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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895908/diathermy-awareness-among-surgeons-an-analysis-in-ireland
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P M McQuail, B S McCartney, J F Baker, P Kenny
INTRODUCTION: Diathermy is an integral part of many modern surgical procedures. While diathermy is generally accepted as 'safe', electrosurgery-induced injuries are among the more common causes for malpractice litigation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the awareness among surgeons of the principles, risks, precautions and appropriate use of diathermy. METHODS: All surgeons employed from Senior House Officer (SHO) to Consultant grade in two teaching hospitals were surveyed...
December 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892625/progress-at-the-intersection-of-patient-safety-and-medical-liability-insights-from-the-ahrq-patient-safety-and-medical-liability-demonstration-program
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M Susan Ridgely, Michael D Greenberg, Michelle B Pillen, James Bell
OBJECTIVE: To identify lessons learned from the experience of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety and Medical Liability (PSML) Demonstration Program. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: On September 9, 2009, President Obama directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to authorize demonstration projects that put "patient safety first" with the intent of reducing preventable adverse outcomes and stemming liability costs. Seven demonstration projects received 3 years of funding from AHRQ in the summer of 2010, and the program formally came to a close in June 2015...
December 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892623/addressing-ambulatory-safety-and-malpractice-the-massachusetts-promises-project
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EDITORIAL
Gordon D Schiff, Harry Reyes Nieva, Paula Griswold, Nicholas Leydon, Judy Ling, Madeleine Biondolillo, Sara J Singer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892620/building-a-national-surveillance-system-for-malpractice-claims
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EDITORIAL
Michelle M Mello, David M Studdert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891020/preventing-medico-legal-issues-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Bevinahalli N Raveesh, Ragavendra B Nayak, Shivakumar F Kumbar
The medical profession is considered to be one of the noblest professions in the world. The practice of medicine is capable of rendering noble service to humanity provided due care, sincerity, efficiency, and professional skill is observed by the doctors. However, today, the patient-doctor relationship has almost diminished its fiduciary character and has become more formal and structured. Doctors are no longer regarded as infallible and beyond questioning. Corporatization of health care has made it like any other business, and the medical profession is increasingly being guided by the profit motive rather than that of service...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890107/an-analysis-of-causative-factors-in-closed-criminal-medical-malpractice-cases-of-the-taiwan-supreme-court-2000-2014
#6
Kuan-Han Wu, Shih-Yu Cheng, Yung-Lin Yen, Chien-Hung Wu, Ming-Ta Tsai, Fu-Jen Cheng
Most medical malpractice in Taiwan leads to criminal prosecution. This study examined the epidemiologic factors and clinical errors that led to medical malpractice convictions in Taiwanese criminal prosecutions. A retrospective, 15-year population-based review of criminal Supreme Court judgments pertaining to medical malpractice against physicians and nurses was conducted. Eighty-four cases were reviewed, yielding data that included the number and specialty involved, accused hospitals, the diagnosis, the time interval between incidents to closure, result of adjudication, the origin of cases (private vs...
November 2016: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850776/1139-an-epidemiologic-study-of-icu-malpractice-claims-in-a-national-database-of-malpractice-insurers
#7
Sheri Berg, Lisa Heard, Ellen Song, Richard Pino, Edward Bittner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836201/can-we-assess-risk-of-psychiatric-sequelae-from-perinatal-injuries
#8
Seth A Eappen, Elissa P Benedek, Kerrie Murphy
Medical malpractice litigation involving seven to nine figure settlements has been on the rise over the past decade. Given the life-altering scope of these incidents, forensic child psychiatrists may be asked to opine on the effects of a permanent perinatal injury on normal human development. Whether forensic child psychiatrists can assess risk of future psychiatric effects from such incidents is an important question. This paper is spurred by two separate cases, each involving a male infant having a portion of their genitals accidentally amputated by an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) during a routine circumcision...
November 2016: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833278/periareolar-augmentation-mastopexy-a-new-approach-dealing-with-the-cases-as-tuberous-breasts
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Roberto Moltó-García, María Eloísa Villaverde-Doménech, Virina González-Alonso, Francisco Ripoll-Orts, Eduardo Simon-Sanz
BACKGROUND: Periareolar augmentation mastopexy is one of the most demanded operations at Plastic Surgery clinics. Nevertheless, it is one of the leads of malpractice claims in United States caused by the high patient expectations and the standard surgical techniques which may result in common complications. The aim of this report is to present a new surgical approach to solve these complications. METHODS: After establishing a working hypothesis, we performed a revision study of our patients and we came to the following conclusion: in order to perform a periareolar mastopexy for ptosis correction, breast has to be tuberous at any level and to have abnormally short inferior pole...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830235/unintended-consequences-new-problems-new-solutions-contributions-from-2015
#10
R Koppel, Y Chen
OBJECTIVE: To select the best of the 2015 published papers on unintended consequences of healthcare information technology (HIT). METHOD: Literature searches in several areas of scholarship, including IT, human factors, evaluation studies, medical errors, medical informatics, and implementation science. Also, because the specific terms "unintended consequences" were not often included in abstracts and titles, a more nuanced search algorithm was developed. RESULTS: We identified 754 papers that had some empirical research on unintended consequences of HIT...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824482/medicolegal-malpractice-and-ethical-issues-in-radiology
#11
Leonard Berlin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822936/analysis-of-malpractice-claims-associated-with-surgical-site-infection-in-the-field-of-plastic-surgery
#12
Bo Young Park, Jung Woo Kwon, So Ra Kang, Seung Eun Hong
Postoperative infections are rare after plastic surgery; however, when present, they can affect the aesthetic outcome. Currently, many malpractice lawsuits are associated with surgical site infection. The present study aimed to analyze malpractice claims associated with surgical site infection in the field of plastic surgery through a review of Korean precedents. We analyzed the type of procedure, associated complications, and legal judgment in these cases. Most claimants were women, and claims were most often related to breast surgery...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815629/pulmonary-artery-perforation-and-coronary-air-embolism-two-fatal-outcomes-in-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
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J Zwirner, R Bayer, C Hädrich, A Bollmann, N Klein, J Dreßler, B Ondruschka
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is a routinely performed method to reduce the risk of stroke in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, when an oral anticoagulation is no longer indicated due to relevant bleeding complications. Currently, the Amplatzer Amulet and the Watchman system are two equally used systems. While there is an acute success rate of more than 95 per cent for this intervention, several minor and major complications such as pericardial effusions, air embolism, vascular lesions in proximity to the heart or even death can occur...
