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Is There a Safer Day of the Week to Have Elective Surgery?

The weekend effect has been previously documented through studies. The weekend effect alleges that a patient who visits the emergency room on Saturday or Sunday has a greater chance of dying than a patient who visits the emergency room during the week. Now, a new…

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Kentucky Study Finds Music in OR Could Put Patients at Risk

Last month, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggested that noise in the operating room generally, and music in the operating room more specifically, could cause patients to suffer medical malpractice injuries. The study, conducted by researchers at the…

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Should Hospitals Test Doctors for Drugs and Alcohol?

Two Johns Hopkins doctors and patient safety experts recently published an online comment on the Journal of the American Medical Association website that has people talking. In that comment, the experts allegedly suggested that hospitals could improve patient safety by randomly testing doctors for the…

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Experts Suggest 10 Strategies to Improve Patient Safety

For the first time in a decade, experts have issued an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report, identifying ways to improve patient safety from preventable medical harm. The report, which was issued in March 2013 indicates that most health care organizations in the United…

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Possible Connection between Finances & Surgical Complication

A new study in the April 17, 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found a possible connection between hospitals’ possible financial profit and post-surgical complications.  Researchers found that there are effective methods of reducing surgical complications. However, many hospitals are slow to implement…

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Limiting Medical Intern Days May Endanger Patients

In 2011, the number of consecutive hours a medical intern could work during a hospital shift was lowered to 16. One of the reasons for the change was to prevent medical mistakes made by tired interns. However, the change may have increased a different type…

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