Daily Archives: January 31, 2013

"Sloppy" Copy and Paste Errors Exist in Many Medical Records

Electronic health records or “EHRs” have taken over American hospitals in the last ten years. Proponents hoped that using electronic documentation would improve patient safety – all caregivers would have immediate online access to all of the patient’s medical information in the same place. According to a recent study, however,

Malpractice and Radiology: Most Cases Involve Diagnostic Problems

Many Americans associate medical malpractice with surgical mistakes like wrong-site procedures. However, malpractice-related harms can come from a number of sources – some of which might not be obvious to many patients. For example, radiologists can commit medical malpractice by misreading the results of diagnostic tests. Consider the consequences when


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