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Surgeons Fixing Communication Errors

In medical malpractice claims against surgeons, the second most common errors that lead to patient harm—behind technical mistakes—are those related to communication. New research is shining light on the DNA of those communication breakdowns, which may help surgeons prioritize interventions. CONTINUE READING >

Tighter Consent Rules from CMS

The goal of the new guidelines is to ensure that patients can exercise their right to make informed decisions regarding their care, including being informed of their health status, being involved in care planning and treatment, and being able to request or refuse treatment.

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Simulation Leader Touts Harvard Model

Anesthesia safety pioneer Jeffrey Cooper speaks to Harvard’s malpractice insurer about its own successes in patient safety over three decades, and how the link between CRICO and its hospital owners should be a model around the world.

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