Practice Management News

Online Patient Reviews of EDs and Urgent Care Centers Inform Care Delivery

Online Patient Reviews of EDs and Urgent Care Centers Inform Care Delivery

Publicly available online ratings of emergency departments and urgent care centers provide important insights for health systems.

Guidelines for Physical Activity in America

Guidelines for Physical Activity in America

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides recommendations for physical activity that have the potential to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and several cancers.

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

AHA/ACC Release Updated Guidelines for Cholesterol Management

Updated cholesterol guidelines offer more personalized cardiovascular disease risk assessment.

Legal Advisor

Could a Tragic Death Following Hospital Discharge Have Been Avoided?

Could a Tragic Death Following Hospital Discharge Have Been Avoided?

A recently discharge patient dies in a tragic fire, and the hospital and treating clinicians are subsequently named in a lawsuit.

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

Use of a fax machine and lack of a timely response resulted in the demise of a patient and an accusation of gross negligence.

Is Clinician Testimony Allowable in a Sexual Assault Trial?

A nurse practitioner working in the safe child center of the outpatient pediatric wing of a regional hospital is called to testify in an abuse case.

Malpractice News

Malpractice News

Should a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on an unconscious patient be honored?

A patient presented with COPD, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation and was found to have a large tattoo across his chest reading, "DO NOT RESUSCITATE," followed by his signature.

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.

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