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December 2017

Lawsuit: Patient Suffered Emotional Distress Listening to Surgeon Talk While He Operated on Her

The doctor allegedly spooked the patient when he spoke about night sweats and blurred vision in Spanish as part of a language proficiency exam.
Published: December 11, 2017

MedPAC Will Recommend No Payment Update for ASCs in 2019

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission unveiled its draft recommendation on the ASC payment system yesterday.
Published: December 8, 2017

Why Was This N.J. Pain Management Doc Barred From Practice?

Investigators say she displayed erratic and delusional behavior and smelled of alcohol while practicing.
Published: December 1, 2017

Researchers Say a Lack of Education Leads Patients to Overestimate Their Post-op Pain

"Patients likely overestimate pain due to a lack of understanding of the surgical procedure, fear and anxiety," say researchers.
Published: December 1, 2017

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November 2017

Deadly DVT: Man Dies From Pulmonary Embolism Following Leg Tendon Surgery

Lawsuit: Doctors and physical therapists should have recognized the man suffered a pulmonary embolism following surgery to repair a torn leg tendon.
Published: November 29, 2017

A New Kind of Gender Bias for Female Surgeons

Study says the backlash women receive following surgical errors far exceeds what male surgeons experience.
Published: November 29, 2017

Study: C. Diff Transmission "Might Be More Likely to Occur" in Surgical Centers

Researchers call for improved antibiotic stewardship in outpatient facilities of all kinds to help stem the tide.
Published: November 17, 2017

Chicago Hospital Sues Leapfrog for Defamation Over Low Patient Safety Grade

Saint Anthony Hospital of Chicago claims the ratings group incorrectly assessed the hospital, which lowered its patient safety grade from an A to a C.
Published: November 13, 2017

Recall: Midazolam Syringes in Blister Packs Contain Syringes of Ondansetron

Fresenius Kabi USA is recalling a lot of mislabeled prefilled syringes that were distributed nationwide.
Published: November 10, 2017

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October 2017

Coughing Fit During Cataract Surgery Costs Patient Her Vision in 1 Eye; Docs Shell Out $1.35M

At issue: whether the coughing started before or during the case.
Published: October 31, 2017

Mölnlycke Sues Smith & Nephew Over 'False and Deceptive' Claims About Its Wound Dressings

The battle for pressure ulcer prevention heats up.
Published: October 26, 2017

Lawsuit Over Left-Behind Ligating Clip Can Proceed

Surgeons allegedly left a ligating clip in a patient's bladder after robot-assisted prostate removal — and you won't believe where they finally found it.
Published: October 20, 2017

Police: Director of Surgery Center Tried to Traffic 28g of Fentanyl

Police arrest spine surgeon for drug charges during investigation into unrelated cell phone theft.
Published: October 16, 2017

A Look at Health Care's Reimbursement Future at ORX

Attendees learned about the triple aim of care: quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
Published: October 13, 2017

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