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Study: Physician burnout equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe healthcare settings

Study: Physician burnout equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe healthcare settings

That ‘living will’ you signed? At the ER, it could be open to interpretation.

That ‘living will’ you signed? At the ER, it could be open to interpretation.

Study finds important factors to improve transfer of patients from ICU to general hospital ward

Study finds important factors to improve transfer of patients from ICU to general hospital ward

The other opioid crisis: Hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors

The other opioid crisis: Hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives

High risk of burnout, depression, and low quality of life found among health care workers

High risk of burnout, depression, and low quality of life found among health care workers

New 3D-printed artificial models mimic the look and feel of real organs

New 3D-printed artificial models mimic the look and feel of real organs

Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?

Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?

New method offers better way to measure effectiveness of complex healthcare interventions

New method offers better way to measure effectiveness of complex healthcare interventions

Rush Hospitals continue to earn top scores for patient safety from Leapfrog Group

Rush Hospitals continue to earn top scores for patient safety from Leapfrog Group

Depression among nurses may increase likelihood of medical errors

Depression among nurses may increase likelihood of medical errors

House seeks to cap malpractice awards as part of health care update

House seeks to cap malpractice awards as part of health care update

Study finds link between maternal-fetal deaths and day, month of delivery

Study finds link between maternal-fetal deaths and day, month of delivery

Structured tools can mitigate communication breakdowns during multidisciplinary rounds in hospital

Structured tools can mitigate communication breakdowns during multidisciplinary rounds in hospital

Study finds majority of primary care physicians do not fully disclose harmful medical errors

Study finds majority of primary care physicians do not fully disclose harmful medical errors

Mayo Clinic researchers propose nine strategies to reverse physician burnout and limit risk to patients

Mayo Clinic researchers propose nine strategies to reverse physician burnout and limit risk to patients

Standardize 4 Safety initiative finalizes list of recommendations for adult IV continuous infusions

Standardize 4 Safety initiative finalizes list of recommendations for adult IV continuous infusions

Medical errors may be prevented by shifting to integrative model of healthcare

Medical errors may be prevented by shifting to integrative model of healthcare

Regenstrief tests new method for compiling healthcare information electronically

Regenstrief tests new method for compiling healthcare information electronically

New study shows team training of health care staff can reduce patient mortality by 15%

New study shows team training of health care staff can reduce patient mortality by 15%