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An article in the Boston Globe explains that while typically hospitals try to keep medical errors quiet in fear of lawsuits, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has encouraged open discussion of mistakes to learn ways to avoid their occurrence. The hospital has begun sending out a monthly newsletter that...
Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP, President of The Task Force for Global Health, gives physicians tips on how they can play a role in reducing gun violence in their communities. He discusses ways to educate patients with evidence-based reasoning on how to prevent accidents and protect themselves and their...
The FDA proposed new rules for how defibrillators are designed and manufactured in order to insure these potentially life-saving devices function properly when needed. The Los Angeles Times explains that defibrillators “have malfunctioned in about 45,000 cases since 2005, according to the Food and Drug...