November 4, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814816/lessons-learned-from-reviewing-breast-imaging-malpractice-cases
#14
Elizabeth Kagan Arleo, Marwa Saleh, Ruth Rosenblatt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813058/resolving-malpractice-claims-after-tort-reform-experience-in-a-self-insured-texas-public-academic-health-system
#15
William M Sage, Molly Colvard Harding, Eric J Thomas
OBJECTIVE: To describe the litigation experience in a state with strict tort reform of a large public university health system that has committed to transparency with patients and families in resolving medical errors. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Secondary data collected from The University of Texas System, which self-insures approximately 6,000 physicians at six health campuses across the state. We obtained internal case management data for all medical malpractice claims closed during 1 year before and 6 recent years following the enactment of state tort reform legislation...
November 4, 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809563/radiologist-found-liable-for-malpractice-in-israel-for-causing-a-patient-s-suicide-by-sending-a-bad-news-report-can-this-happen-in-the-united-states
#16
Leonard Berlin, Jacob Sosna, Dan Halevy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to present an example of a non-U.S. lawsuit in which a radiologist was found negligent in the case of a psychiatric patient who died by suicide after reading a radiology report sent directly to him. CONCLUSION: Although the lawsuit and its outcome do not influence laws in the United States or any country other than the one in which the case was tried, it should stimulate the radiologic community into giving serious thought to the format and manner in which reports of radiologic examinations are communicated to patients...
November 3, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802857/adoption-of-electronic-health-records-and-barriers
#17
REVIEW
Venkataraman Palabindala, Amaleswari Pamarthy, Nageshwar Reddy Jonnalagadda
Electronic health records (EHR) are not a new idea in the U.S. medical system, but surprisingly there has been very slow adoption of fully integrated EHR systems in practice in both primary care settings and within hospitals. For those who have invested in EHR, physicians report high levels of satisfaction and confidence in the reliability of their system. There is also consensus that EHR can improve patient care, promote safe practice, and enhance communication between patients and multiple providers, reducing the risk of error...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788411/frequency-of-medical-malpractice-claims-the-effects-of-volumes-and-specialties
#18
Luigi Buzzacchi, Giuseppe Scellato, Elisa Ughetto
A medical malpractice occurs when a physician or healthcare personnel, because of lack of skill or negligence, causes injury to a patient, who can decide to claim for the damages suffered by suing the facility and/or healthcare personnel. In this paper we analyze the frequency of medical malpractice insurance claims in an Italian region, in order to estimate the presence of significant trends and to identify volume effects at both department and healthcare organization levels. We rely on a unique dataset reporting the universe of 2144 injuries caused by medical or surgical errors that resulted in a request to the insurer for coverage over the years 2004-2010 in ten public healthcare organizations...
December 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785707/medical-malpractice-in-dermatology-part-ii-%C3%A2-what-to-do-once-you-have-been-served-with-a-lawsuit
#19
Vidhi V Shah, Marshall B Kapp, Stephen E Wolverton
Facing a malpractice lawsuit can be a daunting and traumatic experience for healthcare practitioners, with most clinicians naïve to the legal landscape. It is crucial for physicians to know and understand the malpractice system and his or her role once challenged with litigation. We present part II of a two-part series addressing the most common medicolegal questions that cause a great deal of anxiety. Part I focused upon risk-management strategies and prevention of malpractice lawsuits, whereas part II provides helpful suggestions and guidance for the physician who has been served with a lawsuit complaint...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785434/urethral-catheters-and-medical-malpractice-a-legal-database-review-from-1965-to-2015
#20
Mohannad A Awad, E Charles Osterberg, Helena Chang, Thomas W Gaither, Amjad Alwaal, Ryan Fox, Benjamin N Breyer
BACKGROUND: Urethral catheters (UCs) are commonly used in medicine and are associated with complications such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) and trauma. Given UC complications and their ubiquitous usage in healthcare, there is a potential for liability risk. We aim to explore litigation involving UC-related complications. METHODS: The LexisNexis legal database was queried for all state and federal cases from January 1965 through October 2015 using the terms "urethral catheter" or "Foley catheter" in combination with "medical malpractice", "negligence", "medical error", and "trauma"...
October 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
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