Posts from November 2014.

How safe are hospitals in Missouri and Illinois? Well, the grades are in.

The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit group that advocates for quality and safety in the U.S. health system, recently published its Fall 2014 "Hospital Safety Score." The rating system is a twice-a-year grading of 2,500 hospitals across the country. According to the Washington, D.C. organization, each year 1,000 people die from preventable hospital errors.

The rating combines information from national health care ...

The good news is that more Americans are putting their phones down when they get behind the wheel. This may be due to more laws banning driving and the use of cell phones, and increased public awareness of the dangerous practice.

The bad news is that there remain many more serious driving distractions than cell phones.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute recently released two new reports examining the dangers of distracted driving. One study ...

The dangers of driving and texting are well known, and well reported. But what about texting during surgery?

Among the many causes of surgical error, the personal use of tablets and cell phones in the operating room is a relatively new phenomenon. The term for this is "distracted doctoring." But it may be growing, just as the use of social media and cell phones has exploded outside operating rooms by the U.S. population as a whole.

Survey Finds Cell Phone Use in Operating Rooms

In 2010, over 400 ...


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