The patient was supposed to get Versed, a sedative intended to calm her before being scanned in a large, MRI-like machine. But Vaught accidentally grabbed vecuronium, a powerful paralyzer, which stopped the patient’s breathing and left her brain-dead before the error was discovered. That was in a prestigious Tennessee hospital. The link is here. I had […]
Trial lawyers focus heavily, and rightly, on fetal mortality rates. Birth-related injuries, injuries inflicted prior to birth, perinatal injuries and deaths among infants (whether SIDS, crib or otherwise) should be intolerable. What we sometimes lose sight of is the other side of that blessed event – the Mother. And on that score, studies are confirming […]
Lancet: Study – Stroke and Anticoagulants
If you could prevent 94 million deaths, would you?
NEJM: More than two thirds (69%) of the U.S. public has said that reducing health care costs should be a top priority for the president and Congress. A review of 14 national opinion polls elucidates the public’s perspective on the problems and solutions.
Lancet: A Study of Gun Deaths In US, Mexico, Brazil and Columbia
Microscopic Graphene Flakes to Stop Epileptic Seizures
MedScape Poll: Almost Half of Physicians Say EHRs (electronic health records) Have Hurt Quality of Care
The HOUR Trial: Clinical Decision Rule for Opioid Overdose Patients in the Emergency Department
Federal officials threaten Tampa Johns Hopkins’ All Children’s funding, citing fundamental patient safety issues. Following January inspection, the hospital has just 10 days to outline a plan to meet federal rules. #QualityFraud