Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByGina Kolata Oct. 29, 2018 For Dr. Piero Anversa, the fall from scientific grace has been long, and the landing hard. Researchers worldwide once hailed his research as revolutionary, promising the seemingly impossible: a way to grow new heart cells to replace those lost in heart attacks and heart failure, leading killers in the United States. But Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, his former employers, this month accused Dr. Anversa and his laboratory of massive scientific malpractice. More than 30 research studies produced over more than a decade contain falsified or fabricated data, officials concluded, and should be retracted. Last year the hospital paid a $10 million settlement to the federal government after the Department of Justice alleged that Dr. Anversa … [Read more...] about He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says It Was Scientific Malpractice.
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Patients might be entitled by law to see their medical records, but a new study shows that is easier said than done. Using a “secret shopper” approach to test 83 hospitals across the United States, researchers from Yale University found some that seemed indifferent to state and federal guidelines on access, timeliness and cost. “There were startling differences … in terms of what can be requested, how much records cost, and how long it would take,” said Carolyn Lye, a Yale medical student who led the study, published Friday on the online JAMA Network. Researchers made online and phone inquiries to each hospital, posing as adult children asking about records for elderly parents. Responses varied wildly. Costs ranged from $0 to $541.50. The federal recommendation for an electronic records request is a flat $6.50. And while 29 hospitals listed fees online, only nine quoted the same amounts when Lye called. Minnesota’s Allina and Mayo hospital systems … [Read more...] about Patients struggle to gain complete medical records, Yale finds
Saturday, September 22, 2018 by: Tracey Watson Tags: baddoctors, badhealth, badmedicine, compassion, doctor patient relationship, doctors, embracing, health freedom, healthcare, Hugs, lawsuits, medical malpractice, political correctness, politically correct, ridiculous medicine, stupid, touch, Twisted (Natural News) In a world with increasingly bizarre restrictions and rules about how to address people, what is or isn’t politically correct, and how to protect yourself from the censure of others, new guidelines regarding the way doctors should interact with their patients seem to push the issue to a level that is beyond ridiculous. The Daily Mail recently reported that the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the organization responsible for representing medical practitioners in malpractice lawsuits in the U.K., has urged doctors to avoid hugging clients in case these patients get the wrong idea and sue them for harassment. Perhaps spurred on by the #MeToo movement, which has seen … [Read more...] about No wonder robots are replacing doctors: A “comforting embrace” has been warned against, in case it’s “misinterpreted”
Saturday, August 18, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: bad doctors, badhealth, dangerous doctors, death, doctors, healthcare, healthcare system, hospital, Hospitals, improper medical care, medical errors, medical malpractice, medical procedures, morbidity, mortality, operating table, operation, patient safety, Public Health, risk, surgery, surgical complications (Natural News) “My grandson was almost killed,” Gabe Zolna recalls. Oddly enough, it wasn’t a disease or an accident that nearly took his boy’s life – it was a slice of pizza from a negligent nurse. His grandson, he added, had an allergic reaction to a protein found in milk – something that would make him “cry horrifically” after being fed. Eager to find a cure, the family took the child to a hospital, where the doctors ran some tests. According to Zolna, the doctors could have done one more test to check if the child had the allergy. He vividly remembered the doctors … [Read more...] about Death on the operating table: The real cost of deaths due to medical errors
Brief Dive Brief: Patients whose doctors use computerized alerts to notify them when their care instructions stray from evidence-based guidelines have fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, lower rates of readmission and lower costs, a new study in The American Journal of Managed Care finds. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles analyzed 26,424 inpatient visits to see how outcomes and costs varied when doctors did or did not use automated alerts based on the Choosing Wisely guidance. An alert was triggered if, for instance, a doctor ordered a sedative for a sleepless older patient, which could put them at risk of falls. When doctors didn't follow alerts, their patients’ odds of complications rose by 29% and their odds of readmission increased by 14%. Those patients also experienced a 6.2% longer length of stay and 7.3% higher costs — or $944 — after adjusting for severity of illness and case complexity, the study says. Dive Insight: … [Read more...] about Study shows clear benefit with use of automated inpatient alerts