Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Sterile Cockpit Rule and Patient Safety

Distractions can kill. The aviation industry’s sterile cockpit rule means that there should be no distractions during critical phases of a flight such as takeoff and landing. A few years back I saw a spectacular example of photo of a … Continue reading

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Aviation safety applied to patient safety

Are you nervous before you fly? Don’t be. Only one passenger per 10 million flights dies in a plane related incident. Are you nervous before you go into the hospital? You should be. There is one healthcare – caused death … Continue reading

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Unnecessary eye surgery

A Baltimore ophthalmologist allegedly performed hundreds of unnecessary laser procedures on Medicare patients, according to a federal lawsuit filed this month. Some glaucoma patients treated by John Arthur Kiely, MD, underwent a dozen unneeded surgeries, and a patient may be … Continue reading

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No reimbursement for never events

You find out three weeks after being discharged from the hospital that a sponge was left in your abdomen during surgery. As of October 2008, the Untied States government through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, took a position … Continue reading

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Calling family after death of child

In ”The Rest Is Silence,” Rowe describes the death of his teenage son, Jesse, after complications from a liver transplant. In the days and weeks that followed, Rowe expected to be contacted by members of the medical team who cared … Continue reading

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