Nov 24 2014

Tort Reform-The Ugly Elephant In The Room

The NY Times editorial board has called for increased accountability and transparency in products liability cases–a call prompted by the recent revelations that General Motors, maker of faulty ignition switches that killed drivers,  and Takata, maker of airbags with deadly defects, hid evidence of the defects as consumers continued be to injured and killed.  The […]

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Dec 5 2013

Will Access To Clinicians’ Notes Improve Patient Safety?

I just came upon a stirring article in the New England Journal of Medicine, entitled “The Road toward Fully Transparent Medical Records” (sic). It’s a little long, but well worth reading, because it contains truly revolutionary ideas. By now, everyone in the healthcare field, and some patients, have become aware of the increasing use of […]

Aug 26 2013

When Incompetence Is The Status Quo For Medicine

USA Today ran a disturbing article with a dramatic title earlier this week: Dangerous Doctors Allowed To Keep Practicing.   Before you stumble backwards, reeling from shock, be assured that the article is talking about a minority of doctors. Most physicians are solid, well-trained and educated professionals who are dedicated to providing optimal care to their […]

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