Monthly Archives: January 2012

Outpatient Care Errors – Why More Must Be Done To Prevent Them

According to a recently published study, over the past decade, there has been a dearth of funding aimed at improving the care patients receive during outpatient visits.  This is especially important, because ambulatory care patient visits outnumber hospital admissions by … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So – Another State Legislature To Consider Limiting Emergency Medicine Providers’ Liability

In November 2011, I blogged about the Ohio Legislature’s efforts to limit emergency medicine physicians’ liability for committing medical mistakes.  If passed, Ohio SB 129 would shield doctors, physician extenders (such as physicians’ assistants and nurse practitioners), dentists, optometrists, and … Continue reading

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Smartphones – Is Your Doctor Being Distracted By An Incoming Text or Email When Rendering Treatment?

We all know that texting while driving is extremely dangerous, and that doing so can cause fatal accidents.  However, the dangers associated with smartphones are not only limited to driving.  According to a recent article published on the American Medical … Continue reading

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