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Lucian Leape: 4 Facts About Health Care Today

March 1, 2012

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjpw7BmeZFA&feature=share

This video is short, less than 2 minutes, and is a must-see by patient safety pioneer, Lucian Leape. From December, 2011.

USA: Antibiotic Overuse in Kids

November 16, 2011

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USA: You’ve probably already seen a version of this report, or heard someone talking about it on your preferred news outlet. The subject: Antibiotic overuse in children. The latest issue of Pediatrics ran the results of a study conducted by Dr. Adam Welsh and a team of researchers from the University of Utah. They revealed that […]

MICHIGAN: Brian McKenna Is Spot On

August 30, 2011

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I saw this article by Brian McKenna today on Counter Punch. It’s a fantastic report filled with zinging one-line patient encounters with the US healthcare system. This article, originally written for The Society of Applied Anthropology, makes a case for a widespread study of patient-reported outcomes in every nook and cranny of the country – which is […]

USA: ER Care In Crisis

July 15, 2011

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USA: I found this story in my RWJF Digest for Quality & Equality this morning. It ran yesterday in the New York Times and was thoughtfully written by Pauline W. Chen, M.D. It gives the public a glimpse behind the curtain at the One Big Thing that ultimately determines what kind of hospital care we […]

WASHINGTON: Dr. Jovan Ojdrovic Retires Citing Safety Concerns

May 30, 2011

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WASHINGTON: A long time ER physician with Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokan is retiring early citing the Administration’s priority of profit over patient care. Toni Brunetti files this excellent story (with video( for KXLY Channel 4 News.) This one broke on a holiday weekend; I hope Dr. Ojdrovic’s actions don’t go unnoticed.

CELEBRITY DEATH:

May 13, 2011

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TEXAS: Sad news today of the passing of former Dallas running back Ron Springs, who died yesterday afternoon. Springs entered a Dallas hospital 4 years ago to have a benign cyst removed from his forearm. During surgery he suffered a lack of oxygen – something which never should have occured. The result? He never regained […]

USA: Unsafe Injection Practices

May 13, 2011

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USA: In the last 10 years, unsafe injection practices have been responsible for 30 infectious disease outbreaks affecting more than 125,000 patients. That’s the conclusion of the Safe Injection Practices Coalition in a report released this week. Kevin B. O’Reilly has details of their findings which are published here in the American Medical News.