Search Tag: medical errors
Medical Errors Up 70% in Massachusetts
2014 18 Aug
Last year, acute care hospitals in Massachusetts recorded a 70 percent spike in serious medical errors and patient injuries, according to a Boston Globe report. Health officials, however, attributed the dramatic increase to revised definitions of what constitutes medical harm. A total of 753 incidents were reported by acute care hospitals in the... Read more
Adverse Events in the ICU: Are We Aiming at the Wrong Target?
2013 15 Aug
Several studies the last decade have revealed that errors and adverse events are common in the ICU. Errors have become the norm rather than the exception in most ICUs—for physicians as well as nurses. Efforts have been made to prevent errors and adverse events from occurring, but evidence showing that preventive measures are effective is scarce.... Read more