Tag Archives: Patient Safety

Whistleblowing Staffer Claims Hospital Center Dangerously Understaffed

A senior staffer with knowledge of the Intensive Care Unit and Trauma Center at the Prince George’s Hospital Center claimed severe understaffing is endangering patients’ lives while hospital operator Dimensions Healthcare has done little to solve the problem. “Signs and … Continue reading

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Hospital Being Investigated Over Nursing Cuts

The state is investigating whether patient care is unsafe at University of Louisville Hospital because of staff cuts made by KentuckyOne Health. The Courier-Journal reported June 9 that Dr. J. David Richardson, a prominent surgeon and current president of the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Medical Errors Evokes Stakeholders’ Involvement

Results from a recent study in the BMJ show medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 251,000 deaths every year, just behind heart disease and cancer. The study authors concluded medical error-related deaths are … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Institute to Focus on Safer Healthcare

A collaborative institute launching Tuesday at UNT Health Science Center will focus on patient safety problems and preventable medical errors, crises that contribute to 251,000 deaths annually in the United States. The Health Science Center’s new Institute for Patient Safety … Continue reading

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