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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820621/-doctors-killed-my-baby-argumentative-patterns-in-medical-disputes-in-china
#1
Dawei Pan
The recent surge in medical disputes requires that more attention be paid to the voices of laypeople. This article explores the argumentative nature of the public discourse of the reported "malpractice mobs" that strive to convince members of the public (in the place of health or legal experts) that they have been victims of medical errors and injustice. This case-based qualitative empirical study uses a pragma-dialectical approach to suggest a prototypical pattern of such public appeals that contains a basic argumentative pattern and various types of extensions...
August 18, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807881/taking-the-initiative-risk-reduction-strategies-and-decreased-malpractice-costs
#2
Steven E Raper, Deborah Rose, Mary Ellen Nepps, Jeffrey A Drebin
BACKGROUND: To heighten awareness of attending and resident surgeons regarding strategies for defense against malpractice claims, a series of Risk Reduction Initiatives (Initiatives) have been carried out in our Department of Surgery (Surgery). We hypothesized that emphasis on certain aspects of risk might be associated with decreased malpractice costs. The relative impact of Surgery Initiatives was assessed when compared to malpractice experience for the rest of the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805114/lack-of-compassion-or-poor-discretion-ways-of-addressing-malpractice
#3
Bodil Tveit, Anne Raustøl
In this article, our point of departure is the 'compassion crisis' in the National Health Service in the UK and the initiatives introduced in the aftermath of scandals that were intended to strengthen healthcare professionals' ability to show compassion. We look at the two main strategies, which we term the 'recruitment and staff development strategy' and the 'amelioration of the quality systems strategy' and the debate that has arisen related to them. Based on this analysis, we question whether compassion really is a helpful concept to understand the crisis and hence to underpin relevant strategies...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800808/legal-and-ethical-challenges-part-1-general-population
#4
REVIEW
Britta Ostermeyer, Anim N Shoaib, Swapna Deshpande
Several federal and state laws and regulations, as well as ethical medical principles, govern the emergency clinician's practice of care. Although some common legal-medical and ethical principles are shared with other medical specialties, emergency medicine and emergency psychiatry have unique legal and ethical challenges. This article presents and discusses these challenges, including the physician-patient relationship, malpractice, confidentiality and privilege, duty to report, decision-making capacity and vicarious decision-making, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, right to treatment, hospital admissions, involuntary commitment, forced medication administration, and child and elder abuse...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794243/malpractice-claims-related-to-diagnostic-errors-in-the-hospital
#5
Ashwin Gupta, Ashley Snyder, Allen Kachalia, Scott Flanders, Sanjay Saint, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the incidence or significance of diagnostic error in the inpatient setting. We used a malpractice claims database to examine incidence, predictors and consequences of diagnosis-related paid malpractice claims in hospitalised patients. METHODS: The US National Practitioner Database was used to identify paid malpractice claims occurring between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2011. Patient and provider characteristics associated with paid claims were analysed using descriptive statistics...
