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Doctors' decisions are affected by fear of lawsuits- says a study

...rsity of Iowa had said that fear of being sued for malpractice may be the guiding point in treating patients by the emergency doctors, especially for those who are more afraid of a law suit than their colleagues. These physicians may be prescribing more tests for patients even when they are at low risk from seri...

Caesareans In U.S. At All-Time High

... increase. The increase is attributed to fears of malpractice lawsuits in the event of a vaginal delivery going wrong, preferences of mothers and physicians, and the risks of attempting vaginal births after Caesareans. A C-section is major surgery which involves cutting open a women's abdomen to retrieve the b...

Doctors, Pharma Companies Targeted By CBI Raids

...stry lost around Rs 50 million ($1 million) due to malpractice by these doctors," he said. CBI officials said two offices of Mester Pharmaceutical Company here were also being searched. (IANS)...

Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms

... health system that would include reducing medical malpractice premiums that have to be paid by doctors in cases ...- neurosurgery and obstetrics and gynecology - the malpractice premiums have gone sky high," Swaminathan told IANS. "Moreover, Medicare reimbursements are a conce...

Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms

... health system that would include reducing medical malpractice premiums that have to be paid by doctors in cases ...- neurosurgery and obstetrics and gynecology - the malpractice premiums have gone sky high," Swaminathan told IANS. "Moreover, Medicare reimbursements are a conc...

Nurses Outsmart Surgeons When It Comes Safety And Team Wok

...ute of Medicine regarding safety in the OR, rising malpractice costs and the demonstrated vulnerability and devastation hospitals face after public exposure of deaths due to OR errors have all drawn attention to the importance of developing sound hospital systems to reduce OR errors. As a result, the Joint Commi...

MedChi Slashes down the Pays for Healthcare Providers

...t pressure on reimbursement, coupled with costs of malpractice insurance, are making Maryland an unattractive place to practice medicine. He also said that a number of doctors in Maryland are engaged in research rather than patient care. Valentine said that there would be no reductions in routine exam fees for...

Dr Ozone's Past Catches up with Him

...s been found to have a history of alleged fraud//, malpractice and corruption spanning more than two decades in 14 American states. Sartori, a convicted felon and discredited Austrian doctor has served five years jail in Virginia from 1999 and nine months in a New York jail in 1996. Hellfried Erwin Sartori i...

Medical mishaps – to be revealed or not

...aid. "That way errors are not deemed to be due to malpractice and processes and systems can be put into place to ensure the error doesn't happen again." In some situations a doctor may think it was in the patient's best interests not to reveal, she says. "When the patient has not experienced adverse outcome...

Medical Admission Test Cancelled Over Leakage Reports

...e accounts. The APDMC said these allegations of malpractice were baseless and its members protested the cancellation of the exam. Ashok Khurana, secretary of APDMC, said they would move the High Court against the decision. The committee's decision, however, has been welcomed by political parties. Vishnu D...

Malpractice Worry Discouraging Medical Students From Taking Up Obstetrics And Gynecology

...College of Medicine says that the rising number of malpractice claims in Florida is discouraging medical students...zed that student concerns about the rising cost of malpractice premiums and medical liability in Florida may contribute to the marked decline of students specializ...

Obstacles to Reducing Human Injury and Death Due to Medical Error

...public accountability. In the United States, civil malpractice litigation has become so fierce that hospitals reg...torney who will use tort law, specifically medical malpractice law, to pursue a case against the health-care provider or hospital in which the error allegedly occu...

Public Interest Litigation Filed Favoring Mineworkers Against Silicosis

...ue to the inaction of the state government and the malpractice of the mine owners. "We had examined the health of 151 mineworkers suspected to have silicosis in late 2005. Of these, 70 were certified by a medical practitioner to be suffering from silicosis," Mahitosh Bagoria, the joint director of HEDCON, said...

China Solicits More Organ Donors

...s. Besides this, lack of brain-dead criteria and malpractice of some medical institutions have also contributed to the short supply of human organs and also has harmed the safety of recipients. Hunag cited that people should be educated on organ donations and their perspectives changed for the better. An inf...

Doctors Encouraged to Say, “I’m Sorry,” to Patients inUS

... reducing both medical errors and the high cost of malpractice insurance, which has been blamed for driving doctors out of business. Doctors' often-paternalistic relationship with patients is giving way to an understanding that "it's OK to tell the patient the whole story," said Dr. Paul Barach, an anesthesio...

Life After Death: Organ Donation

... 5 months, formatted rigorous methods to check the malpractice associated with organ trade, particularly involving kidneys. So much so that, patients themselves began to arrive at the government's portals to seek authorization . In the place of the 300 transplants that were done earlier, only 70-80 are currently...

Natural-Birth Centers In U.S Pulling Down The Shutters

...enters and midwifery practices, many citing rising malpractice insurance premiums and lagging insurance company r... increasingly difficult. In addition to the higher malpractice premiums, birth centers have found themselves competing with hospitals offering delivery rooms desig...

Navigating Healthcare

...ess, because of dramatically lower costs of labor, malpractice insurance and overhead related to health insurance paperwork....

Pediatricians Face Malpractice Crisis

In the first systematic multi-year analysis of malpractice claims solely against pediatricians , the answer i...ournal Pediatrics. "We studied pediatricians and malpractice because while the medical malpractice issue is extremely stressful and gets a lot of press, and we a...

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