Boston Hospital Comes Out of The Closet About Medical Mistakes

The front page of the Boston Globe, April 10,2013 had an article by Liz Kowalczyk,  “Airing Medical Mistakes.” http://bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/04/09/brigham-and-women-publishes-stories-medical-errors-focus-staff-attention-solutions/heFVdgGnLc2O9QqL1eiMnN/story.html Thank you Liz!  This is a great article about the steps Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has taken to come out of the closet about medical errors.  The hospital started a staff only intranet newsletter called,  Safety…

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Getting Smart About Your Hospital Stay: Hand Washing

I currently have two patients that contacted me due to patient safety issues.  Both had problems as a result of post surgical infection while in the hospital.  The infections became life threatening and the families contacted me to assist them in getting proper care and getting answers. I want to give some very simple advise…

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Pending Massachusetts Bill Lets Doctors/Nurses Apologize For “Unanticipated Outcome”

Massachusetts has been in the forefront of patient safety legislation.  This session House Bill 1519 has been approved by the Committee on Public Health for further action.  The name of the bill is ” An act reducing medical errors and improving patient safety.” The bill addresses several areas of patient safety including hospital patient safety…

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