August 9, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791081/is-the-late-mandibular-fracture-from-third-molar-extraction-a-risk-towards-malpractice-case-report-with-the-analysis-of-ethical-and-legal-aspects
#6
Weuler Dos Santos Silva, Rubens Jorge Silveira, Michelle Gouveia Benicio de Araujo Andrade, Ademir Franco, Rhonan Ferreira Silva
OBJECTIVES: The present study reports a case of late mandibular fracture due to third molar extraction and highlights the inherent clinical, ethical and legal aspects related to this surgical complication. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A female patient underwent surgical procedure for the extraction of the mandibular right third molar. Two days after the surgery the patient reported pain and altered occlusion in the right side of the mandible. After clinical and radiographic re-examination, the diagnosis of late mandibular fracture was established...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781019/reported-litigation-associated-with-primary-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
#7
Steven L Bokshan, Roy J Ruttiman, John M DePasse, Lee E Rubin, Mark A Palumbo, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND: Greater than 75% of arthroplasty surgeons report having been the subject of a malpractice lawsuit. Despite this, few studies have analyzed the causes of litigation following total joint arthroplasty in the United States. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of malpractice lawsuits following total hip and knee arthroplasty using VerdictSearch, a database encompassing legal cases compiled from February 1988 to May 2015. Complications leading to litigation were categorized and assessed for patient, surgeon, and lawsuit factors...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764191/knowledge-and-perception-about-pharmacovigilance-among-pharmacy-students-of-universities-in-sana-a-yemen
#8
Gamil Qasem Othman, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohammed Alshakka, Mukhtar Ansari, Farouk Al-Qadasi, Abdulsalam M Halboup
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacists in community or hospital setting play a key role in reporting Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRs) during practice. Under reporting is considered as a profession malpractice worldwide. AIM: To determine the level of knowledge and perception about phramacovigilance and ADRs reporting among final year pharmacy students of Universities in Sana'a Yemen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was conducted among 385 final year pharmacy students...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762454/use-of-trauma-scoring-systems-to-determine-the-physician-s-responsibility-in-cases-of-traumatic-death-with-medical-malpractice-claim
#9
Murat Nihat Arslan, Çisem Kertmen, Deniz Oğuzhan Melez, Durmuş Evcüman, Yalçın Büyük
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury is near the top of World Health Organization list of leading causes of death, and one of the major factors affecting mortality is the severity of the trauma. During medical intervention for trauma patients, some injuries may be overlooked, and this misstep may be the basis of a malpractice claim. The objective of this study was to provide a new approach to evaluating medical malpractice cases by discussing the benefits of the use of trauma scores. METHODS: Cases of alleged malpractice that were discussed and concluded between 2010 and 2013 were selected from the case archive of the General Committee of the Council of Forensic Medicine (GC of CFM)...
July 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756386/study-on-factors-inducing-workplace-violence-in-chinese-hospitals-based-on-the-broken-window-theory-a-cross-sectional-study
#10
Chenyu Zhou, Huitong Mou, Wen Xu, Zhe Li, Xin Liu, Lei Shi, Boshi Peng, Yan Zhao, Lei Gao, Lihua Fan
OBJECTIVES: To explore the potential components of hospital workplace violence (HWPV) from the perspectives of hospital administrators and patients, and put forward corresponding strategies for its prevention and control. SETTING: Using convenience sampling methods, 116 hospitals in 14 provinces of China were surveyed using a self-designed questionnaire. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was used. PARTICIPANTS: Hospital administrators and patients from 116 hospitals in 14 provinces of China...
July 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754358/provider-and-practice-factors-associated-with-emergency-physicians-being-named-in-a-malpractice-claim
#11
Jestin N Carlson, Krista M Foster, Jesse M Pines, Christopher K Corbit, Michael J Ward, Muhammad Zia Hydari, Arvind Venkat
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine the association between emergency physician characteristics and practice factors with the risk of being named in a malpractice claim. METHODS: We used malpractice claims along with provider, operational, and jurisdictional data from a national emergency medicine group (87 emergency departments [EDs] in 15 states from January 1, 2010, to June 30, 2014) to assess the relationship between individual physician and practice variables and being named in a malpractice claim...
July 26, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749484/communication-related-allegations-against-physicians-caring-for-premature-infants
#12
J Nguyen, H Muniraman, M Cascione, R Ramanathan
OBJECTIVE: Maternal-fetal medicine physicians (MFMp) and neonatal-perinatal medicine physicians (NPMp) caring for premature infants and their families are exposed to significant risk for malpractice actions. Effective communication practices have been implicated to decrease litigious intentions but the extent of miscommunication as a cause of legal action is essentially unknown in this population. Analysis of communication-related allegations (CRAs) may help toward improving patient care and physician-patient relationships as well as decrease litigation risks...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748064/publication-practices-and-responsible-authorship-a-review-article
#13
REVIEW
Elvis E Tarkang, Margaret Kweku, Francis B Zotor
Dissemination of research findings through the publication of one's work or a group of contributors is an important part of the research process, as this allows the passing on of benefits to a much wider community. In whatever evocative form this dissemination may take, the onus lies on the author(s) to ensure adherence to the code of ethics as it pertains to the integrity of the information being put out. We publish because we want our findings to be adapted into practice and application, or in some cases may be relevant to policy makers in decision-making...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Public Health in Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742377/reducing-delay-in-diagnosis-multistage-recommendation-tracking
#14
Ben Wandtke, Sarah Gallagher
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a multistage tracking system could improve communication between health care providers, reducing the risk of delay in diagnosis related to inconsistent communication and tracking of radiology follow-up recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Unconditional recommendations for imaging follow-up of all diagnostic imaging modalities excluding mammography (n = 589) were entered into a database and tracked through a multistage tracking system for 13 months...
