Practice Management News

AANP 2017: Teaching strategies to enhance intergenerational learning

AANP 2017: Teaching strategies to enhance intergenerational learning

Understanding the different attitudes and skills that different generations and professions bring to relationships can increase working confidence and self-efficacy.

Patients treated by older physicians have higher mortality than those cared for by younger physicians

Patients treated by older physicians have higher mortality than those cared for by younger physicians

Researchers found that patients treated by older physicians had higher 30-day mortality than those cared for by younger physicians, despite similar patient characteristics.

Valvular heart disease: 2017 updated guideline from the AHA/ACC

Valvular heart disease: 2017 updated guideline from the AHA/ACC

The updated guideline includes recent advances in diagnostic imaging and improvements in catheter-based and surgical interventions for patients with valvular heart disease.

Legal Advisor

Fired for refusing vaccination

Fired for refusing vaccination

A clinician files a lawsuit against her employer after being fired for refusing Tdap immunization.

A nurse fired for falling asleep on the job

After a nurse is fired for falling asleep at her job at a hospital, she claims that it was in retaliation for taking time off under the FMLA.

Lab results never given to a patient

An NP does not inform her patient about his lab results, which showed extensive kidney damage. He collapsed 2 months later.

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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