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Biel L. ProPublica. October 2, 2018.
This news article reports on systemic weaknesses that enabled a surgeon with poor skills to continue to perform procedures after numerous surgical errors that resulted in patient harm. A past PSNet perspective explored the risk of recurring medicolegal events among providers who have received unsolicited patient complaints, faced disciplinary actions by medical boards, or accumulated malpractice claims.
Sanghavi D. Boston Globe Magazine. January 27, 2013.
Journal Article > Commentary
Constitutional arguments in favor of modifying the HCQIA to allow the dissemination of physician information to healthcare consumers.
Chernitsky LA. Wash Lee Law Rev. Spring 2006;63:737-776.
The author presents a legal discussion on public access to physician information, arguing that Congress should allow consumers to access certain information while still protecting error information in order to promote error reporting.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Paul Barach, MD, MPH , The Law and Patient Safety, December 2005
Quality health care and patient safety have emerged as major concerns in society. The Institute of Medicine’s report entitled To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System led to considerable discussion in both the public and private sectors on the need...