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September 2015 Archives

Why diagnostic mistakes are so problematic

In the medical profession, diagnosing a patient’s condition is arguably one of the most common and important parts of providing care. However, from a legal standpoint, it is one of the most problematic areas of the profession. According to a recent study published by the Institute of Medicine, the issues with diagnostic testing can lead to terrible results for patients.

Surgeries in Arizona could be recorded

Patient safety during surgery is paramount in Arizona hospitals. This is why there are established protocols for preparing surgical instruments, sanitizing the room and avoiding infections, as well as team meetings to deal with unexpected developments during the procedure.