Science News : QCOR 2012 : Friday archive

Updated:May 13,2013

Plenary Session III: Can Malpractice Reform Improve Quality of Care? 
 Malpractice Litigation in the United States: The Need for Reform to Better Improve Care  
Allen Kachalia, M.D., J.D., Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.
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 qcor12_pslides_murphy-27Malpractice Reform: In Search of an Approach that is Rational, Fair, and Promotes Quality Improvement 
Joshua B. Murphy, J.D., Legal Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Presentation slides - "Legal Obligation..."  |  Presentation slides - "Malpractice Reform..."
qcor12_pslides_mallone-4Remember the Patient! Ensuring Malpractice Reform Won’t Endanger Patient Safety 
Tommy Malone, J.D., Malone Law, Atlanta, Ga.
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Concurrent Session III A Oral Abstract Presentations 
qcor12_pslides_quinn-16Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Increase Major Hemorrhage Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Taking Warfarin 
Gene R. Quinn, University of California, San Francisco, Calif.
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qcor12_pslides_goodney-5Intensity of Vascular Care for PAD: More Spending, But Not Fewer Amputations 
Philip P. Goodney, Dartmouth, Lebanon, N.H. 
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Related Statistics:
  • In a small, single-center study conducted over a 2-month period in the cardiac care unit of a tertiary center, iatrogenic adverse events were common (99 of 194 patients), of which bleeding (27%) was the most common preventable iatrogenic adverse event.
  • Receiving a contraindicated antithrombotic agent can increase risk of in-hospital bleeding by 63% and increase mortality by 15%.  
  • In a random sample of medical and surgical long-term care adult patients in Massachusetts hospitals, higher quality ratings were associated with disclosure of an adverse event. Conversely, lower patient perception of quality of care was associated with events that were preventable and with events that caused discomfort.

    Learn more in Heart & Stroke 2012 Statistical Update
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