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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326195/why-do-gps-leave-direct-patient-care-and-what-might-help-to-retain-them-a-qualitative-study-of-gps-in-south-west-england
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Anna Sansom, Rohini Terry, Emily Fletcher, Chris Salisbury, Linda Long, Suzanne H Richards, Alex Aylward, Jo Welsman, Laura Sims, John L Campbell, Sarah G Dean
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors influencing general practitioners' (GPs') decisions about whether or not to remain in direct patient care in general practice and what might help to retain them in that role. DESIGN: Qualitative, in-depth, individual interviews exploring factors related to GPs leaving, remaining in and returning to direct patient care. SETTING: South West England, UK. PARTICIPANTS: 41 GPs: 7 retired; 8 intending to take early retirement; 11 who were on or intending to take a career break; 9 aged under 50 years who had left or were intending to leave direct patient care and 6 who were not intending to leave or to take a career break...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319407/malpractice-litigation-in-acute-stroke-care-where-are-we-now
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Gilberto Kk Leung, Gerard Porter
Acute stroke care has undergone momentous changes in recent years with the introduction of intravenous thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy and integrated stroke services. While these are welcome developments, they also carry unique medico-legal challenges. In 2015, a patient from Greater Manchester was awarded over £1 million in compensation after ambulance paramedics failed to admit her to a specialist unit. This paper explores the medico-legal implications of this first but over looked thrombolysis-related claim in the United Kingdom...
January 1, 2018: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313902/what-to-do-when-complications-occur
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REVIEW
A Cruikshanks, D C Bryden
Adverse events and complications, even if minor, can result in considerable negative effects on patients, including loss of life. They can also have an impact on the healthcare workers involved. Offering an apology to a patient who has suffered a complication is necessary, and is not an admission of fault. In England and Wales, there are also statutory obligations of candour in cases of more severe notifiable events. Local and national systems exist for incident reporting, with a strong emphasis on learning from events and sharing of best practice...
January 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302166/the-impact-of-legal-advocacy-strategies-to-advance-roma-health-the-case-of-macedonia
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Alphia Abdikeeva, Alina Covaci
Across Europe, Roma face exclusion and obstacles in access to health services, resulting in poorer health. While there are legal and policy frameworks for Roma inclusion, implementation often lags behind. Increasing the grassroots capacity of Roma to advocate for accountability in health care and against systemic impediments has been a central focus of Open Society Foundations (OSF) support. This analysis discusses the impact of an OSF-supported legal advocacy project on Roma health rights in Macedonia. The paper uses qualitative indicators to measure the capacity of nongovernmental organizations, accountability for violations, changes in law and practice, and impact on communities...
December 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302160/intersectional-discrimination-of-romani-women-forcibly-sterilized-in-the-former-czechoslovakia-and-czech-republic
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Gwendolyn Albert, Marek Szilvasi
This paper reviews domestic and international activism seeking justice for Romani and other women harmed by coercive, forced, and involuntary sterilization in the former Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic. Framed by Michel Foucault's theory of biopower, it summarizes the history of these abuses and describes human rights campaigns involving domestic and international litigation, advocacy, and grassroots activism, as well as the responses of the Czech governments. The paper describes how legal and policy work during the past decade has led to recognition of coercive, forced, and involuntary sterilization as a present-day human rights issue worldwide, to the adoption of new guidelines on female sterilization, and to a joint statement on the issue by seven UN agencies...
December 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290546/characteristics-of-claims-in-the-management-of-septic-arthritis-in-japan-retrospective-analyses-of-judicial-precedents-and-closed-claims
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Yasuhiro Otaki, Makiko Ishida DaSilva, Yuichi Saito, Yasuaki Oyama, Giichiro Oiso, Tomohiko Yoshida, Masakazu Fukuhara, Mitsuru Moriyama
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis (SA) cases can result in claims or litigation because of poor prognosis even if it is unavoidable. Although these claims or litigation are useful for understanding causes and background factors of medical errors, the characteristics of malpractice claims associated with SA remain undetermined in Japan. This study aimed to increase our understanding of malpractice claims in the clinical management of SA. METHODS: We analyzed 6 civil precedents and 16 closed claims of SA from 8530 malpractice claims processed between July 2004 and June 2014 by the Tokyo office of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Incorporated...
