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Posts Tagged ‘ safety ’

EMRs and Medication Errors

November 26, 2017

A study from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority found that in half of the medication errors in healthcare facilities, the leading factor was the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) function of the EMR and how it interacted with the pharmacy system. A majority (69%) of the errors reached the patient, though few...
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Telling Stories of the Harms of Over-Testing and Over-Treating

October 7, 2012

It is so hard to push back against the influence of GIMeC, because people often make up their minds about reality based on stories of other people.  How many times have you seen this story on the TV news, magazines, or TV dramas? A person had some sort of pain or...
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The Dangers of “Just to be Safe”

June 11, 2011

We have a family friend who’s a 91-year-old feisty woman proud of her independence. She’s lived in the same house alone for five decades, many of them with only her canine companion. Her husband died decades ago and she never remarried. She has little medical history to speak of, but she...
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