Tag: "errors" at medical news
NHS target driven culture is failing patients
...tinuity of care. Healthcare systems must minimise errors
and should require an approach that is as evidence based as our approach to prescribing," he concludes. "How many such stories lurk in the corridors of today's NHS, and what do they tell us?" asks Fiona Godlee, BMJ Editor. "If this is, as Gannon impl...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
...e early 1990s, much has been learned about medical errors
in health care settings, and about their impact on...article. Although a number of approaches to reduce errors
were proposed, a key strategy involved the use of reporting systems to identify and learn from error...
Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors
...hich are implemented in part to reduce prescribing errors
can actually increase the risk of medication errors
in certain situations, according to a study in the March 9 issue of JAMA . Adverse drug events (ADE...
Panacea or Pandora's box
...significantly, frequently, and commonly facilitate errors
and some of those errors
can be deadly." As reported in today's Journal of the American Medical Association, Koppel and colle...
Study reveals frequent non-guideline treatment of late-life depression
...tings. "These results highlight possible worrisome errors
in the diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression," says Dr. Sewitch. "Further research is required in order to unravel the complexities."...
Elderly receiving inappropriate prescriptions from their doctor's office
... negative outcomes would support the position that errors
like these are common among the elderly outpatient population. Questions still remain as to whether identifying these inappropriate drugs will likely lead to improved use of medications....
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
...ts were fatal. The events were typically caused by errors
in drug prescribing and monitoring; these errors
included using the wrong dose of a medication, prescribing drugs that interacted with each other, an...
Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening
...n, a fast growing group of newly discovered inborn errors
of metabolism. Dr. Rinaldo's remarks were part of a symposium entitled "The Future of Newborn Screening: Science, Policy and Technology," organized by researchers from the National Institute of Childhood Diseases and the University of Miami School o...
Electronic medical records reduce hours, cut cost
...dical data helps flag potentially serious clinical errors
or deviations from accepted best practices, while ...he study identified 46 potentially serious medical errors
per 1,000 persons nearly one for every 20 members. The study demonstrated 19% fewer hospitalizatio...
Doctors need to prepare for blood shortages now
...re the first to be cancelled. Reducing transfusion errors
is also an important step, although this a major undertaking in large hospitals, he adds. New regulations surrounding transfusion practice are on the way and will need to be incorporated in UK law by February 2005, says the author. "We need to act no...
Male surgeons report highest rate of mistakes in patient care
...authors point out that it may be easier to measure errors
in surgery. And doctors don't always recognise "adverse events," so the figures in other disciplines may actually be higher, they say. A proportion of respondents had sought professional help after making a serious mistake or found that the incident ...
Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
...erall results is +/- 3 percentage points. Sampling errors
for the sub-samples of men is +/- 4 percentage points, women is +/- 4 percentage points, adults who are at an increased risk for heart disease is +/- 4 percentage points, increased-risk men is +/- 5 percentage points, increased-risk women is +/- 7 pe...
Most adverse events in hospitalized children are preventable
...nt each year and that at least 60 percent of these errors
may be preventable. Adverse events are injuries c...te of Medicine to determine how frequently medical errors
occur in the United States. The study provides an equivalent assessment for children. The data were...
Quality of in-hospital CPR may fail to meet guidelines
...cs and provide audio feedback to alert rescuers to errors
such as incorrect chest compression or ventilation rate," the authors write....
The human eye cannot spot the offside rule
...essed simultaneously by a referee, and unavoidable errors
will be made in the attempt. The use of modern technology during games, such as freeze frame television and frame by frame analysis is advisable to limit these errors, he concludes....
NHLBI statement on oral contraceptive study
...cribed in the recent presentation, have biases and errors
that raise doubts about the validity of any associations found in the exploratory analyses. It is important to understand that WHI data come only from postmenopausal women who were 50 to 79 years of age when they joined the study. The recent prese...
Updated press release to October 2004 Cochrane Review
...cal outcomes than those who did not. Regrettably, errors
in data analysis meant that these outcomes were reported incorrectly. The authors are currently re-analysing their data and will be resubmitting their results to The Cochrane Library (2) in the future. It is expected that the revised results will b...
Medication errors in sick children may be higher than previously thought
The level of medication errors
in sick children might be substantially higher tha...ccording to a study in this week's BMJ. Medication errors
are common in paediatric emergency departments, but the incidence of errors
during paediatric resusc...
Study examines nature and prevalence of errors in patient care
...tailed description of the nature and prevalence of errors
by hospital staff nurses. During a 28-day period,...registered nurses kept a detailed journal of their errors
and prevented errors, referred to as near-errors. Thirty percent of the nurses reported at least on...
Safer drug prescribing for seniors in nursing homes: Canada leads the way
...ent population. Research has shown that medication errors
resulting in preventable adverse drug events occur most often at the time the drug is being prescribed and in the follow-up. This fall, Baycrest completed the rollout of a state-of-the-art computerized physician order entry system (CPOE) with clin...
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