Practice Management News

US spending on health care substantially increases, led by diabetes, ischemic heart disease

US spending on health care substantially increases, led by diabetes, ischemic heart disease

Spending on diabetes, IHD, and lower back and neck pain account for the highest amounts of spending by disease category.

FDA bans powdered surgeon's and patient examination gloves

FDA bans powdered surgeon's and patient examination gloves

The FDA has issued a final ruling to ban powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove.

VA grants veterans direct access to APRN care

VA grants veterans direct access to APRN care

The VA ruled to grant veterans direct access to advanced practice registered nurses who work in the VA healthcare system.

Legal Advisor

A case of misdiagnosed meningitis

A case of misdiagnosed meningitis

A student's headaches, lethargy, vomiting, and photophobia are misdiagnosed as migraine.

Chest pain in a woman

A woman has a myocardial infarction after her chest symptoms are misdiagnosed as acid reflux.

Outdated vaccine protocol

A child deals with the consequences of a lesser vaccine, because a medical practice did not update its immunization policies.

Malpractice News

Malpractice News

California penalties on medical errors do not reduce errors

A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.

New York's proposed "Lavern's Law" halted in state legislature

A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.

Clinician calls for retraction of "flawed" BMJ study of medical errors in the U.S.

A clinician has called for the retraction of a study that identified medical errors as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.

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