper, any discussion of race that ignores the cultural meaning and context of race fails the test of good science. The Use of Race Variables in Genetic Studies of Complex Traits and the Goal of Reducing H...
Information fusion research simulates disasters to manage emergency response
...n takes these reports and assigns probabilities of error
and uncertainty to the information they contain based on known reliability data and then fuses the information into a unified, coherent 'situation assessment' to help emergency responders and decision-makers make the best, most timely decisions that ...
Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions
...ime flying and worsening weather conditions, pilot error
was recorded as a contributing factor in all of the alcohol-related crashes and in 96 percent of other crashes. These included cases where the pilot was "showing off" to friends by flying too low, or lost control of the aircraft in darkness or in ba...
First blood test to diagnose paralyzing, blinding disease
...ks normal body constituents by a poorly understood error
in immune function. This new autoantibody (named NMO-IgG) was discovered in the Mayo Clinic Neuroimmunology Laboratory in the course of analyzing 85,000 blood samples. However, the significance of the antibody was not initially appreciated. Based on ...
Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States
...hildren and asthma. The maximum expected sampling error
associated with a sample of this size would be +/- 3.5 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. The survey was released on behalf of Asthma Action America, a national asthma education campaign supported by leading organizations committed to im...
Updated press release to October 2004 Cochrane Review
...eservedly, has acted swiftly to mitigate both this error
(which arose from individual error
and not systemic failures) and the likelihood of it being repeated, and undertakes to ensure that th...
Study examines nature and prevalence of errors in patient care
...Thirty percent of the nurses reported at least one error
during the 28-day period, and 33 percent reported a near-error. Although the majority of errors and near-errors were medication-related, the nurses also reported a number of procedural, transcription and charting errors. "Given the prevalence of o...
New technologies shed light on schizophrenia
...ased on monitoring as they went along -- a type of error
that hurts "executive functioning." Disturbed information processing lies at the heart of schizophrenia and sometimes predates the onset of illness. The high-tech scans support the concept of schizophrenia as a serious cognitive disorder whose...
Study links warm offices to fewer typing errors and higher productivity
...eyboarded and the amount of time they spent making error
corrections. Hedge used a new research approach em...boarding 100 percent of the time with a 10 percent error
rate, but at 68 degrees, their keying rate went down to 54 percent of the time with a 25 percent err...
Aviation-style checklist might solve operating room miscommunication: Researchers
...sted an association between team communication and error
but, until now, there was no empirical evidence about what communications problems occurred regularly for the purpose of being able to intervene and improve things," says Lorelei Lingard, a professor at the U of T Wilson Centre for Research in Educat...
Stanford to test effects of drug widely used for pediatric hypertension
...atments," he said. "Clinicians are using trial and error
on a case-by-case basis around the world - exposing kids to more risk than if the companies just did the studies in the first place." After a few drugs approved for adults were shown to be toxic in children, pediatricians pressured the Food and Drug ...
Envisat Symposium report day 2: GMES turns science to services
...visat spacecraft to date - with a current pointing error
reported by European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of less than 0.010 degrees. At the same time came overviews of results from Envisat's trio of atmospheric instruments, along with work on coastal studies, employing MERIS results for purposes such ...
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