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Lessons from a pandemic

We all want to proactively protect ourselves. Even if the bandana is minimally protective, if it provides some level of psychological safety, we need to respect that and allow our workers ... Michael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, is a hospital epidemiologist in
October 2020

QD: News Every Day--Diagnostic errors the most common, costly of malpractice claims

Results appeared online at BMJ Quality & Safety. Diagnostic errors were the most common type (28.6%) and accounted for the highest proportion of total payments (35.2%). ... Theoretical arguments to the contrary, notwithstanding, empirically, the
October 2020

Officers and Regents election results announced

Dr. Basch. Present positions: Senior director, Health IT Quality and Safety, Research, and National Health IT Policy, MedStar Health; medical director, MedStar Million Hearts Program. ... ACP activities: Governor-elect, Texas Chapter, 2012-2013; Governor,
March 2017

Trigger happy?

Trigger happy? The University of Maryland group has just published two new papers on the safety of contact precautions. ... Michael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, is a hospital epidemiologist in Iowa City, IA, with a focus on improving the quality and safety of
October 2020

Working while sick

Of note, the rate of vaccination in the survey participants was 45%, and vaccine effectiveness that season was only 19%. ... Michael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, is a hospital epidemiologist in Iowa City, IA, with a focus on improving the quality and safety of
October 2020

IDSA: What, me worry?

Guess what? There is no response! I was, however, encouraged to find a tab on Workforce and Training. ... Michael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, is a hospital epidemiologist in Iowa City, IA, with a focus on improving the quality and safety of health care, and
October 2020

Bigger is more dangerous?

Titled ”The Risks to Patient Safety from Health System Expansions,” it includes new threats to patient safety and suggests potential strategies for mitigating them, summarized in the table “System Expansion Risks ... Rather, they conclude:
October 2020

Would you get a $485 MRI exam?

As I have written before and even before that, while there may be things we can do to reduce the cost of health care without sacrificing quality, unleashing the free market, ... While our healthcare system can do a much better job providing information
October 2020

Lessons from a pandemic, part 2

I had multiple Zoom meetings every day and gave four lectures by Zoom. ... Michael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, is a hospital epidemiologist in Iowa City, IA, with a focus on improving the quality and safety of health care, and sees patients in the inpatient
October 2020

Leadership: to serve or to be served?

Two recent accusations of conflicts of interest should remind us of the dangers of leadership: Patient Safety’s First Scandal: The Sad Case of Chuck Denham, CareFusion, and the NQF and ... In both cases prominent leaders in medical quality and safety
October 2020

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