A recent study revealed that post-operative mistakes are disturbingly common. U.K. researchers examined 659 days of post-surgical care and found 256 mistakes. Even more troubling, these errors caused harm to the patient most of the time (51 percent). The ground-breaking study was published in the Annals of Surgery.
Even in today's tech-heavy world, brain injury detection and treatment are extremely difficult. Those who have suffered head injuries from a car crash, industrial accident or warfare have no choice but to rely on a set of imperfect and unreliable tests to diagnose whether a brain injury occurred - and, if so, how serious is it?
On Saturday, people throughout the state congregated at the Palace of Auburn Hills to support the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan. The event, known as the Buddy Walk, serves as a fundraiser and awareness event for people, families and communities affected by Down syndrome.
Electronic medical records have been touted as a tool to increase the quality of health care while decreasing the expense to the patient. This sensible proposition is facing an unexpected setback after a recent study published in the medical journal Health Affairs suggests that the cost of healthcare may increase when doctors use electronic records ("Health IT").