patient safety

  

What really matters when you call your doctor's office

Physician office gatekeepers can endanger patients by giving bad medical advice

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Do large hospital mergers and chains necessarily equal quality patient care?

What might the potential merger of Memorial Hermann Health System and Baylor Scott & White Health mean to the quality of care?

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What is sepsis and why is it so dangerous?

Sepsis requires prompt diagnosis and treatment

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Are outpatient ambulatory surgery centers are as safe as hospitals?

Learn the questions that you should ask before deciding where you will have your surgery

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It endangers patients when nurses don't tell doctors about abnormal findings

It's up to doctors to diagnose and treat patients, but they can't do their job when nurses hold back important clinical information

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Surgical positioning injuries and medical malpractice

Poor padding, protection, and positioning can cause permanent nerve injuries

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Chronic wound and bedsore prevention, treatment, and medical malpractice

Around 4.5 million Americans have chronic wounds

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Neurapraxia misdiagnosis and medical malpractice after surgery

If your surgeon says you have neurapraxia after an operation, ask these questions

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Melanoma symptoms, misdiagnosis, and medical malpractice

In 2018, nearly 180,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer

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Joint Commission: 72% of hospitals surveyed in 2017 did not meet disinfection and sterilization standards

Contaminated medical equipment can cause infections and outbreaks

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