Tag: "errors" at medical news
Study finds condom use errors are common among college-age men
...Transmitted Diseases found that various condom use errors
were frequent among a small sample of sexually act...lege men. The purpose of the study was to evaluate errors
and problems in the use of male latex condoms. Although the findings cannot be generalized to a bro...
Study finds Medicare overbilling may be caused by government's faulty reimbursement
... calls fraud and abuse results from simple billing errors
and the problems inherent in complying with Medicare's more than 100,000 pages of rules and supporting documents." Nearly 9,000 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are used in the medical field to code medical procedures for Medicare claims. T...
...(l) poor access to postmortem screening for inborn errors
of the metabolism; (2) the high cost of such testi...ecause the number of deaths attributable to inborn errors
of metabolism may begin to be assessed. High-volume postmortem screening and the data presented here...
Having dry eye before LASIK surgery is a risk factor for severe dry eye after surgery
...ASIK surgery is effective in correcting refractive errors
in the eye that require glasses or contact lenses to correct. Some people decide to have LASIK surgery because their dry eye symptoms make it difficult for them to comfortably wear contact lenses. Post-LASIK dry eye lasts for at least one month afte...
Sutter Health announces plan to deploy Bridge MedPoint error-prevention system
...nference this morning. "Research demonstrates that errors
can be reduced and lives saved through bold system changes like these. Embarking on these initiatives will not only improve individual patient safety, but also encourage the entire healthcare industry to accelerate improvements in quality. We hope ot...
Complex physical learning may compensate for prenatal alcohol exposure, study shows
...s. For 10 days, the alcohol-exposed rats made more errors
than the control rats, but all of them improved and successfully completed the training exercise. The researchers later examined the cerebellum of all the rats, finding the expected 30 percent loss of Purkinje cells in the alcohol-exposed rats. Thes...
Top-rated NC hospital to 'go live' with third generation MedPoint patient safety system
...vices. "Scanning medications at the bedside avoids errors
caused by 'look-alike/sound-alike' drug names, misplaced decimal points, and other common sources of confusion. MedPoint gives our patients an electronic safety net that complements the critical thinking skills and judgment of our nurses." Observes N...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, July 16, 2002
... new Annals of Internal Medicine series on medical errors
examines a case of unexpected hypoglycemia in a critically ill patient (Academia and Clinic, p. 110). The patient, who subsequently died, was not diabetic and was given insulin instead of heparin to clear an intravenous line. The article discusses ho...
Medical mistakes under the microscope
... of Medicine issued its scathing report on medical errors
and their deadly toll in November, 1999, all of Am...t off, diagnosing the persistent causes of medical errors
and offering new ways to think about errors
from top experts. Titled "Medical Error: What Do We Know...
Eastern Washington hospitals deploy new Bridge technology to enhance patient safety
...dPoint 3.0, also helps hospitals prevent potential errors
involving blood transfusions or lab specimen collection. Today, Sacred Heart announced a new contract to deploy the now thoroughly tested and proven software throughout Sacred Heart and four other PSEW facilities. "Sacred Heart was Bridge's first dev...
Adaptive optics technology provides powerful tools for eye doctors
...onal devices only measure the two basic refractive errors
of the eye--defocus and astigmatism. Eyeglasses, c... however, a complete analysis of the eye's optical errors
is now possible. The results of wavefront analysis can be used to design customized contact lenses...
New Patient Safety Officer Society will help officers reduce hospital errors
...whose work focuses on reducing preventable medical errors
and enhancing overall patient care safety. "Our mission is to provide patient safety officers with professional growth opportunities and advanced resources to lead their organizations in successful patient safety efforts," explained Shulkin. "As hosp...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 4, 2002
...errors, two patient safety experts describe the 17 errors
that allowed one patient to receive an invasive pr... and health systems interested in reducing medical errors
will need more reliable measurements than reviewing medical records, such as direct observation of p...
New journal series will educate physicians about medical errors
...nai School of Medicine in New York describe the 17 errors
that allowed one patient to receive an invasive pr...curve medical professionals must ascend to prevent errors
and safeguard patient safety, what can patients do to protect themselves? Chassin comments, "Patient...
One-on-one with pharmacists gives patients medication advantage
... In 2000, prescription drug-related errors
cost more than $177 billion in... Part of the reason that drug-related errors
cost so much is that more than half of all prescriptions dispensed in the United...
Light adjustable intraocular lenses may offer customized vision for cataract patients
... low-power source of light to eliminate refractive errors
post implantation. Preliminary findings regarding...5, 2002. Currently, patients experience refractive errors
after cataract surgery because of unpredictable wound healing, inaccuracies in pre-operative measure...
'Cheerleader' brain signal may act as a task master, Science study suggests
...g the reward. The monkeys made progressively fewer errors
as they approached the juice finale. When the brig...ar changed randomly, however, the monkeys made few errors
throughout. This change suggests that the monkeys didnt work as hard to get the reward when they kne...
Drug prescribing by nurses in the UK - Editor of the Lancet urges caution
...359: 1373-78]. Surely we must learn more about why errors
take place before further widening prescribing responsibilities. To extend the burden of risk so quickly is reckless." The additional training of nurses required for drug prescribing is highlighted as a crucial issue, yet there exist major inconsist...
Eisenhower Mem. 1st CA hospital to use Bridge barcode system to prevent medication errors
...to intercept both medication and blood transfusion errors
at the hospital bedside. EMC has contracted to beg...oken) accounts for approximately 15 percent of all errors
reported to the U.S. Pharmacopeia Medication Errors Reporting (MER) Program. In fact, the USP has id...
Hospital mortuary services need regular inspection
...iscrepancies were arguably less important, such as errors
in unit number or address, a substantial proportio..., probably because staff were regularly alerted to errors
as part of the audit, say the authors. We therefore believe that such audits are essential to mortua...
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