Home News September, 2013

Hospitals Killing up to 400,000 Patients a Year?

New study says preventable errors are more common than previously thought.
Published: September 30, 2013

Stryker Betting Big on Robot-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Stryker acquires Mako Surgical Corp. for $1.65 billion.
Published: September 25, 2013

How Common is Anesthesia Awareness?

It might occur more often than we realize, say researchers. But it might not be conventional consciousness.
Published: September 25, 2013

Another Thumbs-Down for Sugammadex

FDA raises concerns about the operational aspects of a study it requested.
Published: September 24, 2013

What's the Most Common Medical Error in Indiana?

Pressure ulcers are first, followed by retained objects and wrong-site surgeries.
Published: September 24, 2013

FDA Calls for Packaging Changes to Fentanyl Pain Patches

Stronger, longer-lasting ink color will make patches easier to see and minimize risk of accidental exposure.
Published: September 23, 2013

Da Vinci's Firefly System Approved for Gallbladder Procedures

Improved duct imaging may help reduce injuries.
Published: September 23, 2013

Iowa Surgeon Suspended For Concealing Past Discipline

How well do you really know your surgeons?
Published: September 19, 2013

Surgical Care Affiliates Files for IPO

Nationwide ASC operator looking to raise $100 million.
Published: September 18, 2013

Hospira Recalls 2 Lots of Bupivacaine

Both may contain dangerous particulates.
Published: September 16, 2013

Vanderbilt Medical Center Accused of Massive Fraud

Feds say internal software helped it fleece Medicare.
Published: September 13, 2013

Are Computerized Physician Orders a Safety Risk?

Safety analyst: Default drug doses could lead to medication errors.
Published: September 11, 2013

During Arrest, Drunken ASC Nurse Flips Out on Cops

If you "end up on my operating table, I'm going to make sure you all die," she reportedly told police during violent scuffle.
Published: September 9, 2013

Fatal Incompetence: Texas Surgeon Wreaked Havoc for Years

Shielded by the system, he continued to botch one surgery after another.
Published: September 6, 2013

Silly Surgery Photo Leads to Privacy Lawsuit

An anesthesiologist put stickers on a patient who was under anesthesia, and a photo was taken. You can guess what happened next.
Published: September 5, 2013

N.H. Neuro Patients Potentially Exposed to Fatal Disease

Instruments may have been contaminated by patient who later died.
Published: September 5, 2013

Patient Trashes Surgeon on Fake Website

Amateur web designer charged with felony online impersonation.
Published: September 5, 2013

Joint Commission Names Top Compliance Issues for ASCs

Credentialing, med storage and hand hygiene top the list.
Published: September 3, 2013

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