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Tanya and Phil Barnett.
This Web site includes a video chronicling how an undiagnosed heart condition led to a teenager's death and offers tips for patients to prevent medical errors.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. September 27, 2010.
Reporting how malpractice claims have exposed the frequency of diagnostic errors, this newspaper article discusses steps hospitals and insurance companies are taking to reduce such errors.
Smith ML, Wolfe WA. Star Tribune. July 22, 2010;News:1B.
This newspaper article reports on a lawsuit regarding a safety incident that led to injury and subsequent death of a patient.
Gawande A. The New Yorker. November 14, 2005;81:63-71.
In this article, Dr. Gawande shares several stories of malpractice lawsuits, giving context to a balanced discussion on problems with the U.S. malpractice system.
Berenson RA. The New Republic. October 10, 2005;233:17-21.
To illustrate the need for malpractice tort reform, transparency, and fair compensation for patients, this article discusses individual stories, such as that of Susan Sheridan, whose son and husband were both injured by medical error, as well as organizational and grassroots efforts, such as the Sorry Works! Coalition.
Hallinan JT. Post-Gazette.com. June 21, 2005.
This article summarizes the history of patient safety improvement in anesthesia and its impact on malpractice claims and costs within that specialty.
Dyer C. BMJ. 2005;330:1228.
This article reports on the National Health Service's plan to handle small claims from medical mistakes without litigation.
The Girl Who Died Twice: Every Patient's Nightmare: the Libby Zion Case and the Hidden Hazards of Hospitals.
Robins NS. New York, NY: Delacorte Press; 1995. ISBN 0385308094.
Robins, an investigative journalist, recounts the story of Libby Zion, who died at New York Hospital in 1984 allegedly at the hands of under-supervised and overworked residents. The book is an interesting and engaging account of a case and its aftermath, including the highly publicized malpractice trial and the formation of the Bell Commission, which regulated resident work-hours for the first time. The book provides an important historical context for this case and the debate surrounding it, the implications of which are still being felt today in the wake of national regulations for resident duty-hours.
Allen M, Pierce O. ProPublica. January 6, 2014.
Eisler P, Hansen B. USA Today. August 20, 2013.
This newspaper article reports on physicians with records of misconduct and how poor oversight for monitoring and discipline allows them to continue practicing medicine.
Sanghavi D. Boston Globe Magazine. January 27, 2013.
Hartocollis A. New York Times. July 28, 2012.
This newspaper article reports on the missteps that contributed to the death of a young woman after she was hospitalized in an incident reminiscent of Libby Zion.
Simons A. Star Tribune. January 4, 2012:1A.
This newspaper article describes how a delay in diagnosis resulted in minimal chance of survival and discusses legal issues surrounding the case.
Woodall A. Oakland Tribune. September 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports how a medical error, which occurred during a nursing strike, resulted in a patient's death.
Valencia MJ. Boston Globe. March 10, 2011.
This newspaper article reports on a fatal medication error involving an anticoagulant overdose.
Chen PW. New York Times. August 19, 2010.
Grant M. AARP The Magazine. September/October 2010;53:48-51,90-91.
Cohen E. Empowered Patient. CNN.com. November 13, 2009.
This news story describes an incident of patient misidentification and offers tips to help patients confirm their care during a hospitalization.
Westfall SS, Mascia K. People. October 5, 2009;72:155.
This story discusses an instance of mistakenly implanted embryos and the impact of the error on the two families involved.