Posts from May 2019.

Emergency rooms are often times fast-paced, hectic, and stressful workplaces.  It’s not surprising, then, to learn that three out of every four less young emergency room physicians are burned out.

And this can lead to medical errors that harm patients.

Physician burnout is not a new concern.  In September 2018, a study (“Association Between Physician Burnout and Patient Safety, Professionalism, and Patient Satisfaction A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”) determined that physician burnout doubles the chances for a medical error, unprofessional behavior and low ...

The cost for commercial truck repairs is on the rise, which may be bad news for drivers who share the road with big rigs.

There are several causes for catastrophic truck crashes.  The most common, according to the federal government’s “Large Truck Causation Study,” is driver error.  Trucker mistakes that lead to fatal truck accidents include speeding, distracted driving, and fatigue caused by driving beyond the legal limits set by federal law.

Another common cause for commercial truck accidents is poorly maintained rigs.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a ...

Preventable medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. They recently have been blamed for an even more specific fatal epidemic: women who die in the United States from pregnancy-related complications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the findings of its research into child delivery-related deaths (“Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths, United States, 2011–2015, and Strategies for Prevention, 13 States, 2013–2017”). The CDC reviewed data from 2011 through 2015 and documented 3,410 ...

Watch for motorcycles.

That’s the theme for a month-long campaign from the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety.  It’s the Show Me State’s complement to May’s National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an effort to reduce the country’s fatal motorcycle crashes as the weather gets warmer and more bikers hit the road.

In 2017, the most recent national statistics, more than 5,000 motorcyclists died in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of about 13 percent since 2014.

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reports that 107 motorcyclists died in Missouri in 2018. Of ...


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