Posts from March 2021.

March 14 – 20 was Patient Safety Awareness Week.  With some estimates that hundreds of thousands of people die every year in the United States from a preventable medical error, this is an important annual exercise.

A 2013 study of medical errors (“A New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care”) concluded that more than 400,000 people die annually from preventable harm they suffered during medical care.

Main Causes of Preventable Harm to Patients

When patients are seriously injured or die from such harm, these incidents are called preventable ...

If there were any questions on whether commercial trucking companies largely favor their bottom lines over public safety, they may have been answered over the last few days.

When a semi-truck hits a car head-on, especially at highway speeds, the results can be catastrophic for the car’s occupants.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s report on car and truck crashes for 2019 (“Overview of Motor Vehicle Crashes in 2019”), 70 percent of the 5,000 people killed in tractor-trailer crashes were occupants of other vehicles.

It’s little wonder why ...


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