Tag: "malpractice" at medical news
Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol
...year. According to the author, the fear of medical malpractice
has led to a culture of doing tests rather than using the data available through clinical evaluation. The study looked at an 8,138 patient random sample from 13 hospitals. By using a Web-based real-time data collection method and an extremely rigor...
A new focus for health care reform -- realigning competition around patient value
...er patient involvement in their health care, fewer malpractice
suits, more supportive health plans and government payers, new means for reimbursement, and higher performance levels by physicians and care teams and an improvement in overall value of patient care. "Paying for care cycles and rewarding value is ...
Accountability after adverse medical events
...always seek monetary compensation. Unlike Canada's malpractice
system, patients in New Zealand who are dissatisfied with the quality of their care may choose between two well-established medicolegal paths: one that leads to monetary compensation (awarded on a "no-fault" basis) and the other to nonmonetary forms ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for October 3, 2006, issue
...ed by Multiple Breakdowns A study of 181 closed malpractice
claims in which patients alleged a missed or delayed diagnosis in an ambulatory setting found that 59 percent (106) of these errors were associated with serious harm and 30 percent (55) resulted in death (Article, p. 488). In 59 percent (106 cases)...
Malpractice concerns may deter Florida medical students from entering obstetrics and gynecology
Tampa, FL (Aug. 29, 2006) -- The medical malpractice
climate in Florida is discouraging medical student...zed that student concerns about the rising cost of malpractice
premiums and medical liability in Florida may contribute to the marked decline of students specializ...
Physicians more likely to disclose medical errors that would be apparent to the patient
...may also increase the risk that patients will file malpractice
lawsuits. Thomas H. Gallagher, M.D., University ...xperiences with error disclosure despite different malpractice
environments, suggesting that the probability of lawsuits is not associated with their support for d...
ACP and The Doctors Company offer liability insurance credit
...ny is the nation's leading physician-owned medical malpractice
insurance provider and the exclusively sponsored carrier of ACP. ...
Rising health care premiums lead to lower wages and more part-time employment
...full-time jobs to part-time without benefits. "As malpractice
costs rise, the price of purchasing health care through any source--employer insurance, nongroup insurance, or out of pocket--will increase," explain the authors. "Workers may be willing to accept lower wages in exchange for costlier health insurance...
May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
...EDICAL LIABILITY SYSTEM Significant reductions in malpractice
payments could be realized if total or no economic...tween 10 specific state tort statutory reforms and malpractice
payments and premiums. Of the 44,913 claims analyzed, total and noneconomic damage caps were signif...
Clinical decision support tool improves doctors' diagnostic skills in just one minute
...medical error and accounts for over 40% of medical malpractice
claims. It has also been shown to be a key concern of patients, a recent survey by YouGov revealing that misdiagnosis had affected 1 in 5 of the adult population in the UK and 1 in 6 in the USA....
When the cause is right, politics and surgery sometimes mix
..., prompted by multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in malpractice
cases. Most companies providing malpractice
insurance to doctors stopped offering coverage, while the rest hiked premiums dramatically. Many ph...
Wrong-site surgery, related injuries appear to be rare
A review of cases reported to one large malpractice
insurer over 20 years indicates that wrong-site su...ned wrong-site surgery cases reported to one large malpractice
insurer between 1985 and 2004. The insurer provides liability coverage to one-third of Massachusett...
Keeping patients from falling through the medical-imaging cracks
...untry, and in fact they are the source of abundant malpractice
litigation," says author Charles Marn, M.D., chief of radiology at the Ann Arbor VA and an associate professor of radiology at the U-M Medical School. "We developed this system after a situation that occurred at our own institution, and this one-year...
Bush's health care initiatives will make America's system worse
...technology, he asked Congress to change US medical malpractice
laws to cap damages, and he again pushed health sa... sizeable dent in health costs. Changes in medical malpractice
laws are likely to reduce the often staggeringly high malpractice
premiums paid by many US doctors, ...
Monitoring system needed to prevent safety hazard of problem physicians
...mance problems until someone is hurt or there is a malpractice
suit. The doctor may then be warned by the chairman of the department, but it's often informal and without specific remediation assistance," said Leape. "If problems continue, then the physician is disciplined or reported to the state board. The ex...
Free care by Florida emergency physicians climbs faster as uninsured patient visits increase
...t to defray the cost of emergency care and medical malpractice
reform. The USF study did not specifically examine why the cost of uncompensated care rises at a higher rate as unfunded emergency department visits increase. But Dr. Orban offers two possible explanations: First, emergency physician groups providin...
Call for research funding to prevent pregnancy complications
...ssing obstetrical issues today, in addition to the malpractice
crisis, according to Michael Paidas, M.D., associa... over $15 billion in the newborn period alone. The malpractice
crisis is limiting the number of physician scientists dedicated to reproductive medicine, and drasti...
Preventing communication errors in telephone medicine
...ication has been associated with increased risk of malpractice
lawsuits. Reisman's co-author on the study was Karen E. Brown, M.D., of Yale School of Medicine....
Malpractice litigation wrongly blamed for inconsistent health care
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Conventional wisdom holds that malpractice
lawsuits are the bane of modern medicine, with hig...r, a law professor at the University of Texas. But malpractice
litigation has little to do with the continuing failure of medical providers to deal effectively wit...
Fear of lawsuits affects emergency physicians' heart care decisions
Emergency physicians who have the greatest fear of malpractice
suits are more likely than their colleagues to adm...ucille A. Carver College of Medicine. "The fear of malpractice
accounts for a significant portion of the variability in what doctors do in the emergency room," sai...