NFL Concussions and Common Sense: A Recipe for Medical Errors and a Lesson for Physician Leaders (Member Essay) (National Football League) (Philadelphia Eagles)

NFL Concussions and Common Sense: A Recipe for Medical Errors and a Lesson for Physician Leaders (Member Essay) (National Football League) (Philadelphia Eagles)

On the opening day of the 2010-2011 National Football League (NFL) season, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Midway through the second period, two Eagles players suffered concussions. Quarterback Kevin Kolb was slammed head-first into the turf by Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews, and shortly afterward Eagles […]

Errors in the Completion of the Death Notification Form (Original Articles)

Errors in the Completion of the Death Notification Form (Original Articles)

Objectives. To determine the frequency of errors in the cause of death sequence and to assess the completeness of information recorded on death notification forms (DNFs). Design. A population-based descriptive study. Setting. All residents of two residential areas in the Cape Town metropole who died during the period 1 June 2003 to 31 May 2004.

Does Simple Creativity Change Your Response to the Cold, Hard Facts? (Medical Errors) (Report)

Does Simple Creativity Change Your Response to the Cold, Hard Facts? (Medical Errors) (Report)

Introduction This “deadly” information began circulating as early as 1984. Yet, we heard nothing about it until the turn of the millennium. In 2000, the hype surrounding the report “To Err is Human: Building a safer health system” came screaming to all of America via the media before it was ever even announced to the […]

Reporting Adverse Events to Patients: A Step-By-Step Approach (Medical Errors)

Reporting Adverse Events to Patients: A Step-By-Step Approach (Medical Errors)

In 2002, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania established the Patient Safety Authority (PSA), an independent state agency created under Act 13, the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (“MCARE”) Act. The purpose of the PSA is to implement measures to reduce and eliminate medical errors and promote patient safety in hospitals throughout Pennsylvania. One of […]