Tag Archives: Patient

Patient Safety Awareness Week sparks conversation about keeping patients free from harm

CHICAGO (March 13, 2018) – Patient Safety Awareness Week, which is aimed at increasing awareness about patient safety among healthcare professionals and the public, will be observed the week of March 11-17, 2018. One goal of the week is to bring … Continue reading

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Providing Cancer Treatment Without Patient Consent

My latest law and ethics column in the ASCO Post is "Providing Cancer Treatment Without Patient Consent." My other columns have been on MAID and on informed consent. Upcoming columns address racist patients and medical futility. Making medical decisions for … Continue reading

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Avoiding Medication Errors – Patient Safety

According to recent estimates, more than 1.5 million people in the United States are killed, injured or sickened each year by errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications. As a patient, there are steps you can take to avoid being … Continue reading

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Aetna’s Medical Director Admits He Didn’t Look at Patient Records Before Denying Care

Can a doctor at an insurance company make a decision to deny care if he or she doesn’t even look at the patient’s medical records? This is a question that the California insurance commissioner Dave Jones will be looking at … Continue reading

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Hospital’s Failure to apply for charity care for psychiatric emergency patient leaves hospital holding the bag

DRAFT   MUST REWRITE    text from daily briefingHEALTH CARE LAW New Jersey has a Charity Care program which pays for hospital care for uninsured individuals who meet the stringent income and asset requirements and also file an application. If an eligible … Continue reading

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