patient safety


When doctors and nurses settle on the wrong diagnosis, it is hard to get their attention

Houston-area ER focuses on broken leg, misses broken back, despite patient's complaints that he could not move arms normally

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Three things to know about heat illnesses

Heat stroke is an emergency medical condition that, if not treated properly, can cause organ damage or death

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Some hospitals are set up to allow physician medication errors

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that medication errors cause at least one death a day and injure 1.3 million people a year

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With symptoms of stroke or transient ischemic attack, call 911 immediately

With every passing minute, a stroke patient loses about two million neurons or brain cells

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Atrial fibrillation treatment requires careful physician management

Whether treatment by medications or cardiac ablation, there are serious risks

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When it comes to operating rooms, two surgeons are not necessarily better than one

Two surgeons overlooks filed hiatal hernia repair, leaving patient with lifetime inability to hold down food

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The risky role of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in neurosurgery

Some neurosurgeons turn over too many responsibilities to less-trained mid-level providers

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Antibiotic medications are not risk free

20% of hospitalized patients have at least one adverse drug event after being given antibiotics

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Two dangerous risks of CT, MRI, and other diagnostic radiology exams

Better communication between ordering doctors and radiologists is needed to ensure accurate results

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Watch out for these signs after a hernia repair

If a repair goes bad, timing can be important

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