Byline: MUHAMMAD AYOOB, ZAFAR DAWOOD, SAJID ALI MIRZA and QURAT UL AIN ABSTRACT
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 […]
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.
In 1984, when Baylor began its liver transplantation program, ischemia times were kept to a minimum because organ preservation techniques were not as good as they are today. As a result, many organ transplants were performed in the middle of the night. It was clear to all in the operating room that between the hours […]
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 […]
Sorrel King knew something was wrong with her 18-month-old daughter, Josie, but no one would listen. Josie, who was recovering at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center from burns she received after scalding herself with hot water, seemed extremely thirsty.
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 […]