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Medical Errors Highlighted Amid New Study on Doctor Burnout

A new study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, reveals some alarming facts about doctor burnout. Many are now wondering how this burnout is affecting patient care and if it's increasing the potential for medical mistakes.

Performance of Surgical Residents Questioned

Patients planning to have surgery must make a whole host of decisions before going under the knife. Deciding whether to have a seasoned surgeon with plenty of experience perform the surgery or a new doctor knowledgeable in the latest technology and procedures is one of the many tough choices that must be made. However, the results of a new study might make it easier for patients finding it difficult to decide.

New Study Shows e-Prescribing May Actually Lead to More Errors: Part II

State Improvements

The study shows that more is needed to combat medical errors associated with prescription drug errors. States, however, are helping to do their part it seems to mitigate the problems.

New Study Shows e-Prescribing May Actually Lead to More Errors: Part I

In an age where everything from music to shopping is going digital, it's no wonder that the medical field is jumping on board as well. Electronic medical records (EMR) are the latest implementation for many doctors and medical professionals nationwide.

Study Shows Doctors Absent at Medical Malpractice Mediation

Medical malpractice is a complicated and expensive area of personal injury law. It usually involves long, drawn-out distressing litigation. Mediation has become a procedure that appears to be an alternative option to litigation. But, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Politics and Law, physicians are not participating in the mediation process. Some say that doctors who fail to take part in this method of dispute resolution are thwarting the process.

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