Influences of Hospital Structure on Medical Malpractice Claim Costs (Report)

Influences of Hospital Structure on Medical Malpractice Claim Costs (Report)

INTRODUCTION Over the past decade both public attention and scientific interest have been increasingly drawn to issues of quality in health care and, in particular, issues involving patient safety and errors as revealed in reports such as To Err is Human (Institute of Medicine, 1999). Judgments regarding the quality of health care services are often […]

Organizational Synergy in Medical Groups. (Health Care Organizational Structure).

Organizational Synergy in Medical Groups. (Health Care Organizational Structure).

SINCE THE DAWN OF time, the basic form of human interaction and endeavor has been one of hierarchy, with power and control focused on a central figure, be it a chieftain, king, or a religious, political, or military leader. Historically, in the practice of medicine and the healing arts, however, the most common pattern was […]

The Structure of the Situation: A Narrative on High-Intensity Medical Care.

The Structure of the Situation: A Narrative on High-Intensity Medical Care.

The decisions that doctors make are formed in part through the ways in which medical care is organized. Given that the structure of a situation affects people’s actions in the context of medical care, it is a matter of moral concern in any attempt to create cultures of safety in a medical environment, Physicians bring […]