December 28, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274397/litigation-in-orthopaedic-surgery-new-ethical-challenges
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EDITORIAL
H Coudane, J-L Danan, J Lighezollo Alnot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241815/litigation-in-orthopedic-surgery-what-can-we-do-to-prevent-it-systematic-analysis-of-126-legal-actions-involving-four-university-hospitals-in-france
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J Mouton, R Gauthé, M Ould-Slimane, S Bertiaux, S Putman, F Dujardin
INTRODUCTION: Orthopedic surgery produces 20% of medical malpractice claims. However only a few studies have examined the reasons for and consequences of these disputes, and they have usually been limited to a single hospital. This led us to perform a retrospective analysis of the claims at four teaching hospitals in northwestern France. The goals were 1) to describe the circumstances that led to these claims and recommend ways to prevent them, and 2) to describe the conduct of the proceedings and their financial and social outcomes...
December 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240573/making-wise-choices-in-health-provision-initial-exploration-of-nurse-perceptions-in-israel
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Moriah E Ellen, Einav Horowitz
Overuse of health services drives up costs while affecting quality of care. It can also harm patients physically and psychologically through invoking duplicate testing, unnecessary procedures, and psychological stress. The purpose of this study was to understand nurses' perceptions of health care overuse. Nurses perceived that physicians' main considerations when ordering tests are to get additional data to strengthen the diagnosis and "just to be safe." Fear of litigation and patients' desires were important factors...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240325/tort-law-expert-testimony-in-asbestos-litigation-district-of-south-carolina-holds-the-every-exposure-theory-insufficient-to-demonstrate-specific-causation-even-if-legal-conclusions-are-scientifically-sound-haskins-v-3m-co-nos-2-15-cv-02086-3-15-cv-02123-2017
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236272/medical-malpractice-and-transoral-robotic-surgery-evaluation-and-some-preemptive-thoughts
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Daniel D Lydiatt, Ryan Sewell
Medical malpractice is costly and disruptive, and it is important to prevent. We conducted a study with the objective to look at medical malpractice in robotic surgery overall, to evaluate reasons for litigation, and to comment on possible strategies to avoid litigation with transoral robotic surgery. We used the Westlaw computerized database to identify all state and federal verdict summaries in medical malpractice cases. We found 17 cases alleging malpractice that involved the use of robotic surgery. In all, the plaintiffs in 6 cases (35%) contended that an open rather than a robotic approach should have been used, 5 (29%) alleged negligent credentialing, 4 (24%) alleged training deficiencies, 2 (12%) alleged manufacturing problems, and 1 (6%) charged that robotic surgery should have been performed instead of open surgery (1 case involved two of these allegations)...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215494/descriptive-analysis-of-state-and-federal-spine-surgery-malpractice-litigation-in-the-united-states
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Nitin Agarwal, Raghav Gupta, Prateek Agarwal, Pravin Matthew, Richard Wolferz Jr, Aakash Shah, Nimer Adeeb, Arpan V Prabhu, Adam S Kanter, David O Okonkwo, D Kojo Hamilton
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Review OBJECTIVE.: This study aimed to determine the factors associated with malpractice litigation in cases involving spine surgery in the United States. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Medical malpractice is of substantial interest to the medical community due to concerns of increased healthcare costs and medical decision-making for the sole purpose of reducing legal liability. METHODS: The Westlaw online legal database (Thomson Reuters, New York, NY) was searched for verdict and settlement reports pertaining to spine surgery from 2010 to 2015...
December 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201926/factors-associated-with-physician-loss-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-malpractice-lawsuits
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Steven L Bokshan, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Alan H Daniels, Brett D Owens
Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is among the most common orthopaedic procedures, with its incidence doubling over the past decade. To date, no studies have analyzed litigation after ACL reconstruction. Purpose: To characterize the causes of malpractice litigation after ACL reconstruction. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A retrospective review of malpractice lawsuits after ACL reconstruction was performed using VerdictSearch, a large legal claims database encompassing nearly 180,000 legal cases, from February 1988 to May 2015...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200173/medical-malpractice-claims-following-incidental-durotomy-due-to-spinal-surgery
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Wesley M Durand, Adam E M Eltorai, Govind Shantharam, J Mason DePasse, Eren O Kuris, Alicia E Hersey, Mark A Palumbo, Alan H Daniels
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: Analyze medical malpractice verdicts and settlements associated with incidental durotomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Incidental durotomy is a common complication of spine surgery. While most intraoperative dural tears are repaired without sequelae, persistent CSF leak, infection, or neurological injury can yield adverse outcomes. The medicolegal implications of incidental durotomy are poorly understood...
