Items Tagged ‘medical errors’

March 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 8, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

NBC News, Was there something ‘I missed’: Kentucky cheerleader’s sudden death leaves dad agonized by Farnoush Amiri — The sudden death of a 13-year-old Kentucky cheerleader on the day of a competition has shocked her community and left her father agonizing over whether he could have done more…Her father, Dan Schalck, said his daughter’s hands […]

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August 7, 2015

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor, Carmen Zwicker   WBUR Boston Doctors Say High Cancer Costs Can’t […]

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January 15, 2010

State report: Medical errors continue, but numbers are down

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

The number of medical mistakes in Minnesota and in Rochester hospitals fell slightly last year and were generally less severe than in previous years, but a new report from the Minnesota Health Department shows preventable errors still are happening…   Mayo Clinic’s two hospitals in Rochester, Methodist and Saint Marys, reported 38 events causing one […]

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November 25, 2009

Burnout and depression make surgeons more prone to mistakes

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Burnout is common among surgeons and the results can be harmful for patients, new research suggests. In a survey of 7,900 surgeons, 9 percent said they had committed a major medical error in the last three months, according to the study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic… “The most important thing for those of […]

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Tags: burnout, medical errors


November 24, 2009

Study suggests medical errors due to doctor burn-out

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A new study by the Mayo Clinic suggests major medical errors reported by American surgeons are the result of burn-out and depression.   Nearly 8,000 surgeons participated in the confidential survey. About 9 percent say they made a major medical error in the three months before the survey.   Nearly 70 percent of those surgeons […]

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Tags: doctor burn-out, medical errors


October 21, 2009

Resident Fatigue, Distress Can Lead to Medical Errors, Says Study

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A Mayo Clinic study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA, says that residents who experienced high levels of either fatigue or distress — or both — were more likely to report a medical error. The study reinforces the importance of managing residents’ sleep needs and maintaining their feelings of […]

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Tags: medical errors, resident fatigue


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