July 25, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741325/continuous-pain-and-swelling-after-humerus-fracture-in-an-86-years-old-woman
#15
M Herrera-Pérez, J Boluda-Mengod, R Muñoz-Ortus, M J Gutiérrez-Morales, J Pais-Brito
Metastases to bone are the most frequent cause of destructive lesions to the skeleton in adults . The tumours that are most likely to metastasize to bone are prostate (32%), breast (22%), kidney (16%), lung and thyroid. The typical distribution of metastatic lesions are to the spine, ribs, pelvis, and proximal limb girdles. The humerus is the second most common site for long bone metastases, behind only the femur in its frequency of involvement . It represents the 20% of all bony metastases. We present a clinical case of an 86 yo woman with a previous diagnosis of myofibroblastic sarcoma of the maxillaris who suffers a pathological fracture of the humeral shaft secondary to metastasis and was misdiagnosed and treated for a typical humeral fracture using and intramedullary pinning (Hackethal technique), producing the progression of the disease within the humeral shaft...
January 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734859/provider-health-and-wellness
#16
REVIEW
Anil Nanda, Anita Wasan, James Sussman
Provider health and wellness is a significant issue and can impact patient care, including patient satisfaction, quality of care, medical errors, malpractice risk, as well as provider and office staff turnover and early retirement. Health and wellness encompasses various areas including burnout, depression, divorce, and suicide and affects providers of all specialties and at all levels of training. Providers deal with many everyday stresses, including electronic health records, office politics, insurance and billing issues, dissatisfied patients, and their own personal and family issues...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734486/nurse-practitioner-malpractice-data-informing-nursing-education
#17
Casey Fryer Sweeney, Anna LeMahieu, George E Fryer
BACKGROUND: Nurse practitioners (NPs) are often identified in medical malpractice claims. However, the use of malpractice data to inform the development of nursing curriculum is limited. The purpose of this study is to examine medical errors committed by NPs. METHODS: Using National Practitioner Data Bank public use data, years 1990 to 2014, NP malpractice claims were classified by event type, patient outcome, setting, and number of practitioners involved. RESULTS: The greatest proportion of malpractice claims involving nurse practitioners were diagnosis related (41...
July 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731880/refractive-surgery-malpractice-litigation-outcomes
#18
Benjamin L Custer, Steven R Ballard, Robert B Carroll, Scott D Barnes, Grant A Justin
PURPOSE: To review data on malpractice claims related to refractive surgery to identify common allegations and injuries and financial outcomes. METHODS: The WestlawNext database was reviewed for all malpractice lawsuits/settlements related to refractive eye surgery. Data evaluated included patient demographics, type of operation performed, plaintiff allegation, nature of injury, and litigation outcomes. RESULTS: A total of 167 cases met the inclusion criteria, of which 108 cases (64...
July 19, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731810/medicolegal-malpractice-and-ethical-issues-in-radiologyamended-versus-addended-versus-addendum-reports
#19
Leonard Berlin
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August 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731391/malpractice-litigation-following-spine-surgery
#20
Alan H Daniels, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Bielinsky A Brea, Mark A Palumbo
OBJECTIVE Adverse events related to spine surgery sometimes lead to litigation. Few studies have evaluated the association between spine surgical complications and medical malpractice proceedings, outcomes, and awards. The aim of this study was to identify the most frequent causes of alleged malpractice in spine surgery and to gain insight into patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with medical negligence litigation. METHODS A search for "spine surgery" spanning February 1988 to May 2015 was conducted utilizing the medicolegal research service VerdictSearch (ALM Media Properties, LLC)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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