December 4, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192732/leg-length-discrepancy-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-comparison-of-3-intraoperative-measurement-methods
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Juan M Nossa, Juan M Muñoz, Emilio A Riveros, Guillermo Rueda, Diego Márquez, Javier Pérez
INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is 1 of the most successful and frequent orthopaedic procedures around the world. Leg length discrepancy is reported in 1% to 60% of cases and is 1 of the most frequent causes of patient dissatisfaction and a common reason for litigation. The aim of this study was to compare leg length discrepancies following THA using 3 different intraoperative measuring methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present a prospective cohort study of 454 hips undergoing THA for osteoarthritis between January 2009 and August 2016...
December 1, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171044/stemming-the-standard-of-care-sprawl-clinician-self-interest-and-the-case-of-electronic-fetal-monitoring
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Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Raymond De Vries, Lisa Hope Harris, Lisa Kane Low
The "best interests of the patient" standard-a complex balance between the principles of beneficence and autonomy-is the driving force of ethical clinical care. Clinicians' fear of litigation is a challenge to that ethical paradigm. But is it ever ethically appropriate for clinicians to undertake a procedure with the primary goal of protecting themselves from potential legal action? Complicating that question is the fact that tort liability is adjudicated based on what most clinicians are doing, not the scientific basis of whether they should be doing it in the first place...
November 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170319/22%C3%A2-emergency-department-litigation-and-coroner-s-inquests-a-ten-year-analysis
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Nicholas Tilbury, Andrew Tabner, Graham Johnson
INTRODUCTION: The burden of litigation within the NHS should not be underestimated. Indemnity costs rise in response to the rising frequency and costs of claims, with recent changes to the discount rate projected to increase NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) costs by £1 Billion per year. Litigation also has a significant psychological impact on staff. This study represents the first examination of litigation and Coroner's 'Prevention of Future Deaths' reports relating to emergency department care in the UK...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161151/an-index-of-decline-or-recovery-following-nonimpact-and-impact-mtbi
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James Ernest Sweeney, Andrew M Johnson
This study investigated the degree to which litigants/insurance claimants sustaining Nonimpact mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in motor vehicle accidents differed from compensation-seeking motor vehicle accident victims that suffered Impact mTBI in terms of neuropsychological decline/recovery, using as a control litigants/insurance claimants that did not experience mTBI in motor vehicle accidents. A clinical index (C-Voc) was employed as the dependent measure for decline/recovery, consisting of T-score algebraic differences between a highly sensitive neurocognitive measure (Category Test) and a relatively insensitive "hold" measure (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Vocabulary subtest)...
November 21, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159602/competitive-advantage-of-mba-for-physician-executives-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Anthony D Turner, Stanislaw P Stawicki, Weidun Alan Guo
In response to systemic challenges facing the US healthcare system, many medical students, residents and practicing physicians are pursuing a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. The value of such proposition remains poorly defined. The aim of this review is to analyze current literature pertaining to the added value of MBA training for physician executives (PEs). We hypothesized that physicians who supplement their clinical expertise with business education gain a significant competitive advantage...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158092/medical-malpractice-in-neurosurgery-a-comprehensive-analysis
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Ranjit Thomas, Raghav Gupta, Christoph J Griessenauer, Justin M Moore, Nimer Adeeb, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Bryan Guidal, Nitin Agarwal, Ron L Alterman, Robert M Friedlander, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Neurosurgeons face the highest probability of facing a medical malpractice claim of any specialist. Here, we perform the first specialty-wide review of malpractice claims in neurosurgery using a well-established, national, online legal database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Westlaw (Thomson Reuters, New York) legal service was queried for jury verdicts and settlements related to neurosurgery and medical malpractice from 1985 to 2015. Case files were examined and factors recorded included the age and sex of the patient, the state and year in which the verdict was reached, defendant specialties, award payouts, and alleged reasons for malpractice...
November 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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